Decorating after Christmas is always a challenge. The house feels so bare without all the Christmas decorations up. I wanted to find some easy and quick ways to do some winter decorating. I came up with an idea to make an easy snowflake tree using this super awesome vase I got as a Christmas gift. 🙂
This is also a cheap project because you don’t need a lot of supplies. I used an old book to make the snowflakes. The branches were bought at Hobby Lobby but you can also go outside and pick some branches out of your yard if it is not currently covered in snow, like ours. 🙂
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For this project you will need:
Snowflake Instructions (Refer to picture below)
- Cut 4” squares out of your book pages
- Fold the square into a 90° triangle
- Fold the triangle in half to form another 90° triangle
- With the point of the triangle down, fold one side of the triangle up, going a little past midway.
- Fold the other side of the triangle onto the side you just folded. It should meet up with the previously folded side.
- You will now have 2 points sticking up off the top. Turn the triangle over and cut those points off using the edge of one of the previous folds as your guide. You will be left with a triangle that you can draw a design on and cut out.
Pay no attention to the words on the book page. LOL It must have been some old romance novel. 🙂
If you need some ideas for snowflake designs, here are a couple pictures I found and used. I just drew them on the triangle to make it look like the pictures. Trust me they were not perfect and still turned out great. You can do this! After you do a couple it is even easy to come up with your own designs.
After your snowflake is cut out, unfold it and press them with an iron to flatten out all the creases.
Use a piece of thread to tie the snowflakes on the branches. Make sure your words are facing the right direction. I forgot to pay attention to that the first time I tied them on. Doh! What do you think? Pretty cute, right?
I will be back later this week to share my winter mantel. There are some snowflakes on there too…tis the season for snow! How do you decorate for winter? I would love to hear any of your ideas!