paper snowflakes.

December 29, 2014

paper snowflakes paper snowflakes paper snowflakes I haven’t forgotten. It’s just that the time for paper snowflakes was found more easily in the quiet days between Christmas and the New Year than in the hubbub beforehand. In between eating too many cookies and spending long mornings in front of the fire, taking the time to make a little something felt like the right way to pass the time.

(PS. If it’s been awhile since you’ve cut a paper snowflake yourself. Here’s a helpful tutorial. It requires a little precision in your folds, but the result is a pretty snowflake almost regardless of how you snip into it. The secret is a sharp fold and an even sharper pair of scissors. I think cheap copy paper is preferable to thicker paper stock that will be difficult to cut through the multiple folds.)

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9 Comments

  • Reply Traci December 29, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Lovely snowflakes! :]

  • Reply liv December 29, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    This is great- January can be pretty dreary around here and I've been thinking that some white, twinkly lights and snowflakes in the window might help. Thanks!

  • Reply Ida December 29, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Dear Erin,
    Thank you for such a wonderfull blog – I'm reading every post!

    I was wondering if you could write something about minimalistic living with little ones?

    We are currently living in a little apartment i Copenhagen (Denmark) and with our second child on the way this June (and a big just-turned-4 year old sister), and we would love to hear your thoughts on what to buy, what to keep etc. (Maybe you have already thought about, what to keep for the next child and what to sell/give away!?) Especially when it comes to children and babies I find the 'minimalistic living concept' difficult (allthough I would love to make it work in this area of our life as well) – Partly because of the lack of time to go through and sort things, but also because we want to keep some things and re-use them. (And on top of that there is the emotionel 'attachment' to some of the things that occurred to us over time, which makes us want to safe some of it for our daughter, so that she can have it when she groves up, and so that we can tell her all the funny stories that linkes to it. 😉

    Ida

  • Reply Sarah December 29, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Well done lady! These look so cute. 🙂 Health and happiness in 2015.

  • Reply Mary Miller December 29, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I love paper snowflakes! Here's another great tutorial:

    http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2010/12/how-to-make-5-pointed-paper-snowflakes.html

    For really easy-to-cut paper snowflakes, you can use a double layer of tissue paper. Super inexpensive way to decorate a Christmas tree, or even a brown paper package tied up with string.

  • Reply Elizabeth Hope December 29, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    What a perfect January idea! Moving (thankfully and excitedly) with our 10 month old from a 1 bedroom to a 2 bedroom apartment later this week. Knowing that it takes a while for items to find their best functional/decorative space in a new home and with a baby, I'm thinking some paper snowflakes will make it feel cozy and homey in the meantime. Hope mine turn out so lovely too. 🙂

  • Reply Mary December 30, 2014 at 3:34 am

    I love them! And i went YEARS without cutting any. Then one year a couple of years back i was feeling nostalgic. But really, they're not just for little kids. 🙂 Good thing, 'cause at 51, i am SO far from a little kid. lol. Oh, and i didn't get a chance to comment last week.. but this is your blog, and it can be whatever you want it to be whenever you feel like making it so!

  • Reply Hannah S December 30, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Love this idea. What a great way to have some childhood fun as an adult. Have you tried making them with any material other then paper, something that would maybe stick to the windows or look a little more elegant and adult like?
    Thanks!

  • Reply Kim Johnstone December 31, 2014 at 3:26 am

    Cutting paper snowflakes is one of my favorite winter time activities. It's so relaxing, I think, focusing on each cut… and then pulling it apart to see what you made, I love it! So I try to cut a bunch and pin or tape them above my Christmas tree, where they get to dangle all December long! 🙂

    http://throughthereels.blogspot.com

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