Paper Star Snowflakes

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I spent part of my childhood growing up in Michigan, so I’m no stranger to snow. And before I moved here, many people warned me about Chicago’s winters. While we did get hit with some flurries this week, we’ve yet to experience a major blizzard, like the Snowpocalypse that hit DC in 2009, followed by DC’s Snowmageddon in early 2010. (Think: 20+ inches of snow in the DC area for each storm.) Fingers crossed, this winter turns out to be a mild one. After all, Punxsutawney Phil did predict an early Spring. :)

While I spent some time cooped up inside, avoiding the slush of the streets of Chicago, I cut, folded and stapled this door dec paper star snowflake together. It really could be a craft for any season, as you could switch up the colors of your star for the appropriate occasion.

The Makings:

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  • 6 square pieces of paper (I used 12×12″ scrapbooking paper)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Tape

The Sweetness:

1. Fold each piece of paper in half.

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2. With ruler and pencil, mark off points at 2″, 5.5″ and 7″ from both ends of the long edge of each piece of paper. Make cuts on these marks from both ends in towards the center, stopping 3/4ths of the way, before cuts intersect.

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3. Unfold piece of paper, pull innermost triangle points in taping together the ends. Flip piece of paper over, and pull triangle points in the opposite direction, taping ends, so that you’re taping in alternate directions. Continue process until all ends are taped together.

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4. Staple flakes together.

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5. Then gather and staple all bottom tips together.

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Punch a hole at the top of one of the flakes/points. String a ribbon through the hole and hang from desired location.

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