Monday, December 6, 2010

Snowflake Decorations for Cheap!

I love decorating with snowflakes around this time. Maybe it's because where we live in AZ there is no snow: it's a chilly 71 degrees outside right now! And I love hanging stuff from my ceiling, it just makes things look so much cuter!
So here is my winter wonderland! Want to know how to make the big snowflakes? I'll show you!

Here is what you need: White lunch bags, scissors, tape, and string.

Fold in different places and cut whatever feels good. Let me give you a tip: there is so right or wrong way even if you think the cut looks silly*, once they are open they look great. And snowflakes are all different so have fun experimenting with different cuts.

On some of my snowflakes I alternated two different cuts and on some I didn't.
(*See how mine look like chicken and boobs... they turn out cute when you open them.)

Once you have cut your bags to your hearts desire, now it's time to start taping. Don't open your bag, just tape the edges together near the bottom. You will be taping one side each, to the other.

Make sure your bottom is folded up still and pinched with the sides as you tape.

Let me show you a little closer make sure the V is pinched down before you tape.
You don't want the V.
Bad / Good

Once you have taped all of your bags together it should look like this

Here is a different design.


Then hang! Ta-da!




I love it! It would be so cute if you were having a party to put them up all over with some of those tissue paper pom poms.

So let it SNOW. let it SNOW, let it SNOW!
Then I tied it into my other decorations by wrapping some presents with snowflake paper.

5 comments:

To Sew With Love said...

Wow! What a great idea! Would love to make some! You've got a fab blog! Will definitely be following you from now on! ^^)

Michelle said...

I love this! I am bookmarking this tutorial for my son's birthday party--we're doing an "Arctic Birthday Bash" this year and I need lots of snow!

Tyler and Andrea said...

boobs and chicken-- too funny! Laughing so hard right now!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You are good! I don't think I'd have the patience for it, but the outcome is really pretty. I love the way you decorated your niche, too!

Gina said...

Beautiful! Have you seen this post yet? It reminded me of your snowflake love. http://www.craftynest.com/2009/12/giant-craft-stick-snowflakes/