Large Paper Snowflake Tutorial

8 Comments
4 minutes
November 11, 2022
Carole Jones
Now, I recognize that unless you happen to get married in the winter, this particular tip won’t work. However, these are just too gorgeous not to share so whip some up for your Holiday decorating instead!  These sparkly snowflakes make quite a statement because they are quite big and measure 22 inches across.  You can make a smaller version of these by using smaller squares of paper but I love the big ones because they make a statement!  Plus, these only take 6 sheets of paper and some glue to make.
Large Paper Snowflake Tutorial
For my daughter’s wedding reception, we are draping the walls and the ceiling with organza and will have a ton of these hanging down from the draped material on the ceiling.  We have a few other surprises for the ceiling as well, but you will have to come back for those!

To begin, use a standard 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper.  I made ours from a shimmery silver paper to go with the theme, but you can certainly use plain white paper as well.   Glitter paper would rock!  I would not use card stock though because it would be too thick to bend as needed, especially when glueing all six parts together.

Fold up one corner of the paper, crease and cut off the excess paper.  You can discard the extra piece.

Use scissors to cut the six cuts as shown above, beginning on the folded edge.  Be sure you do not connect your two cuts in the center or you will have to start over 🙂  I left about a shy 1/2 inch between my cuts down the center.  Don’t worry about being exact or even with your cuts.  Just eyeball it.

Open your square and starting in the middle, apply glue stick to both points of the center diamond into a loop and hold until they stay firmly.  My shiny paper took a bit of extra glue and patience because they did not like staying together very well.  You could also use staples if you are ok with a few staples showing.

Flip the diamond over so the loop you just glued is face down on the table.  Take the two points of the next diamond and glue together just like before.

Flip the diamond over once again, and glue the tips to the next diamond together.  Be sure you hold them firmly until they stay put!

Now one last flip to glue together the last tips of the outermost diamond.

Complete the above process five more times so you have 6 complete sections.  I even think these are pretty all on their own!

Line up three of your sections so they are all the same direction and apply glue to the two center points where they meet.  Hold them firmly together and allow them to dry for a few minutes.  You want to be sure they are completely dry before moving on or they will pop apart.  Repeat with the remaining three sections.

Apply glue to the bottom points of the three sections and hold them firmly together for a few minutes.  Again, allow them to dry completely before moving on or they will pop apart!  Repeat for the other grouping of three.

You should now have two groupings of three as shown above.  Apply glue to the two center points in the middle, as well as where the two sections touch on each side.  Hold firmly until dry.  Use a paper punch to place a hole in the top so you can hang your gorgeous creation!

Large Paper Snowflake Tutorial

 

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.

8 comments

Minnesota Prairie Roots
11 years ago

Reminds me of my childhood days of folding and cutting out snowflakes, although these are much more elegant. Much more.

Sounds like you have a gorgeous setting planned for the reception. Be sure to show us all the final results.

I expect you are feeling the pressure now and the count-down is on.

Ann
11 years ago

We made some today. These will be up around the house all winter long. Thanks for the tutorial, Carole! We’ve also made your pork carnitas. Yum!

Carole
11 years ago

So glad you made them Ann…and the Pork Carnitas are in my top five of favorite recipes 🙂

Heather Maillett Burkhardt
9 years ago

Used this in my classroom – turned out great – Thanks

Carole
9 years ago

Heather – great idea for a classroom project and I am glad they worked for you! -Carole

olja
8 years ago

Omg we were making these snowflakes in school about a week. It’s super easy to make! 🙂

Jane
8 years ago

Any suggestions of preserving them?

Carole
8 years ago

The only way would be to pack them in a hard sided box and not to compress them when packing.

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