Monday, December 19, 2011

Snowflake Ornaments

Oh Pinterest, how I love you! Just like the other 20 million people who discovered Pinterest this year. I love being able to have so much inspiration in one place. Come over and follow me if you're on Pinterest (HERE). A few weeks ago I was searching around for some paper ornament inspiration and kept running across these snowflake ornaments. They seemed fairly easy...cut strips of paper, fold the ends together and then string them together in a circular fashion. Great explanation, huh???


Here they are!! I started with some Pink Paislee Snow Day papers and started cutting. I cut strips 2 inches x 4 inches. I think each snowflake has about 18 strips. I then folded them over to create loops. I punched a hole in each end and strung some baker's twine through all the loops. Then I just pulled the baker's twine tight and tied a knot. Done!


I love the double sided paper and how you can see the different patterns from all angles. Here's a close-up.


And my favorite snowflake cut from the Cricut makes another appearance. I love this snowflake! I cut a few in descending sizes, layered them and added some stickles. And a matching button in the middle.


I only decorated one side because I hung them on my tree and you can only see the front. But you could make them a bit smaller,  add a center to the other side and string them together to make a garland. I think that would be very pretty! My daughter even got in on the fun and made a couple. It was a great project.


Happy Monday!! We had a pretty low key weekend. Lots of football watching and my kids and I made cookies yesterday. Actually, they made cookie while I supervised from my chair. It worked it great, they did such a nice job working together and making cookies. I was quite impressed. I think I need to kick back more often and let them do the dirty work, ha ha!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

8 comments:

VanessaB said...

oooooh! clever! love these! what a fun idea! may have to try these....

Joni Kix said...

Very cute, Mara! Yay, for kids making cookies... as long as they clean up too, hehehe...

Sue said...

You've been so busy making such cute stuff! I love these, and the cute packaging for the teacher gifts!

Michelle H. said...

Very pretty snowflakes!!
Love the papers you used!!
TFS!!

ellen s. said...

WOW! These are awesome!

BethieJ said...

LOVE these Mara... so CUTE! I LOVE that paper line.. I have been using it (digi form ) often this week!! and you KNOW I LOVE those snowflakes!!
YUM Cookies.. we are doing that the next 2 days! :)
Happy Holidays!!

Angi said...

Super adorable. I love all of the different papers and the twine.

Rebecca said...

these are super awesome--i love how you can see all the double sided paper patterns you chose!