INSIDE : Learn how to cut out Advanced Paper Snowflakes to hang in your home this Holiday Season. These three shapes are simple to create and give your DIY snowflakes a unique and interesting look! A fun craft for all skill levels.
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As I get older, I find myself wanting more simple Holiday Decor. I also enjoy including the family in the making and setting up process of Christmas in our home. A handful of years ago I started making Paper Bag Stars and I’ve got to say, they have become one of my favorite additions to our decor.
Looking to create simple Paper Bag Stars or craft Coffee Filter Holiday Stars?
This year however, I decided to try a few more advanced paper star techniques. So, I did some searching and tweaking and ended up with three very lovely new Paper Bag Snowflakes! Let’s get into what we need to make them.
What supplies do I need to make Advanced Paper Snowflakes?
- Brown Paper Lunch Bags (7 per star)
- Hot Glue
- Sharp Scissors
Snowflake Paper Bag Cutting Technique
The actual technique for making these more advanced paper snowflakes is the same as my paper bag stars, but the trick to getting more unique advanced looks is in the way you cut the bags.
You can see below the three different slightly more complex patterns I cut out of my brown paper bags to get the three different paper stars.
I really liked how the first rounded edges bag came out!
Just like the simple paper bag stars, you adhere sevens bags together with hot glue in a “T” shape. Once you have a stack of glued bags, you can start cutting out these more intricate shapes.
What if paper bag snowflakes come apart?
I noticed with these more intricate cutes, that some of them came apart here and there. If this happens to you, no problem at all, as you can simply use clear Scotch tape to make any mends needed.
How to hang Paper Snowflakes
In addition to my paper snowflakes, I also had my children help me make long beautiful white paper chains and white paper snowflakes. Once we had all our materials made, it was time to hang everything on the fireplace.
I used three simple white command hooks for the large Advanced Brown Paper Bag Snowflakes and then used Scotch tape to hang the paper chains and white paper snowflakes.
Getting your Snowflakes to hang flat
I noticed when I simply placed the command hooks on the wall and put the paper snowflakes directly on them, that the snowflakes were very angled and didn’t sit flat against the wall.
To make sure your snowflakes hang flat against your wall, add a small piece of string through one of the holes on the snowflake and hang that on the command hook.
This method ensures perfectly flat snowflakes on your wall!
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