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Friday, November 27, 2015

DIY Paper Snowflake Tutorial

Hello there! It's been a long time. I'd love to get back to posting more regularly, but I'm absorbed with many other creative pursuits (and other obligations) right now. I think I originally drafted this post two years ago but didn't manage to get pictures and get it ready during the holidays that year or last year. So at long last, here it is:

I've been cutting paper snowflakes for about as long as I can remember. I remember when I was about six, and I was so disappointed that mine didn't come out as pretty as the ones my dad made. So he taught me a few tricks. Every Thanksgiving weekend, we all grab a ream of paper, some wastebaskets and scissors and go to town cutting snowflakes to decorate with.










One of the biggest factors in how a snowflake turns out is the way it's folded. Many people use a four-pointed fold, which leaves you with a squareish result, like this: