I know, Thanksgiving hasn’t even happened yet, and here I am posting a wintery/Christmas-y craft. TRUST ME….I would NEVER skip over Thanksgiving. It’s my favorite holiday ever. Don’t you remember I had Half Thanksgiving this year? I’m posting this, because in the DIY world, you need these ideas early, so you can get them done BY the holidays!! And so, it begins! I have lots of great ideas for this holiday season that I’ll be posting for you guys! I think this one is easy and adorable to start off with 🙂
I purchased the snowflake puncher from Michaels (used a coupon!!) and used plain white cardstock paper I had lying around. Originally I wanted to use this pretty glittered white paper I bought, but it was too thick for the puncher 😦 it’s ok though, I’ll definitely be using it for something else! I punched out 48 snowflakes, because I wanted 6 rows with 8 snowflakes each. Using white sticker paper (but you could very well use plain tape), I stuck a strand of thread to the backs of each snowflake. I used a ruler to guide how far apart I wanted them to be.
I continued that for about oh–a million hours, and then I cut some strips of cardstock, and taped them together to make one long strip. I took one of the strands of snowflakes and placed it next to the strip of cardstock to see how long I should make it, as I wanted them to be as far apart as they were on the strand. I covered the ugly strip with some brown paper (which I may add some lace or fabric to) and taped the snowflake strands onto the back. You could very well use a piece of decorative wood, but this is what I had on hand, so I went with it 🙂
I used tape to hang it up, as it’s all made of paper, and very light, but you could put it up however you’d like. I love the way the snowflakes look against my blue wall, and can’t wait to decorate for Christmas this year!!
I covered the brown strip with some pretty lace, and I love this even more! 🙂
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