To appease my current obsession with a silver and gold Christmas, I decided to make some handcrafted snowflakes in Silver, White, & Gold.

This project is sooo easy, you won't believe it!

I began with Silver and Gold paper.  I purchased some heavier-than-normal 12"x12" paper from the scrapbooking store in silver and gold.  I also purchased a white vellum paper with delicate stars embossed on it.

You must cut the paper into 6 equal squares.  I chose to vary the sizes of my snowflakes, so I began with squares from 4" up to 6",  as long as each snowflake begins with 6 equal size sqaures.

This is where I give credit where credit is due.  I followed the fabulous tutorial from Attempting To Be Domestic.  For specific instructions, follow her easy tutorial and you will have your own snowflakes in no time.

Through a series of easy folds and cuts, each square will end up looking like this:

You then follow the rest of the tutorial, and you end up with intricate, exquisite snowflakes.

My family couldn't believe that I made them myself!  I first made a test one with computer paper and scotch tape.  I then switched to the scrapbooking paper and hot glue for the others.  It is a bit more time consuming with the glue gun, but it kept my hands busy while catching up on my favorite tv shows like How I Met Your Mother and The Office.

Next, I will hang my snowflakes with some clear fishing line.  I'll be back soon to show you where they find a home.

Let me know if you try this.  It really is "amazingly easy".  Check out the step-by-step tutorial.  Seeing is believing!


Join me here at A Fine House on December 15th for our Holiday Cookie Exchange.

I am linking this post to Kimba's DIY Day.
I am also avoiding the Black Friday mayhem by attending The Inspired Room's Holiday Linky Party.

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  1. i just bought blue, silver and shiny white paper to do some too! I LOVE these - so pretty and simple!

  2. These are beautiful, Stephanie! I love the way they turned out. I'm going to try and do it, but I've got to get through the rest of the things I put on "the list"!

  3. These are really pretty...I may try this!


  4. Beautiful. I am trying to decide which color to decorate with this year and leaning toward white and silver. This is very pretty.

  5. BEAUTIFUL!!! How nice would these look hanging from the tree and in the windows..........great job.

  6. Those look wonderful, and am really tempted to get my glue gun out now!

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Very pretty! I think I'd like to try these!