Make a Paper Snowflake Star Christmas Ornament
Decorate a House with Homemade Crafts
Hang a homemade paper snowflake ornament on a tree or wall and admire your work.
For best results and to make it even simpler for guests to follow, use a spiral ornament template tool. Thin, wrapping paper, old book pages, and colored printer paper work best for this craft. Print template () on each sheet. For this ornament you will need six square templates.
- spiral ornament template tool (optional)
- glitter jingle bells
- gold glitter tape
- string or ribbon
- utility knife
Gather all materials needed. (Image 1) Using the X-Acto knife, cut paper so you have six equal squares. For each square, cut along the inner lines of the template but make sure to not cut all the way to the ends. (Image 2) If using the template tool, fold paper diagonally, and place into tool. Run cutting knife along groves. (Image 3)
Create a Red Paper Snowflake
Thin, wrapping paper, old book pages, and colored printer paper work best for this handmade paper decoration.
Cut a Snowflake Template
When creating a paper snowflake, for each square, cut along the inner lines of the template but make sure to not cut all the way to the ends.
For a Straight Line, Use a Cutting Tool
An easy way to cut straight lines in a template is to use a cutting tool.
Bend and Curl to Shape
Bend the inner-most flaps towards each other and curl slightly using a pencil for shape.
How to Make a Swirling Shape on Paper
To make a twisting shape in a piece of paper, bend the inner-most flaps towards each other and curl slightly using a pencil.
Bend and Tape Flaps
Next, flip the square and bend the next set of flaps in the opposite direction from first set of flaps. Overlap the ends and secure with glitter tape. (Image 1) Repeat with remaining flaps alternating direction and tape ends together. (Image 2) Continue to do the same with the other five squares. (Image 3)
Bend and Tape Flaps on a Paper Snowflake
Create a snowflake shape by flipping the square and bending the next set of flaps in the opposite direction from first set of flaps.
A Swirling Red Snowflake
Don't let the swirls fool you! This paper snowflake star Christmas ornament is easy, quick to make and sure to wow your guests instantly.
Make Swirling Paper Snowflakes
Make a number of swirling paper squares that will later be joined together in a snowflake shape.
Tape Squares Together
Attach adjoining sides of each piece using tape. (Image 1) Tape all six tips in the center. (Image 2)
Use a Textured Tape on Crafts
Glittering accents add a festive flair to these paper snowflake points.
Twisted Paper Creates a Swirling Snowflake
Small paper squares join in the center to create a snowflake with deceptively intricate points.
Attach Bells and String
String a few glitter bells and secure with tape at the center. Tie the ends of another piece of string and tape to tip of snowflake to hang ornament.
Glitter Bells on Paper Snowflake
String a few glitter bells and secure with tape at the center to add a decorative flair to a paper snowflake.
Hang ornament on a tree or wall and admire your work.
Make-Your-Own-Ornament Station at Holiday Party
Set up two tables for this party: a crafting station and another table for bites and sips. With the focus of this party on crafting, dedicate a large surface for guests to make their ornaments. Transform your dining table into a visually-appealing craft station and arrange chairs around it so guests are comfortable while working on their handmade ornaments. Dress with a simple white tablecloth, then layer with a fabric runner in coordinating colors for visual punch.