Thanks to Lyndsey at Tiny Skillet to for choosing paper snowflakes for today’s project. I used to do this with my kids when they were little, but I didn’t know to do the part about folding it into thirds (that part was a little hard, but I managed!). I tried to do one exactly like the one in the picture. It was close, but not quite the same. This was really fun to do and I enjoyed it.
For several years, when we took down the Christmas decorations, I used to put up snowflake decorations. I had a collection of snowflake ornaments I hung on my all-season tree. I had a snowflake wreath, and some big snowflakes that went in the kitchen windows. I stopped doing it though because by the time we got to taking down the decorations, it made more sense just to move ahead and put up Valentine’s Day decorations. Now I just hang the snowflake ornaments on the Christmas tree. I kind of miss just having some time to celebrate winter (before I start wishing I lived in Florida by the time February comes and I’m sick to death of it!).
The project for next week has been chosen by Ana at Sweet Almond tree and is an artichoke dip (great choice for holidays!).
This brought me back to memories of my childhood. I had problems following the Martha directions though and managed to split two in half. I did my own thing with mine. My results (although work in progress) are up http://www.perfectingpru.wordpress.com
It looks good! It is not supposed to be exactly the same, you know all snowflake are different! Lol! 😀
I always enjoy this with the kids too. Now at school I love hanging them on the bulletin board for them. They can stay up for awhile too!
I’m glad you enjoyed it. Now that we know how to fold it the possibilities are endless. I use some coffee filters they are already round and a nice texture.
Coffee filters are a good idea – I’ll bet they have a nicer texture. Learning how to fold it was really the key to the whole thing.