November 29, 2010

A little magic with paper snowflakes...

Does anyone else love the paper snowflakes in the movie Elf?

In one of my favorite scenes, Elf decorates the department store with an elaborate display of paper snowflake chains. This craft project is our own version of Elf's paper snowflake chains.

White paper
Scotch tape
Christmas ornament hooks
Garland or Ribbon

You can find wonderful templates and instructions for folding your paper snowflakes here at Vintage Junky. The hardest part of this craft is taking the time to fold the paper into the proper triangle shape. Although Josie isn't able to cut through the folded paper on her own yet, but she loves the task of unfolding the snowflake once it's been cut out.

1. Fold paper and cut out a stack of snowflakes. Our garland used 18 snowflakes.

2. Tape a Christmas ornament hook onto the back of each paper snowflake.

3. Suspend garland and attach snowflakes.

4. Stand back and admire.

Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas!


Jodee Leader said...

I love paper snowflakes! It looks like this craft was a family affair! Too cute!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What fun are these. So pretty. They look so nice on the hearth.(-:

a Tonggu Momma said...

Oh, wow... even the Tongginator might get into this one if I promise to hang them on the mantle like that.

Heather said...

How pretty!

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun.

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

Looks like the girls had fun cutting out the snowflakes :0) Such an inexpensive decor idea too!! But what a punch it packs.

Cindy said...

Thanks for the idea...The kids and I are on our own this weekend. We may watch that movie once again and make a snowflake garland for their mantels.

Happy Tuesday!

Life in Rehab said...

How cute is that?!? Lovely and lacy, and your little helpers are especially merry and bright!

PandaMom said...

WE LOVE making snowflakes! Catching up with you since I've been gone for a few days. You are just as busy and creative as always!! Blessings! ; )

Mike and Barb said...

Love that snowflake garland! So cute, and simple enough for all kids to help with.
I'll have to try that (when we get home)
Thank you so much for all your encouraging comments on our blog - our friendship means so much to me.
Love, Barb

Cheryl G. said...

I love snowflakes too.
I put a link to your site on my blog today.
I hope that is ok.
Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

i'm from rome. me and my kids (andrea 7yrs, matteo 4yrs, lorenzo 1yr only) love elf. in italy the movies is called "un elfo di nome buddy". we watch the movie all the year, every day, also in summer, now christmas is coming and we watch it yesterday and in the time i'm writing my son is watching it again. me and my son andrea (he is cutting snoflakes in this moment) are looking on the web for paper snowflakes. i would like my home to seem Gimbles like in the movies. we love also the home with all the lights of "home alone" bye sabrina