Here in the frozen north (a.k.a. Minnesota), no one really likes snow. As soon as those first puffy flakes come tumbling down from the sky, you can almost hear a unanimous groan echoing across the state. We experienced our first snowfall the weekend after Halloween, and no one was happy about it... except for me. I love the snow! Granted, I'm not from here, so maybe it's just a matter of me not being sick of it yet. The snow is still magical, though. I can't get enough of it, and I am more than happy to hang a few DIY window decals in its honor.
This one goes out to all my Star Wars-obsessed friends and family--you know who you are. I'm going out on a limb here and guessing you've got a few in your life, too? Just call it a hunch. Impress them this holiday season (or embrace your own Star Wars geekdom) with these hand-cut snowflakes!
This month, we're giving away a free series of useful PDF tutorials that are perfect for the holiday season. We're calling it "Curbly Essentials", and today's download is a set of nine printable, cut-out-able paper snowflake templates. These sweet-looking things are modeled after photomicrogaphy of real snowflakes (if you have a minute, look at some of these images, they're amazing).
Read on to see how to get today's download: Curbly...
Those kids over at The Purl Bee never cease to get my creative juices flowing! This DIY project is a super easy and super awesome and involves everyone's favorite material: felt!
I can't think of a sweeter way to top off a cup of hot chocolate than with these snowflake marshmallows. Martha tells us how to make the marshmallow mix from scratch (so you know it's yummy). Here are the ingredients you'll need:
Real snowflakes are teeny. These craft stick replicas are not! I particularly like the idea of painting them red. Wanna make some? Then you'll have to scrounge up this stuff:
Snowflakes that are fuzzy and soft are so much better than the real thing. Look how pretty these Two Sided Felt Snowflakes are:
creator, Molly at The Purl Bee says that you can 'You can create your
own blizzard in a snap!' A pretty felt blizzard sounds lovely and way
better than the real kind that stops you wearing your brand new boots
and makes your nose do that dribbly snot thing.
Here's what you'll need:
- 2 pieces of felt one...
These snowflake designs are quite remarkable. If you examine them closely, you'll see pictures in them. Easy to make out are the seahorses and fish pictured above. Also easy to spot are these hearts, but note the 'love border'.
A little trickier yet is 'Joy' spelled out in the one below. The maker has included not only the folding and cutting methods but examples of the patterns he used as well. Again, remarkable. For the entire tutorial...
Seriously, who would have imagined these stars started out as plastic bottle bottoms?? And to make this project even better, it's super easy to do!
To make a garland consisting of 5 stars & 3 snowflakes, you'll need:
- 8 plastic bottles
- a scissors
- a needle or small hole punch
- clear beads
Wishing for snow? How about making a few virtual snowflakes? After you make them, you can e-mail them to your friends so they can 'catch' them or just watch them fall lazily from the virtual sky. A great way to put a little snow-break into your day. Go to Popular Front to start a blizzard of your very own!