Bring a Bit of Winter to Your Arizona Apartment with Paper Snowflakes
Bring a touch of wintertime to your Liv Northgate Apartments Blog with snowflakes! Today we are bringing our apartment residents ways to celebrate Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day (December 27th) with suggestions, patterns, and sources for craft supplies at local craft stores like Michaels, JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts, and Hobby Lobby. Read on to learn more about this winter favorite in today's blog post.
If you’re a little rusty when it comes to making paper snowflakes, this clear, concise tutorial will help you create beautiful snowflakes in 11 illustrated steps. It all begins with a square of paper and a pair of scissors.
3D Paper Snowflakes with directions from Wikihow
These snowflakes take the fold, cut, and unfold concept a step further. With a little more work you can have a 3D masterpiece. Make some of various sizes to hang in your windows or from the ceiling.
From the blogger: “The process is pretty easy. Each of the tubes are flattened, cut into 1 inch segments of different lengths, and then spray-painted white (or whatever color you prefer). The different size loops are hot glued together to make the snowflake shape.”
This Fun and Facts with Kids post has nine, count ‘em, nine different snowflake patterns to create. Try your hand at the Flying M, Stars and Diamonds, Acorns and Hearts, and more!
Paper snowflakes can look beautiful in your windows as holiday curtains. Follow this tutorial to create a winter wonderland to hang in your window — a curtain of ice — without the chill.
Clothespin Snowflakes by Stephanie Lynn
These snowflakes bring an old-fashioned feel to holiday decorating. They can be made as a plain and simple ornament, or you can add glitter, feathers, or other bits and pieces to jazz them up. Use them as gift toppers, tree ornaments, or even hang them on the wall.
Lace Snowflakes from the Aunt Peaches blog
Lace is lovely to look at, but we don’t often get out grandma’s lace tablecloth for everyday use, so perhaps it’s time to use it as the basis for a family heirloom. This blog teaches you how to make beautiful snowflakes from lace (get yours from a thrift shop if you can’t bear to cut up grandma’s tablecloth!).
Frosted snowflakes make beautiful ornaments for your holiday decor. All you need to make these is white pipe cleaners, spray adhesive, Epsom salts, fishing line, and acrylic sealer. These snowflakes sparkle — just like the real ones!
Local Craft Stores
“At Michaels, we believe anyone can make, and we’re on a mission to inspire and encourage everyone to unleash their inner maker. With helpful store Team Members and a broad selection of merchandise, combined with compelling in-store events and online content, we believe we offer the most complete arts and crafts experience and are the preferred destination in the industry.” Michaels is about 6 minutes from Liv Northgate Apartments.
“JOANN Fabric and Craft Store in Gilbert offers a great offering of fabrics, floral, yarn, beads, scrapbooking, and crafts. It’s located at 2753 S. Market Street.” When it comes to paper, they have the best selection around. JOANN Fabrics and Crafts is about 11 minutes from Liv Northgate Apartments.
From the website: “Hobby Lobby is primarily an arts-and-crafts store but also includes hobbies, picture framing, jewelry making, fabrics, floral and wedding supplies, cards and party ware, baskets, wearable art, home accents and holiday merchandise.” Hobby Lobby is about 14 minutes from Liv Northgate Apartments.
We hope members of our apartment community at Liv Northgate enjoy creating some “wintertime” crafts this month! Please share your favorites in the comments.