6 Dec 2010

Decorate with snowflakes

Finally some cold! After a warm and humid autumn and the first days of December hiting temperatures of 20 to 25˚C, for the first time yesterday  I felt the need to wear warmer clothes. As far as it concerns the weather in Greece (I suppose elsewhere too) things are not exactly normal. Our winters used to be mild, but now we tend to have no winter at all. Snow was never a regular visitor to Athens, but once in a few years it snowed and those times are some of my most pleasant memories. Sometimes I fear that my children will never know what the snow is. 
I want some snow please! 

I strongly doubt that my wish will be heard so I will have to be satisfied with some paper snowflakes I will make. At least I will have a lovely, cheap and relatively easy to make decoration for Christmas. 
I have a few options after some searching on the web. 

Wouldn't this beautiful paper snowflake look lovely hanging from the chandelier? 

Cut out + keep has all the info you need to make it.

Martha Stewart also has a step by step tutorial on how to make paper snowflakes which would look lovely on your window.

Are you looking for some inexpensive table decor? Use the paper snowflakes you made as a table runner, the way shelterpop shows:  

Another idea is to make with them a delicate, airy curtain like the one on Ohdeedoh

If you want to try another material, apart from paper, you could use craft sticks the way Craftynest shows:

or make snowflakes with the tones of buttons you have collected so far following the steps on Shanty2Chic:

Have you ever made any snowflakes using some of the above methods or another one? Feel free to share a link in the comments.


Annuk said...

I know it's been a crazy "winter" in Greece up to know... Here in the Alps it's quite normal and we had our first snow. Anyway it's scary how climate is changing... I hope you will have some more normal temperatures and... some SNOW!!!!!!!!

Theodora quilts said...

Hi there I was hoping you were a quilter ,I am also located in Athens ,I like that you have Greek text how do you do that ? I haven't really explored on doing that , I would like to try ,I am only doing the English right now,I love your crafts ,stop by and visit my blog,take care theodora

Theodora quilts said...

Hi Tina thanks for your quick reply to my question ,I am Greek american, so I do speak Greek and read ,but my writting is awfull I could dwrite ,but it would take me forever so I think I'll just stick to Énglish for now I live in maroussi where are you located,take care ,theodora

ewabeads said...

Nice snowflakes!! I love them. See my blog for a snowflake I just posted...

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