It’s fun to make paper snowflakes. And I’ll bet you’ll be surprised as to all the great Christmas Crafts you can do with them.
Snowflakes are miracles of beauty, each one a masterpiece of design. From our earliest memories, we can remember being told that “no two snowflakes are the same.” As it melts, its form is lost forever- no record left behind of its beauty.
So is the same with paper snowflakes. Any small variation in cut renders a different design. Snowflakes have become an integral part of winter decorations. We can remember making them as children and hanging in the windows. But do you remember how to make them? By the way, did you know that snowflakes are always in the six sided shape of a hexagon? Well, if you are looking for a pattern to fold a piece of paper so that you can make snowflakes, here is the one I created. Just click to download the Snowflake Fold Template. This pattern will be the start of many great projects and it’s free.
To make cutout paper snowflakes, fold the paper for a six sided snowflake. Cut away a few pieces of the paper. Unfold carefully and flatten. Now you have a snowflake cutout design. To make a stencil, place the cutout on a full sheet of paper (or stencil film if you want a permanent stencil for multiple uses). Trace around all the edges and then cut out with a craft knife. Now you have one cutout and one stencil. You’re ready to start creating some fabulous crafts with these simple designs.
Don’t forget that you can put the designs on a copy machine and reduce or enlarge the size to fit your project size.
Here are a few ideas of what you can do with snowflakes and stencils. And of course we provide the complete how to instructions and inspiration.
For a simple and elegant centerpiece, you can create a 3-D arrangement using snowflake patterns. Check out this page for the details and a picture of the finished project. You’ll also find some other tips on what you can do with a 3-D snowflake.
If you like the 3-D snowflake centerpiece, you'll love the snowflake arrangement I made to hang from the chandelier. Want to know more? Just click over to Make a Snowflake Make a Snowflake for the details.
One of the biggest stressers at this time of year is finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Well, don’t fret anymore. I have some great ideas on using
snowflake designs to create a variety of gifts. You’ll see that by customizing the gifts, you can make something for everyone. Also, there are some tips on embellishing the wrapping with snowflakes too.
In our effort to bring to you a complete solution for all of your stenciling needs in one place, we now have a catalog for you to browse a large variety of designs. So, check out our Stencils Catalog for your next project.
Or if you'd rather get your
Stencil Pattern Books in Print, (like these) then visit our Printer's Book Shop for a large variety of stencil collections. These books are easy to follow and come with complete instructions. You'll find all of the stencil designs used as samples throughout this site.
Stencil Designs and Paper Snowflakes used on this web site are courtesy of
Designs From Penny.
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If you love making things then Christmas is the very best time of year. This site has so many ideas that I wanted to put all the links to Christmas Crafts at your fingertips - after all, time is of the essence this time of year! Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
Angel Stencil - Free Angel Stencils.
Christmas Art Activities - Decorate Ornaments with Stencils.
Christmas Art Craft - Find great ideas for making Tree Skirts with Stencils.
Christmas Art Ideas - Watch a Video for more Christmas Craft Ideas.
Christmas Art Prints - Find a new way to use Holiday Decorations.
Christmas Art Projects - Watch a video about using Stencils to create in different ways other than with paint.
Christmas Card Templates
Christmas Arts and Crafts - Make a beautiful candle holder with Stencils.
Christmas Card Ideas
Christmas Craft Activities - Use Stencils to make unique Stockings to hang by the fire.
Christmas Craft Ideas - Decorate Gift Bags.
Christmas Craft Patterns
Christmas Projects - Decorate unique Gift Tags.
Christmas Tree Stencils
Free Christmas Stencils
Gingerbread Man Stencil - Ideas and a Free Stencil.
Holiday Crafts - Here is the place for all your Holiday Crafts.
Holiday Stencil - Watch a Video with a unique way of using Stencils for Holiday Decorations.
Homemade Christmas Crafts - See how to use Stencils to embellish cloth napkins.
Make a Snowflake
Printable Christmas Stencils
Snowflake Crafts - Gift and Decoration Ideas with Artful Snowflakes.
Snowflake Designs - Here is where you'll see how to put your Snowflake Designs to use making unique gifts.
Snowflake Patterns - Make 3-D Snowflake Decorations.
Well, I hope you enjoyed all the Christmas Crafts and please come back year round for many other decorating ideas with Stencils!
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MisterArt.com has a dedicated department for stencil supplies. Here you'll find stencil films, paints, books and tools plus and extensive selection of applicators including brushes and sponges.
In these times, we're always looking for a bargain. CreateForLess has a good selection of plastic palettes for you to choose. Plus you'll find Delta Ceramacoat and DecoArt Paints, stencil brushes and applicators, a few pre-cut stencil designs, and many other items on your stencil supplies checklist.
Joann.com carries a variety of high quality acrylic paints, great for stenciling. You'll find brands like Delta Ceramacoat, Folk Art, Americana and DecoArt. They also provide paint applicators and many other arts and crafts and stencil supplies.
If it's pre-cut stencil designs that you are looking for, then may I suggest Stencil Ease. They have decorative, alphabet and industrial designs or they can custom make one for you. You'll also find Americana Acrylic Paints and other stencil supplies.