I went a little snowflake crazy this year! I have always enjoyed cutting snowflake designs from paper, and I have some that I made out of regular white computer paper years ago that I iron and keep for use from year to year at the Christmastime. Sometimes I hang them from string from the ceiling; sometimes I add them to my tree decorations; sometimes I scatter them about. This year, I bought an extra Christmas tree so I could let the kids decorate one and I could make a snowflake wonderland out of the other. It was beautiful.
Disclaimer: I live in sunny Southern California and I don’t really like snow, but I think snowflakes are beautiful!
This year, I tried cutting snowflakes from coffee filters. I have read about this method for a long time, but as I don’t drink coffee, I never had any filters just laying about to try it. So I finally went out and bought some. And, let me just say: I am a convert! Filter snowflakes are so much easier. The round shape makes it a snap to fold (in half, then in thirds, then half again), without any wasted paper. The filters are much thinner than copy paper too, so cutting is also cleaner and crisper (and easier). I cut dozens and dozens of snowflakes this year.
Granted, the paper snowflakes hold up better hanging on my Christmas tree, but the filter snowflakes were perfect draped on my garland and scattered about on surfaces for decoration. I even started getting a little creative in my designs.
I’m rather proud of this snowman flake:
Snowflakes help make my Christmas decorations a little more merry and bright! And they are a super affordable way to add quite a bit of impact.