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Snowflake Patterns

Using Snowflake Patterns to Create a 3-D Centerpiece!

 

3D Snowflake Decorations Craft ProjectsYou don’t have to deck the halls. It’s the simple things that make your home feel warm and inviting. What could be simpler than snowflake patterns? I want to show you how many different ways you can decorate with them. This edition is about making 3-D snowflakes.

There are so many ways to decorate with 3-D snowflakes. My favorite is to arrange three different size gold snowflakes as the centerpiece of the dining table. It’s simple and yet so elegant.

Another way to decorate with 3-D snowflakes is to make several and hang them in an arrangement from the ceiling, a chandelier, in a doorway…

Here’s how you can make a 3-D snowflake.

Snowflake Pattern Fold GuideI like to use stiff felt that I can find at the local craft supply store and of course I use white. You may be able to find a stiff felt that already has a glitter effect but if not you can either use a spray glitter or spray glue and glitter sprinkles. Cut out a snowflake pattern in paper and then trace the design onto the stiff felt in two places. Cut out both snowflakes from the felt with a craft knife. Now on each of the snowflakes make one cut straight into the center from one of the closest points to the center. Slide the snowflakes together through the cuts to center. You may need to make two very close cuts along the one you made into the center if your snowflake does not open into four directions easily.

If you are using spray glitter or any other means of decorating your snowflakes, do that before you assemble the two pieces.

There are so many Christmas Art Projects that you can complete with the abundance of Free Christmas Stencils you'll find right here!

So, you can’t find stiff felt. That’s OK. You can cut the snowflake patterns out of regular felt (or any fabric for that matter). To make the fabric stiff so that it will stand up treat it with a fabric stiffening solution or regular school glue. Just lay the fabric flat and brush on the solution. It may take some time for the stiffener or glue to dry, so be patient. Also, you can iron the fabric with a heavy starch. Experiment with these solutions on some scrap fabric until you find the one that works for you.

3D Snowflake Decorations Craft IdeasI hope you have some fun with these snowflake pattern ideas and get really creative. For example, if you can make any fabric stiff (according to the hint above) then why not use a tartan fabric or a toile? Using a fabric that will be a good match to your normal décor can help blend your Christmas decorations with the permanent residents of your home. Check out these two snowflakes in red and green!

By the way, these 3-D snowflake pattern decorations breakdown and store easily for years to come.

Crafting is the only way to truly personalize your gifts (and it's so much more fun for the giver). Well, learn how to create your own cards and gift tags at Christmas Card Ideas. But to follow along with our current snowflake pattern theme, read about how to Make a Snowflake Card.

Well, I hope you create some great 3-D snowflake patterns.

Have a Merry Christmas and Happy Stenciling!

Penny

 

 

We are thrilled to introduce these downloadable and Printable Stencils (click here for more). Instant gratification at its finest! You don't need a special printer - these designs are specially formatted to print straight from your home computer on standard letter sized paper. Once downloaded, you will have your complete stencil booklet with patterns and instructions. Just click, buy and print!

Each book will come to you as a down-loadable pdf file in your e-mail. Just check your e-mail after purchase for the link to connect to your file and print or save. It's that easy!

All designs can be adjusted to fit your project size. Instructions are included. Pages are 8.5” x 11”.

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Fleur de lis Stencils

Fleur de lis: Book of Stencils

This collection includes 22 designs. Ten are easy single overlay. Six have 2 overlays and six have 3 overlays.

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Oriental Stencils

Oriental Designs: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 16 designs- Chinese Dragon, Bamboo, Oriental Figure with Coolie Hat, Ying Yang Koi Stencils, Bonsai Tree Stencil and 3 Cranes plus 10 Chinese Symbols (Eternity, Friendship, Happiness, Harmony, Long Life, Peace, Prosperity, Tranquility, Truth and Dragon.

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Antique Door Stencils

Antique Door Hardware: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 5 designs- Lion Head Door Knocker, Key Bow, Lock Plate and Mail Box Plaque (with two word options). These images should add a little fun and even some humor to the doors in your home while they introduce a touch of the past.

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Princess Stencils

For a Princess

This collection includes 7 designs- Royal Carriage, Knight in Shining Armor, Castle, Dragon, Sceptre, Tiara and Pillow plus the word "Princess."

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Zoo Babies Stencisl

Zoo Babies: Stencils for a Nursery

This collection includes 7 animal stencils - an Elephant, a Giraffe, a Hippo, a Lion, a Monkey, a Tiger and a Zebra.

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Secret Garden Stencils

The Secret Garden

Create your own private wall mural garden retreat. This collection includes 12 stencils -fountain, bleeding heart, iris, bee, butterfly, foxglove, grasshopper, hummingbird, trumpet flower, morning glory, stone wall and stone path.

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