DIY Snowflakes: How to Make a Snowflake with Paper

By Brittni • posted on 02/12/2024

DIY snowflakes are a Christmas decor staple. Here’s how to make your own…

Large paper snowflakes in various sizes, covering a giant window from the interior

Look at this breathtaking snowflake curtain from Laura of Lupin! I am speechless. So beautiful. You can visit the Lupin shop right here and Laura’s blog right here. Take it away Laura…

Today I’d like to properly show off the snowflake curtain seen in the background of this star photo from last week – and showing off is absolutely the right phrase as I am dead chuffed with how it turned out!

The story behind this bit of Christmas craftiness is that we’re switching from curtains to blinds in our kitchen, and currently have empty windows with the curtain rails and hooks still in place….

I’ve always loved making paper snowflakes to stick on the inside of our windows at Christmas but our current flat has such old single-glazed windows that we get terrible condensation, making paper snowflakes a no-go.

A snowflake curtain seemed the obvious solution.

Side by side of paper snowflakes covering a large window in a home

The basic idea behind this is super-simple, but it does take some time!

I’d heartily recommend it as a way to while away a winter evening or two.

And if you’ve got kids you could get the whole family involved making snowflakes and put the final display together yourself.

All my paper snowflakes were made from folding circles of white paper (cut using an assortment of plates, saucers and cups as templates) and snipping away.

You can find lots of tutorials on the internet if you’ve not made them before.

They were sewn together in strands like these oak leaf garlands – just use an ordinary sewing needle and thread and sew several stitches per snowflake.

Try and vary the sizes of snowflakes you use to get a “random” look.

And I’d recommend hanging up each strand before starting the next one so you can see how they look and build up your display gradually:

Side by side images of paper snowflakes in front of giant window, creating privacy and festive decor

Huge window with giant paper snowflakes hanging from floor to ceiling

I tied them onto the curtain rail hooks so I can move them carefully along the rail for different effects.

They look very cool all bunched together. But you could secure them to a rail or piece of string, or use pins or blutack to keep them in place in your window.

A few strands hung together would also make a fantastic mobile!

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this is super nice I make to the decorate my living room
thank you very much


Sooo beautiful!


Great idea. These are really beautiful


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Wow I find this very impresive iam more interest thought is deffucult to get felt fabric on my side
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soooo adorable! wonderful idea…am gonna go do this now!


What a wonderful idea! I love it!


My daughter and I just started on snowflakes for the tree but you’ve given me more ideas.


Do you want to come over and make mine? 🙂 Gorgeous!


these are so beautiful! i can’t wait to make some!


oh my goodness!!! That is incredible!! What a beautiful idea; thanks for sharing!


Oh wow!! I just love that, it’s fantastic! I used to love to make paper snowflakes when I was a kid, and haven’t made any for a long time–you have inspired me to get out the paper and scissors and do it again.
Smiles, Karen

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