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Friday, December 11, 2015

Decorating with snowflakes is a decor look you can keep all winter through not just through the Holidays.....Try a few of these "flaky" ideas.

Overhead Snowflake Decorations
When snow is falling, it's as if the air itself is alive. Dangle 3-D snowflakes overhead to create a similar effect. To make a 3-D snowflake, cut out six identical designs. Fold each in half like a book; glue back sides together, repeating until all are joined. Hang flakes on loops of thread or monofilament; attach to the ceiling with white paper tape.

Stiffened Doilies
A cascade of vintage handmade doilies treated with fabric stiffener forms a fanciful snowfall in the window.



Paper-Doily Snowflake Wreath
A delicate-looking wreath that creates the magical effect of candles flickering in the snow is easy to make and surprisingly sturdy. Lay a 24-inch wreath form inside a 30-inch one. Attach them with 24-gauge wire at 6 to 8 evenly spaced points. Coat combined wreath form with white spray paint. Let dry. Wrap wreath form with a 20-foot strand of white holiday lights (test lights beforehand), leaving the plug end unwrapped (as much as is needed to plug in).With scissors, widen the center-hole slits slightly in paper bouquet holders (we used 10 8.8-inch ones, 20 6.4-inch ones, 20 4.8-inch ones, and 50 3.2-inch ones). Poke a finger through center hole of each bouquet holder (from front to back) to create openings large enough to accommodate a lightbulb. Beginning with largest ones, place bouquet holders evenly around wreath, slipping a light through each hole so that bulb bases, not bulbs, rest against paper. (From time to time, hang wreath, and step back to ensure that the arrangement is balanced and attractive.)Add remaining bouquet holders in descending size order. Use smallest bouquet holders to cover centers of larger ones and to fill in any gaps. Hang near an outlet. Unplug when unattended.


Crocheted Snowflakes
With crocheted versions of this seasonal icon, you can bring its frosty filigree indoors.

Glittered Snowflake Garland
With their fanciful geometric designs, delicate snowflakes are the perfect inspiration for winter craft projects. Festoon your living room with garlands of shimmering snowflakes. To make flakes sparkle, apply spray adhesive (parents only) or dab gently with a sponge-tipped glue applicator, then sprinkle with glitter. Shake off excess, let dry; thread onto satin ribbon. Affix to mantelpiece or walls with poster putty.

Pipe-Cleaner Snowflake Ornaments
Pipe cleaners in white and silver can be twisted into festive ornaments for your tree.

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