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Making 3-D Paper Snowflakes

Pape rSnowflake Silver The rumor here in Portland is that it may snow tomorrow. What a perfect time to post the tutorial for the 3-D paper snowflakes, right? If it does not snow outside, at least it will be inside. This snowflake is not my invention, but this is my version after making many of these each year for my tree and holiday decorations. For a medium to smaller snowflake, this is the best version I have come up with so far and with the addition of the Silhouette cutting machine, making a dozen a snap. You can see me making these in my Handcrafted Holiday video. Below I share my step-by-step tutorial of my version and at the end of the post you can download a printable template as well as the Silhouette pattern for your machine. The papers I used for these are Ice Silver and Silver which are both metallic. I like the added sheen. The finished snowflakes is about 6 inches wide, but you can easily use the patten to make smaller or larger snowflakes. So grab some paper, scissors and hot glue and . . . let it snow! ~ Lia

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  1. Hay if been trying to get the middle stapled to were all of them should stay but it whant work

  2. Ms. Lia, you are so talented !!! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful Christmas items with us! It sure made my packages look better than last year :) keep on posting, I look forward to your blog each day!! Have a Merry Christmas!!!!

  3. Where did you buy the silver paper for snow flakes??

    • I buy all of my metallic paper (I use it a lot) from Just go to their 8.5×11 section then choose metallic. I buy text weight rather than card stock for all of my projects.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing the pretty snowflakes!

    It’s snowing here today, so it’s a perfect time to make some indoor snowflakes!

  5. Thank you for all of the beautiful paperwork you share! Wonderful. I find myself eager to check in to see what you are sharing.

    On these snowflakes… how would they turn out using card stock? I already have metallic card stock (not printer paper).

    With appreciation,

    • I think it would work. You will want to carefully curl your center pieces around something round since you don’t want them to bend. Give it a try.

  6. The look wonderful. We don’t have snow here at Christmas time in Australia but I will make some and put them on my windows anyway! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I’m so digitally challenged I’d have hard time figuring out how to turn it on.
    I’ll just watch ok?
    Love look of the snowflakes. I’ll have to try it. Have some great silver paper. Thanks so much Lia. Happy weekend

  8. Hi Lia, thank you so much for the silhouette file! I re-sized them and my boys and I just made a whole bunch of different-sized snowflakes to hang from the window. Perfect snow day activity! How did you hang yours, from the middle? Just asking because I can’t see any holes you may have punched for stringing them up. Thanks again!

    • Wonderful! I am glad you were able to change the size easily. I didn’t really hang them, just used tape for the photo, but if I were to hang them, I would punch a small hole on one of the tips and use clear thread or fishing line.

  9. LOOKYLOOKYLOOKY SVG FILES!!!!!! :) :) :) I am so happy right now! Marks a milestone! :) Thanks, Lia!

  10. Thanks so much for the Silhouette file

  11. These are gorgeous!

  12. Beautiful as usual . Imade one and it is hanging on the window, facing the the snow that is falling down outside…. Have a nice day!

  13. These might take me a time or two to get the hang of, but they just look so darn cool, I’ve gotta give it a try! The metallic paper makes them extra special–they just glowed on your tree.

    If it does snow tomorrow, it better be enough to close school! Otherwise it’s just annoying. :) Gee, can you tell I’m an all-or-nothing weather girl? hahaha

  14. Lia, I absolutely LOVE these snowflakes!! They would look great hanging on my sliding glass doors… even though it might be 80 degrees on the other side of those doors!! I know you said you use ice silver and silver, but can you please tell me the brand of the paper or where you purchased it? I really like the sheen on the paper you used.

    I have really been enjoying all the Christmas paper and tags printables you have so generously given us this year!

    Thank you so much.

  15. Oh my gosh, your snowflakes are gorgeous.. I have to try making these. Thank you very much for the Tute.

  16. I love these…

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