What’s everyone crafting this weekend? If you’re working on holiday crafts for your home, here’s a fun one to add to your list! We love these paper snowflake trees so much that we’ve already hung a few of them from the ceiling in our studio. But they’d also make great mantel décor.

Today we’re sharing the tutorial for these paper snowflake trees so you can craft them on your own. And thanks to our friends at PaperPapers, the pattern is FREE. Just scroll down for all the details.

Snow Much Fun!

If you ever made paper snowflakes as a kid, this is just as fun—but it’s definitely a more sophisticated project! Our designer Meagan made these paper snowflake trees using cardstock paper, but you could also craft yours from text weight paper. Whatever paper you use, we recommend using a cutting machine for this project. But of course you can always cut these by hand, too.

Once you’re done making your paper snowflake trees, you can use them as festive wintry décor. Some ideas of ours are—place them in 2.5″ pots and place them on your mantel, add faux snow and lights to create a soft, pretty winter scene, or use twine instead of wire and hang them up in your home. How would you decorate with them?

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How to Make Paper Snowflake Trees

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download your free DIY pattern on PaperPapers.com.
  2. Cut paper according to template notes using your scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Slide a bead onto the wire about two inches from the tip; glue the bead into place.
  4. Then, slide the largest snowflake onto the wire so it sits on the first bead; add two more beads to the wire.
  5. Continue adding the snowflakes in order from large to small; place two beads between each snowflake.
  6. Place some foam in a pot and press the tree into the foam. You can cover the foam with moss or poly-fil. Or you can follow the same steps on a piece of twine and hang the trees instead of placing them in a pot.

paper snowflake trees in tiny pots on mantel next to ribbon, scissors, and small vases
paper snowflake trees in tiny pots on mantel
paper snowflake trees hanging on twine
paper snowflake trees in tiny pots on mantel with fake snow and paper trees hanging in the background
paper snowflake trees in tiny pots on mantel
Make More Holiday Décor

If you use these paper snowflake trees as mantel décor over the winter, we think our holiday felt letters would look really cute with them. You can also explore our site for more Christmas crafts. Or follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube for DIY ideas and video tutorials.

You can also join our crafting community! As a member of our crafting community, you can get access to more DIY designs, patterns, and tutorials. If you want to learn more about membership and all of its perk, head to our membership page. Enjoy! ~Lia and team