Snowflakes

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. Here’s Laura’s post:

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🙂
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 theseoak 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:
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!

Comments
6 Responses to “Snowflakes”
  1. Mrs. Kwitty says:

    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

  2. Quinn says:

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

  3. Laura. says:

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

  4. Lauriewis says:

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

  5. Danielle says:

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

  6. this was a seriously amazing project. just featured it in a roundup on my blog: http://the-stationery-place.blogspot.com/2010/01/paper-snowflakes.html

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