How To Make Huge Snowflake Decorations For The Holidays

We spent Thanksgiving with family in Idaho, and my super awesome sister-in-law showed me how to make these ginormous paper snowflakes in just a few easy steps. I could barely contain my excitement when I learned how to make these, and I couldn’t wait to get back home and share this with all of you! I have a small apartment so I only made 3 snowflakes, but if you had a house these snowflakes would make for amazing porch decorations! Talk about Holiday curb envy!

So the first thing I did after getting back was hit my local Michael’s for supplies (they had a sale, so I was in heaven, and each paper was only 25 cents)! You will need six 12 x 12 sheets of paper to make one snowflake so stock up. I would also suggest looking for paper that is double sided or has a nice contrasting color. I found that a lot of scrapbook paper is not dual-sided, and that will just not do for this craft (unless you like to mix patterns and solids, in which case go for it). Personally, I need a little Holiday glitz in my life, so I went with sparkly paper. The back-sides of the paper are the same color but in matte, so it all looks on point!

What you will need:
6 – 12 x 12 sheets of paper for 1 snowflake
1 – stapler
1 – bone paper folder (optional)
Scissors

Make these Holiday decorations in a few easy steps!

First, fold the paper over into a triangle (pretty side facing out)

Next, fold the triangle over again into a smaller triangle. I used a bone folder to get a nice even crease, but it’s not mandatory

Below are the measurements, however, after I got a good idea of these measurements I ended up eyeballing where to cut, and it turned out just fine

You will need to make 4 diagonal cuts, 1 inch apart starting from the bottom on the right-hand side. The only thing that is absolutely IMPERATIVE is that you must cut upward from the side that is folded over. Imagine, if this were a book, then you would be making your cuts on the side of the binding not the pages. Also, make sure to cut up to 1/2 inch from the edge on the left.

Open up your triangle, and staple together the two sides in the center. Now, TURN OVER the entire piece of paper and staple the next two sides on that side. Continue alternating sides until you are done

Here is the final piece! You could just string up one piece of the snowflake and be totally done (look how lovely it looks on it’s own). But we’re on a mission here people! So prepare five more pieces!

Once you have 6 pieces complete you will need to connect and staple them all together

I would suggest connecting the sides that have 3 strips with the sides that have 2 strips. I also found that it’s best to connect three pieces together, then connect those to another set of three. But do whatever works for you – don’t stress over it, it’s just a paper snowflake 🙂

So that the snowflake keeps it’s shape, you will also need to staple the center all together

String them up or hang them on nails, as I did

Please excuse the bare nakedness of my living room. I just cleared out all the fall foliage and pumpkins, and I’m barely getting started with Christmas decorating!

22 Creative Kids’ Room Ideas That Will Make You Want To Be A Kid Again

We love to write about interior design at Bored Panda, but we often forget to cover one important group – kids! Most parents will agree that providing their children with a wonderful living space in which they can thrive, learn and play is of paramount importance, which is why we’ve collected this list of 22 awesome interior design ideas for children’s rooms.

A child’s surroundings can have a huge impact on how they grow and develop, so parents always try to make their children’s living spaces as comfortable and fun as possible within their means. I’m not sure my parents could have afforded an indoor treehouse, but I still had plenty of pictures and bright, colorful artwork up on my walls. Sleeping in a bed that looks like a pirate ship or a princess’ wagon, as one can imagine, would probably fill a child’s life with endless hours of joy.

Of course, arguments can be made for and against these designs. Sure they all look pretty cool, but how safe is a children’s room with ladders, ropes, and strange out-of-place edges? There are plenty of opportunities here for kids to hurt themselves, depending on their age and how much they like to horse around, so these designs may not be for everyone. And as much as we like providing for our children, spoiling them rotten is also a bad idea!

Which interior design would you want for your kids?

Let us know in the comments!

1. Pirate Ship Room

2. Calvin and Hobbes Bedroom

3. Secret Chronicles Of Narnia Room

4. Personal Teepee

5. Spaceship Captain’s Console

6. Tree House Bedroom

7. Secret Slide Passage And Play Room

8. Secret Treehouse Play Room

9. House Within A House

10. Fairy-Tale Nursery

11. Ship Captain’s Bedroom

12. Adventure Treehouse Room

13. Circus Bedroom

14. Princess’ Carriage And Bedroom

15. Ship Captain’s Lookout And Bedroom

16. Forest Wonderland Bedroom

17. Racetrack Bedroom

18. Hideout Tubes

19. Basketball Court Bedroom

20. Island Shipwreck Bedroom

21. Super Mario Room

22. Or Just Give Your Kids Thousands of Stickers And See What Happens

 

6 AMAZING BEDROOM IDEAS TO COPY FROM MARIE CLAIRE MAISON

The new seasons arrived, and it’s time to renew your home decor. If you are looking for decoration ideas to create a new modern interior design, so don’t stop reading this! Looking for the best design inspiration, we elected Marie Claire Maison to give you amazing bedroom ideas so you can welcome better the next seasons to come.

SEE ALSO: 6 Home Decor Ideas By Catherine Kwong That You Will Want To Copy

Are you tired of your white and lifeless walls? Bet on wallpaper tendency to give vitality to your home. In your bedroom, line a whole section of the wall with a revitalizing wallpaper and blend with most refined decorative accessories. This will make an impressive decoration, without any effort!

A cozy rug, an animal skin, soft and refined colors and that’s it: a perfect bedroom with a super comfortable and clean decor. The head of natural wood with oil blue buttons brings depth and originality to the room.

This is the perfect example of the Keep it simple! rule creates amazing spaces! This blue bedroom with simple elements turned  is a deep but soft space.

Decorate with gray shades don’t have necessarily to make the bedroom a cool place!

Mix simple pieces with bold and neutral colors. This will give a great personality to your space.

Create a different and functional bedroom with simple ideas like this! Separate your space with a shelf and place with minimalist lamps.

Inspiring Modern Bedrooms For Kids: Colorful, Quirky, And Fun

What could be more exciting than decorating a bedroom with your creative youngsters? Although you may not be able to adopt all of their ideas (chocolate fountains and real life petting zoos are probably off the table), it’s definitely possible to incorporate their tastes and preferences into a design that parents and kids alike can enjoy. This post looks at several childhood bedrooms that go beyond everyday expectations. After you check out the incredible photos below, make sure to check out this list of kid’s room wall decor to enhance your scrapbook of ideas.

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Bobbleheads Are Going to Work As Great Gifts for Everyone!

What makes a gift special? When you receive a gift you obviously feel happy but what is that thing which makes it special from others? It is the feeling that the gift carries with it that makes it special. When you get a gift that you can emotionally associate with then you are going to like it and you will also remember the person who gifted it you you for a long time through that gift. That is the reason people often consider gifting custom bobbleheads as gifts.

With customized bobblehead products you can make a toy that looks identical to the giver? It is like getting a Barbie that looks like you! Would not it be great if you can get something like that? In the same way wouldn’t it be a good idea to gift a cute pet bobblehead toy to a pet lover or a sports bobblehead to sports lover? In this way you can surely impress the person and make him remember you for a long time.

You can easily find lots of online stores from where you can oder these products. But it is important that you order them from the right place. This is because reliable vendors ensure quality delivery and at a fair price. You will also not face any post sales issues when you order personalized bobblehead products from a trusted sellers and even if you do, then you are likely to get satisfactory response from them than you can expect from a new or unprofessional vendor.

So we suggest that you consider us for buying these great gifts. Just give us a visit and we are sure that you will not be disappointed by the end results. We are waiting for your response, so please do try us once. Let us also know in case you have any other questions or sales inquiries.