This snowflake craft looks very elegant hanging in
front of a
window, or together in groupings.
They sparkle ever so
slightly, thanks to some glitter spray added at the end. All
that is used to make this snowflake is white string and some fabric
It takes a little patience laying the string on
the pattern. I have included a two different patterns below,
one is easier than the other. Take your time and you'll be amazed at
the results. If these are stored carefully, you can enjoy
them year after year.
- White string or white embroidery floss
- Fabric Stiffener (available in craft
- Ruler for measuring string
- Wax paper
- 6 straight pins
- Piece of cardboard or a cork board
- Glitter Spray (optional, but highly
- Black thread or fishing line for hanging
1. Begin the snowflake craft by printing out the template
below. When you click on the link below, Adobe Reader will open the
template in a new window.
2. Place your template on a piece of thick cardboard, or a
cork board. Then, place a piece of wax paper over the template.
Push pins in each end point of the snowflake, going through
the wax paper, to attach the template securely to your base.
3. Cut the white string in the following sizes for template
1: three pieces that are 6.5 inches long; six pieces that are
0.5 inch long, and 12 pieces that are 2.5 inches long.
4. Pour a little fabric stiffener into a small cup, and dip
your string pieces to saturate them well. When you pull them
out, use your fingers to drag the string through to remove any excess
5. Begin by working with the long strings that are 6.5 inches
long. These make up the snowflake's six "arms". Lie
the string over wax paper, tracing the template. Wrap the
string in a loose loop around the pin. Just follow along the
pattern as if you are tracing. Take your time! When
this is dry it is going to retain its shape and look amazing!
6. Next, work with the 2.5 inch lengths of string.
Use these to trace the loops that appear on each snowflake
arm. Don't get too worried if you don't get them exactly
placed well. The shape of the double loop is more important.
When this is dry, you will have to glue them in place anyhow
since the fabric stiffener is not strong enough to hold the bond.
7. Finally, you can use the tiny 0.5 inch strings lengths for
the last "V" shape that occurs on each snowflake arm. When
finished, allow the whole snowflake to dry overnight.
8. When the snowflake craft is completely dry, gently peel it
up and away from the wax paper. Take your time.
Don't worry, some of the loops are going to peel off from the
main snowflake base. You can glue these on later for extra
9. Use some strong clear glue at this point to reinforce all
the points where strings cross. It is important to put a good
dollop of glue right in the center of the snowflake, where the three
strings meet. You also will want to glue each pair of loops
and the 0.5 inch "V" shapes to the arms. Allow to dry well,
preferably overnight. Do the gluing on the wax paper again.
10. When the snowflake craft is dry, cut away any excess
glue. Add glitter for sparkle. I really like the glitter
spray paints that are available now in craft stores. Silver looks
really good. Or, you can spray the snowflake with spray
adhesive, then shake some white glitter over it.
11. Add a thin black thread, or clear fishing line to the
snowflake craft for hanging.
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