Happy Friday! Today is day seven of my Twelve Days of Bookish Crafts Blogmas and I wanted to share some 3D snowflakes which were inspired by these medallion snowflakes that I saw on One Dog Woof after reading a post on Apartment Therapy (an ironic guilty pleasure since my home is a chaotic mess more than half the time). ChiWei’s blog is so full of creative ideas you need to read it all, but I loved the snowflakes and thought they’d look great with book pages instead of plain paper.
The basic steps for this are very similar to creating a pinwheel (like I did for my snowflake pinwheels) but I added washi tape to a larger piece of paper to make a bigger snowflake and give what my partner likes to call “a pop of colour”* It’s very easy to do, you just need to position the washi tape either at the edge of your pages to give the snowflake a coloured edge, or in the centre to give it a coloured centre.
If you’re creating a coloured centre, you should fold the page first to ensure that it doesn’t look too wonky, if you’re putting colour on the edges then it’s much simpler and you just line it up with the straight edges of the paper as I show below.
Once you have it in the correct position, it’s a simple matter of fold and cut though I would avoid cutting through too much of the washi tape as this is extra thick and it makes any kind of precision difficult to achieve.
I hope that you’re enjoying my 12 Days of Bookish Crafts Blogmas. For more ideas about Bookish Christmas Crafts, check out my Bookish Christmas Ornaments Pinterest board.
*No, he really does say that.