December 23, 2014

DIY Paper Snowflake

Here at JUST JUNK®, we're not just big on junk removal, we like to help keep you organized but also keep things on the low end cost side. After all, it's our motto to "Make Removal Easy", but that means more than just helping with home and office cleanouts, we like to offer our expertise which sometimes expands beyond simply removing junk and enters into the creative and cost effective solutions around the home.

This holiday season, we've already given you DIY decorations, but below we've got another one crafted just for you.

Most of us know how to make paper snowflakes, but this season try something like this:

Here are some step-by-step instructions so that you can follow along!







What you'll need
  • 6 sheets of paper (any color, pattern etc.)
  • Glue gun/glue/stapler
Follow the steps!

  1. If your paper isn't square, fold it into a triangle and cut off the excess (6x) If your paper is square, fold it into a triangle still.
  2. Once you have your folded square pieces of paper, fold them into a smaller triangle like so.
  3. Then you're going to want to cut 3 strips of equal length on the open end of the paper, in a diagonal. It's not a big deal if the strips aren't equal in width, try to make them equal in length.
  4. Once you've done this for all 6 pieces, unfold all of them. From there you’re going to start from the middle and work your way out.
  5. Take the 2 middle strips, glue one side. Then fold them over and glue them together. The glue gun makes then stick together almost instantly.
  6. Flip the paper over, and take the next 2 strips, glue one side and stick them together.
  7. Flip it back over again, and do the same thing to the next set of strips.
  8. Flip it over for the last time and glue the last 2 strips together.
  9. Be sure to flip the paper every time you attach 2 strips so you're always alternating. Repeat for all 6 pieces.  Once all of them are done, you're going to have to attach them all together
  10. Have all the pieces facing the same way, and attach them together from the top point.
  11. Once all 6 pieces are attached from the top, go around and attach all the sides (from the middle).
Viola! A pretty snowflake.

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