Saturday, December 10, 2016

DIY 3D Holiday Snowflakes that Cost Next to Nothing

Hello, Friends! We have finally made it to the weekend! I don't know about you, but these weeks leading up to Christmas seem to be the longest weeks ever! Boy am I tired! The weekends give me a chance to unwind a bit, catch up on some housework, and complete a few new DIY projects to share with all of you sweet people.

Speaking of Christmas, this post is all about holiday decor on a budget. The money tree is definitely not growing in my backyard and I am constantly battling with wanting my house to be decorated and needing to save money.  So, I made this really cute 3D snowflake that can be used all winter long. And the best part is that it literally cost me next to nothing.

A few weeks ago I shared with you my love for The Oldies but Goodies. Books were one of the items on that list and once again they prove to be one of my favorite home accessories. I buy all of my books from Black Rose Antiques. For the particular book I used for this project, I spent $1.00. Yep, that's it... 4 quarters, 10 dimes, 20 nickels, 100 pennies.

- old book pages (5-10)
-tape or a stapler

Step 1
You will want to rip out 5 pages from your old book. If you want your snowflake to be larger, you can rip 10 pages out and tape the pages together (see pictures below). Don't worry about ripping the pages out perfectly. 

If you want a larger snowflake, tape two book pages together.

Now that you have your pages, start at the corner of your book page and fold it into a triangle. Cut off the excess paper to form the triangle shape.

Step 2
Next, hold the folded piece of paper so the opening and point are facing up. You will then cut strips on either side of the triangle. You do not need to use marker, I just added it to give you a visual for this step. I would recommend not using a marker, because you will be able to see the lines (as you can see in my picture). You will see that I DO NOT connect my lines to the point at the top.

Step 3
Now that you have your paper cut, you can unfold the paper. You will start in the middle of your paper and connect the inner points. I used small tape donuts to connect my points. You could also use a stapler, but the staples will be more visible. 

Next, flip the paper over and connect the next two points. Continue flipping your paper and alternating sides of connecting the points until you have connected all points. 

 Step 4
Now that you have all 5 of your pages folded, you are ready to form your snowflake. I arranged my pieces first before taping them together.  Once you have your points arranged how you like them, you can tape them together in the middle of the star. 

And there ya have it! A cute piece of winter decor that costs next to nothing!