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This month, Westminster Towers Blog is bringing residents ways to use cut out snowflakes as apartment decorations for the holidays, including directions and patterns for snowflakes made of paper (and other materials). Pick up any materials you need at a lo

paper snowflakes hanging
This month, Westminster Towers Blog is bringing residents ways to use cut out snowflakes as apartment decorations for the holidays, including directions and patterns for snowflakes made of paper (and other materials). Pick up any materials you need at a local craft store here in Tacoma, WA and start crafting! 

How to Make 6-Pointed Paper Snowflakes 

If you’re a little rusty when it comes to making paper snowflakes, this clear, concise tutorial will help you create beautiful snowflakes in 11 illustrated steps. It all begins with a square of paper and a pair of scissors.  

3D Paper Snowflakes

These snowflakes take the fold, cut, and unfold concept a step further. With a little more work you can have a 3D masterpiece. Make some of various sizes to hang in your windows or from the ceiling.

Snowflakes from Cardboard Tubes 

From the blog: “The process is pretty easy. Each of the tubes are flattened, cut into 1 inch segments of different lengths, and then spray-painted white (or whatever color you prefer). The different size loops are hot glued together to make the snowflake shape.”

Paper Snowflake Window Curtain

Paper snowflakes can look beautiful in your apartment windows as holiday curtains. Follow this tutorial to create a winter wonderland to hang in your window  — a curtain of ice — without the chill.  

Clothespin Snowflakes by Stephanie Lynn

These snowflakes bring an old-fashioned feel to holiday decorating. They can be made as a plain and simple ornament or you can add glitter, feathers, or other bits and pieces to jazz them up. Use them as gift toppers, tree ornaments, or even hang them on the wall. 

Lace Snowflakes from the Aunt Peaches blog

Lace is lovely to look at, but we don’t often get out grandma’s lace tablecloth for everyday use, so perhaps it’s time to use it as the basis for a family heirloom. This blog teaches you how to make beautiful snowflakes from lace (get yours from a thrift shop if you can’t bear to cut up grandma’s tablecloth!).

Frosted Pipe Cleaner Snowflake Ornaments 

Frosted snowflakes make beautiful ornaments for your holiday decor. All you need to make these is white pipe cleaners, spray adhesive, Epsom salt, fishing line, and acrylic sealer. These snowflakes sparkle — just like the real ones!