Make a Nordic Snowflake


I made a reel this week on how to make these giant Nordic Snowflakes that I always love to see this time of year. They really are so simple, and at the same time, striking. I could make them all day and if I have time might make more to hang in windows or from the ceiling. Here are a few instructions and I’ll link the reel down below.

Make a Nordic Snowflake

Shout out to the Nordic Museum in Seattle for offering an online Saturday workshop recently to learn this particular one. Love it! To make your own you’ll need the following for 1 snowflake:

—2 pieces of 8.5x11 paper
—glue stick or double sided tape
—paper cutter or scissors
—string to hang

Cut 10 strips (length-wise) about .5 inch wide each.

Weave 5 horizontal and 5 vertical.

Glue or tape edges all around.

Bring each corner together and glue.

Repeat for all four corners.

Make two.

Then bring the two weaved pieces together - bringing the loose pieces and adhering them to on of the glued corners, repeat for each tip until all the pieces are glued together (as shown).

Tie a piece of string to one of the tips and hang from the ceiling with a tack.

Check out the reel below.:

Jan Halvarson

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