Sunday, November 3, 2013

Vintage Snowflakes

I've always loved snowflake ornaments!  They look so pretty on the tree.  Nicecrane Designs has introduced several vintage sets to create circular pyramid ornaments.  I'm going to show you another way to implement the circle images - as the center of snowflakes!

I love that Ignacio has done the hard part for us.  I don't like having to figure out what portion of an image will make a nice circle!

To make these pretty glittery snowflake ornaments, I've used Stampin' Up Festive Flurry Snowflake Stamps and Framelits.   (You can get a bundle of the Festive Flurry stamps and dies at a 15% savings here.)

Stamp and cut two large snowflakes.   Line up the snowflake on a scoring tool (or use a ruler) and score from the top of a long point all the way through the snowflake to the bottom of a long point.  Only score the long points - on this snowflake, that is three scores.   Ignore that second snowflake - it's not lined up at all!

Then turn the snowflakes over and score the other points.  This way you have the mountains and valleys for the accordian fold.  Lining up is important - the right snowflake is lined up much better than the left one!  

Cut one fold all the way to the middle on both snowflakes and accordian fold.

 It will make the snowflake sturdier and smoother looking if you overlap one section to adhere them together. 

To finish up, hot glue a loop and circle of paper to the back (also helps with sturdiness).  Stack the next size snowflake, a glittered scallop circle, and sweet vintage image from Nicecrane Designs.  I used hot glue and pop dots under each layer.

I'll be posting to Make it Monday.

Thank you for coming by!


  1. Hello Lori
    Thanks for the tutorial on making the snowflake 3d, it looks wonderful.

  2. OMG Lori,,,,,,,,,, lllllllooooooooooooveeeeeeeeeeeee these cute and adorable Snowflakes,,, I´ll tty them,,,,,and they look great with my cute round tags.......thaksss a million for the amazing tutorial,,Love how funny and creative they are.

  3. WOW, Lori - these are stunning! TFS

  4. Gorgeous ornaments Lori! I love ND's vintage images and this is a wonderful project. Thanks for the tut too. :)

  5. I'm back--thanks for joining us at Make It Monday Lori.

  6. these are so pretty Lori! Thanks for the tutorial too, spotted this on MIM xx

  7. Your snowflakes are amazing Lori! Love how you made these and turned them into the most stunning tree ornaments!
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  8. Fantastic snowflakes and thanks for the instructions Lori. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  9. Your snowflakes are so pretty, Lori. So creative to accordion fold them, love the look!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  10. Lori, these are sensational!!!! I've been looking for a great way to make sturdy paper ornaments and this is perfect. Thank you SO much :)
    Lisa x

  11. Gorgeous Christmas ornaments. Thank you for the detailed tutorial. Saw this on MIM

  12. This is so creative and I can just imagine a tree decorated just with these. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
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  13. These vintage snowflakes are gorgeous, Lori! I'd love to put them on my tree! I spotted your ornaments on MIM.

  14. saw this on MIM and came over for a closer look. So pleased I did, they are gorgeous. xx

  15. These are beautiful. I am always looking for projects I can to with my kids that are vintage AND elegant. This fits the bill. I have a simple project on my site if you're interested:

  16. very cute, I will learn a lot from your sharing this.


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