You can make these wax paper snowflake “crystal” ornaments in about 5 minutes with stuff you probably already have. You gotta love that. And you don’t have to use wax paper. I happen to love it though. I wanted something simple and light for my norfolk pine this year and I’ve always found wax paper magical. These were quick and easy and I had fun making them, I hope you do too. If you do I’d love to see – use #annwoodpattern on instagram.
You will need:
- wax paper
- glue stick
- pinking shears
- thread for hanging
- optional – hot glue
1. Cut a strip of wax paper. My strip is the width of the roll and about 5 inches wide.
2. Fold the length of paper into pleats – accordion style. The pleats should be 1/2 inch or a little bigger. You want them to be consistent in size and firmly creased.
3. If you end up with a little extra paper carefully trim it off. Staple the center of your pleated paper – the staple needs to go across the center.
4. Apply glue stick to the top layer of paper.
5. Fold the pleated paper in half – glue inside. Trim the tip with pinking shears.
6. Cut a couple little notches along the folds.
7. Apply glue stick to one side.
8. Un- fold into a circle – brining the glued side around to meet the unglued side and press together to attach.
9. Add a string if you like and you’re finished – or… Add a whole other level of awesomeness…
10. For extra dimension and fancyness make a smaller snowflake. I used a strip of paper about half as long and half as wide. My pleats are about 1/2 inch still but there are less of them.
11. Use a dot of hot glue to attach the smaller snowflake to center of the larger.
So sweet! I hope you make wax paper snowflakes!