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Giant Paper Snowflake Tutorial with Snowflake Templates

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How to make paper snowflakes for christmas and frozen party decor

It’s getting cooler outside and it’s almost time to start planning those winter parties, decorating every corner, & so much more! Today I’m bringing you a lovely DIY Snowflake Paper Flower Tutorial that anyone and everyone can do at home. This wintery design is sure to bring a little seasonal joy to any space or event.

When I made this design in 2017 I had no idea you guys would go so bananas for it. This year my paper Christmas tree from last year and the new one this year seems to be holding the spotlight right next to this giant snowflake design.

Ready to make it? Gather the following supplies below.

Snowflake Paper Tutorial

Supplies

UPDATE: Since the release of these snowflakes several years ago I have filmed a brand new video and teach you how to use a 6-sided base plus explain how to downsize for various snowflake sizes! Click here to watch the new version! 

DIY Snowflake Paper Tutorial

Cut the following number of petals

You will have 3 different shaped pieces to cut out. To get started on your paper snowflake tutorial cut the following number of petal pieces out. You will also need one 7 sided or 8 sided base piece for your center to mount all of your petals on.

  • Extra Large Petal – 8 (or 7 if you use the 7 sided base or 6 if you use the size sided base)
  • Large Petal – 8 (or 7 if you use the 7 sided base or 6 if you use the size sided base)
  • Small Petal – 8 (or 7 if you use the 7 sided base or 6 if you use the size sided base)
  • 8 Sided Base – 1

Step 1

DIY Snowflake Paper Tutorial

To start, fold the bottom of the petal around itself like a cone and secure with glue. Do this with all your petals the same way.

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Step 2

DIY Snowflake Paper Tutorial

Next, add glue to the XL petal’s top of the cone and layer the large petal over it as I do.

Repeat 6 more times.

Step 3

DIY Snowflake Paper Tutorial

Cut out your medium 8 sided (or 7 sided) petal perfect base. Each of the sides represents a spot for each of the petals. Note: View our updated tutorial here with the 6-side base and downsizing tips!

Step 4

DIY Snowflake Paper Tutorial

Either adding glue to the petal or the base attach each petal in a circle to the base.

Step 5

DIY Snowflake Paper Tutorial

As you go you may want to lay the petals out before gluing them down to make sure they are coming together evenly. Repeat for all 8 petals or for however many you need for your chosen base.

DIY Snowflake Paper Tutorial
Feel free to add a little glue in between the petals to better secure the whole flower. This will keep the snowflake from flopping around.

DIY Snowflake Paper Tutorial

 

Step 6

DIY Snowflake Paper Tutorial

Flip your paper snowflake flower over. This is going to be the top side of your snowflake paper flower.

Step 7

DIY Snowflake Paper Tutorial

Add glue to the tip of the small rolled up petal. Place the petal open side up in between the bottom petals so that they alternate. Keep going until you’ve added all 7 small petals.

DIY Snowflake Paper Tutorial

Step 8

You are good to complete your flower project here or you can take it one step further and add some pizazz to the center of your flower. Check out the video tutorial HERE to see how we’ve added some sparkle with a 1″ foam ball covered with rhinestones. For an alternate option, check out the pics below to see our fringe flower centerpiece.

OPTIONAL Fringe Center

Step 1

DIY Snowflake Paper Tutorial

Cut an 8.5 x 11″ piece of paper in half lengthwise to get two 5.5 x 11″ strips of paper. You can go a step further by using a shiny or sparkly craft or scrapbook style paper of your choosing.

Step 2

DIY Snowflake Paper Tutorial

Fold each of the 5.5 x 11″ strips of paper in half and cut small slits along the folded edge of the paper. Each slit should be approximately 1/16″ – 1/8″ wide depending on how broad you’d like your fringes to be.

Step 3

DIY Snowflake Paper Tutorial

Tack down the unfolded edge of the fringe strip with a few dots of glue. You can take this time to also fluff up the fringed edge a bit to give it some volume. This will help to fill in the gaps & blend it all together in our next steps.

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Step 4

DIY Snowflake Paper Tutorial

Begin to roll your fringe strip from one end until you’ve created a small circular center for your flower. Apply a small dot of glue at the end to make sure your centerpiece doesn’t unravel.

Step 5

DIY Snowflake Paper Tutorial

Repeat Steps 1-4 once more to create a second layer of fringe to add along the outside to make a larger centerpiece.

Now that you’ve added your snazzy centerpiece, your snowflake flower is complete!

ENJOY!

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I loved creating this paper snowflake tutorial because it adds such a fun touch of color to any winter party or decor! How do you like it? How would you use this paper snowflake tutorial?

Leave a comment below and give me all the details! If you loved it, share it with a friend!

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Step-By-Step Video Tutorial

If you prefer to following along with the video for this DIY snowflake paper flower, check out the video tutorial below! VIEW THE NEW AND IMPROVED VERSION HERE!

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My mission is to inspire you to nurture the creative magic inside your soul – bringing you fun, easy to learn DIY projects, and quality template designs. I share a variety of projects but specifically love paper crafting and paper flowers. Interested in more flower tutorials?! I’ve created dozens of signature designs for you to enjoy – starting with my bestseller, The Art of Giant Paper Flowers, the Giant Flower Library, and my shop of endless paper designs and flower templates.

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