A fun, cheap, easy way to decorate your house for Christmas!

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A few years ago, my daughter got off the bus carrying one of these amazing snowflake creations.  “What the what is that!?!?!?!”,  I yelled, I mean I asked her.  Her third grade class had made these beautiful stars for a Christmas project.  I marched her in the house and made her show me step by step how to make them.  I promised myself this year for Christmas my house will be nothing but big paper stars EVERYWHERE.  So far I have two complete…..hmmmmm.  I’m well on my way and thought I would share how to make these easy beautiful Christmas Stars!

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Grab scissors, stapler, tape and 6 pieces of paper.

paper snowflakeWhile you are at it, grab some lovely assistants!  Can you tell which one is mine!?  My minnie me, except I stopped wearing the side ponytail a few years ago!  Apparently it’s back!!!  See style and fashion blog too!  I gotcha covered.

paper snowflakeFold all 6 pieces of paper like this.

paper snowflake

paper snowflakeCut off the excess.

paper snowflake

paper snowflake

Now cut three slits on each side.  The first slit is the longest, the second is shorter, and the third slit is the shortest.  Do this will all 6 pieces of paper.

paper snowflakeFlatten your paper out.  Pull the two points up and tape together.

paper snowflakeLike this.

paper snowflake

Flip the paper over and do the same thing.  Continue until all the points are taped together.

paper snowflake

paper snowflake

I do not know what this means.  But if you see me in the grocery store rockin a side ponytail striking the peace sign on the side of my face, you will say, that Angela is so hip and with it.

snowflakeStaple all 6 of the top points together.

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Almost done!  Finally staple the sides together!

paper snowflakeTa da!!!

paper snowflake

paper snowflakeMy sheet music snowflake from last year!

paper snowflake

A fun, easy cheap way to decorate your house for Christmas!  So now when the turkey is gone and there is nothing but football on the tv, grab your bestest girl and make some snowflakes!

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8 Responses to A fun, cheap, easy way to decorate your house for Christmas!

  1. Jackie November 27, 2013 at 1:20 pm #

    I have lots of sheet music, so I am going to have to try these. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  2. Laura November 27, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    No one rocks a side pony better than Deb in Nspoleon Dynamite! It so takes me back to those “glamorous days” of my (long-ago) youth! I think my girls would love to try the snowflakes this year. Should help satisfy the crafty urge for a few minutes. Happy Thanksgiving to your family!

  3. Stormie November 27, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    Yeah, I saved the post from last time but now I don’t have to go look for it! We are making these and my mom is an elementary school librarian and loves to hang seasonal things in her library from the ceiling and this is going to just be amazing! I also love how much your daughter looks like you…cute! Yes….had the side pony too back in the day and it cracks me up when my 8 year old says do I side pony today mommy! Memories!
    Happy Snowflaking and Happy Thanksgiving I am so thankful you and your blog you are so uplifting!

  4. maria November 27, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

    Fabulous!! This is just one more example why I soooooo love your blog! You are such an inspiration, fun, and, yes, with it!! Your mini me is quite a beauty, as are her friends! And why not, God makes good things too!! Thanks for sharing this awesome snowflake idea!! Love!!

  5. Rhondi November 28, 2013 at 2:09 am #

    I LOVE those snowflakes. I made them the last 2 years and hung the in front of my windows in my sunroom. I will make them again this year too. Your daughter and her friends are so cute, Thanks for the tutorial.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  6. Celeste Byrd November 28, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    We enjoyed making these last year SO SO SO much.

    AMAZING

  7. Brenna@DomesticCharm December 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    OMG! I remember reading this last time you posted and wanted to try it out! So glad you did it again!!! Thanks!

  8. Peggy December 2, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    Angela,
    Oh I love your huge stars!!! I think our lovely home will be rocking some soon! Well, that is after I am done dismantling the living room prepping it to be dismantled once again in two weeks (who ever heard of having carpet installed in December!?! I think we might have a reschedule… what was I thinking!!! early january sounds better…)

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