I have always loved snowflakes ever since I was a little girl. I have fond memories as a child just sitting on what looked like a huge blanket of snow and looking at these little things in awe and with complete amazement! Every single one of them seemed like a little miracle to me. Unfortunately, the days of seeing real snowflakes are extremely rare for me now. I live in a different part of Texas so I guess I have to settle on making my own snowflakes. I was quite happy to find countless snowflake craft tutorials while searching on the internet. So, I've decided to share some of these amazing snowflake crafts with others who share my love of snowflakes and appreciate them as much as I do. Paper snowflakes could never compare to the real thing but they are still lots of fun :)
I love this beaded snowflake ornament.. I love the look of this snowflake with the spirals on the ends. This would be beautiful as an ornament or attach it to your bow on your wrapped gift. See this tutorial at Craftster.
Make this large and pretty snowflake out of doilies. This would be a lovely addition to your holiday décor! This project is at the dollar store crafts website. I love this site.. it shows you how to do projects made from inexpensive purchases at the dollar stores... and this one in particular is made using supplies purchased at the Dollar Tree which is one of my favorites. For the tutorial, go to Dollar Store Crafts.
Beaded Snowflake Ornaments
Another beaded snowflake! This is labeled a kids craft but It would be great for any age. I love the look of these clear bead snowflakes. These could be used as ornaments or even as gift toppers.. Great set of instructions here at Associated Content:
I LOVE this snowflake garland made from stiffened felt, ric rac and sequins for embellishment. This is just gorgeous and very simple to make! This tutorial is great with 2 pages of very cute snowflake patterns to print and use. Basically just cut your snowflakes out, decorate and attach to ric rac or ribbon and you're good to go.. See the tutorial at my cute stamps.
Recycled Plastic Snowflake
At first glance this looked like a pretty plastic snowflake of sorts and then realized it was actually made from those plastic rings that canned six packs come in. I was amazed! It was perfect for this tutorial list as I am such a nut about recycling and reusing things. Who would have thought you could do something like this with those disposable plastic ring things?! THIS is so creative!
DIY Snowflake Card
Here is a tutorial for a diy snowflake card. I love how the snowflake has been sewn onto the card. It is a really nice touch. All you have to do is cut a snowflake out of paper just like when you were a kid and of course if you do not have a sewing machine you can always just glue it on. Please go have a look at the tutorial link below and be sure to have a look around there at all the diy projects as this lady is really talented.
Go to: KLM Photography
Etched Glass Snowflake Plate
Pick up some etching cream and make this gorgeous etched snowflake plate. Make one as a gift for a friend or make a whole set for yourself. Whatever you want to do this is a quick and easy project that just about anyone can do. Maybe you have some old clear glass plates that would be great for this type of thing. Grab them and get to work! This would be an awesome addition to your table setting during those winter months.
Go to: Sugar Bee Crafts
Cute Button Snowflakes
One word for these little snowflakes! Cute! I don't think you can ever go wrong with buttons. These have that sort of country, whimsical charm that I love and I'm sure many of you do too. All you need is some glue, popsicle sticks and buttons. You can't go wrong.. although there's a great tutorial at the link below:
Go to: Handmade Beginnings
Button Snowflakes #2
While we are on the subject of buttons and snowflakes I found this one as well at a craft page for parents and toddlers, ha! This one is a little different than the others but they are all darling! This tutorial shows some different ways to do it using not only buttons but rhinestones, sequins, etc.. this is a great tutorial and these snowflakes are perfect for kids and adults as well. To see how to do this particular snowflake go down to the end of the tutorial. Be sure to check this one out. It's is full of great ideas.
Sequin Snowflake Embellishments
Here is a handmade greeting card. The sequined snowflake on the front is just precious. You can use the snowflake template/pattern at the link below to apply your sequins for the snowflake. This isn't a tutorial on how to make the actual paper part of the card but it does have the template for the snowflake. Read under the card photo and she tells how she did it. Looks to me like she printed the template right onto the cardstock. Have fun!
Go to: Gem's Cottage
Paper Snowflake Curtain
Paper snowflakes have been around a long time. I remember doing them as a kid but this really isn't just a kids craft. You can decorate lots of things using paper snowflakes like the photo to the right from here.. This site has many photos of paper snowflakes.... you should definitely go and check it out. As far as patterns for paper snowflakes I love the link below because it gives many different patterns for all kinds of looks of snowflakes with easy illustrated instructions.
Go to: Inspiration for Home
Craft patterns for snowflakes! You can use your printer to print a full size page of them. These patterns can be used for anything you can think of... check out the link below. A bonus: not just snowflakes here but all kinds of patterns.
Quilled Snowflake Ornaments
I've never done quilling but doesn't it make such beautiful snowflakes.. I can only imagine all the different looks of snowflakes you can do with quilling. If you are into quilling or have an interest, go take a look here:
Twig and Button Snowflakes
Another great craft from the dollar store crafts site! Twigs and buttons!! Go and check out the tutorial. Could it get any easier than that?? I love the country look of these.
Go to: Dollar Store Crafts
Polymer Clay Snowflakes
Polymer clay snowflakes.. I love the iridescent color of these. These would make stunning tree ornaments or add them to your gift wrap as an embellishment. So pretty...... see the how to here:
Recycled Tin Snowflakes
Make a special ornament with decorative plastic gems, clear beads and soda cans. Yes, that's right. The metal part of this is made with soda cans. They used an embossing machine to emboss the snowflakes but it does include instructions to emboss by hand. I love this not only because it's beautiful but it's another way to recycle and reuse aluminum cans..
Go to Curbly
What little girl wouldn't love to wear this pretty snowflake bow! Great instructions at the link below:
I hope you enjoyed my list of snowflake craft tutorials. Of course this is just a small portion of the several you can find out there. One of the things that I learned through my search of snowflake crafts is the versatility of the paper snowflake and how it's not really just a kids craft. Have you tried making a paper snowflake lately? Give it a try again... to me it was still just as much fun as when I was a kid!! I truly hope you guys have enjoyed reading this hub and I hope that I've inspired you to do some snowflake crafts this year!
Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on December 20, 2012:
TheDailyMessenger - I am glad you enjoyed the hub! Creativity is a lifelong passion of mine. I have always admired snowflakes because they are so intricate and the fact that no two are exactly alike- just like individual creations. Thanks so much for dropping by.. Happy Holidays to you :)
TheDailyMessenger from Las Vegas, NV on December 20, 2012:
I used to make little arts and crafts, especially in class. I was no wiz at it, naturally, but even so, I loved to do it. In fact arts and crafts was one of the main reasons I got into storytelling, and drawing. Weird huh, I guess I got enchanted because, the idea of creation fascinated me. Every detail, and every design in any creation has a story behind it. at least that's how I have always seen it. Well anyway, greatread, and I voted up.
Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on November 30, 2012:
Angie- I'm not sure of the particular pattern you are talking about.. have you checked Google images for "snowflake pattern for photo insert" or even just "snowflake pattern" I'm sure you will find some helpful patterns there. Hope this helps!
ANGIE ERNST on November 28, 2012:
HELP!!!! NEED PATTERN FOR AN OLD SNOWFLAKE PATTERN THAT YOU CAN INSERT A PICTURE IN THE MIDDLE WHEN DONE. AND USE THEM FOR TREE ORNAMENTS. LOST IT AND FORGOT. THINK IT WAS MADE OF PLASTIC
Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on August 27, 2012:
daisydayz.- Oh, I so agree.. love the shape of snowflakes, so pretty! How cute is a snowflake tattoo?! I don't blame you for being weary though... they are so intricate. Maybe they have some temporary snowflake tattoos :)
Chantele Cross-Jones from Cardiff on August 27, 2012:
These are great, I love snowflakes too, just the shape is so pretty. I contemplated a snowflake tattoo a while ago but worried they wouldn't get it right. So I bought snowflake earings instead, lol!
Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on October 26, 2011:
RTalloni, LOVE the snowflakes! It is kind of hard getting them just right isn't it? Good luck on waiting to make more until January ;0)
Sounds like you are taking quite a trip! I hope you have lots of fun and stay safe :)
RTalloni on October 25, 2011:
Okay--here are my first 3 of this season:
I need practice, but I am NOT going to do another until after Dec.--right? :)
I can tell you, though, that I'll be in the air a total of 23 hours over the next week and a half, and it's a very good thing that they won't let me use my lap top on the flights. :)
Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on October 25, 2011:
Oh my GOSH.. LOVE the snowflake maker. That is SO neat..I'm already hooked! Thank you for sharing :)
I LOVE the snowflake garland too..so cute and easy to make. I'm glad winter is around the corner. Maybe I'll get to see some real snowflakes soon. Take care!
RTalloni on October 25, 2011:
I was looking at the card project again--want to use the basic idea for a turkey place card--and I remembered something as I looked them over, however, I'm giving you fair warning, this is addictive--remember, balance is the key! :)
BTW, your snowflake garland is my new favorite. :)
Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on December 29, 2010:
Thank you RTalloni :0) Glad u like it!
RTalloni on December 28, 2010:
Fun, fun stuff!
Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on December 23, 2010:
You are welcome 4your eyes. I had a lot of fun gathering them up! I love snowflakes too!
4youreyes on December 21, 2010:
What a great hub I love snowflakes and these are some really different ideas how to make them thanks for sharing.
Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on December 21, 2010:
Thanks Jeff.. I was amazed too at all the different ones. This is just a little bit of what is out there... thanks for having a look!
Jeff_McRitchie on December 21, 2010:
There are some great ideas in this Hub. Who knew there were so many ways to make snowflakes?
Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on December 20, 2010:
Thank you prasetio30 :0)
prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on December 18, 2010:
This is so beautiful. I never knew about this before. But snowflake craft was so amazing. Only creative person could made these crafts, Thank you very much. Have a nice weekend. Cheers....
Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on December 17, 2010:
Kahmir56.. Yes, I agree those polymer snowflakes are just so pretty. I love the color of the clay.. I was thinking about making some of them and adding iridescent glitter! Thank you for stopping in.. Merry Christmas to you!
Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on December 17, 2010:
Katiem2- So glad to get some ideas out there for your kiddos for the winter break... I bet they have fun with them! Thank you for stopping by and the nice comment!
Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on December 17, 2010:
Love the Polymer clay snowflakes they are so beautiful!
Great craft hub!!!
Katie McMurray from Ohio on December 16, 2010:
My kids start their winter break tomorrow and their going to love your DIY snowflake crafts, these are awesome. Thanks :)
Jamie Brock (author) from Texas on December 14, 2010:
Thank you Rosie... I had fun finding them too. I just love snowflakes!!
Rosie Rose from Toronto, Canada on December 13, 2010:
Oh Jamie, this is so beautiful. I love all the snowflakes pictures and I love that you included the sights to help us create those wonderful snowflakes. Well done. I gave it thumbs up and beautiful.
Have a nice day,