I've always wanted to make snowflakes out of coffee filters, so today I decided to make heart-cut VALENTINE SNOWFLAKES!
I love how they turned out and I want to share the tutorial with you.
Coffee filters are the perfect medium for making snowflakes; they are perfectly sized, already cut round and thin enough to cut many layers at once.
You can make these snowflakes faster than it will take you to read this post!
I'm including a step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make these 6-point snowflakes (which in my opinion are MUCH cuter than the typical square snowflakes).
This tutorial should be self-explanatory. Just enlarge the photos, if needed, for more details.
Step #6 is to show you where to make the cuts.
The blue-inked portions are the parts that will be cut off completely.
The remaining white portions will be the snowflake.
You are basically cutting two half-hearts and rounding off the point.
Once you have finished step #10 (the end of the cutting), carefully unfold the snowflake and flatten it as much as possible.
Then, glue your finished snowflake to some pretty patterned cardstock with a glue stick.
It's best to start glueing from the center, out.
That way, you can straighten and flatten as you go.
Make as many snowflakes as you want! I wanted mine to span the width of a door frame, so I used 5 snowflakes, each with their own different patterned paper backing:
Next, punch two holes at the top of each snowflake and thread your ribbon through each one.
Space your strung snowflakes evenly along the ribbon and hang your finished garland anywhere you need some colorful Valentine love!