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Decorating with Snowflakes

I’m originally from Michigan, so winters with tons of snow and winter fun make up some of my favorite childhood memories!

Seeing the snow sparkle in the moonlight, building igloos, sledding, cross country skiing, snowmen, soaking wet knitted mittens made by my great-grandma…these are my childhood Michigan memories!

(Speaking of mittens, we have a great tutorial below with instructions to knit up some beautiful snowflake mittens!)

There is not nearly as much snow where I live now, and the real stuff is not quite as fun when you are an adult who has to shovel and drive in it! 

So now I go crazy with snowflake decorations! 

Snowflake decorations aren’t just for kids!  We have found new, unique, and wonderful DIY snowflake decorations for you to make and enjoy this winter season.

I like decorating with snowflakes because they can stay up for several months and are seasonal as opposed to related to holidays. 

My Christmas decorations come down at the first of January, but I can keep my home decorated with snowflakes long after the Christmas things are all boxed up and put away.

The snowflake crafts that you will find on this page are sure to delight you!  Both making them and decorating with them are so fun and festive!

Tons of Snowflake Fun!

We have so many snowflake crafts on this page that I will give you just a quick peek to get you inspired, then be sure to scroll down and take a look at all there is to see!

Home Decor Snowflake Crafts

Let’s start with some of the fresh ideas for home decor that you will find below. The DIY snowflake votives, Dollar Store framed snowflake decoration, and beautiful clay snowflake candle holders will look stunning in your home or made as special holiday gifts.

Our very own popular fabric snowflake craft requires no sewing and turns out a beautiful eye-catching 3D intricate snowflake decoration for anywhere in your home.

Scroll down to see many more unique DIY snowflake decorations for your home, including snowflake wreaths, giant light-up snowflake marquee, door magnets, snowflake garlands and even snowflake soaps!

Paper Snowflake Decorations and Crafts

These are not your typical cut-out paper snowflake decorations here!  

Many of these DIY snowflake decoration tutorials have patterns and directions to make unique and intricate paper snowflakes using different types of papers like copy paper, newspaper, brown paper bags, tissue paper, coffee filters, wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, and freezer paper!

The different papers give you a wide variety of snowflake decorations; newspapers make great origami snowflakes to paint, brown paper snowflakes will fit in nicely with your farmhouse decor, coffee filters give you ease of cutting…

You get the idea!

Besides the usual cut-out snowflakes, there are tutorials on paper quilled snowflake decorations, snowflake decorations made from paper strips curled around a pencil, 3D paper medallion snowflakes, and so much more! 

You’ll be surprised at the lovely snowflake decorations that you can make with toilet paper rolls!

Check out the paper snowflake decoration adding Pomp a Doodle yarn by Red Heart to create a beautiful cascade of DIY snowflakes.

Snowflake Christmas Ornaments and Gift Embellishments

Our family has an annual tradition of making and exchanging ornaments with each other, and the snowflake craft ornaments are very inspiring!

Take a look at the beautiful, yet easy and inexpensive DIY snowflake tree decorations!

We have several links to elegant clothespin snowflake ornaments, rustic farmhouse twig snowflake ornaments, wooden snowflake ornaments decked out with Swarovski crystals, snowflake ornaments made with hot glue and glitter, and many more!

The rustic wood and yarn snowflake ornaments really caught my eye!  I love the wooden slices that are available at craft stores, and I use them for many projects; I think this handmade ornament will be one of my next winter crafts!

Keep scrolling for more snowflake ornaments and gift embellishments.  

And don’t pass over the jewelry, aprons, gift pouches and other snowflake crafts that don’t fall neatly into the categories above!

To get the whole family into making snow, check out our page devoted to snowflake crafts for kids.

This year, whether you see snow or not, you will want to bring these snowflake decorations and crafts into your home. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and see what’s below! 

Decorating with Snowflakes

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Brown Bag Snowflake

With this tutorial, learn how to make brown bag snowflakes. The Keele Deal

Burlap Snowflake Garland

With a Cricut Cutting machine, make snowflake garland to display on a mantle or in the living area. The Country Chic Cottage

Clay Snowflake Decoration

With this tutorial learn how to make a large clay snowflake decoration. The Things She Makes

Clothespin Snowflakes

These DIY clothespin snowflakes are fun and a fantastic DIY holiday crafts. West Magnolia Charm

Coffee Filter Snowflakes

These coffee filter snowflakes are fun to create on those snowy days. Kids can also get involved in making these snowflakes. The Printables Fairy

DIY Snowflake Votive

This DIY Snowflake Votive is a gift that you can quickly make for your friends or as a hostess gift. Organized 31

DIY Snowflakes with Toilet Paper Rolls

Follow these instructions to learn how to make inexpensive and easy snowflakes with toilet paper rolls. Colorful Craft Corner

DIY Winter Snowflake Soap Recipe

Make some snowflake soaps for yourself or package them up in clear cellophane bags with a pretty ribbon to give as gifts. Mom Wife Busy Life

Dollar Store Snowflake Decor

No need to spend a lot on holiday decorations. Check out this dollar store snowflake idea. Second Chance to Dream

Fabric Snowflake

Learn how to make a 3D fabric snowflake. This easy snowflake craft required no sewing. You only need contrasting fabric, ribbon, Heat 'n Bond, scissor and glue gun. Needlepointers.com

Farmhouse Twig Snowflake

Make rustic, farmhouse-style snowflakes with this tutorial. Yellow Bliss Road

Giant Snowflake Light-up Marquee

This step-by-step tutorial will walk you through how to make a wooden giant lite snowflake. A Beautiful Mess

Glittered Clothespin Snowflakes

These snowflakes would like great as an embellishment on gifts, nestled in the Christmas tree or hung around the home. Eighteen 25

Glittery Snowflake Ornament

These glittery snowflake ornaments are great for your own tree, but also great to give to others. Make them with the instructions provided at DIY Candy website. DIY Candy

Handmade Snowflake Ornament

Learn how to turn a wooden snowflake ornament into a sparkly ornament with Swarovski Crystals. Elle Marie Home

Holiday Snowflake

Build a wooden snowflake to enhance your holiday or winter decor using these free instructions. Black and Decker

Hot Glue Glittered Snowflake Ornaments

With this tutorial, you can make snowflake ornaments with hot glue. By Stephanie Lynn

Hot Glue Snowflakes

Did you know you can make snowflakes with a glue gun? Learn how with this free tutorial. DIY Candy

Let It Snow Sign

Construct a wooden plaque from 1x4 and 1x6 wooden boards Or purchase a plaque, paint it, stencil it and then decorate it with snowflake embellishments. The Handyman's Daughter

Lighted Snowflakes

Make these wooden lighted snowflakes a hang them outdoors in the winter. DIY Network

Medallion Snowflake

This tutorial explains how to make medallion snowflakes. One Dog Woof

Newspaper Snowflakes

Upcycling an old newspaper into giant snowflakes is a way to spruce up the holiday season with vibrant colors. Besides snowflakes learn how to make trees and doilies. Handmade Charlotte

Paper Snowflake - How to Make a Paper Snowflake

Learn how to make 3D paper snowflakes. These attractive snowflakes look beautiful as a homemade decoration to hang on walls, in windows or on your tree. This is a fun project for kids and adults. Needlepointers.com

Paper Snowflakes Window Treatment

Budget conscience paper snowflakes are a great way to decorate your home for the holiday. Here is a neat idea with paper snowflakes. In My Own Style

Pom Pom Snowflake Wreath

A fluffy showplace! This snowflake pom pom wreath will add some sparkle to your holiday decor. Little Red Window

Quilled Snowflake Patterns

With this tutorial, bring the fun of snow indoors with these easy paper quilled snowflake ornaments. Red Ted Art

Sharpie Snowflake Apron

Does your child love to help you bake and cook? Make this snowflake apron for them to wear during holiday cookie baking time. Crafts by Amanda

Snowflake Christmas Gift Pouch

Learn how to paint a snowflake gift pouch made from recycled t-shirt sleeves. Oh The Things We'll Make

Snowflake Clay Candleholder

Learn how to make sparkly clay candleholder for your holiday decor. Colorful Craft Corner

Snowflake Garland

Used a Cricut machine to cut out lots of paper snowflakes and then string them together to make a snowflake garland. Learn how here. This Heart of Mine

Snowflake Hanging Decorations

Turn your home into a winter wonderland by making and hanging snowflakes. Make Life Lovely

Snowflake Mittens

Knit up mittens using this free pattern. Just Crafty Enough

Snowflake Necklace

Make a beautiful DIY snowflake necklace with this tutorial. Vikalpah

Snowflake Stencil Card

Use these instructions to make holiday cards. Ruffles and Rain Boots

Snowflake Votives

In this cute winter craft, you’ll use Mod Podge and dollar store supplies to decorate snowflake votives. So easy and inexpensive! Mod Podge Rocks Blog

Snowflake Wine Cork Ornament

Gather up all the corks and glue them together into a glittery snowflake ornament with these step-by-step instructions. Sweet Pea

Snowflake Wreath

This blogger found all the supplies necessary to make this snowflake wreath a Dollar Tree. Check out the tutorial. Scratch and Stitch

Sparkly Winter Snowflake Decor

Turn some wooden snowflakes into a sparkly display for the holiday. Elle Marie Home

Stenciled Spray Snow Snowflakes

The process to make these snowflakes is so simple. Decorate windows and mirrors with them. The Kim Six Fix

Toilet Paper Roll Snowflakes

Your guest won't believe these snowflake decorations were made with toilet paper rolls. Learn how here. Cook'n With Mrs. G

Winter Curled Paper Snowflakes

Bring the snow indoors by making these cute curled paper snowflakes using the free tutorial. Mom Wife Busy Life

Wood and Yarn Snowflake Ornament

These wooden ornaments make an awesome craft for adults to make during the holiday season. Homemade Heather

Wooden Snowflake Coaster Set

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make festive snowflake coasters and a spindle holder using a scroll saw or bandsaw and a few other basic tools. by Erin Freuchtel at Envato Tuts

Wooden Snowflake Shelf

Build your own DIY wooden snowflake shelf using this tutorial. Woodshop Diaries





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