How to Make 3D Paper Snowflakes

Dec 11 2012
How to Make 3D Paper Snowflakes

These 3D paper snowflakes look super difficult but they are actually very easy. We have photographed each step so grab 6 sheets of paper and let's go!

You will need 6 square sheets of paper to make one snowflake. The square sheets can be any size, 4x4. 6x6, 8x8 - The bigger you go the bigger the snowflake obviously. Follow the steps above now. You are going to fold your first paper diagonally in half so it makes a triangle. Then you will take this triangle and fold it in half again so you have a smaller triangle. Easy right?

Now you need to make your slits. Starting at one edge of the trianglecut 1/2" to 3/4" strings. Do not cut all the way down though. You stop at about 1/2" form the top.

See my strips? You can make the strips as thin or thick as you like. The more strips the more intricate the snowflake will be. All of mine have about 5 strips.

Now open your triangle and lay the paper out flat. 

Using a hot glue you will need to glue the first two sides together. Just slightly overlap them.

Then flip over your sheet and do the same thing with the next strips except they should be going in the opposite direction.

Once again, flip back your snowflake and glue the next piece together. So do you get the concept? Depending on how many strips you cut you need to keep gluing back and forth.

Here is what all your finished piece will look. 

Now you want to glue all 6 pieces together at the points and on the sides and then hang with clear string!

We did this craft on Home and Family on the Hallmark channel!

You can watch me make these on Home and Family here: Snowflake Tutorial

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Marie said:
27 March, 2013 - 08:54
why can't I access this craft?
Marie said:
27 March, 2013 - 08:54
why can't I access this craft?
ellen321 said:
14 December, 2012 - 17:12
Awesome, Thank You
ellen321 said:
14 December, 2012 - 17:10
Awesome, Thank You
Toni said:
13 December, 2012 - 10:37
Beautiful. I will give this craft a try for sure.
Marley Girl said:
11 December, 2012 - 11:11
I'm not computer smart at ALL!! It took me two days to figure out how to get to the directions of making your snowflake after seeing you on "Home and Family". I'm also ADD so, ........ well that should help explain my previous statement. Anyway, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for sharing and showing us how to make these beautiful, happy, wonderful snowflakes. I will be passing this down to my children and grandchildren as a "holiday tradition". May God continue to bless you and may you be used for HIs Glory. 'MERRY CHRISTMAS'
JessieJane said:
12 December, 2012 - 23:32
Oh no! You are too funny. Next time email me and I will call you and walk you through it! lol. Glad you finally got it. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well. XO
JessieJane said:
12 December, 2012 - 23:33
And I love the idea of making this a family tradition! Thank you so much for following Lilyshop!
JenniferT said:
11 December, 2012 - 10:41
Saw you on the Home show. I made these for Hanukkah. Blue and white paper, super pretty.
JessieJane said:
12 December, 2012 - 23:34
Great idea! I bet they look beautiful. Send me a picture : )
Deb said:
11 December, 2012 - 10:38
I watched you on home and family and came here so I could make these snowflakes. They are so pretty and easy, actually I handed them off to my 11 year old daughter. She was much better at making them then I was. She made 9 of them and we put them on our tree. Thanks so much for the great idea. I wish you were on Home and Family more often. I love your blog but sometimes it is just helpful to see the craft actually being done in person.
JessieJane said:
12 December, 2012 - 23:31
Hi! Thank you for your comments! Yes, we agree that sometimes it's much easier to watch someone do a tutorial. We try to do Youtube videos with most of our crafts. You can find them on our Lilyshop channel : ) This one was only on Home and Family. Glad your daughter got it! Haha.