Create Stunning Paper Bag Snowflakes
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Making paper bag snowflakes is a delightful and effortless activity for both kids and adults. Each snowflake you create will have its own unique design, and the possibilities for their use are endless. Unlike tiny snowflakes, these large-sized snowflakes make a festive statement that adds charm to any space. If you’re interested in DIY Christmas decorations, check out our collection of DIY Christmas wreath ideas. They are all one-of-a-kind and perfect for the holiday season. Additionally, you can enhance the ambiance of your home with festive winter luminaries that not only light up the room but also make it smell like Christmas. For a touch of creativity, try making one of these lovely DIY Christmas tree toppers to jazz up your Christmas tree in a surprisingly simple way. Best of all, these crafts won’t break the bank since they are beautiful yet inexpensive. In fact, this type of craft is my personal favorite!
The Inspiration Behind Paper Bag Snowflakes
To be honest, I fell in love with some exquisite store-bought paper snowflakes last year. However, I wanted more of them, and it was becoming quite costly. So, I set out to find a crafty solution that would give me the same look without the hefty price tag.
Customize The Size To Suit Your Space
Do you prefer a smaller version of these snowflakes? No problem! By using paper bags of different sizes, you can easily vary the sizes of the snowflakes. This flexibility allows you to create a design that perfectly fits your space.
How To Make Paper Bag Snowflakes
Do you remember making paper snowflakes in school? Creating paper bag snowflakes follows a similar concept. The difference is that when you use paper bags, they can be folded to create an almost three-dimensional effect. I absolutely adore the way these snowflakes turn out!
- White paper lunch bags (2 lb size bags work best, but you can make different sizes for a stunning wall display)
- Hot glue gun
- High-quality scissors
- Twine or clear fishing line for hanging
- Command hooks for hanging
Starting the Snowflakes
The first step is to glue multiple white paper bags together using a hot glue gun. Apply hot glue along one side of a paper bag, place another bag on top, and press it down firmly. Repeat this process with additional bags. For optimal results, it’s recommended to use between 7-9 bags. Keep in mind that the more bags you use, the fluffier the snowflake will be, but it will also become thicker and more challenging to cut through.
Creating Cute Snowflake Shapes Out Of The Paper Bags
Once the bags are securely glued together, you can begin cutting out the snowflakes. Here are some helpful tips for achieving the best results:
- Ensure that the paper bags are facing the correct way, with the open ends facing up (away from you) and the folded bottom end facing down.
- Start cutting from the top or open end, shaping it into a point by snipping off both sides to form a triangle. These pointy ends will be the tips of your snowflake.
Cutting Snowflake Designs In The Paper Bags
Now, let your creativity shine! Cut along the sides of the paper bags to create shapes like wedges, triangles, or feathery cuts. Each shape will yield a beautiful pattern that contributes to the uniqueness of your snowflake.
Pro tip: Be cautious to avoid cutting into the folded bottom area.
Unfolding the Paper Bag Snowflake Craft
For the final step, unfold the bags like a fan and watch your creation come to life! If you’re satisfied with the outcome, secure the flat sides together with hot glue. If not, simply fold it back up and add a few more cuts to refine the design.
Finally, hang your paper bag snowflake using twine or a Command hook. And voila, you’re done!
Easy Paper Bag Snowflake – VIDEO
Check out this video here to easily follow along with the instructions.
There you have it! Making paper bag snowflakes is a fun and easy Christmas craft that is perfect for kids or as a group activity during family holiday parties. With just paper bags, glue, and scissors, you can decorate an entire room in minutes without breaking the bank. Get creative and let your imagination run wild with different sizes, shapes, and patterns. Don’t forget to pin this post for later, and enjoy the festive atmosphere created by your beautiful paper bag snowflakes!