It is time for me to welcome back Start Creative Studio with another wonderful thrifty but adorable craft for you today!
Today’s craft is a bit of a 2 for 1 craft. As this easy Snowflake Craft can be made as Straw Snowflake Ornaments or use to make your own Snowflake Gift Wrap. Or why not make both!
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When it comes to wrapping gifts, we do enjoy seeing all the lovely designed wrapping paper but usually use plain shipping paper that we recycle throughout the year. For special holiday or winter birthday gifts, we also like to decorate our own and these snowflake stamps need only a few materials to make!
Straw Snowflake Ornaments & Gift Wrap Materials
- Paper Straws
- Later: paint & paper for print making
How to make Straw Snowflake Ornaments for printing or decorating
Step 1: Cut a circle from cardboard. (We used a mug to trace around.)
Step 2: Each snowflake will use three straws. Take the first straw and cut it in half.
Step 3: Glue the first straw piece to the center of the cardboard circle.
Step 4: Take the remaining half of the straw, cut it in half, and glue halves to each side of the first straw – in the center of the cardboard circle.
Step 5: Cutting one end at an angle (if the straw is striped, you can cut right along the angle of the stripe!), glue equal sized pieces in between each of the existing straws.
Step 6: Again, cutting one end at an angle, cut smaller pieces to add to the tips of four of the straw ends, one small piece on each side.
Step 7: Dip straw side down in paint and use as a stamp to decorate the paper.
Such a fun and festive touch to add a handmade design to wrapping paper! And, if you are anything like us and can’t stop at making one, go ahead and make a few extra, punch a hole in the cardboard and string as an ornament for the tree!
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