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5 Snowflake-Themed Makes to Welcome Winter

The changing of the seasons is the perfect excuse to get creative with some new home décor makes. As winter approaches, we all anticipate the first frosty morning and hope to wake up to a flurry of snow on Christmas Day. But as years gone by have shown, we aren’t always so lucky! Snowflakes are a thing of beauty, each one with its own unique design, so why not celebrate their individuality through some creative snowflake-inspired crafts?

5 Snowflake-Themed Makes to Welcome Winter

1. Cross stitch

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The chilly, dark evenings of winter call for curling up by a fire with a blanket. And what better project to accompany you than an intricate cross stitch? You can follow a basic snowflake pattern or let your imagination run wild with varying sizes and shapes across the hoop. Not only are these projects great for passing the time, but they look lovely propped up on a shelf as a wintry decoration, too.

2. Tealight holder

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Crafting your snowflakes from paper means they will never melt away, letting you enjoy their beauty for years to come. Go back to basics and cut out some classic paper snowflakes, which can then be attached to a cylinder of parchment paper to create a gorgeous silhouette. For makes like this, it’s a good idea to invest in some LED candles, like our LED Tea Light Candles 6pcs, so you can enjoy the flickering glow of a flame without any safety concerns.

3. Paper quilling

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Anyone can create papercrafted masterpieces, whether you’ve done it for years or you’re just starting out. Quilled snowflakes allow you to unleash your creativity, as the complexity of the design is up to you. Draw out a sketch of your snowflake first to achieve the desired shape, then fill in the design using blue and white paper, folded using a variety of quilling techniques. For perfectly coordinated snowflakes, use a paper collection like the Hunkydory Colour Families Paper Pad – Blue.

4. Beaded ornament

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Even if Santa doesn’t bring snow this Christmas, you can still incorporate the wonderful appearance of snowflakes into your Christmas décor. All you need is a wire snowflake form, like the Dawn Bibby Small Snowflake Decoration Extension Pack, and a variety of beads to thread onto each arm. Frosty blue and white beads will mimic the effect of a real icy scene, but you can also use tones that match the rest of your Christmas decorations for a lovely coordinated effect.

5. Beaded cushion

Winter styles are all about sparkle, and your living room should be no exception! For a simple and elegant make, check out jewellery expert Sarah Millsop’s tutorial for this wonderful beaded snowflake cushion. It’ll add the perfect cosy winter touch to your sofa.