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Easy holiday project: Make a snowflake curtain

This easy DIY project is bound to fill your home with a little wintry magic. It's the perfect project if you're stuck indoors for the afternoon with a group of kids or just wanting to make all those television watching hours more productive.

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Laura Howard

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Laura Howard

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Laura Howard

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Laura Howard of Bugs and Fishes

This easy DIY project is bound to fill your home with a little wintry magic. It’s the perfect project if you’re stuck indoors for the afternoon with a group of kids or just wanting to make all those television watching hours more productive. Other than being festive, it also doubles to create a bit of extra privacy if all the fallen leaves outdoors have left your windows feeling a little exposed.

With just the most basic of materials -scissors, plain white paper and either thread or fishing line, you’ll be able to create a stunning display in no time.

1.Using plain white paper (basic printer paper will do), cut out large circles.

2. Fold these circles into half, then quarter, then an eighth to create a cone shape (the number of folds will determine the number of facets on your snowflake.)

3. Using templates or your own imagination, cut out snowflake patterns in various sizes and styles. Here is a link for printable templates of snowflake patterns to get you started.

4. Once you have a large collection of paper snowflakes, assemble them into rows mixing up the various sizes and patterns.

5. Sew them together in long rows using either a sewing machine or with simple, oversized tacking stitches. Alternately you can tape them to fishing line. (You may have to use more than one piece of tape per snowflake to prevent them slipping down.)

6. Use thumbtacks or small hooks to hang the rows of snowflakes in front of the window. (Use 3M Command hooks to avoid putting any holes in the wall or window frame.) 

7. Sit back with a cup of hot chocolate and admire the snow falling inside your window and wait for all the compliments.

{This holiday how-to was inspired by this magical display by Laura ‘Lupin’ Howard of Bugs and Fishes}