Sunday, December 27, 2009

Doily Snowflakes

This week at Practical Scrappers the design team has been asked to share winter projects. The first thing that I thought of were the doily snowflakes that I've been making since I was a little kid. I'm not sure where the idea came from originally, but my mom taught me how to do this when I was a little girl and I've been doing it ever since! I need to ask her, because it would be fun to find out where she learned this.....not that it's anything hard or crazy! But, it would be fun to know if this was passed on from her mom to me, and now me to my children.

These are SO EASY and SO BEAUTIFUL!!!! All that you need are paper doilies. All that I had on hand were the large ones, so that's what I used. We were in the tail-end of the Christmas Blizzard that started on Tuesday. It snowed from Tuesday to Sunday! We got over 14-inches of snow and drifts that are several feet tall. We had more than plenty of snowflakes outside and it was time to have a few inside, too!
All that you do is to start cutting them into snowflake designs/shapes. I'm not really sure how to explain it the best! lol I usually start in the middle and cut out a circle shape, following along the pattern in the doily. Then set that to the side and start cutting out a circle in the next piece. You can cut out the centers of the smaller circles and use them to build snowflakes or to stick around as small snowflakes on their own.

I'm sorry for the bad photos. There is so much snow outside and it's so bright it throws off the lighting when taking a photo. These are really pretty and can be seen from the outside, too!

I hope that you all had a very wonderful and blessed Christmas!!!!! Before we know it, it will be New Year's!!!!


Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

GORGEOUS! ANd what a FUN tradition!

Sandy said...

What a lovely sight and wonderful project...they are awesome....hope your holiday season is everything you hoped for and hugs...sandy

Fern said...

What a cute idea!! They're beautiful!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous idea! They look beautiful! TFS!