A patched together lifestyle of thrift and charm...

Jan 23, 2016

Paper Bag Snowflake Craft...

 We're in the midst of a blizzard here in PA with a 'state of emergency' 
in effect.  This means - hardly anyone is on the roads.  It snowed all night 
and continues to snow as I write this at 6:30 pm.   We've been 
 shoveling and snowblowing throughout day to keep up with it.  Snow depth is approaching 30"!  But in the quiet of our evening hours - 
I took a little time to work on a project...

 I was inspired by co-worker who made the white snowflake below 
from recycled computer printer paper.  
I decided to use paper bags and make some a bit bigger.
The tutorial I used - found here - uses a glue stick or glue gun for all 'attachments'.  
I thought I'd be too clumsy for that and wasn't sure with the paper bag 
weight they'd stay 'stuck' -  so I used scotch tape and a stapler.

My squares (watch the tutorial and you'll understand) are 5 1/2" square.  
Six are needed for each snowflake.
I'm hoping to hang them at varying lengths overhead in my 
booth space at Quentin Antique Shoppe.

What a fun day this has been!  I'm so thankful it's Saturday and
 nobody here needed to go to work.   
Hope you're safe and warm where you are too. ~Joyce


diane in wis said...

Congrats on the beautiful snowflakes...they look great! Wow ...you are really getting the snow by you! I bet it's beautiful, even though I know how much work it is. So far, here in Wisconsin, we haven't had a blizzard yet this year. Glad it's happening mostly on the weekend so people don't have to try to get out and about. Take good care!

Henny Penny said...

I love the snowflakes! I want to make one. That is a lot of snow! Take care.

Betsy said...

The snowflakes look great! I'll have to watch the video and see how you did I it. Lots of snow. Our daughter is in DC and I'm grateful that hey didn't have to venture out today at all. Stay safe.


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