How to Make 6-Pointed Paper Snowflakes
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You might have noticed my blog features a lot of paper snowflake tutorials. I have to be honest: I do love them. I have been crafting handmade snowflakes for a couple of years now. I started by gifting them to my friends and family. And the more I created, the more I loved making them. So today I am sharing a new DIY quilling tutorial for those of you who know there’s nothing better than handmade Christmas ornaments. Here’s how to make 6-pointed paper snowflakes:
Is there anything better than handmade Christmas ornaments?
What you will need to DIY this 6-pointed paper snowflake
One of the reasons I love working with paper and the quilling technique is that it is affordable and easy to achieve beautiful, eye-catching designs. Here’s what you will need to make your own paper quilling snowflake ornament.
Step 1: prepare your center
My 6-pointed paper snowflake ornament has at its center a flower created from 6 double tear-shaped forms. Each tear is formed from two paper strips, rolled in a loose coil, bent at the middle, and glued at the tips.
In total you will need 12 paper strips to create 6 double tear-shaped forms.
To form the center, just apply center on the sides of the tears and join them together. You might need to apply some pressure before the tacky glue sticks to all the elements.
Step 2: Prepare the rays
The exterior layer of this paper snowflake ornament is formed from 12 individual marquis (or eye) shapes, glued together in pairs of two (appear as V shapes) and 6 other marquis that connect the V shapes to the center of the snowflake.
In total you will need 18 paper strips to create 18 individual marquis shapes. You will use one paper strip to create a marquis shape. To create a marquis shape, roll a paper strip into a loose coil, then use your fingers to press the coil at its ends to give it its pointy design.
Glue two marquis shapes at one of their ends to create a V shape. You will need to create 12 marquis shapes, each rolled from one paper strip.
Glue each of the remaining 6 individual marquis in the interior of the V-shape. You should have 6 elements formed from three marquis shape.
Step 3: Roll the Tight Coils
This is the easiest part of this snowflake quilling tutorial. Just take one paper strip and roll it tight. You will need 6 individual tight coils, each created with one paper strip.
Step 4: Putting it all together
The final step is always the best part of any DIY project. By now you should have a center (flower crafted from 6 double tear shapes), 6 elements formed of three marquis shapes and 6 tight coils.
Start by adding glue to the exterior tips of the 3-marquis elements and attach them to your center flower. Repeat until you finish the process.
When you are done, add glue to the tight coils and add them in between the V-shapes.
You should end up with a form that looks something likes this.
If your paper snowflake doesn’t look perfect from the first try, relax. Snowflakes are all unique, and when you give them a close look, not all of them are perfect. Also, remember that with any handmade crafts, practice makes perfect. I’ve been using quilling as a way to craft with paper for 10 yrs now, and my first designs always tend to look a bit sloppy. But with practice, my quilling designs look better and better.
Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoyed this easy DIY Paper Snowflake Quilling Tutorial
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