12 Days of Christmas Day 10: Giant Snowflakes

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Today’s craft is a giant paper snowflake. They are super easy to make which means that it’s GREAT for the kiddos! I used my giant snowflake in this display at our Christmas party a few weeks ago. How awesome does that look?

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Step One. Take a piece of card stock and make a square out of it by folding like you see in the first photo below. Cut the strip on the bottom off. You should now have a square.

Step Two. Fold the square back in to the triangle from before and then again into a smaller triangle.

Step Three. Cut 3 lines in the triangle like you see in the third photo. Try to get the cut pretty close to the end without cutting through the whole piece of paper.

DIY Giant Snowflake

Step Four. Open your paper back up and spread it out flat. Curl the two center pieces together and tape as you see below.

Step Five. Take the next two pieces and curl them the opposite direction, then tape. Continue out until the layers are all curled out, rotating between sides.

Make your own Giant Snowflakes

Step Six. Repeat steps 1-5 five more times.

Step Seven. Staple your snowflake arms together in the center and at the bottom like you see below. Ta da! There you have it, a giant paper snowflake!

Awesome Giant Snowflakes

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12 Days of Christmas Day 9: Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree Cards

Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees

I love, love, LOVE today’s craft! They turned out so well and I am SO excited to give them to my family next week on Christmas. I made a cupcake liner Christmas tree with a foam cone last year, here, and I thought it would be cute to make a smaller version this year. These are so easy and I have shown two different types today with the instructions below! Enjoy!
Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees

First things first, start with as many different patterns of cupcake liners as you want. To make the smaller of the two trees, begin by folding your liners in half and then in half again. You will have that little pie slice you see below on the right!

Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees

As you move further up the tree, you fold a little bit extra underneath so that the pieces become just a little bit smaller each time. I used a glue stick to attach everything together. Then I glued the tree on to a piece of white card stock. For the star I used a piece of confetti that looks like the north star, and the trunk is just colored pencil. This should get you the below result!

Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees

For the larger of the Christmas trees, I folded all of the liners in half. As I went up the tree, I cut a small piece off of the end. Cut the piece a bit bigger each time so that the pieces become smaller. For the top of the tree fold your liner in half once more like you did in the first tree to create quarters. Finally, glue a star on the top and draw on your tree trunk!Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees Cupcake Liner Christmas Trees

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12 Days of Christmas Day 7: Snowy Light Wall

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I wish I had thought of this idea 10 years ago when I was in high school. Today’s Christmas DIY would have been PERFECT for my high school self’s room. Why? Well, first it is freakin’ cool looking. Second, it’s no mess and won’t tear up your walls, my mother would have ACTUALLY allowed this! High impact, no damage. Who could ask for anything more really? I told my sister that she needs to do this behind my 16 year old niece’s bed, I think it would look amazing as a faux headboard or just behind a regular one!

Snowfall Wall

The walls you see in those pictures are from our company holiday party. It looked like glowing snow falling on each end of the room, and it was SO cool! I really want to do this in our dining room for Christmas some day when we finally have Christmas at our own house!

Fabric Light Wall with giant snowflake corner

How do you do it? So easy! You take these sheer curtains from Amazon ($5.99) and put them onto 36″ long wooden dowels (Hobby Lobby). Then you take two command strip hooks and you hang the dowel like you would a curtain rod onto the hooks. Once you have all of your curtains up, you take smaller command strip hooks and place one or two between the bigger hooks that are holding up the dowels. Then take your Christmas lights and string them up and down between the hooks. You can also use the big hooks that the dowels are on so that your lights are closer together and the snowy effect is even greater! For the snowflake cluster at the top, I used tissue pom poms, felt snowflakes (Dollar Tree), white paper lanterns, and made a HUGE snowflake with paper:)Pretty fabric covered light wall

If you have any questions about how this was all put together let me know in the comments below, or email me at allthatglitters810 at gmail.com.

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12 Days of Christmas Day 6: Winter Centerpiece

12 Days of Christmas Recipes, Crafts, and StyleDIY Winter centerpiece- change out the blue for red and green and it is perfect for Christmas

These centerpieces are so easy to make and can be used for much more than just your party tables! After the office party last week, ours were put on the entry table to the office and they look super fun and festive! These can be made in any color you want for any occasion, which makes them even better! This particular one could be used for a winter festival, a Frozen party, or even a Hanukkah party, but you could switch out the ornaments for red and green ones and it would be a perfect Christmas party decoration!

Make your own winter centerpiece

I found the felt snowflake that went under the glass vase at the Dollar Tree (Yup, that’s right, $1). The other little sparkly balls and ornaments were all found at Hobby Lobby. The powder snow was probably the most expensive part, surprisingly, but you can find lots of different types on Amazon! I have to say, I am really proud of this one. My boss even told me that I had missed my calling in event planning after she saw them:) <This is me smiling really big!>

DIY Winter centerpiece- change out the blue for red and green and it is perfect for Christmas

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12 Days of Christmas Day 5: Chocolate Stir Spoons

12 Days of Christmas Recipes, Crafts, and StyleChocolate Mint Spoons for stirring your hot cocoa

Talk about an easy “recipe”….these spoons can be made in just a few minutes! I used mine for our hot chocolate bar at the holiday party this past weekend, but you could also use them at home or give them as gifts to people like teachers and coworkers! I thought this entire thing was going to be impossible since I don’t have a double boiler to melt the chocolate, but it turns out you don’t even need a double boiler to melt chocolate correctly! As shown in the picture below, I took a saucepan and filled it with water and started it boiling. Then I filled a smaller saucepan and filled it with my chocolate chips. I held the small saucepan over the water and made sure to stir pretty consistently. Once the chocolate is all melted I spooned it on to my plastic spoons and sprinkled with crushed mints. Voila! Chocolate dipped spoons! They are perfect for stirring hot cocoa, but would even give a great chocolate mint flavor to a cup of coffee!
Melting chocolate without a double boiler Chocolate dipped spoons for stirring

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