DIY Paper Snowflake Accent for Plain-Looking Gifts

Last updated on November 5th, 2015

So, we are entering the Holiday season and following the tradition that my family does every year (even without them because I got married this year), I and my wife started shopping for gifts to avoid the holiday rush in December. I bought a couple of gadgets for my mom and dad, and wrapped them in plain brown paper. But those look plain as heck.

I learned creating snowflake patterns when I was in elementary in art class.and these make great accents to boring looking gifts.

The gifts went from this:

DIY Snowflake Accent for Gifts 1

To this:

DIY Snowflake Accent for Gifts 2

Here is how to make DIY paper snowflake accents for gifts

1. Get a square piece of colored paper, fold it diagonally into a triangle, then fold the triangle, then fold it in half into a smaller triangle, then into another triangle, then half again… until you get something in the fifth image below:

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2. Cut off diagonally (or curved) at the top of the paper, like below:



3. Cut differently shaped holes at the sides of the folded paper. You can also cut off the pointed end if you want a hole in the center of your snowflake. Later on, you can experiment on what kind of holes, what shapes and sizes and how many. There are literally hundreds of ways to do this.

DIY Snowflake Accent for Gifts 4


4. Unfold the paper and it will look something, like this:

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5. You can glue or just tie the snowflakes using paper or abaca twine. Or just about any natural-looking string, really.

DIY Snowflake Accent for Gifts 2


My Christmas presents for mom and dad are ready! Can you guess what gadgets these are?

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