# DIY Snowflakes Decoration Ideas

DIY snowflakes decoration ideasToday, we share DIY snowflakes decoration ideas to you!Step 1: Start With a SquareFirst, begin with a square piece of copy paper.I have outlined the edges of my paper in blue to make it easier to follow along with the steps. As I fold, I keep the paper in place, so you shouldn't need to rotate or flip over the paper to follow along (unless otherwise stated). Just fold it exactly as it shows.(TO MAKE A SQUARE: You can make a square from a rectangular piece of paper simply by folding one corner down to form an isosceles triangle and trimming off the excess paper. See second picture.)I usually make two snowflakes for every 8.5"x11" piece of paper, so I first cut the paper in half, and then make a square from each half. This makes a snowflake about 5" across. If you're just learning to make snowflakes, using a full piece of paper for each snowflake may be easier to practice with.Step 2: Fold in Half Diagonally.Fold the square of paper diagonally to make a triangle.(Note that I have marked the center of the paper square with a yellow star, as well as outlines of what the paper looked like before it was folded. This is just to help make a reference point for following along.)Step 3: Fold in Half Again.Fold this larger triangle in half to make a smaller triangle.Step 4: Fold One Third.Imagine this triangle in thirds (as shown in the first picture), and then fold the right "third" over, as shown in the second picture. If you want to be precise and have a protractor, each "third" in this step is a 30 degree angle.Step 5: Fold Again.Fold the left third over. Try to get all of the folds to line up as close as possible for the most symmetrical snowflake.Step 6: Cut the "top" Off at an Angle.Flip your folded paper over so that you're looking at the back. Then, cut off the top of the paper at an angle. Make sure to cut if off so that all remaining layers of paper are equal. As you can see, I'm basically cutting off all of those excess blue edges.Cutting at an angle is what makes the points of the snowflake. Eventually, you'll learn to cut at different angles to makeDIY snowflakes decoration ideaswith points that are more or less sharp.BONUS: The extra image shown in this step is from a worksheet I made for a class, which just re-explains steps 4-6 for those who may have a harder time visualizing the "fold in thirds" part. If you've already got the hang of it, just ignore the second picture and continue on to step 7.Real DIY snowflakes decoration ideas often have large areas of "blank space" that don't look very good when rendered in paper. A flip through a snowflake photography book shows that quite a few snowflakes form as just a simple hexagon with few details. If the snowflake you're copying has a lot of blank space, embellish it anyway. Since it can't be an exact replica, it might as well be pretty!Basically, just use the technique from step 10. Imagine the how a real DIY snowflakes decoration ideas would look if it were a slice of a pie. Think of the clock hands at 1 o'clock.Above are two examples of snowflakes that I've tried to replicate. I've added a second view of each with the "slice" highlighted.