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{DIY snowflake garland}

A little while ago I found a tutorial for a cute Christmas garland (source) and just had to make my own, smaller version of it!

I haven’t decorated for Winter much around our home so far. Usually I don’t get in the mood to decorate for Christmas until after my birthday (which will be on Thursday — hint, hint). This little snowflake garland is the perfect craft for me, though! It’s very nifty, thrifty  and not too Christmassy tacky. ;)

What you’ll need:

  • paper (letter size or A4)
  • printed pattern
  • pencil
  • small sharp scissors or x-acto knife
  • glue stick
  • twine
  • optional: wood buttons for each side

How to:

download the PDF tutorial here


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    Tuesday December 13th, 2011 at 08:12 PM

    Ooooh, this is a GREAT tutorial. Thank you!!

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    TyKes Mom
    Tuesday December 13th, 2011 at 08:41 PM

    This is too cute! A nice change from the usual construction paper ring garland. Thanks!

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    Wednesday December 14th, 2011 at 12:58 AM

    This is so sweet! I am so trying to un-christmas our decorations, but we have so many that have been given to us…and the boys love it…it’ll probably be years before I can really simplify…This is a perfect nod to the holidays!

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    Wednesday December 14th, 2011 at 03:15 AM

    How cute!! Very creative!! Your newest follower!!

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    Wednesday December 14th, 2011 at 01:05 PM

    These are thrifty and nifty!! lol Super nicely presented tutorial too. I am going to pin this…think people need to see it. :)

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    Wednesday December 14th, 2011 at 01:14 PM

    I love this idea!!! Yours came out beautiful!

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    Wednesday December 14th, 2011 at 01:38 PM

    What a lovely idea…looks so pretty (simple too )!!!

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    chris hutton
    Wednesday December 14th, 2011 at 03:04 PM

    thank you love christine in italy xx

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    Wednesday December 14th, 2011 at 06:01 PM

    Thank you for sharing this post. I will be making some today. Great Idea too.

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    Wednesday December 14th, 2011 at 09:55 PM

    I love that I can see Germany through the window in your snowflake pic! We lived there for four years. Now we live in Japan and it just isn’t the same

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    Thursday December 15th, 2011 at 12:34 AM

    Very Cute!

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    Q @ JAQS
    Thursday December 15th, 2011 at 04:51 AM

    THat is simply beautiful :)

    Love for you to share it at my linky party here:

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    Katie@The Crafty Blog Stalker
    Thursday December 15th, 2011 at 03:02 PM

    So Cute! Thanks for the great tutorial!
    I would love for you to link up on Blog Stalking Thursday!

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    Friday December 16th, 2011 at 03:35 AM

    Sooo beautiful.. I love it.. Thanks SO much for linking your wonderful features today.. Sincerely appreciate it and hope you can share again next Thursday.. TY ..Wishing you a great weekend.. ~Mar

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    Katherines Corner
    Friday December 16th, 2011 at 06:17 PM

    Another lovely tutorial, thank you Hugs!
    my Tis The Season giveaway ends tomorrow night, did you get your entry in?

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Saturday December 17th, 2011 at 04:23 PM

      Thank you for your kind words, Katherine!
      Unfortunately I’m not eligible to enter the giveaway. It’s not open to German participants. ;)
      I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

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    Saturday December 17th, 2011 at 05:35 AM

    This is such a fun idea! I love the snowflakes! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing at my Feature Friday Linky Party!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic

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    Miss Charming
    Saturday December 17th, 2011 at 06:12 AM

    A very unique and beautiful garland.

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    Millie Morgan Media
    Saturday December 17th, 2011 at 10:37 PM

    Wow, this is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower and your blog is too cute. I look forward to reading more posts. I’d appreciate it if you stopped by my blog and followed me back. Thanks!

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    Saturday December 17th, 2011 at 11:20 PM

    Thanks, doing this tonight!

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    Elisabeth Andrée
    Sunday December 18th, 2011 at 11:32 AM

    Thank you for this very very very nice tutorial! I am going to pint it:)

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    Monday December 19th, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    love this! turned out beautiful!

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    Monday December 19th, 2011 at 04:24 PM

    Paper has always been a hard medium for me. Your garland is beautiful. I would love for you to share at Bacon Time, the Anything goes linky is up. Found you at diy home sweet home.

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    Lindsi B
    Wednesday December 21st, 2011 at 01:47 AM

    Ohhhh gorgeous!!! We’d love for you to share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays.–3-weeks-long-for.html

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    Wednesday December 21st, 2011 at 02:14 AM

    What a beautiful and simple ornament!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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    Thursday December 22nd, 2011 at 05:43 PM

    Vanessa! I love this. It’s so pretty and wintery! I would love for you to share this at my special holiday linky party going on right now!

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!!
    ~Nikki …xoxo

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    Friday December 23rd, 2011 at 03:39 AM

    This is beautiful!

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