Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Custom Monogram Snowflake Tutorial


Here's a twist on the classic paper snowflake. Cut out your monogram on top.  I made a J for my husband and an A for my daughter.  This is a simple craft for a child old enough to use scissors.  If they aren't nimble enough to cut the letters, they can help cut the shapes for the center part of the snowflake.

1. Fold square paper in half
2. Fold in half again, then unfold
3. Take the left corner and fold 30 degrees, then fold the right corner 30 degrees from center (you could use a protractor, but I just eyeballed it
4. Fold in half one more time and cut across the top
5. Unfold and draw on the monogram letter
6. Cut the letter out
7. Fold in half again and cut diagonal so the letter is only attached by small section
8. Cut out little shapes for the snowflake
9. Unfold carefully




10 comments:

  1. I'm gonna try this with my niece. She's only 4, but like Avery, loves crafting.

    I've just finished going through your whole blog -- yes, aaaaallllllllll the way to the proposal. I will have to go through again and comment more. You have great ideas and projects. One of my resolutions for the new year is to cut down on the number of blog I subscribe to, but yours is KEEPER!

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  2. So very clever! Your result is so beautiful and professional looking.

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  3. Very cute idea. I bet your daughter loves the personalization. Don't we all?

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  4. I just can't get mine to form a ball... what do I do with the tapered ends? I think that is what the problem is.

    Fantastic blog!

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