Saturday, December 31, 2011

I can't believe I made that! 3D Paper Snowman and Snowflake

I love snowflakes and snowmen.  Love them.  I've always wanted to put snowflakes in my windows, but have yet to find ones that work.  I did some googling on how to make your own and came across a great tutorial with video included.  YAY, I love video tutorials!  

Last night, I made my first 3D snowflake - it turned out beautiful!  I can't believe how easy it was to make.  It took less than an hour to do and cost me nothing. I used computer paper, scrapbook paper for a matte, tape, yarn and a frame - that's it!   The snowflake looks great next to Frosty!  Frosty was free to make too, which makes him even cuter.   

If you would like to make your own snowflake(s), head over to Paper Zone for a great tutorial.  I used 3 inch squares for my snowflake - any larger would have been too big for my frame.

  • Head here for step-by-step directions for the 3D Paper Snowflake.
  • Head here for the simple directions to make your own framed 3D Paper Snowman.
(To see my post on the large snowflake pictured above, head here)


So simple to make, so fun!

Best wishes for a wonderful 2012!
Thanks for stopping by!  
Cheers!


28 comments:

Lisa ~ The SweetTalk Shop said...

Love this Mary!!! Hey you need to link it on some sites and get your blog some exposure! Go check out my post about the LOVE pictures I did and at the bottom you will see the links. It is easy, if you need help e-mail me.
Link the Valentine's one too!!
lisa (at) thesweettalkshop.com

Mary said...

Hi Lisa,

You are too sweet! Thanks for the tip, I'll head over to your page and check out the links! I'm still pretty green when it comes to this, I've only been blogging for about 2 weeks.

Thanks for offering help - I may e-mail you with a few questions if I get confused.

Off to check out the links on your blog...

Thanks so much again ~ Mary

It's All Connected said...

Mary, get ready to be addicted to the blogosphere! You get used to doing everything with a camera in one hand and a tutorial forming in your mind. lol I'm your newest member and excited to see where you will be going! ~ Maureen

Twigs and Twirls said...

Love the Snowman !!! And really alot of things do look better framed ;-)

Linda @ It All Started with Paint said...

Loving that paper snowman! Stopping by from Not Just A Housewife link party ...

Linda @ It All Started with Paint said...

Oh, and I've pinned it!

shopannies said...

love your paper art looks very pretty and talented
come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Mary said...

Thank you, Maureen, Twigs and Twirls, Linda & Shopannies, for the visit and comments ~ they mean so much! Looking forward to visiting each of your blogs! Hope you are all off to a wonderful New Year!

Best wishes - Mary

Modern Frills said...

so cute! love it!!!

Mary said...

Thanks for stopping by, Modern Frills! Thanks so very much for the sweet comment!

Terry said...

I really like these (though I can't believe they were easy to make, they look so detailed). I would love it if you linked up at our party: http://thesepeastastefunny.blogspot.com/2012/01/link-it-up-thursday-1.html

Mary said...

Hi Terry!

Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the invite! I just linked up to your party!

The snowflakes look hard, but when you watch the video, they really are simple - I can almost do them in my sleep now! ;-)

Headed back over to check out your blog some more...I'm a new follower!

Cheers! Mary

SJB AKA SUE J-B. said...

Following you via Freestyle Friday.

http://www.sjb-myphotopage.com/

Mary said...

Thanks for the visit and the follow, SJB AKA Sue J-B! Happy New Year!

Anastasia said...

I think you've found your niche! Love it. Will you make me some? I love you!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Super cute. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com today. Grab my "featured" button.

Mary said...

Hi Michelle - Thanks for the feature - great way to start off my weekend! Grabbed my feature button! Thanks so much! :)

Mary

Mary said...

I'll make you some, Stacy :)

Rose said...

Thank you for linking up with me today! I look forward to getting to know you better this year, too.

Jamie said...

Very nice items! I love the snowflake!

I'm a new follower from RandomCreative's friday feature hop. Feel free to stop by and if you like, follow me back! :o)

Jamie
For Love of Cupcakes

Vicky said...

Those came out great and will be a wonderful way to decorate for Christmas and winter in general. I am a new follower visiting from Delicate Construction. Vicky from Mess For Less

Mary said...

Hi Jamie, Thanks for the visit and the follow...I'll be heading over to your blog to check it out! The snow flake looks hard, but it's really simple to make, just follow the tutorial...I've made 12 so far! Hope you have a great weekend!

Hi Vicky - I need to find things to replace Christmas - my house always feels so bare after we take down all the Christmas decorations. I live in Ohio, we have long winters...the snowflake will be out for a while! Thanks so much for the visit and follow! I'll be checking out Delicate Construction! Have a wonderful weekend!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Love it! Thanks for linking up! Check out my giveaway....


XO, Aimee

Ginger said...

I'll be featuring YOU this Thursday in my {take a look at you} post. Thank you so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday last week. Hope to see you again tomorrow night at 7 pm when this week's party goes live. :)

Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

Mary ~ said...

Hi Ginger - THANK YOU so much for the feature! I'll be at the party Thursday! Thank you for hosting and thanks for visiting....looking forward to following and joining the parties this year!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So cute~ Thanks for linking up at FNF! :)

Mary ~ said...

Thanks, Courtney! Thank you for hosting! :o)

Kelly @ Here Comes the Sun said...

Your snowflake looks great. I tried to make some pretty ones this year but failed miserably. Thanks for linking up to Fabulous Friday.