Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Guest post: DIY Snowflake Bookpages

First of all, let me start off by saying that I am so honored to be guest posting once again on By The Porchlight for Lesley! She has by far been one of the most encouraging and supportive bloggers I have met through my journey with this lovely little day. My name is Lena, I'm a lifestyle blogger and I love focusing on the things that make each day a little lovelier, that includes food, diy, crafts, fashion, art, travel, and anything that strikes me as inspiring from day to day!

Anyways, onto the DIY!

Do you remember cutting out snowflakes when you were a little kid and hanging them up in your classroom at school? This project is very simple and fun. My boyfriend, Will, and I sat at the kitchen table cutting out these pretty snowflakes one morning after breakfast listening to Christmas music and it was such a great day!

Instead of using regular copy paper and making the kiddie version of these lovelies, I took pages from an old book that I use in a lot of my projects. {I justify tearing apart the book by the fact that it is a travel guide to Alaska from the 1970's... very outdated, and probably somewhat dangerous if you were to actually use it as a source.}

If you are a little rusty on how to start the process of cutting out these flakes {like I was} there are plenty of sources online to get you started! I followed Martha Stewart's step by step tutorial on how to make a 6-pointed snowflake!

At first I was having a little trouble getting my bearings and predicting what the outcome of certain cuts might be. Will laughed and showed me this website, which apparently is very old... Old or not, it does the trick though! And wastes a lot less paper! :)

After we had them all cut I hung some on the tree as ornaments. For the others I used clothes pins to attach them to a string of twinkle lights! I knew I had wanted to make a garland originally but it seemed like the perfect way to dress up and tone down a string of lights. I think it gives the whole room a much more relaxed and homemade Christmas feel!

I also thought about using old sheet music or scrapbook paper! Do you have any ideas on how to display these snowflakes?

Come visit me at this lovely little day and share your ideas!

Happy Holidays everyone!

1 comment:

Megan C. Stroup said...

So cute! And I love how you justify tearing apart an old book because it is no longer credible haha. I don't disagree! ;)

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