- Snowflakes of dry pasta
- Snowflakes foil
- Crochet snowflakes
- Snowflakes of twigs
- Snowflakes of felt
- Snowflakes of salt dough
Did you know that the preparation for the New Year brings no less (if not more) of joy than the celebration? And why? Because the expectation of the New Year - is waiting for a miracle. And with age, we do not cease to hope for a miracle. That's why so carefully preparing for this magical holiday, we try to discover new recipes for the holiday table, pick up new clothes, buying gifts for family and friends and, of course, decorate their house. And decorate the Christmas tree and garlands to hang, and be sure to cut out snowflakes. Well, even if we do not cut, then this New Year's Eve as a child addicted to occupation of all.
Christmas snowflake with their hands - that was easier? Nothing, except that the cotton balls on strings from the ceiling. A beautiful, delicate hand-made snowflakes sculptured on the windows and mirrors hung on the walls and doors, and they decorated the Christmas tree. Even today, despite the abundance of bright and shiny Christmas decorations in the stores, arms and scratched make something sort of New Year. And thus to touch the miracle. Here we are drawn to the memory of old paper and scissors, and again as a child, cut out snowflakes, cut, cut - until you get bored.
And, by the way, making only one New Year's snowflakes by cutting paper is not limited. So you know, for example, that the Christmas snowflakes with their hands can make pasta, foil, from salted dough? Yes, they can just crochet or sew. Let's see what this all turns out.
Snowflakes of dry pasta
For these small snowflakes suit makaroshki (shells, flowers, wheels, feathers). The most interesting - to come up with the shape of snowflakes. Collect interesting, different in form and composition of snowflakes on the table first, and then later merge. To snowflakes dry out well and did not stick to the work surface, place them on wax paper and occasionally upside.
Then paint snowflakes with a brush or spray paint. They can be white, blue, gold or silver. Be careful and imposes just a lot of paint - the pasta from moisture swell! After painting the snowflakes can be decorated with sequins, beads, or beads. Ready snowflakes hang on ribbons and decorate their Christmas tree and room.
To foil snowflakes suitable food roll foil or foil from chocolate. Cut out of her candy wrappers square with sides of 5 to 10 cm (all depends on the future snowflakes). Number of wrappers will also depend on the volume itself and snowflakes. Each wrapper roll up into a ball (not very thick, but smooth). Actually, these balls are rays and snowflakes.
Now, in one of the balls (it will be the center) with an awl or a thick needle to make the necessary number of through-holes (three or four). And insert pieces of wire (10-12 cm) and then put the rest on the wire beads. Seal the ends of the wire into the last lumps of foil. Attach the ribbon. All - Snowflake ready!
Those who know how to crochet, you can use their skills for the manufacture of fine crocheted snowflakes. Small delicate beauty, not only decorate the Christmas tree and the house. They can be used for decoration knitted things (for example, children's hats). Knit snowflakes of white, blue, blue (as you like) yarn for knitting or iris, or floss, or severe reel of thread for sewing.
Special masters can come up with creative design for their own snowflakes. And with the decline of his creative powers, or lack of time, you can find a lot of interesting ready-made schemes. By the way, with no less success crochet snowflakes can be used openwork motives napkins. Finished snowflake little iron starching and ironing. However, for those who crochet is not able, manufacture of knitted Christmas snowflakes - a good excuse to master this uncomplicated and very useful technique.
Snowflakes of twigs
For these snowflakes need any tree branches (the thickness of a pencil), a knife or sharp scissors, glue (glue gun) and something for decoration - buttons, beads, berries, ribbon, pine branches, and so on.
Cut the branches on the number of rays of future snowflakes. Remember that there must be an even number - six or eight? On the basis of (the middle of a snowflake) on a circle of cardboard glue all the rays. In order to give the similarity branches with snow crystals, add to each beam of the cross, or V-shaped short perekladinki. And it is possible that both. Mid decorate as we like: a bow, a sprig of green, bright buttons, in short, everything your heart desires. Snowflake ready. We want to hang it on the tree, we would like - on the wall and admire!
Snowflakes of felt
This is an excellent option for the production of creative snowflakes who is friends with a needle and thread. But even if you do not know how to sew well, the snowflakes of felt - a good excuse to start this study. For these snowflakes need red and white felt (discs with a diameter of 10 centimeters and a strip of 0, 5 to 10 cm), a pencil for fabrics, sewing machine, red and white thread, scissors.
Through the center of a white disc a pencil horizontal scroll disk and divide into six equal sections. Two centimeters from the center of the circle, mark on the painted stripes dots and connect them one by one to each other by straight lines. In the center of snowflakes I should get a pentagon. And then on each long strip (ray snowflakes) draw two perpendicular short stripes. However, this is only one embodiment of the pattern. You can draw on any other felt snowflake regular geometric shape.
Then fold each other red and white circle, and between them under one of the beams, place a thin strip of felt (a loop for hanging snowflakes). Fill in a sewing machine thread so that the upper thread was red, and the bottom - white. Stitch on a snowflake painted lines - first rays, and then melenkie strips. Cut off any excess thread. And then all neproshitye of the circle cut with scissors, departing from the seams of two millimeters on both sides. Erase the pencil and can admire the extraordinary red-white felt snowflakes. And not only admire such snowflakes decorate the Christmas tree or room - the effect will exceed all expectations.
Snowflakes of salt dough
Beautiful snowflakes from salt dough can be done in two ways. In any case, you will need a dough from one part of salt, one part of the two parts of flour and water. For plasticity to the test, you can add a spoonful of vegetable oil.
In the first case snowflakes lepim thin sausages. Roll out the sausage and turn of her monogram. The tips of the sausages in the spiral wrap on both sides (two-three turns) and then tightens the spiral to each other so as to form a loop below them. This is the first element of snowflakes. The second element - a simple loop. Roll out dough sausage is turned off in the loop and cut off the excess ends.
For a single snowflake need four monograms and twelve loops of dough. In the center of the future snowflakes place a small circle (the same dough), and around the place the monogram spirals into snowflakes. Four loops (cone down) placed between the spirals monograms, and the remaining eight (cone up) - between eyelets monograms.
In the second case of a snowflake made from a single piece of salt dough, roll into a thin layer. Cut out the stencil snowflake - can be delicate, can be continuous, with no gaps. Make a hole for the belt. The dried white snowflake coat of paint and paint the dashes, circles and swirls. For prettification use red or blue pen. If desired, the finished snowflake coat varnish.
As it turns out, Christmas snowflake with their hands - it's not just a pair of scissors and paper. All your needlework skills can fully manifest itself in the production of such simple and wonderful symbol of winter and the New Year - the snowflake. So, in preparation for the New Year, sew, knit, sculpt and glue these magical lace decoration, and how could it be otherwise - on the threshold of the New Year!