Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Coffee Filter Snowflakes: Easy Craft ~ Frugal Decorations

Every year, I promise myself that I will take part in the after-Christmas sales so I can stock up on Christmas decorations for the following year.  Every year, I'm usually too broke to participate in the after holiday sales.  Or, when I have a little extra cash the day after Christmas, I find it difficult to part with it by spending it on something that's going to spend the next 11 months up in the attic. 

Over the years, I've accumulated some nice decorations.  Mainly, tree ornaments.  I don't have too many decorations suitable for the windows.  I was browsing Pinterest in hopes of finding a simple solution to my bare window problem. 

I came across a fabulous tutorial for making snowflakes out of coffee filters posted over at Made by Britta  I knew right away that this was the perfect project to spruce up my windows!  Especially, since I knew I had an opened package of coffee filters on my craft filters that my Mom gave me when she started using a reusable filter to make her morning coffee.  (Thanks, Mom!)

While Grace is still too young for this project, she enjoyed watching me make cuts into the folded coffee filter and was super-excited when it came time to unfold the pretty paper snowflakes! 

I made enough to fill one window and when my nieces came over on Saturday, I showed them how I made them.  The girls cut out enough to fill the windows in my living room and dining room!  I'm thinking of making a few to tape to our kitchen windows, too! 

These inexpensive paper snowflakes would also be great to place on the bottom of your holiday cookie trays instead of those more expensive paper doilies found in the cake decorating aisle of the craft store! 

One of my nieces even pointed out that the snowflakes can be used after Christmas, since they are winter decorations!  I'll be getting my money's worth out of those freebie snowflakes! 

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Simple Domesticity said...

Great idea! I'll have to give this a try.

Stephanie said...

Oh I love it! My daughter would enjoy making these with me too! Thanks!

Alicia said...

Those are cute! Since we won't get any REAL snow in FL, I might have to give this a try!

Anonymous said...

Stopping by from TNAT

How fun! We did paper snowflakes last year, but I just did random designs. If we have time, I think I will make some with my girls tonight.

Unknown said...

Clever idea!! I don't know why I didn't think of this.

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