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 table...coffee 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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