When decorating for Christmas do you ever want just a little something extra to catch the eye?? I think these pretty paper bag snowflakes will do the trick AND they are inexpensive to create!! Come on in and I’ll show you this easy paper bag snowflake DIY in different sizes! I plan to use them in my home at Christmas and throughout the winter!
All the supplies…
We are of course using paper bags in a couple of different sizes, but we’ll also use hot glue and scissors. You can pick up the standard sized lunch bags at Walmart or Dollar General, but I purchased the smaller size at Hobby Lobby.
To create the largest snowflake I’ll be using 8 of the large lunch bags you see above. I’m using hot glue to attach the sacks to each other, applying one line of glue down the center and one line across the bottom as seen below. Be sure to glue on the side of the sack that has the flap. I like to keep my lines thin and in the center to prevent having to cut through the glue.
Once the glue is applied, lay another sack on top and repeat the process until all 8 sacks are attached. Next up we’ll cut the top and sides to create the snowflake look. You can make all your snowflakes different depending on the pattern you cut. You can see on the one below how I cut the top and only one notch out of the sides.
Once the desired pattern is cut you are ready to gently pull the sacks apart to create the snowflake. To hold the snowflake in shape we’ll glue one side to the other. If you want to make smaller snowflakes follow these same steps, just with the smaller bags shown above.
Natural or painted….
These paper snowflakes can be painted, flocked with fake snow, or even just left natural. I chose to do a little of all three and really like the natural since it seems to go well with my gingerbread decor. Any way you prefer, these snowflakes are so pretty and make a really big statement in your decor!!
These are so pretty hanging from the ceiling, but I’m wanting a little something different so I’m choosing to cascade them up the wall and across the wood beam in my kitchen using Command Strips and tacks. I love the dramatic effect these beauties give my kitchen!! What do you think??
I LOVE how pretty these snowflakes turned out and even better that they are neutral so they can be combined with any color theme. I often gravitate towards neutral decor just like this!!