Snowflake Decorations: How to Create a Quick and Easy Star For Christmas

snowflake made out of paper
Snowflake Decorations for Christmas

We love making decorations in our house and Christmas is no exception. I have seen a lot of people creating these DIY snowflake stars on Instagram so I thought I would give it a go, you can see some more ideas for Christmas DIY decor here.

I was recently asked by Home Sense to visit one of their stores and find some Christmas décor to put in my home. After an hour of browsing and filling my basket with everything but the Christmas tree, I realized there was a theme emerging… stars!

I had wooden stars, baubles with stars on them, and star cookie cutters (I also had a Ninjabread cooking kit, but that’s a whole different blog!) It got me thinking about how prevalent stars are at Christmas time and how easy it is to create your own.

I have made a few DIY snowflake stars to hang around the house, so here’s a quick tutorial on how to make them.

How To Make Snowflake Decorations

You’ve probably already got the materials in your house to make the DIY snowflake star, all you’ll need is –

  • A pad of A4 paper. I went with white but you can go for any color you wish
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Sellotape
paper, scissors, stapler, sellotape all ready to make snowflake decorations

Take one sheet of A4 paper and fold it so you can cut off the excess paper and make a square. Fold the square in half to make a triangle and then fold it again.

step by step photos of how to fold a piece of paper to make a snowflake decoration

Hold the longer length of the triangle in your hand and make sure the point of the triangle is pointing away and the folded edge is at the top. Cut a line into the triangle about 1 cm in width and about 1 cm away from the folded edge.

cutting the paper to create the arms of the snowflake

Do this four times, making sure it line is about 1 cm in width from each other. This should then form five segregated lines of paper.

5 lines cut into the snowflake

Fold the paper out so it forms a square again, the cuts shouldn’t meet in the middle, leaving around an inch in between. 

paper with cuts in it and a pair of scissors

You then need to fold each opposite right angle into the middle and fix together, but in opposite directions so it forms a diamond shape. I used Sellotape for this but you could staple together.

folded paper held together with sellotape
paper folded to create the first arm of the snowflake decoration

You need to create an even number over 6 to create the star shape. I went for six separate sections as this creates quite a big DIY snowflake star, but you could do 8 or even 10! Once you’ve completed the sections, you need to fasten them together, for this, I used a stapler.

6 arms of the snowflake decoration

First of all, I stapled them all together in the middle, then I stapled each section where they meet on the side.

snowflake arms
stapling the snowflake arms together
the nearly finished snowflake decoration
stapling the arms together

And that’s it! It’s ready to be hung in your house. You could make several of these DIY snowflake stars and hang them from your banister or even make miniature stars to hang on your tree. I added my star to my shelf along with all the other stars I have collected over the years

a dark blue wall with monochrome artwork, a grey sofa and a industrial style coffee table

A few of my Home Sense purchases include the blue and gold print cushion, wreath candle holder, snowflake chopping board, and wooden star. I love rustic Christmas decorations and taking my decor back to nature. 

white snowflake decoration hanging in a kitchen

And whilst we’re on the subject of stars, here’s a few dotted around my house…

Blue and gold stars in a tree
My Arctic Blue Champagne Glitter Picks from Balsam Hill
a monochrome kitchen with hanging chair
 A monochrome kitchen with hanging chair
a bathroom with wooden bath tray, stars and patterned flooring
Every bathroom needs stars! – Gold glitter star from Keep It Living
a gold star
A Christmas Decor Tree Shelfie – stars from Of Special Interest
christmas star decorations
Wicker Star – The Living Room Shoreham

What Christmas decor do you think you’ll have a go at? These DIY snowflake stars are super easy to put together and make a lovely addition to your home at Christmas. You can use any color you like so that it fits in with your Christmas decor theme and add other items like glitter, gems, and tinsel!

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