a snowflake table runner is my fave

December 18, 2013

Today’s snowy post was created by Bar Rucci.

snowflake table runner

There are two things we are obsessed with making at our house: pom-poms and snowflakes. I love snowflake making!! It’s the best because you never know what you’re going to get, and everyone oohs and aahs when you open up your snowflake. It’s completely addicting!

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I think there are probably as many ways to make snowflakes as there are to make pop-poms. But this is how we make ours:

Take an 8.5” x 11” piece of paper and fold it over into a triangle. Trim off the part that is leftover so now you have a perfect square. Fold that triangle in half again, then one more time. Cut off the bottom and the point, making some sort of pattern. Now cut the inside with little notches of whatever shape and size you want. Open it up, and voila! An amazing, symmetrical snowflake!

snowflake table runner

snowflake table runner

To make the runner, I arranged the snowflakes on the table and then used little pieces of scotch tape to tape the edges together. It’s such a festive, wintery and inviting table…you can use it for a party, Christmas morning, or any time during the winter months for a little cheer.

Happy snowflake making!

You can find more of Bar’s art projects at Art Bar Blog or shop her card shop (it’s not too late to send holiday greetings) at Late Night Cake.

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  • On December 19, 2013 , AL TAN said:

    The folding and cutting of snowflake is my favourite too.

  • On December 19, 2013 , Grandma said:

    I like how someone put one little Cherrio in the middle of one of the snowflakes!

  • On December 19, 2013 , dawn said:

    Somehow I’ve lived this long and didn’t know to cut off the excess once you’d made the first triangle. Love this idea – already started so we have a fab runner for Christmas Eve!! Merry holidays to you!!

  • On December 19, 2013 , Andrea caretto said:

    Such a great idea! The kids and I have started our own! Can’t wait to see it all done! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  • On December 20, 2013 , Ada said:

    I loooooove it. Now I am tempted to create my own. I have a black granite dinning table so the ‘snow’ would stand out so beautifully. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  • On December 23, 2013 , Kelly said:

    I am good at some things, but I cannot make a good looking snowflake to save my life. Seriously. But this is cute.

  • On January 1, 2014 , onel said:

    Such a delicate idea! This table runner is just gorgeous!!! Need to be extra careful when moving the plates though ;)

  • On January 12, 2014 , Shannon { A Mom's Year } said:

    I love this! My younger daughter is a snowflake-making machine. After she filled the windows, we started making garlands. I never thought of a table runner–great idea!

  • On January 12, 2014 , Lisa said:

    Fab idea! Can’t wait to make one for my daughters Frozen birthday party!

  • On January 31, 2014 , joyce in Georgia said:

    Great way to use snowflakes we all love to create! Make it last all season by laying a transparent plastic tablecovering over it. Find medium-weight 54″ width plastic on a roll that is cut to fit your table length (remember to add several inches for overhang) for about $2.29/yard in Walmart (also in fabric and hobby stores. Good to use over regular or vinyl tablecloths, too, for easy cleaning of crafts and everyday spills.

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