Snow Need to Flake Out – 14 Snowflake Crafts & Giveaway

Get your snow gear ready because AllFreeChristmasCrafts has a blizzard of snowflake and snowmen crafts that you have to try. Now, we all know that the winter can feel a little dreary at times. However, there is a way to add some cheer to this frosty season. We’re talking about snow. No, not the freezing fluffy white stuff outside, but adorable crochet snowflake and snowmen crafts. With these projects, you get the best of both worlds: the beauty of snow without the bitter cold.

Wear snowflake scarves and sweaters so that you can stay warm and stylish when the temperature begins to drop. Snuggle up in a comfy sweater near the fire or accessorize with a trendy scarf for those moments when you have to venture outside. Snowflake clothes aren’t your thing? No worries, we have plenty of other snow-spired projects. What about decorations to make a winter wonderland in your home? Or, chilly ornaments and snowmen to add even more snowflake fun to your home?  We’ll admit that we’re suckers for anything remotely reminiscent of Frosty the Snowman because he’s just so darn cute. If you feel the same as us, then you’re going to be blown away at the Frosty-inspired crochet projects we found. Whether you prefer snowflakes or snowmen, we know there’s something here for you!

 

Wear Your SnowflakeFalling Snowflakes Sweater

Get warm and cozy with a snowflake sweater or scarf. Picture yourself curled up on the couch in your handmade sweater, drinking a warm cup of hot cocoa while reading a book as it lightly snows outside your window. Sounds pretty relaxing, right? We think so, too. Stay warm this winter and crochet your own cold-weather clothes!

  1. Cascading Snowflakes Crochet Scarf
  2. Falling Snowflakes Sweater

 

 

 

 

Snowflake OrnamentsSparkly Crochet Snowflake Ornament

Create unique homemade Christmas ornaments for your tree this year. The designs of these crochet snowflake ornaments are all unique because we all know that no two snowflakes are the same.

  1. Picot Loops Crochet Snowflake
  2. Crochet Snowflake Ornament
  3. Sparkly Crochet Snowflake Ornament

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. SnowmanFrosty the Snowman Inspiration

Last, but certainly not least, are our frost-spired crochet snowmen. Everyone loves jolly Frosty the Snowman, so why not get a little creative and crochet some of these happy little guys? Great to use as decorations around the home, these crafts are too cute to pass up!

1. Crochet Snowman Family
2. Crochet Snowman Jar Cozy
3. Mr. and Mrs. Snowman
4. Frosty the Snowman Tea Cozy
5. Crochet Frosty the Snowman

 

 

 

Giveaway!99 Snowflakes Volume 2

Win 99 Snowflakes Volume 2, a book full of stunning crochet snowflake patterns, from the light, large, and lacy, to the solid, small, and compact.

With the patterns in this book, you can learn how to make frosty decorations like:

  1. Chilly Snowman Christmas Stocking
  2. Crochet Snowflake Garland
  3. Upcycled Crocheted Doily Snowflake Garland/Bunting

The deadline to enter is July 8, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time, so enter today for your chance to win!

 

 

 

 

[break]

How to Make Paper Snowflakes

Making paper snowflakes has always been one of my favorite winter activities, but I was absolutely obsessed with paper snowflakes as a child. When I first learned how to make a paper snowflake, I just couldn’t stop. My kitchen table has been no stranger to paper scraps and multicolored scissors over the years, and now that winter is finally here, I had to share my love for these snowy paper creations.

This kid-friendly guide will teach you everything you need to know, from learning how to make paper snowflakes to tackling tricky paper snowflake designs. Just because these winter crafts are perfect for kids doesn’t mean adults can’t make them, too. Making paper snowflakes has no age limit!

Start with the Basics

This paper snowflake tutorial from FaveCrafts will teach you the basic paper snowflake pattern, so start here!

  1. Fold a square piece of paper in half diagonally to form a triangle.
  2. Fold in half again.
  3. Fold the triangle into thirds, folding each side towards the center.
  4. Cut a straight line across the bottom.
  5. Cut pieces out of all three sides in random patterns.
  6. Open to see your finished snowflake.

Once you’ve mastered these six steps, you can move on to the paper snowflake patterns below!

Paper Snowflake Patterns

One of a Kind Snowflakes– this paper snowflake pattern will help inspire you to create your own wintery creations.

Pipe Cleaner and Paper Snowflakes -if younger family member struggle with scissors, you can make these paper snowflakes instead! They’re just as cute, and they’re incredibly easy.

Super-Sized Snowflakes -making paper snowflakes is always fun, but making them as big as you is even better! These gargantuan flakes are easy to make, too.

Paper Snowflake Garland -this tutorial from Elevator Musik will teach you how to make paper snowflakes into a festive DIY garland.

More Amazing Paper Snowflake Designs

3D Paper Snowflakes -once you’ve mastered the standard paper snowflake template, go the extra mile and try making them 3D!

Game of Thrones Paper Snowflake Patterns -Krystal Higgins designed these awesome paper snowflake patterns, and you can download the templates for free to make your own!

Precious Snowflake Lions -turn your favorite snowflakes into adorable wintery creatures!

Paper Snowflake Trees– these creative paper crafts from Just Crafty Enough are the perfect way to reinvent your classic paper snowflake designs and make an elegant centerpiece all in one project.

Star Wars Paper Snowflake Patterns– make these paper snowflake designs from Anthony Herrera to prove you are the ultimate Star Wars fan. Browse the site for even more amazing patterns!

 Psssssst! Have a unique paper snowflake tutorial you’d like to share? Contact us!

Do you and your family make paper snowflakes in the winter?

Winter Wonderland Jewelry: 15 Snowflake Crafts and DIY Projects

Though the weather outside may be frightful, making DIY jewelry is always delightful. You don’t need a place to go because you’ll want to be at home making these DIY projects inspired by snow!

I am always so excited about the first snowfall of the year. Nothing is as beautiful as those tiny snowflakes floating through the air. A white Christmas and a winter wonderland are what people hope for during the holiday season.

This holiday season, you can create gorgeous jewelry pieces that are as inspiring as the first winter snowfall. AllFreeJewelryMaking has compiled this list of Winter Wonderland Jewelry: 15 Snowflake Crafts and DIY Projects to provide you with DIY jewelry making ideas inspired by snowflakes.

 

Shimmering Beaded Snowflake PatternHomemade Charms

Beautiful DIY charms are lovely because they are multipurpose; you can add them to a bracelet, turn them into earrings, use them as pendants on a DIY necklace, or make them into homemade holiday decorations. For a charming pattern that is ideal for anyone who likes bead motifs, try this Shimmering Beaded Snowflake Pattern. You could also create a charm as pretty as a picture of a winter holiday with this tutorial for Crystal Snowflake Charms. The possibilities are endless for these snowflake crafts made from adorable beading patterns.

 

DIY NecklacesSparkling Snowflake Bead Necklace

Wear one of these homemade necklaces to a holiday party, and you will be the shimmering star of the event. Look like a sparkling snow queen, and dazzle your friends with a Sparkling Snowflake Bead Necklace. Not sure if this is the right stunning DIY necklace for you? We have a couple more options below.

 

Snowflower Bracelet PatternHomemade Bracelets

Celebrate the winter season by sporting little snowflakes on your wrist. Feel like winter royalty with this gorgeous Snowflower Bracelet Pattern. This pattern vividly captures the color and glimmer of ice. Want a rustic jewelry piece that is still glamorous? Try a Silver Branches Bracelet, and capture the look of snow on bare tree branches. If these homemade bracelets remind you too much of the chilly outdoors, try this Snowflake Friendship Bracelet Pattern instead.

 

DIY Earrings

Winter Wonderland Snowflake Earrings

Don’t think we’ve forgotten about the dazzling snowflake earrings you can make! These Winter Wonderland Snowflake Earrings are exquisite; use this beaded snowflake earring pattern to make gorgeous earrings that are awesome for any occasion. Find more winter craft projects below and create stunning DIY earrings!

 

 

All of these DIY projects are great ways to incorporate snowflake-inspired pieces into your homemade jewelry collection this season. If you need more holiday jewelry ideas, then check out AllFreeJewelryMaking’s collection of holiday earrings for every day of December, and make ornaments for your ears!

 

What is your favorite piece of winter jewelry?

In Case You Missed It: “Winter Wonderland: How to Make 8 Snowflakes, Snow Crafts, and Snow Projects”

Winter’s not quite over yet, which means there’s still time to celebrate part of what makes it so special for many of us; the snow! Whether you got 2 feet, 2 inches, or nothing at all, you can appreciate how important snow is to winter, which makes it the perfect source of inspiration for some late-winter crafting. That’s why the editors at AllFreeChristmasCrafts have put together a brand new eBook to bring the beauty of a white Christmas into your home during any time of year. Get your copy of Winter Wonderland: How to Make 8 Snowflakes, Snow Crafts, and Snow Projects for all of the crafting fun (without the cold!).

 

Not only does our new eBook include ways to decorate your home with snowflakes, but also how to make a snow globe that’s mess-free and recyclable, and a few adorable craft snowmen that won’t melt once spring comes. There’s a bead craft, a free Christmas crochet pattern, and plenty of thrifty ways to create snow craft projects on a budget. Each of the designers who provided a project have their own approach to winter crafts which makes every page in this eBook very valuable for your crafting skills.

What you’ll find in this eBook:

Wooden Snowman Snowflake – Now you can combine your love for craft snowman and snowflake crafts into one adorable Christmas ornament craft. Artistic crafters will appreciate the quality of this handmade Christmas ornament, and those looking for something they can make in sets will be pleased to see how inexpensive the materials are. Best of all, just look at that face. What could be cuter for a Christmas tree?

 

Beautiful Sparkling Snow Globe – One of our favorite things about this eBook is how creative the snow craft projects were with recyclables. You can learn how to make a snow globe that’s going to stand out for its simplicity and elegance no matter where you place it using an easy jar craft tutorial. It’s accessible to all ages, and hardly costs anything to put together. Keep this tutorial handy year round, because it’s very easy to redesign depending on the time of year.

Download a copy of Winter Wonderland: How to Make 8 Snowflakes, Snow Crafts, and Snow Projectsit’s free!

If you like this eBook, you might also enjoy:

Get Snow Crafty This Winter

There is something about the winter season that sets it apart from the rest of the year, and no, I don’t mean the chilling temperatures. It has to be that special feeling that you get when you see the first snowflake of the year; it must be the fun of snowball fights and ice skating, sledding and snowmen that makes winter so special. I cannot lie, winter is one of my favorite times of year, I love the snow – I even love the cold! But we can’t be happy in freezing temperatures forever. It’s really only natural to miss the sun, which is why my greatest suggestion of the season is to Get Snow Crafty This Winter.

Head inside after a cold day of making snowmen and snow angels, and set yourself up with some crafts to keep you warm! This way, we don’t have to miss the snow when we head indoors. Bring the snow inside with some great snow-themed winter decorations.

Snowflake CraftsIntricate Quilled Snowflake

If you’re like me, you’re a sucker for snowflakes. I think they’re beautiful, so if you love snowflakes too, you’ll agree that they make a beautiful winter motif. Warm up indoors while you make a snowflake wreath to dress your front door in. If you’d rather keep the decor inside your home, and I can’t blame you, try out a snowflake chandelier; they’re so fun to make!

Snowmen for Your Neighbors

Snowman Crafts

I will admit that you don’t want to overpower your home with snowflakes, which is why I am thankful winter is so long that it allows us to add a few different winter crafts into the mix. Snowmen are fun to make outside, but even if you’re too cold, you won’t miss out on the fun with a few snowman crafts to keep you entertained. I like Fluffy and Fun Snowmen; they always put a smile on my face. Crafting at a budget is easy when you work with such a simple design. When you run out of space, don’t forget that these snowman crafts aren’t only great decorating ideas but they would make wonderful seasonal wonderful seasonal gifts as well.

When you’re done with the cold, and your nose starts to turn red, run inside and Get Snow Crafty This Winter! It’s the perfect way to keep yourself in a festive mindset without having to suffer through the cold if you’ve had just about enough of it.

What do you love more, snowflakes or snowmen?

Geek Crafts Roundup: Have a Nerdy Holiday

I’m Haley Pierson-Cox from The Zen of Making, and this is your bi-weekly dose of geeky goodness.

Deck the halls with golden snitches and death stars (fa la la la laaaa)…

Now that we’re all feeling nice and festive, here are six DIY holiday projects that will have you spreading some seriously nerdy holiday cheer in no time flat!

1. Retro Space Age Stocking Tutorial from Tried & True

2. Death Star Ornament from Chris McVeigh

3. Golden Snitch Truffles from Girl Meets Bowl

4. DIY Star Wars Snowflakes from Matters of Grey

5. Gingerbread TARDIS from therru and pnr on LiveJournal

6. Tutorial: Nerdtastic Felt Ornaments from Nerd Jerk

Need something nerdy to fight those cold weather blues? Check out my Geek Crafts Roundup: Cozy Yarn Crafts right here on FaveCrafts!

Link Love: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let it Snow

Earlier this week, a strange thing happened – my air conditioning kicked on. The temperature outside was positively balmy and I was able to leave my house wearing tennis shoes rather than my standard fur-lined boots. While this was a nice vacation from the normal frigid winds and sub-zero temperatures, I couldn’t help feeling like something was missing – snow!

The temperatures are decreasing but it seems we’ll have to wait for snow to fall here in the Windy City. Until that time, I’ll settle for a few snow-inspired crafts. Snowmen, snowflakes and white glitter seem to be everywhere right now, so I’m definitely not the only one who’s ready to walk in a crafty winter wonderland. When looking for winter projects, it’s best to start with a long list and pick out a project or two. Our collection of 17 Snowman Christmas Crafts + 3 New Projects has everything you need for a season of crafting. Some of my personal favorites from this collection include Cute Easy Clay Snowman Ornaments and Snowman Candleholder. If you’re not a huge fan of snowmen, make a seasonal Cookie Cutter Snowflake Card and send it to someone special.

Take advantage of this warm and fuzzy Christmas feeling by creating some of these fantastic snow-themed crafts. When you’re done crafting a snowman, head outside with the family and make the real thing!

  1. Beaded Snowflakes from Torie Jayne
  2. Peanut Snowmen Holiday Ornament from Shade Tree Jewelry
  3. Snowflake Gift Ornaments from Just Crafty Enough
  4. Faux Snowy Pinecones from Dream a Little Bigger
  5. Easy Felt Snowflake Coasters from Billie Monster
  6. Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments from One Artsy Momma
  7. Snowy Watercolours from The Mayberry Sparrow
  8. Crocheted Winter Wreath from Repeat Crafter Me
  9. Snowman Christmas Decoration from Plushka Craft

Bring Winter Indoors This Christmas with These New Snow Craft Projects

Some of you are probably getting ready for all the snow that’ll be falling within the next few months, while others don’t ever have to worry about it at all. It seems like no matter where we are, even if we’ve never seen snow, we hear about Christmas being white. The editors at AllFreeChristmasCrafts have found a way for everyone to have their own winter wonderland with our new collection Have a White Christmas with 20 Snow Craft Projects. You’ll find snow inspired projects in all forms, and they’re all easy Christmas crafts that you’ll be able to do during the holidays. We’re so excited that we’ve decided to give you a sneak peek at all of the snowy fun below:

Crafting on a budget is very important this year, but less is more in the world of Christmas crafts. Our list of snow crafts includes several that you can whip up using recyclable materials like paper. There are many classic Christmas crafts that only require a few simple materials in order to transform into beautiful snow crafts.

You can’t have Christmas without ornaments! We’ve included some of our newest and most popular Christmas ornament crafts that are all inspired in some way by the snow. Your tree will look like it’s been sitting outside once you cover it with all of your new snowball and snowflake ornaments.

Don’t decorate your house with the same old flower garlands and red and green furniture pieces. Bring a breath of fresh, wintery air into your home with some elegant Christmas home decor snow crafts. They’re great for getting the whole family involved, and they’re versatile enough to be able to go in any room of your house. Whether you’re a sewer or a prefer working with paper, there are decorations waiting to be made.

One of our favorite Christmas characters has to be the snowman; they’re happy, adorable, and you can craft them out of practically anything. Because we love these little guys so much, we made sure to include some of the top snowman crafts with you.

Another magical part of the holiday season comes in a smaller package. Do you remember how amazed you were when you saw your first snow globe? Now you can recapture that feeling of pure joy without spending tons of money, as we’ve found tutorials that show you how to make snow globes of your very own.

You’d be surprised at how many snow crafts there are out there, and there’s even more than the ones we’ve shown you today. If you’re ready to let it snow in your home this Christmas, head over to our site for our full collection Have a White Christmas with 20 Snow Crafts. You’ll have all of the beauty and wonder of a winter wonderland without having to shovel once!

What type of snow craft is your favorite?

This Week on Cool2Craft TV – Snowflakes

12-12-11 Snowflakes 3-up FaveCrafts - Cool2Craft
Join host Linda Peterson for a new episode of Livin’ the Creative Life TV on the Cool2Craft TV channel. This week’s show theme is Snowflakes and winter inspired ideas. Linda creates Snowflake Window Clings, shows step-by-step how to make a whimsical Polymer Clay Snowman, and crafts a quick Etched Glass Snowflake Votive.

It’s easy to watch the Cool2Craft TV Channel right from your computer. Monday December 12, 2011 at 9 am Pacific/ 10 am Mountain/ 11 am Central/ noon Eastern. Watch craft demos and join in the live chat at showtime at Cool2Craft.com. See you Monday!

 

cool2craft on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free

Link Love: Winter Wonderland

Embrace the cold, icy, snow, wintery weather with these festive winter wonderland crafts from around the web. See what your fellow crafters and bloggers are whipping up to celebrate the season. Here are the best snowman and snowflake crafts of the year:

  1. Marshmallow snowmen from Icing Design.
  2. Crochet snowman cap and baby shoes from Prairie Cottage Rose.
  3. Snowflake Pretzels from Mom Endeavors.
  4. Sequined snowflake onesie from Leafy Treetop Spot.
  5. TP roll snowflakes from Chasing Fireflies.
  6. Knit Jack Frost from Petite Purls.
  7. Fondant snowman cupcake from How Sweet it Is.
  8. Recycled cardboard and yarn snowflakes from Creative Jewish Mom.
  9. Golfer’s snowman ornament from Full of Great Ideas.