How to Make a Snowflake Curtain
Deck the windows with strands of snowflakes. They're inexpensive, easy to make and add the perfect dose of seasonal flair to even the smallest windows.
- several sheets of plain white copy paper
- computer and printer
- one heavy book
- 8 lb. fishing line
- transparent tape
Search the Internet for free snowflake templates, and print out several different sizes.
Use scissors to cut around the outside border of each snowflake.
Fold each snowflake along the specified lines.
Use scissors to cut out the shaded parts of each snowflake.
Place each of the snowflakes between various pages of a very heavy book to flatten out all of the folds.
Use small pieces of transparent tape to attach each of the snowflakes, at various heights, to several lengths of 8 lb. fishing line. Helpful hint: Measure the distance between the inside top of the window frame and the inside bottom of the window frame to determine the correct length of fishing line.
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