So creating a ton of pretty food is just part of the fun of a party! I told you I’ve been working more on my overall table, decorating and such. Well the BACKDROP is key! It needs to cover your walls, keep to the theme but also not take too much attention away from everything on the table!
I debated doing a few hundred itty bitty snowflakes but I decided to create these HUGE snowflakes instead! I love love LOVE how they turned out, and they didn’t take too long either, I did them all while watching a movie one night.
I ordered this roll of white paper (I love amazon prime and getting party supplies delivered to my house~). I tried a few different measurements, when I did this using a square shape the snowflake wouldn’t close, so I ended up doing 1×1 1/2 measurements
to get the right length I folded the wide side diagonally, that will help us find the square shape
fold it down, to mark that line. Now how to get the 1 1/2 length? open it up and refold just to that line, that creates our 1/2 length.
Now repeat the diagonal fold (while the 1/2 is still folded) and cut!
open it up and now you have 1 x 1 1/2 length! So for this example my rectangle is 48″x72″. Now you want to accordion fold the rest. For me I did it by folding in half, opening and folding bot sides to the center, etc… keep opening folding until your happy. Mine ended up 48″x4″ all folded together
Now we want to find the center, fold your accordion in half, and I just used a stapler to connect it.
not to take it from a simple fan circle to a snowflake… cut the ends, rounded or a point, whatever you want, I did a bit of both. Then cut into each fold diamonds, ovals, circles, etc…
Not to open it! Hold 2 of the rough edges together and staple along the edge. As you hold the one side you can see the other end opening up! Flip it over and staple the rough edges of that side as well! YAY! now you have a snowflake!
You can see that I created a bunch of different sizes and filled the backdrop with all the different sizes! But I used the same technique for all of them. The smaller the snowflake you might not need the full 1 x 1 1/2, but I found it easier to work with that way.
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