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Gnome Snowflake Garland


Let's face it. It's the little things we do that make a house a home. And when we are in tune with nature, our homes often reflect the "goings on" outside. That certainly is one of the reasons houses have windows... so we feel the connection with the out-of-doors. Well, the mistress of our Gnome Home... Britta, is certainly in tune with nature, and makes changes in her home to reflect the changing seasons. And just like me, wanted a snowflake garland to dress up her house for winter.

If you would like to learn how to make your own snowflake garland to share with your gnome friends or to add a festive touch to a doll house, the directions for the Gnome Snowflakes can be found HERE or with our FREE Patterns. Enjoy!   
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Gnome Snowflake Garland


The gnomes enjoy decorating their houses seasonal just like the rest of us. Britta saw the Traditional Snowflakes we scattered throughout the house, and wanted some, too! So, I got right on it for her. She loves them! If you'd like to make some snowflakes for your gnome or doll house, you can make a garland of them in no time!

Traditional Snowflakes


You don't need to wait for a blizzard to play in a Winter Wonderland... not if you make your own indoor snowstorm! Grab a sharp pair of scissors and doilies, and before it know it, it will be snowing inside!

Materials:
Doilies - different sizes
Transparent Nylon thread
Laminating film or clear glossy contact paper (optional)
Paper punch

Traditional Snowflakes


The 2 earliest crafts I remember making are paper chains, held together with a flour paste my mom made, and snowflakes. I can remember folding construction paper into eighths, instead of sixths, because eighths were easier to fold, and cutting through 8 layers of construction paper with those blunt end, dull school scissors. I can still remember the pain and red mark on my thumb! But I also remember how beautiful I thought the snowflakes were.

I still love cutting out snowflakes. Only today I use thin doilies AND super sharp, pointy scissors. Far easier! And, long before the movie Elf came out, we were turning the the interior of our house into our own Winter Wonderland. As soon as the Christmas decorations come down, our snowflakes go up!

Although most of you have been making snowflakes since you were knee high to a grasshopper, for those of you that need a refresher course, the directions for the Traditional Snowflakes can be found HERE or with our FREE Patterns. But be warned... making these can become addictive! BTW... make sure you get the kids involved in this craft! And do them a favor......Read more

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