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How about an ornament tutorial? Great. 

I signed up for a felt ornament swap this year and decided to make snowflakes. And of course the ones I really liked (found on Pinterest, obviously) were just pictures, no instructions on how to make them, so I just guessed! Fun times.

I like how they turned out though!


So here’s what I did. Instead of cutting 6 individual points I cut 3 on the fold, like so:  

I cut one out as a patten, but I wasn’t super picky about symmetry or measuring (as you can see.)

Next I put a line of hot glue down the center of the narrow part. 

Then folded that in half and bent it at an angle. 

So you end up with 3 pieces that look like this: 

Then I cut out a very precise (no) circle to glue those 3 pieces on to. Here’s the front & back after gluing. 

The cutting on the points was just freehand, a SHARP pair of scissors is key to this projects. Seriously. If you try to do this with regular scissors you’ll just end up hating yourself. (I have fabric scissors that I hide from the family. Regular scissors in the kitchen for everyone, fabric scissors ONLY FOR ME.)

I tried a few things with the beads, this was the way I liked them best. The clear beads hold two points together to help the snowflake hold its shape, but it’d be fine without them. Blue beads are purely decorative. (Also, they are sewn on, but you could probably hot glue them too.) Then I glued on a loop of embroidery thread on the back to hang it from. 
Anyway, VOILA! Here’s the same picture I put at the start. 

Cute, right?

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