Snowflake Curtain

How To

Okay, so maybe you're not quite ready for full-on Christmas decorating, but you've got an itch to start some kind of project. Or perhaps you don't observe Christmas but you still want to celebrate the season. Either way, this sweet snowflake curtain we spied at the lovely blog Bugs and Fishes fits the bill nicely.

Lupin at Bugs and Fishes created this curtain -- using the traditional fold-and-snip approach to creating paper snowflakes -- last winter as a fix for a temporarily naked window. It's definitely a time commitment, but the beauty of this project is that, unlike Christmas decorations, you can keep it up all winter long. (Though maybe you like to keep your Christmas decorations up all winter long, too. Who are we to judge?)

She describes her process and provides several photos in this blog post. Her tips include using an assortment of plates, saucers and cups as templates for varying the snowflake size, and creating and hanging each curtain strand before starting the next one so that you can fine tune the project as you go. You can also opt to just create one or two strands, as pictured in the second photo, above, which also looks beautiful.

Bugs and Fishes is a great source of crafting ideas for the holidays and beyond. Lupin also has shops on Etsy and Folksy.

Photos: Laura Howard