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I never would've thought of this, but you have to admit it's kind of genius: Catie from Fleur d'Elise dips her paper snowflakes in wax to preserve them. "This means they are stiffer, less likely to tear, and can either be taped to a window or hung in a tree." I am definitely adding this to my craft to-try list!

(Image credit: Fleur d'Elise)

What You Need


  • Recycled or decorative paper. The thicker it is, the harder it is to fold, so I recommend notebook paper or equivalent weight. Catalog pages & origami paper work well!
  • String or thread
  • Old candles
  • Tin foil
  • Glitter, to taste


  • Sharp, pointy scissors
  • Pencil
  • Old pan
  • Chopstick or other stick that is good for poking

(Image credit: Fleur d'Elise)

For the full tutorial and more pictures, head over to Fleur d'Elise. And here are 10 snowflake projects for winter if you are looking for ideas and inspiration.