Paper Snowflakes for string lights

Snowflakes? Geometric flowers? Something like that. I wanted to make our boring Christmas lights more interesting and also protect them when they’re packed for the year. This does both – turns your lights into something like a paper lei. We only used white but could look great with different colors.

Settings – I use 140lb watercolor paper at 500 / 100 (cut - black line) and 500 / 25 (score - magenta line). Most paper will require lower settings, but watercolor paper doesn’t blow away during cutting and folds perfectly.

NOT for commercial use! Other than that, enjoy!

Snowflake

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Aww, these are very sweet! I agree, it would be fun to use different colors. Thanks for the share!

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So cute!! Thank you for sharing!!

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They remind me of when I was a little kid - we used to string popcorn together in a thread. This looks almost like paper popcorn garlands :slight_smile:

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Love this idea! Thank you for sharing with us

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Thanks for the share. This is the kind of idea that creates all sorts of other things.

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You could also add color to the watercolor paper with inks or watercolor paints… they are lovely!

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Very clever design.

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I’ve used Montana spray paint on other projects, works great with watercolor paper.

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Thanks so much!

Is paper okay with regular bulbs, or should we just use these with LEDs? I worry about the heat.

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Neat idea! I’d love to see what they look like when strung up on the tree. : )

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Good question. I’ve only used with LED bulbs, and the piece fits down below the bottom of the bulb housing, never been worried about it
. Good to be careful though. But honestly, if you’ve ever seen a dry pine tree burn, paper is the least of your worries.

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Cute idea! Thank you for sharing.

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