How to Make Easy Snowflake Party Decorations with Cricut
Every year we have a fun little Snowflake Party. We eat yummy treats and drink hot cocoa and we cut dozens and dozens of snowflakes. Those snowflakes get taped or strung up in the kitchen to create our own beautiful blizzard indoors. Its one of my kids favorite holiday activities! Since I don’t like winter, fun little activities like this help to make it a little more bearable. I want to share some of the fun decorations I’m making with my Cricut this year for our annual snowflake party! Even if you don’t have plans to create your own personal indoor blizzard, snowflakes make a beautiful winter party decor for other occasions too. Also, be sure to read all the way to the end of the post for your chance to win your own Cricut Maker machine! My maker is one of my very favorite crafting tools. You’ll want to enter this giveaway for sure!
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The first decoration I made was some fun foil snowflake swirls to hang from the ceiling with our hand cut snowflakes. I used this really cool stuff from Cricut called Party Foil. Party foil is super inexpensive (two 12×48″ rolls for around $4!) and it’s so much fun to work with! I created a snowflake spiral to cut with my Maker using images I found in Design Space.
Get the Snowflake Swirl Design HERE.
A snowflake party isn’t complete without yummy treats! Cupcakes are a favorite around here so of course, we had to have snowy cupcakes. I cut these super adorable sparkly snowflake cupcake toppers and cupcake wrappers out of Cricut Glitter Cardstock. The amount of sparkle is insane and I love that it doesn’t make a huge mess with glitter falling off all over the place. There was very little glitter loss actually!
You can get the Cupcake Toppers Snowflakes HERE (Cut on Sky Blue and Silver Glitter Cardstock)
The Cupcake Wrapper can be found HERE
My cute little Iron-On Let it Snow sign makes a perfect addition to the decorations in the crafty blizzard. You can see the full tutorial for the wood slice sign by clicking the picture below.
I wanted to put together a place setting too. As we usually turn the kitchen into our winter wonderland during the snowflake party, it made sense that the table should match too! I cut a placemat using this gorgeous Sapphire Pebbled Faux Leather. Grab the cut file for the Placemat HERE
The matching Napkin Ring was cut from Silver Pebbled Faux Leather. (Grab the Cut File here) The Cricut Faux leather is so beautiful … It looks just like the real thing, but it’s paper thin and cuts like a dream.
I contemplated putting a vinyl snowflake cutout on the silver charger, but I wanted to be able to use the chargers again for other things too. So I decided that I would try to cut something new and use some Denim instead!
I pulled out some old jeans with holes that would have been thrown away, and I cut some squares from it. I love the new rotary blade in my Cricut maker, and I want to show you why I do! Denim is a slightly thicker fabric type, and because of the weave, I found that it would snag occasionally when using the regular blade. But not with the rotary blade! My denim snowflakes are a favorite for sure, and they look awesome on the silver charger under the clear glass plates. I used this Snowflake with the Denim.
*Project Tip:* Cutting Denim makes a huge mess! I did not want to have to clean my brand new Fabric cutting mat so I used this awesome trick I learned recently… Instead of laying the Denim (or other messy fabric, like felt…) directly on the cutting mat, use strong grip transfer tape first. Cut a piece of transfer tape the size of your cutting mat. Lay the transfer tape down on the mat with the paper side up.
Peel the paper off the transfer tape, leaving the sticky side of the transfer tape exposed on the cutting mat. Smooth your fabric down onto the sticky transfer tape and cut your design. When it’s finished, peel the fabric off, and then peel the transfer tape off and your mat will still be nice and clean because all of the denim fuzz is now on the transfer tape instead of the mat!
Now we just need to get to work cutting our snowflakes for the blizzard! I think the pretty white paper snowflakes will look so lovely hanging from the ceiling with the Foil Snowflake Swirls! Do you have a favorite Winter activity?
Here is a list of the supplies used, and the Cut files mentioned:
- Party Foil in Silver and Blue (Snowflake Swirl Cut file)
- Glitter Cardstock in Silver, Sky Blue, and Colorful white) (Cupcake topper Cut File) (Cupcake Wrapper Cut File) (Snowflake Table Scatter Cut file)
- Pebbled Faux Leather in Silver (Snowflake Napkin Ring Cut File)
- Pebbled Faux Leather in Saphire (Snowflake Placemat Cut File)
- Denim Fabric (Denim Fabric Snowflake Cut File)
- Cricut Maker Machine
- Fabric Cutting Mat
- Strong Grip Transfer Tape
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