May the Christmas Force Be With You: Star Wars Snowflakes

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I never thought I would make a paper snowflake Yoda.

topsnowflake 658x1024 May the Christmas Force Be With You: Star Wars SnowflakesAs the mother of boys I think there will be a lot of things I never thought I would do.

When I showed my oldest these Star Wars snowflakes by Anthony Herrera Designs he thought it was the only Christmas decorations we would EVER need.

As a non-Star Wars fan myself, I actually have to admit these are pretty cool.

I considered cutting these by hand like the instructions say.  But thought that was slightly insane.  Instead I used that trace feature on my Silhouette Cameo.

It was so easy.  I just downloaded the image of the snowflake, hit trace and then cut.  The Silhouette cut it out perfectly.  The hardest part was removing the paper from the sticky cutting mat without tearing the delicate paper snowflake.

But if you want to cut these by hand you can download the patterns here.  May the force be with you.

Despite a few rips I think they still turned out great.

stickhunting 638x1024 May the Christmas Force Be With You: Star Wars SnowflakesWasn’t sure how we would hang them, so we went on a stick hunt.  Which quickly turned into a stick fight.  That should have been expected.

stickcooking 1024x768 May the Christmas Force Be With You: Star Wars SnowflakesI took the bark off the stick and put it in the oven for 30 minutes at 200 C. Just to get all the bugs out. And yes I know my oven needs to be cleaned. But what’s the point when I use it as a bug exterminator.

stickpainting 754x1024 May the Christmas Force Be With You: Star Wars SnowflakesThe boys went to work painting the stick.

I used a scrap piece of fabric as the hanger.  Simple & free.

pintereststarwars 420x1024 May the Christmas Force Be With You: Star Wars Snowflakesr2d2 764x1024 May the Christmas Force Be With You: Star Wars Snowflakesyoda 768x1024 May the Christmas Force Be With You: Star Wars Snowflakesstick 768x1024 May the Christmas Force Be With You: Star Wars SnowflakesIf you’re using your Silhouette to make these and have any questions please feel free to ask. I didn’t do a detailed tutorial because I really didn’t thing it would work.

And if you do these by hand I would love to hear how it went. You crazy crafty people.

 

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Thanks for stopping by! My family and I recently moved into a builder box home. And in between playdates and swim lessons you can find me adding some thrifty, diy charm to our new home.

15 thoughts on “May the Christmas Force Be With You: Star Wars Snowflakes

  1. Do you still have these files? I NEED them for a Star Wars Baby Shower I’m planning!!!! Also, I am super new to the Silhouette machine and I’m having trouble tracing the images. I don’t know how you did that! It’s not working for me! I’ve got so much to learn! If you have any pointers, I’d love to hear them. Thanks!

  2. Hey Danielle, I love these. I got a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas and had no clue about the trace option until I read your post! AWESOME!

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  3. Ahhh, hahahaha! You are SO my style of lady! We would totally be good friends if we lived near each other! This is creepy Cool! My boys would love it!!! and sincerely, the best remark ever was the one you made about your oven! Thanks for the enjoyable laugh….good chuckles all year round!! :)

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