Introduction: Atomic Snowflakes

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Who doesn't love a little mid-century modern, particularly when the cost isn't sky high due to demand?

These snowflakes were inspired by the atomic age and all the fabulous designs of that time. There are antennas, atoms, bubbles, and sunbursts, and the template is free and printable!

Step 1: Gather Materials

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You will need:

Step 2: Prep Squares

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Cut out the outer outline for each square.

Step 3: Fold

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Fold along lines to create a triangle.

Note: To produce a certain pattern, you will have to fold in various orders.

Step 4: Cut

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Cut along the pattern.


Note: To help flatten the snowflake, use an iron with steam.


Zuzit (author)2015-12-06

many thanks

aeusebio1 (author)2015-01-19


AngryRedhead (author)aeusebio12015-01-19

Thanks! :)

jessyratfink (author)2014-12-19

Beautiful!! What a great idea :D

Thanks! I'm also thinking about doing a nautical set of snowflakes as well. :)

mikeasaurus (author)2014-12-17

So retro. I love it!

AngryRedhead (author)mikeasaurus2014-12-17

Thanks! All it needs is aqua-colored paper! :P

M!key (author)2014-12-17

I love how this appeals to the kid in me and takes me back to a time of home made decorations at Christmas time. My folks loved them and put them up, but in truth I displayed all the artistic ability of sugar cube. A semi-dissolved one at that!

Just found your blog from the link above, and it is equally interesting. You have another follower. Keep doing what you do :o)

AngryRedhead (author)M!key2014-12-17

Aw, thanks!

I've been having a great time this year making paper decorations, and I'm definitely not an artist. I sort of prototyped the designs loosely by cutting them out, and then I used rulers and what-nots to actually draw the designs. The finished drawn ones created WAY better snowflakes than what I'd cut initially, and it's SO much easier to use the template - freehand cutting perfect circles is impossible! If I ever have to make a bunch of the same snowflakes ever again, this is definitely what I'm doing. :P

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