Introduction: Cardboard Snowflake

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I had a few hours to play around so I drew a design on Corel x4 and built the snowflakes out of supplies I already had.

Cutter (Laser Engraver / Utility knife / scissors / razor blades / etc.)
Krylon Spraypaint (white or primer and colors of your choice)
Cardboard sheets  (0.108 inch)
Painter spray sheild (can be found at the local paint/hardware store)
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Sandpaper  (220 grit or higher)

Step 1: Transfer Design

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Make a template out of paper (copy paper). 
Trace onto the cardbroad using a pencil.

Step 2: Cut Outs and Dry Fit

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Cut out all of the cardboard pieces (I used the Epilog Mini Legend Laser Engraver).
Do a dry assembly to ensure fit.
If needed, use sandpaper to clean/smooth the edges.

Step 3: Painting the Snowflakes

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Lay out all cardboard pieces (in a well ventilated area).
Spray a white/primer undercoat using Krylon.

***To avoid having the smaller cardboard pieces from blowing around when applying the spraypaint use any extra cardboard to create an "X-Frame" to hold the smaller pieces in place.

Spray Krylon colors of your choice (the cardboard will take about 4-5 coats of paint  for good coverage).
Let dry before handling (this will take a few hours).

Step 4: Final Assembly

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Once the pieces have dried completely, assemble.
Use hot glue gun where (if) needed.
Tie string around one end.
Hang up.


icekid (author)2011-12-24

Genius! Simple and great! This should be featured.

amerari (author)2011-07-01


hunnybaby (author)2010-12-07

Is that ever neat! Awesome job!

timmy01 (author)2010-12-02

...... Me like-e.....

hack818 (author)timmy012010-12-03

I do like how the out come was
nice an simple

Kiteman (author)2010-11-29

That looks really professional.

hack818 (author)Kiteman2010-12-03

Thanks Kiteman .it took a lilbit to make it look really clean

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