Cardboard Snowflake




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

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

Step 2: Cut Outs and Dry Fit

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

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

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

Finalist in the
Krylon Holiday Decorations Contest

Participated in the
Epilog Challenge



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    7 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Genius! Simple and great! This should be featured.