Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Coffee Filter Snowflakes

Back around Halloween when I first made the coffee filter spiderwebs my mind immediately jumped to how perfect the same technique would be for making snowflakes.

Here's how you do it: First fold your filter in half,

then in half again,

and one more time.

Draw your shapes. I used a black pen so you could see it clearly in the photo but if you use a pencil the lines won't be noticeable on your finished flake.

Cut out using scissors (or is you have a really complex shape a craft knife)




A perfect snowflake.

I just love how the semi-transparent look of the filters mimics the icy quality of real snowflakes. And they are so fast to make, in no time at all you'll have a blizzards worth.


  1. Great idea Meg! I've never tried coffee filters before!

  2. Thanks Jane. I keep finding fun crafts to do with coffee filters!

  3. Finally catching up on my blogs, and this is genius! I wish I'd seen it earlier - I have a bazillion filters in this house, and would have plastered all my windows with them!

  4. I looked through so many coffee filter snowflake tutorials and I loved yours the best! Thank you so much :) This is what you've inspired us to do:


    1. Aww thanks so much for this nice comment! I loved how your window of flakes turned out.

      If you want to cut bigger flakes from coffee filters and not have them flop over here's a another tutorial on coffee filter flakes that I have



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