Free Paper Snowflake Templates

created at: 03/29/2013

Dig on some free and easy paper holiday decorations this winter season. Not enough snow flakes on the ground? Make some paper snowflakes of your own!   

Try making the Modern Paper Snowflake Garland above.
 

Or try this 3D Downloadable paper snowflake pattern #1 pictured above.
 

Downloadable paper snowflake pattern #2

created at: 12/17/2012
Loving this 3-D paper snowflake… it’s so festive!

     

Snowflake cutout templates

Check out this quilling tutorial over on Makezine to create the look pictured at the very top of the page… found via Haute Nature. Continue Reading

Better Options to De-Ice Your Driveway and Sidewalks.

This article claims to offer a bunch of environmentally-sound methods of de-icing sidewalks. However, most of their tips are directed more at removing ice from your window (though they are good tips for doing so).

Luckily, the folks in the comments section offer great green ideas that seem much more fun than shoveling at six a.m.

  • Pure urea fertilizer
  • Fire place ash
  • Baking soda on steps and walkways
  • Just add sand for traction
  • Ground leaves from the compost bin
  • “Darker” recipes of kitty litter

Photo from JohnDee.com Continue Reading

3-D Paper Snowflake.

Okay, so this was cool enough to make it to Curbly last holiday season, twice, (see here and here), but it’s too excellent and easy not to point out again for a whole new group of Curbliers whom might not have been around last December (including me!)

 

Materials

  • 6 sheets of square paper 
  • tape
  • stapler
  • scissors

I’m off to make at least five.

Read the complete how-to from WikiHow.

Looking for more seasonal DIY projects and ideas? Continue Reading

How To Keep Your Plants Alive During Winter.

Gardeners, listen up. You need not stand by each fall while Jack Frost kills off your favorite tender plants one by one. You can rescue your plants from certain death by bringing them in for the winter. Coleus, begonias, and even heliotropes don't mind taking a holiday as houseplants. And once your plants are indoors, it's easy to make more with cuttings. On the following pages, we've laid out a strategy designed to keep your plants healthy through the winter so that you can start spring a step ahead.” Continue Reading