vertical snowflakes with hands
Brittany and Sheryl

Paper Snowflakes with Sheryl Ellsworth

We’re well into our Classic Christmas week now! If you haven’t been following along, we’ve been doing one classic Christmas craft each day, and with each one, we’ve had a special guest come in to help craft with us. It’s been a treat! So far we’ve had Pomanders with Becky Edwards, Cranberry Garlands with Ben Schilaty, and Christmas Poppers with Romy-Krystal Cutler.

Today we’re excited to announce that we’ll be making paper snowflakes with a longtime friend of mine, Sheryl Ellsworth! We released a tutorial on how to make paper snowflakes a few weeks ago, so here’s a refresher, just in case you missed it. And this time you get to see me and Sheryl make them together. Now, without further ado, here’s our take on paper snowflakes with Sheryl Ellsworth.

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paper snowflake

Paper Snowflakes

Paper Snowflakes are one of those tried and true Christmas crafts that just never get old. Honestly. There are so many endless variations, and it’s something almost everyone can participate in! They’re delicate, beautiful, and instantly douse a room in Christmas cheer. If you’d like, you can reference our full tutorial for making paper snowflakes here. Our Christmas gift to you is offering a template for making paper snowflakes, so if you’re not confident in your abilities to design a snowflake yourself, we’ve got you covered!

cutting with template

Introducing Sheryl Ellsworth

Those of you who’ve been following the blog for a while might recognize Sheryl. That’s because this isn’t the first time you’ve seen her featured here at the House that Lars Built! For a few years now, we’ve invited her to speak to us on Juneteenth about her experience as a black American and it’s been amazing to have her. You can read our Juneteenth posts with Sheryl here and here, and learn even more about her here and here. Well, to say we were excited to have Sheryl back to help us make paper snowflakes is definitely an understatement. We were beyond thrilled (I love any chance I can get to see a good friend!) and loved the energy she brought with her to this snowflake-making session!

Sheryl Ellsworth and Brittany

Here’s the video of us making paper snowflakes together:

Here’s how to make your very own paper snowflakes:

horizontal paper snowflakes

Making Paper Snowflakes

  1. Take a standard 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of paper and fold it in half diagonally. It should look like a triangle now.
  2. Fold it in half again, diagonally, so it’s a smaller triangle now.
  3. Now, fold the paper in thirds. It will look like a flattened ice cream cone when you’re done.
  4. Cut off the top, excess portion of the paper so you have a neat little narrow triangle.
  5. Now you can use your template to trace the snowflake pattern onto your folded piece of paper.
  6. Cut out your snowflake, being careful not to cut too far into the other edge!
  7. Carefully, unfold your snowflake and press flat.
  8. Done!

If you’d like a little more guidance, see our full paper snowflake tutorial here.

paper snowflake

More Inspiration

If you loved making paper snowflakes with us, we’re sure you’ll love these festive Christmas crafts, too! Holiday Napkin Folding, DIY Paper Christmas Cactus, DIY Christmas Bulb Advent Calendar, DIY Patterned Christmas Poppers, DIY Bottlebrush Tree, and DIY Accordion Christmas Village.

Fiskars paper snowflakes group



  1. Hi Brittany!! I love the tutorial, thank you for sharing — I love making paper snowflakes. I just wanted to tell you that one of the ads that pops up on screen is blocking most of the text when you’re trying to read the post — it’ll disappear every other second while scrolling, but then when you stop scrolling it obscures most of the text on the left and the photos on the left too. Even while writing this comment it popped up so I can’t see what I’m typing! Just wanted to let you know. 🙂


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