Decorating the windows in your home is a fun way to welcome the holiday season. Unfortunately, some of the decorative options that you have can cause damage to the windows and the window coverings that you have in place. Below, you will learn how to make dangling snowflake curtains to suspend from your windows.
To make dangling snowflake curtains you will need a few supplies.
- Scrapbooking paper – Choose colors and patterns that you like; your snowflakes don't have to be white if you don't want them to be.
- Sewing needle
- Fishing line
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Styrofoam balls – One-inch is all you need. If you don't have them, you can use cotton balls.
- Snowflake stamping press – If you don't have one, you can use the fold and cut method of making snowflakes.
Start by making the snowflakes. Make them different sizes and shapes for a more interesting look.
Measure from the curtain rod to the base of the window. Add a few inches to the measurement and measure and cut several strands of fishing line to that length. Another option is to cut the line in different lengths to create a pattern of length when hung.
Now, thread the needle with the fishing line and thread it through the Styrofoam balls. The balls will be spaced out later, so don't load the line up. Maybe one Styrofoam ball for every six to eight inches. The snowflakes will be placed between the balls, so the size of the snowflake will help you determine how much space to allow between the balls.
Slide one of the balls to the top of the line and then lay a snowflake on the table and put a small dab of hot glue on it. Give the glue a second to cool and place the empty fishing line between two Styrofoam balls into the glue. Place a second snowflake on top of the first to sandwich the line. If you don't let the glue cool a bit, it could melt and break the line.
Repeat this pattern until you have several strands of snowflakes and balls to hang on your window.
Once they are all done, you simply tie them to the curtain rod above the window. Stand back and take a look at what you've done.
This is a project that can be completed by the whole family. Get the kids involved and you will not only create some adorable decorations, but also some memories that you can cherish forever.