How to Make a Beautiful Rustic Paper Bag Snowflake Craft

3 Materials
30 Minutes

Winter décor doesn't have to be all about shiny, glittery snowflakes and frosty motifs. If you're looking for something a little more down-to-earth and affordable, then this paper bag snowflake craft is perfect for you.

This 3D paper bag snowflake is easy to make and uses materials that you can find around your house or at a local store. So, if you are looking for a rustic craft for decorating your home this winter and Christmas season, follow these paper bag snowflake instructions to create this stylish decoration.

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For more details, watch the paper bag snowflake video tutorial above.

Brown paper bags

1. Gather brown paper bags

First, I counted out seven paper bags. You'll notice there is a side that has the bottom of the bag and a side that is smooth. You will want the smooth side facing up for this 3D snowflake.

Spreading hot glue across a brown paper bag

2. Stick the paper bags together

With the folded sides down, I took my glue gun and put a line of glue across the bottom of the bag. Then I went across and made a really thin zig-zag toward the opening with the hot glue.

How to make paper snowflakes 3D

Before the glue dried, I laid another bag on top of the first, making sure the folded side was down. I then smoothed it out. I kept repeating this process for each layer until I had used up all 7 bags. 

Cutting a V shape on the side of the paper stack

3. Cut the snowflake shapes

With the paper bags all glued together, I pulled out my sharp scissors and began to cut. I flipped the stack around so that the base was facing away from me and the openings were facing me, and I cut a V. To cut the V, you want to start in the center and go outward towards the sides. 

Cutting triangle shapes on the sides of the paper bag snowflake

After I cut the V, I turned the stack sideways and, just above the crease of the bag, I made one little triangle on each side of the stack of bags.

You can make this as big or as small as you'd like.

You can add more cuts if you like to make your snowflake from paper bags even fancier, but this is where I stopped cutting. 

Fanning out the showflake by pulling the two sides together

4. Fan out the sides of the bags

Once you have your cuts done, you want to fan out the paper bags, pulling down from each side. This will open everything up to reveal your paper snowflake.

How to make paper bag snowflakes

5. Glue the sides of the paper together

I joined the ends of my DIY paper bag snowflake with more hot glue and held them together while it dried. 

Gorgeous rustic paper bag snowflake

That was it! How easy was that?

I made a variety of snowflakes in different sizes. These make fabulous wall decorations. You can also use fishing line and hang them from a Christmas tree, or change it up by using white paper bags instead of brown.

Three paper bag snowflakes hanging on a wall

Tutorial 3D paper snowflakes

Making a 3D paper bag snowflake is an enjoyable and creative activity that is suitable for people of all ages. The process is simple, requires few materials, and allows for a lot of personalization. They can be hung throughout the winter season and are a gorgeous addition to your Christmas decorations. 

This tutorial is a great way to add a touch of rustic charm to your home and a fun craft for a snowy day.

So, gather your supplies, follow these steps, and let your imagination run wild. You're sure to end up with a stunning and unique snowflake that you'll treasure for years to come.

I would love it if you shared your creations in the comments below. Let's bring a touch of warmth and charm to this winter season together.

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