Paper Bag Snowflake Craft

3 Materials
30 Minutes

All you need is a pair of scissors and some brown paper bags to make these distinctive snowflake creations.

Winter is here and today I want to show you how to do a paper bag snowflake craft.

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

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 towards the opening with the hot glue. 

Before the glue dried, I took another bag, folded side down, and laid it right on top and smoothed it out. I kept repeating this process for each layer until I had used up all 7 bags.  

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 cut a V. To cut the V you want to start in the center and go outward towards the sides.  

After you 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 paper bag snowflakes even fancier but this is where I stopped cutting.  

Once you have your cuts done, you want to fan out the paper bags and join the two ends together.  

I joined the ends with more hot glue and held them together while it dried.  

That was it! How easy was that? I wanted to hang my snowflakes made from paper bags with a variety of other sizes that I'd made to make some fabulous wall decor for the holidays.  

Here are my finished paper bag snowflakes. I think they turned out really great. I really love how they're kind of organized on my dining room wall. They were very, very easy to make. If you have a hot glue gun, scissors, and some paper bags, you can definitely make this paper bag snowflake craft.

Suggested materials:
  • Brown Paper Bags
  • Hot Glue
  • Scissors
Meredith Schneider
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