My daughter moved into her own place last February. She’s been enjoying experimenting with cooking, decorating, and making it a home of her own. This Christmas, without the easy access to Mom’s wrapping stash, she decided to do her own thing with her wrappings.

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She selected the environmental friendliness and simplicity of plain craft paper tied with candy striped string. Instead of using tags, she wrote the tos and froms on the paper. And then as a perfect and pretty accent, she topped each package with a woven paper star snowflake.

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The idea came from one of her pins on Pinterest. She added her own twist by brushing the paper strips with glitter glaze prior to assembling the snowflakes.

Later, after she had completed the monochrome snowflakes, she tried some in two and three colors. They were stunning. We determined that they would make beautiful hanging decorations for parties at any time of the year.

Detailed instructions for making these fabulous paper star snowflakes can be found at http://designoform.com/crafts/diy-christmas-star/.

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