Part Martha Stewart. Part MacGyver. Back in 2009 I figured out a way to decorate for Christmas using only supplies I could find around the Office.
I was working over Thanksgiving weekend, and time was moving at a snail’s pace. When you work for a company that is open 24hrs a day, someone has to be around to answer the phone… even if the phone is not ringing. At. All. So I grabbed some paper from the recycle bin and made a basic snowflake. And another.
Then I tried making a 3D Snowflake I’d seen online (before Pinterest even existed. Mind blowing, I know.). Before long there were a dozen snowflakes in different sizes.
For the Snowflakes
Stapler and Staples
To Hang the Snowflakes
Needle and Thread*
*I work in a hotel, so there are a lot of partially used sewing kits lying around
There are several tutorials out there on how to make the 3D Snowflakes. The original craft forum post no longer exists… but this posts shows you the basic steps. You essentially are creating 6 3D icicle shapes and stapling them together.
To hang the snowflakes, cut the thread at varying lengths (depending on how high your ceiling is… and how tall you co-workers are! ). Use the needle to punch a hole in the top of the snowflake. Pull one of the lengths of thread through enough so you can tie a knot. Tie a paperclip to the other end of the thread.
Now climb the ladder and lift a ceiling tile just enough to slide the paperclip in-between the tile and the metal railing. The weight of the tile will securely hold the snowflake! Be careful when lifting the tiles, because dust/crumbles of some sort are bound to fall on your face. You have been warned.
I hung the snowflakes in a high-traffic area of the office, and it was such a pleasant surprise for my coworkers when the returned from their Thanksgiving breaks!