It definitely won't be a white Christmas for me. If I'm lucky, we'll get down to the upper 40s by Christmas Day. But I find myself dreaming of snowflakes, which for me means I'm ready for a moment of calm.
So in the midst of hustle and bustle, I bring you a few snow-oriented projects. Projects that are detail-heavy, low-tech, rhythmic and soothing in their process, beautiful in their outcome. Should you find yourself needing a moment of quiet, you can remove yourself from the fray and just let it snow.
The instructions for these are in Dutch, but it's easy enough to translate. The post includes templates for all of the designs shown (via Hoppin' Up).
I was immediately smitten when I saw this origami snowflake the first time. Watch the video by Dennis Walker to learn how to recreate it step-by-step (via Handmade)
String snowflakes require a little patience, but their daintiness makes them worth it. I'd love to have cascades of these in my window. (via Free Craft Unlimited)
For those who can crochet, these beautiful snowflakes are an heirloom worthy craft. See the post for a garland idea as well. (via Martha Stewart Living)
A grown-up version of painting rocks, easy to accomplish with a fine-tipped metallic paint pen (via Inspiration for Home).
Finally, for those who are happiest in the kitchen, you can make Royal Icing snowflakes that can later be used to embellish layer cakes and cupcakes - beautiful for a New Years Eve celebration (via Martha Stewart Living)