Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Thrifty Thursday # 93, Plus a Tablescape...

Hi! It's Thrifty Thursday! I am your host, Leigh. Thank you so much for stopping by and additional thanks to those who also participate in Thrifty Thursday! I am most delighted to have you join in..for it's YOU who makes it a "show and tell party". I also participate in Tablescape Thursday the host of that fun carnival is the Hostess with the Mostess...Susan of Between Naps on the Backporch. That's no lie or exaggeration, each week I visit Susan's porch and just long to be a guest at any of her tablescapes...especially those held on the porch.

(You can click on any pictures for a closer view)

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The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. And since we've no place to go....

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Tis the Season for Holiday decorations and wonderful traditions! I mentioned on Monday that during my annual girls trip to decorate at the cabin that someone there taught me to make snowflakes that are worth hanging! I went to far as to make some and laminate, cut around the flake and use a hole punch for hanging.

It's a wonderful project to do with your children while sipping hot cocoa and gingerbread....or your girlfriends or sweetie while sipping a hot toddy or glass of wine....

As you finish each flake, hang it on your tree, or in your windows for some winterizing with white lacy flakes. Soooo Beautiful!

Here are some steps to this thrifty Christmas decoration:

Things You'll Need:White square piece of paper
Pair of scissors

1.Lay the white square on a flat surface. If you don't have a square piece, trim off the excess of a rectangular piece to create a square.

2.Fold the paper in half diagonally, forming a triangle.

3.Fold the paper in half diagonally again, forming a small triangle.

4.Fold the triangle into thirds, folding first the left side over and then over again to meet the right edge.

5.Cut off the extra flaps at the bottom edge, so you once again have a triangle shape.

6.Hold the multilayered paper together as you begin cutting small designs around the edges of the triangle. Make sure to cut through all the layers. Experiment with different shapes, such as small squares and triangles, curves or whatever you want.

7.Carefully unfold your paper to reveal your snowflake.

For step by step with pictures, this is a great website:

My tablescape for today is one of natural colors for Christmas. know me....BEACHY colors, white plates and natural elements....

Thanks to all of you for stopping by and participating in today's Thrifty Thursday.

Join me tomorrow at Plates and Places for Foodie Friday.

Please use Mr. Linky below to link up your blog. Please leave a comment after linking. I love to hear from you.I encourage you all to spread the love and visit the other thrifty Thursday participants, for that's what half the fun is. Aside from seeing a cool treasure it's making friends!

Thank you, all, FRIENDS! I appreciate YOU!
HUGS! Hope to see you tomorrow, but not before you leave some "roadmap" love!

Thrifty Participants:


Mari said...

Making snowflakes is fun and they can be so pretty!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Joining TT today - thanks! Love your header photo (If you read my prior post, you'll see that we have already had 42" of snow since Saturday, so I would rather be on that beach with just a dusting of snow!!)

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Leigh, I love making paper snowflakes. We just had our first "real" snow of the season over the weekend.

Be sure to come by and enter my fantastic year-end giveaway. And I would love to have you join my linky party.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for jogging a memory. I have cut out so many snow flakes over the years.
Thanks for hosting again this week.

Lindy said...

I love paper snowflakes as well!

Christie said...

I made some snowflakes over at Three Pixie Lane, but mine are not near as pretty! I will try these!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

I haven't made snowflakes in ages! I think I will do this with my niece tomorrow. :-)

Unknown said...

Something easy to do with the kids!
And thank you for sponsering Thrifty Thursday, it's nice to tell someone who cares!

Anonymous said...

As always, your choice of music is perfect.
Did you notice that people linking up today have offered appetizers, food, desserts, decorations and ways to clean up. Your site offers it all!

Regina said...

Ohhh I love paper crafts. Thank you for sharing and inspiring and for the awesome "How to". Also, thank you for hosting this great party. Come and visit my whimsical world when ya get a chance...I promise a big glass of SWEET ice tea will be waiting.


Beth @ Free Stylin' said...

First, OH.MY.GOSH your tablescape is beautiful! I love it! Also, thanks for the tips on making a snowflake! I don't know how I've gone this long not knowing how to make one, and now I think my little guy and I have a cute project today! I linked up my $1 stocking holders project. Thanks for hosting! :)

Unknown said...

Perfect decorations for a cabin tree! Ha! Our cabin is covered by snow right now. We'd have to dig just to find a window . . . and those days are long, long gone.

Thanks for hosting a great party!

The Single Nester said...

Thanks for hosting. I am always so inspired.

Betty said...

Your cabin tree is darling. I love that birdie ribbon. Thanks for hosting again this week.

Tracey@TheTeleportingToddler said...

Thanks for hosting a great party!

Barbara said...

I just love the simple style - white dishes and a natural pallette. Those trees are wonderful! I haven't thought about paper snowflakes in ages. Thanks for the reminder!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Hi there! Just letting you know of my own weekly weekend linky party that i've started, and i'd love for you to join if you like!
Here's the link if you're interested:

Hope to see you there! :)

Entertaining Women said...

The organic elements that you used in your tablescape are perfect with your gorgeous tree. I love the trees in y our centerpiece. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

kristin said...

I am linking up to your party and added a link to my sidebar.. I am trying to get organized and get more followers as well and become a bigger and better blog!! :)