Print Project

Faux Stained Glass Paper Snowflakes


  • 1 sheet of white paper
  • Tissue paper: pink green, yellow, blue
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Needle and thread
  • Piece of ribbon


  • Fold the sheet of paper in half and cut into two 5-inch squares. Stack those two pieces on top of one another and fold in half once. Cut a half circle. When you open the papers you should have two identical circles. Keeping them together, fold in half and then in half again.
  • Cut a few simple shapes from the edges of the paper to create a simple paper snowflake. When you open them up you should have two identical shapes. Separate them and set one aside, placing the second one on the work surface.
  • Cut small pieces of tissue paper, big enough to cover a hole on the snowflake, but not too large that it overlaps other holes. Cover each hole with different colors, using a glue stick to adhere.
  • Take the other snowflake shape and line up the holes so that when stacked on top of one another they are identical. Use a glue stick to attach it, sandwiching the tissue paper in between the two snowflakes.
  • Fold in half, creating a half circle. Cut notches in the curved edges of the circle to make the snowflake more decorative.
  • Thread your needle and poke it through the top of the snowflake, about an inch from the edge. Tie the thread off and add a ribbon bow to the top of the hanger.