paper decorations {winter edition}

Here are some Christmas decorations inspired by the good old British weather! We’re putting the tree up this weekend so more decorations to come over the next week. When do you normally put yours up? (When I was little it was usually a Christmas eve job but nowadays my neighbourhood seems to go for December 1st!).

paper decorations by minieco // winter edition

(BTW: Don’t forget to put your loop of thread in before sticking the models together – I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve done that!)

paper decorations by minieco // winter edition

paper decorations by minieco // winter edition

paper decorations by minieco // winter edition

paper decorations by minieco // winter edition

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Snowflake tetrahedron
Simple snowflake icosahedron
Snowflake icosahedron
Mountain tetrahedron
Raindrop cube
Grey Gem (model 2)

If you want plain templates without the designs on you can check out my platonic solids templates, my paper gems templates or my diamond template.

Happy cutting/folding/sticking!


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  1. I love these! so simple and stylish!

  2. Nina #

    Really nice!

  3. Qmandorka #

    Second link doesn’t work. :(

    • Kate #

      Whoops! All fixed ^_^

  4. Beautiful ! They will be on my Christmas tree !

  5. Kate, I love it when a post from you arrives in my inbox. “Ooh, what wonderful/clever/stylish thing has she come up with this time?” Nifty ornies, thanks!

    • Kate #

      Thanks for the lovely comment Ann ^_^

  6. oh i love these! that mountain is especially fantastic.

    • Kate #

      Glad you like the mountain Kristin…wasn’t too sure whether it was a bit too simplistic ^_^

  7. Mimouna #

    Vous avez raison de le rappeler, je suis du genre à tout coller et se rappeler du fil a passer à le fin .
    Merci et pleins de bonnes choses a vous!

    • Kate #

      Merci! Je suis très oublieux et oublient toujours le coton! ^ _ ^

  8. Hello Kate,

    we are big fans here!
    Keep on doing it beautiful, smart and simple!
    Love from Barcelona :-)

    • Kate #

      Thank you. ♥ your colouring sheets! They are very cool ^_^

  9. Love the snowflake gem, its so pretty!

  10. laure #

    that’s just beautiful ! I’m going to make some of these with my 9 -10 years-old pupils !
    hello from France

    • Kate #

      waves hello back to France ^_^

      • laure #

        my pupils really enjoyed making those decorations and so did I !! happy new year , bonne année 2013 !

  11. Merci !!! Thank you , as a children minder I am enjoy to keep this activity with me ;-)

  12. lau #

    merci beaucoup !

  13. Thanks for sharing these wonderful diamonds. Made mine with fake leather.
    Here´s the result, written in swedish though…
    Wish you a great day

    • Kate #

      Yay…they look great. Very brave to make them in leather. It would never have crossed my mind. No problem on the Swedish. I love google translate!!

  14. Véronique #

    Thanks for sharing! they are really cute, my children’ll have fun making them!

  15. CL #

    Thank you! The templates are awesome, and the result too:

    • Kate #

      Yay…they look great CL ^_^

  16. Nóra #

    They are soooo cute! I have folded all of them :)
    But why have you changed the pattern on the icosahedron in the template? I like the one in your pictures much better.
    Is there a chance you can change it?
    Thank You!

    Cheers from Hungary :)

    • Kate #

      Hi Nóra,

      Sorry about that (the joys of not having a proof-reader). I rush too much!

      I have put a new link above ‘simple snowflake icosahedron’

      Cheerio for now

  17. Thank you very much for these templates! Even though I am not the best at gluing things, this was a lot of fun. I posted my end result here:

  18. Aida #

    I love these! Made some for my flatemate and me today :) Thank you so much for sharing!

  19. Amy #

    Kate, I made your snowflake icosahedron for my Christmas tree! Then I thought up the idea of using your template and galaxy photographs…!

  20. hi kate
    brilliant shapes! my son is doing weather and 3d shapes at school so this is the perfect combination! BTW i read your first book and found it very inspiring, cant wait for the next one!
    best wishes from snowy hertfordshire


    • Kate #

      Hi Deborah…sorry for the late reply….I’m playing catch up.

      SO happy to hear you bought the book. Knee deep in the second one at the moment which is going to be for grown-ups. Can’t wait to share it with you all. Hope you enjoyed the snow. Ours all gone now (enjoyed it for the first day or so but kinda glad it’s gone now!) ^_^

  21. Bulan #

    Hi kate, im new to this blog. You’re very inspiring! Im already tried the paper gems and diamond and they turned perfectly!haha XD i will ‘dig’ more thing in this blog,thank youu:))

    • Kate #

      Yay! Glad they worked well. Happy crafting. Kate ^_^

  22. Chay #

    OMG thanks so much for these, Love them, really can’t say thanks enough!

  23. Nawal #

    Would you happen to have a template which only has one isocahedron on it. Because this is my math project and the isocahedron has to be as large as possible. At least 6inches in diameter. So if you do have a template with only one isocahedron on a single peice of paper please post it or email me. I need it before Monday. Please please please help me out I love the snowflakes on the isocahedron that is why I’m not using the templates from other sites.

  24. At ths moment I am going away to do my breakfast, once having my breakfast coming over again to read
    additional news.

  25. oh i love these

  26. Eliza #

    Wow, I love these! :)

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