I think of myself as a problem solver. I see a problem and I look for a solution. And not to sound like a broken record, but the problem that I am having now is that it is winter here in Vermont, but you wouldn't know it cause it's 50 degrees and there is no f-ing snow. Yes, this is a problem for me. I don't think its just me, everything around here is acting weird. My plants are not going into winter mode and are starting to droop and be sad. My fall allergies are coming back, plants are starting to bud again, Washer is shedding like crazy, and my snowshoes have not left the barn. It's just weird and it makes me sad.Vermont is suppose to be cold ans snowy right now. Sure, there are people that might like this wonky weather, think they are getting a little extra treat, but not me. NOT ME! So this is the problem. And the solution that I have come up with, short of moving, is to cover all the windows with wax paper snowflakes.
See. Problem solver.
We have been spending a good amount of time over at the new house working away so this is where I decided to plaster my flakes. In between cleaning up pieces of broken wall and moving 500 lb bags of trash out of the house, I sat down at the little table, plugged in the Christmas lights, turned on some Christmas music, and totally zoned out. Sipping coffee and sniping away..it felt so right. And the results were quite good if I do say so myself. A window full of flakes that made me smile. Maybe the snow gods will see my effort and grace us with a huge ass storm. Wouldn't that be so lovely!
All you need to make some flakes is
- wax paper (mine is slightly tan because it's not bleached)
- Christmas music
- A hot beverage such as coffee or cocoa
Note. Why wax, well wax paper is really thin and makes cutting through all the folds easy. It also lets light shine through rather nicely and best part, the wax keeps the paper from getting soggy and gross from window condensation. But if you want, use paper. I don't mind.
This is how learned to make a snowflake... Start with a square piece of wax paper (any size you like) and fold it in half on the diagonal. Then fold that in half at the point. And fold old again at the point. One more time after that. (from start to finish, 4 folds) You end up with a little dart like triangle with a little extra point at the top. Cut that extra bit off.
And snip away.. It can be thought-out or random (I like random snips) Just make sure that you don't cut off all the folded paper parts cause that is what is holding it together.
Now for the most exciting part. Open (very gently) and see your snowflake creation.
Note. This is important to remember.. No snowflake is the same, and no snowflake is ugly.
Now tape the flake to where ever it should land (the window)
Stand back and enjoy all of the snow you can handle. I have gotten to one window, just 10 more to go!
This one is my favorite.
Happy weekend full of snow!
(mini snow storm!)