NOTE: Post now updated with lots more Doctor Who snowflake template links and other Doctor Who things here on Fanbloomingtastic, see half way down.
You'll notice I'm blogging about my Christmas Bucket List/Advent Calendar tasks out of order. I also have a confession, I took more than a day to do this task....although I got a lot done on Day 1......whilst watching Elf the Movie for inspiration:
In all, Melchett and I made about 70 paper snowflakes of varying sizes. We've enjoyed doing them so much, I can see us carrying on. They're great to make in front of an overly sentimental Christmas movie on the telly.
A lot of the snowflakes we made randomly without use of templates or patterns, but we also used the tutorials and templates on these websites:
If you like these I have a few more snowflake links and other Christmas craft ideas on my Pinterest, which is where I also found this great link to making Star Wars snowflakes:
Of course, being me, I had to try making some geeky snowflakes. I did a Boba Fett one from the link above, and two Doctor Who ones - a TARDIS complete with centre bow tie (bow ties are cool), although as Goth Child correctly spotted, I got the number of window panes wrong on the TARDIS, and a Dalek snowflake:
Here are some how-to's for making Doctor Who snowflakes:
And if you like all things Doctor Who, here's how we altered or doctored even, some Van Gogh posters for our Doctor Who Gallery:
And here's links to our Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon Road Trip to the actual filming locations, click any or all of the following circle links for each of locations (the beach/lake, Monument Valley where the gang meet up....and the Doctor wears a stetson now, stetsons are cool, and the dam where Canton captures Rory) PLUS FULL DETAILS, DIRECTIONS AND GPS CO-ORDINATES if you want to visit the filming locations too:
And here's a post about progress on the Third Doctor and Eleventh Doctor's costumes ready for the 50th Anniversary.
Back to snowflakes....
These are some of my favourite traditional shaped snowflakes:
It took us 3 nights to make about 70 snowflakes, but then yesterday I had a Christmas movie marathon (another Christmas Bucket List task I'll tell you about soon) whilst I strung all the snowflakes together. I used ordinary white cotton thread but found that the weight of any more than 6 flakes strung together was too much and caused some accidents and rips.
The Christmas Bucket List task said that I should also decorate a room like in the movie Elf - I thought this might be a bit disruptive, and that I might not have sufficient snowflakes...so instead I decided to suspend them from the staircase bannister at one end of our dining room:
They're quite delightful. When the heating comes on and blows out of a ceiling vent behind them they start swaying and spinning. It makes me happy :)
And I think they complement the fairy lights I've strung around the bannister too:
I've still got to put up white paper chains I made from the off-cuttings from making the snowflakes (Melchett thought we were being ever so clever doing this and very green). Of all of our Christmas decorations they look quite tasteful ;) And great fun to do with the family. Very Christmassy.