While making a crocheted snowflake can range anywhere from easy to advance it is perhaps find where to use that our creativity is put to the challenge. Here are a few ideas to help you get started.
The Christmas tree. This is probably the most popular place for these dainty little snowflakes. Simply add a hook and you have a beautiful addition to your tree. But, don’t be afraid to go one step further. Use a sparkling crochet thread when making the snowflake, or try adding glitter to the snowflake during the stiffing process. String several smaller ones together to create a unique hanging ornament or create long strands to be used like ribbon or garland on the tree. Don’t be afraid to use other color crochet thread besides white, pastels in cool colors work great and choosing colors in popular color trends adds an element unique to your tree. Also don’t be afraid to paint them or add beads. Also consider making them out of other things besides your typical crochet thread. Wire crocheting is gaining in popularity.
Window and wall decorations. It is popular to see these beautiful snowflakes hanging in a window. To create the effect that they are floating, simply string them up on clear fishing line. This also looks great as a boarder at the top of walls.
Make a wreath or Christmas tree skirt. To make either one of these items all you have to do is simply sew snowflakes together until you have created the shape you need. (Remember to keep the back open for a tree skirt.) From there ribbons can be interlaced throughout the flakes and beads can be added for texture. Be imaginative. You can add any sort of picture you like along the edge of the tree skirt and a wreath would look great if you added little trees, or a village amongst the flakes.
Hang them from the ceiling. Snowflakes hung from the ceiling on fishing wire can create a magical affect. Hang them around the tree and it will be as if it were snowing. Hang them above doorways or around the mistletoe and you will think you entered a winter wonderland.
Use them as coasters for the holidays. Sure they are likely to get a little wet, but that is what the washing machine is for. And they will look great sitting out on coffee and side tables.
Make doilies out of them. There are many patterns out there for larger snowflakes. Some of these may work great on their own; if not them sew the snowflakes together, tip to tip, adding smaller snowflakes to fill in the gaps. They look beautiful lying around for the holidays.
Use them as appliqués. They look great added to shirts, or used as a decorative boarder on a skirt. Kids clothing especially can be spruced up this way. They can also be sewn onto blankets, pillows, towels, afghans, rugs, chair covers – you name it.
Make clothing from them. By sewing them together you can make a great overlay for a shirt, skirt or dress. It will give it a lacy effect with a holiday kick. You can then add beads and ribbon to make the snowflakes stand out.
Now I’m sure there are thousands more way to make use of these beautiful little creations. I simply gave you a few ideas to get you started. Now go out and see what else you can do!