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Editor's Note: This post was originally published on 12/20/13. Get decorating!

Paper snowflakes are a winter staple, and there's really no easier way to make the season of warm drinks, big fireplaces, and family baking more festive. But even though the holidays are usually all about Christmas trees, stars, and menorahs, there's no reason why you can't indulge your nerdier side with this easy craft.

Anthony Herrera has a whole series of Star Wars-themed snowflakes, all with printable templates. My favorite by far is Admiral Ackbar.

If you're more of a Whovian, the Oodlycrafting tumblr has step-by-step instructions for a Tardis and Dalek snowflake.

Looking for a spookier feel? Try recreating Jack Skellington's spider snowflake from A Nightmare Before Christmas.

Proclaim your allegiance to Starfleet or the Klingon Empire with these Star Trek-themed QISmaS peD nav ("Christmas snow paper" in Klingon; is my nerd showing?). These come with printable templates as well.

And if you're feeling a little whimsical this holiday season, why not incorporate some Mickey Mouse ears as a subtle tribute to childhood memories?

This easy decoration is a great way to let your imagination run wild! Everything from Nosferatu to unicorns is yours for the folding, so let us know in the comments (with pictures!) how you're celebrating Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day!


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Alyssa Favreau

Alyssa Favreau lives in Montreal in real life and @alyssafavreau on Twitter. She’s the assistant publisher for Maisonneuve magazine, a book nerd for Librairie Drawn & Quarterly, and a freelance writer and fact checker for fine folks like Reader’s Digest, Discover, Bitch magazine, and Quirk. Sometimes she eats and sleeps and updates her blog too.