23 December 2010

Deck the halls with conference posters, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-laaaaa...

Doctor Becca reckons this is the best re-use of a conference poster ever, and I’m inclined to agree. So do many other people! I bugged Becca for the instructions, and she came through like a trooper:

Here’s how:

  1. Cut your poster into six equal-sized squares. You may have some extra bits, but it’s no biggie.
  2. Take one square, fold it into a triangle, and then again into a smaller triangle.
  3. Hold the triangle so that the fully folded side is on the bottom and the longest side is on the right.
  4. Cut four lines parallel to the longest side (cuts shown in blue) – make sure you don’t cut all the way to the left side, just cut so that there are four strips hanging off of the left side.

  5. Open up the square – it should look like this:

  6. Take the two innermost flaps and overlap them so they make a hollow tube. Tape them together.
  7. Flip the paper over to the other side, take the 2nd inner two flaps, overlap them slightly, and tape.
  8. Keep flipping, overlapping and taping until finished. Turn it on its side, and it will look like this:

  9. 1/6th of the snowflake is done!
  10. Do this with the other five squares.
  11. Once all your snowflake portions are made, arrange so that they’re in a nice snowflake configuration. Staple everything together in the middle, as well as the outer “x’s” so they’re not all floppy.
  12. Voila! Winter Wonderland!

Season’s greetings!

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Unbalanced Reaction said...

This is awesome! I can't wait to decorate my lab next year. I'm going to have to repost this. :)

Happy winter break!

Miss Outlier said...

I love it! I think I have an old poster which is red, so it even coordinates with the festivities. :)