To make the 5' snow flake I started out by drawing the snow flake on some cardboard. I had to use four pieces to make one side. This
flake used two sides  so I made 8 pieces. I then glued up both side and used a piece of 2" blue foam between them.
I then used papier mache to cover the sides. A little white house paint for a base coat.
Here is a better view of the papier mache. Once the 2nd base coat dried I air brushed some pearl white and some blue high lights. Them I
added some strings on Christmas lights attached with hot glue.
The finished product came out great. This was a cheap project that really looked great.