Paper Snowflake Designs
Using a coffee filter to make a snowflake... what a great idea! Already in a circle, gives the 3D effect when open
Snowflake templates to trace and cut
Paper snowflake guide - downloads
The simplest paper snowflakes are based on 4- or 8-pointed stars (fold a square in half diagonally and keep halving it until it's nearly too thick to cut, then snip out small shapes ). The second and third flakes in this garland are based on a 5-pointed star. Download the 5-point folding directions right here. I think they're easier to cut since there are fewer paper layers.
5-pointed paper snowflakes
Photoshop snowflake templates