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12 Handmade Paper Crafts and Gifts

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These handmade paper crafts ideas are fun and easy to create! From paper crafts to make with construction paper, great home decorations and paper crafts cards ideas, find what you need here! Best of all, these are free paper crafts!

Paper Crafts and Gifts

 

 

Table of Contents

Featured Article - Friendship Tags

Greeting Card Paper Crafts

Paper Crafts Gift Ideas

Paper Craft Keepsakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Article - Friendship Tags

Tuck them in cards, stick them on gifts, send one with the latest book you're loaning a friend -- Friendship Tags have a thousand uses. Make a bunch to have on hand all year. Quote books from the craft store make this a really fun project!

Friendship Tags

Materials:

  • Vellum Adhesive Sheets
  • Arnold Grummer's Papermill Complete Kit
  • Precut tags, or cut your own
  • Vellum tablets with preprinted quotes, available at any craft store, such as "Vellum Quotes: Love & Friendship"
  • Fibers or ribbon
  • Glue stick


Steps:

  1. Make several sheets of paper with any paper making kit. Recycle a couple different colors of waste paper so you'll have lots of variety when assembling your tags. Add angel wings and gold dust to pulp in the blender for added zip in the handmade paper.
     
  2. Trim handmade paper and layer onto tags using gluestick.
     
  3. Choose quotes from preprinted vellum tablets. Tear or trim them to fit as the top layer of the tag. Adhere them to handmade paper with gluestick.
     
  4. Use ribbon, fibers, or raffia to finish the tag.
     
  5. Have fun matching quotes to your friends - we enjoyed this part of the project as much as making the tags!

 

 

Greeting Card Paper Crafts

Japanese Stamped Card

Everything Japanese Stamped Card - Japanese-inspired stamps are set against a striking red background in this tasseled card. Bamboo and floral shapes blend together in silver and black.

Africa Themed Card Set - An African set of unique Posh stamps creates a collection of beautiful stamped cards.The patterned layers in this first example create a great palate of colors.

Asia Blue Coin Card - A Chinese coin and an Asian newspaper stamp add interest to a blue card. A watercolor background softens this stamped card with dragonfly.

Vintage Receipt Cards - Create your own vintage–looking rub–ons in any design you want with this easy to use technique.

 

 

Paper Crafts Gift Ideas

Last Minute Gift Bags

Last Minute Gift Bags - Make quick and easy gift bags with plain paper bags and rubber stamps.

Paper Gift Boxes - Use colorful scrapbook paper to fold together cute little boxes in no time at all. Add ribbon and other embellishments for the perfect gift boxes, from Heidi Borchers of Inspired at Home.

Paper Napkin Gift Bag - Turn plain sachet bags into holiday gift bags with inexpensive paper napkins. Cut out a motif for Christmas, Halloween or any other occasion.

Snowflake Christmas Wine Box - Giving a "spirited" gift this season? Give a bottle of wine or other liquor in a box dressed up for the Christmas occasion with painted snowflakes.

 

 

Paper Craft Keepsakes

Flos Crazy Paper Quilt

Flo's Crazy Paper Quilts - These creative "quilts" make great decorations or scrapbook pages, make your own paper and cardstock!

Dragonfly Journal - A calming craft project and a place to record your thoughts -- great to make for yourself or give as a gift.

Papercrafted Basket - Who could resist this unique garden basket made from handmade paper?


 


 

 

 

 

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