The wide world of paper crafts is fun and exciting—and a little overwhelming if you are new to it. There are so many project ideas for homemade cards, journals, and scrapbooks. Dive further into the genre and you’ll find crafts for DIY decorations. Here are some of the best paper craft tutorials. Take your time, find your niche, and have fun.
Helpful Paper Tips
With all of the different types of paper available on the market, it can really be hard to choose just one color or pattern scheme. The good news is that you don’t have to! Follow this simple tutorial on How to Mix Patterned Paper. Another helpful tutorial is how to make homemade envelopes. These are two very basic lessons that will point you in the right direction.
Once you know how to choose your paper and make envelopes, you can begin to create your very own cards. Homemade cards are personalized gifts within themselves. This Momma Bird Card requires very little materials. Just gather scissors, glue, and paper. Try focusing on greeting cards or design your very own notecard sets.
Cards don’t have to be made of paper alone. Collect stamps, markers, and other objects to add depth to projects like this 3D Card with Filmstrip. Combine material and paper to create simple Charming Paper Holiday Cards. Cut hearts out of fabric scraps and sew them to the cardstock. What other materials and techniques can you incorporate into your paper crafting?
Decorate your home with the paper and craft materials that you already have. DIY decorations are fun and easy to make. Cut butterflies from recycled paper to make Butterfly Garland, or use colored paper to make this Rainbow Garland. Add a touch of spring to your home with paper flowers. This Pretty Recycled Paper Flower could be attached to a gift or or strung together with others like it.
Do like paper crafts? What is the most amazing paper craft you’ve ever seen or made?
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