Paper Pencil Gift Box Tutorial

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re making a pencil shaped gift box out of paper!

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~45 minutes

Materials:

  • card stock or construction paper in your colors of choice (paper that is heavier than regular paper is best for this!) I used yellow, cream, pink and silver glitter.
  • acrylic paint in the lead color
  • paintbrush
  • black marker such as a Sharpie (optional)
  • glue (I use and recommend hot glue, at least for the base of the box)
  • tool to score with, I use a Cricut scoring stylus
  • scissors
  • pencil

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Paper Pencil Box

Paper Pencil Box Lid

Paper Pencil Box Decor

 

Let me know if you have questions 🙂

 

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Paper Birthday Cake Slice Gift Box

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating this birthday cake slice box out of paper!

This box is so cute and is the perfect size to fill with treats, such as candy, or other small gifts.

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Materials:

  • card stock paper (this project works best with paper that has a little thickness) in multiple colors (I used cream colored paper for the cake part of the box, pink for the frosting, and pink sprinkle paper for the top and back)
  • paper straws (for the candles)
  • glue (I prefer hot glue for this because it holds fast and strong)
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • a tool to score with, I use this one

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Birthday cake slice box 1

Birthday cake slice box 2

 

Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

 

 

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DIY Scratchboard Art Tutorial

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating diy scratchboards!

Scratchboards are painted black, and then the artist can scratch their design into the board, which removes the paint to reveal the color underneath! These are really fun and easy to make, for both kids and adults. I have great memories from getting to make these in Elementary school! This is a bit messy, and would be a good outdoor project.

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~1-2 hours (including drying time, and time for scratching your design)

Materials:

Tips:

  • Use at least two coats and this works better if the coats are thick
  • use a hair dryer to speed up the drying time between coats
  • let the first coat completely dry before adding the second
  • use thick layers of crayon

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Cut Paper Mother’s Day Card

In this video tutorial, create this cut paper Mother’s Day card!

This paper cut design is filled with flowers, hearts, leaves, and hummingbirds.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Time needed: ~1.5 hours

Materials:

  • card stock, or other paper that has some thickness
  • other paper to show through the design and for the card base
  • an X-acto knife
  • pencil
  • printer
  • glue or tape adhesive
  • scissors or paper cutter

Click here to view & print the pattern:

Mother’s Day Paper Cutting Pattern

Or print and glue this design to the front of the card:

Mother’s Day Papercut Printout

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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Flowerpot Mother’s Day Card Tutorial

In this video tutorial, make a cute flower pot themed card for Mother’s Day!

This card is simple to make and it would work great as a craft for kids to make!

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Materials:

  • card stock or construction paper in your colors of choice
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • glue stick or other
  • marker or pen to draw details – I used a bronze Sharpie

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Flower Pot Card 1

Flower Pot Card 2

 

This idea was based on some cute Mother’s Day cards on Pinterest, and originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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Easy Teacher Appreciation Card Tutorial

In this video tutorial, create this simple teacher appreciation card, so you can say thank you to your teacher for a great year!

This card was designed to look like a desk with school supplies and lined paper on it. Customize it by writing your teacher’s name on the top line!

Time needed: ~20 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • paper in the colors of your choice
  • scissors
  • glue
  • pencil
  • marker or pen

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Teacher card pattern

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

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Simple Award Themed Card Tutorial

In this video tutorial, learn how to create a super simple and quick award themed Father’s Day card!

This tutorial was made with Father’s Day in mind, but it would really work for any occasion you’d like to make someone feel special! It couldn’t be easier or quicker to make, so if you’re looking for something last minute, this one’s for you!

Time needed: ~20 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • card stock or construction paper in red, blue, white and gold
  • marker or pen
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • circular objects to trace, one larger and one smaller

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Dog & Cat Paper Bookmark Tutorial

In this video tutorial, we’re creating these cute dog and cat paper bookmarks!

These are very easy to make and I think they turned out so cute! This is a great project for kids and can help encourage reading! Customize these with whatever colors of paper you’d like to make them look like your pet 🙂

 

Time needed: ~20 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • paper in multiple colors
  • scissors
  • glue
  • markers, pens, or a white pencil to draw details with

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Dog and Cat bookmark pattern

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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Halloween Paper Gingerbread House Tutorial

In this video tutorial, learn how to create this Halloween themed paper gingerbread house!

My paper gingerbread house tutorial got a really positive response, so I decided to make a Halloween version! This is a really fun project that can be customized with whatever supplies you’d like, and is great for kids, too! It is much easier (and less messy!) to make than a real gingerbread house. It would work great as a cute centerpiece for a table or anywhere else. Put some led tea lights in it and it glows!

 

Time needed: ~1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Halloween gingerbread house pattern 1

Halloween gingerbread house pattern 2

Halloween gingerbread house pattern 3

Halloween gingerbread house pattern 4

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Diorama Tutorial

Hi, everyone! In this video tutorial, create a pumpkin diorama with a miniature paper haunted house in it!

Pumpkin dioramas are very popular again this year and they are so fun to make! You can really get creative with these. If you don’t want to do any carving (or minimal-carving), this is a great pumpkin decorating idea!

 

Click here to view & print the pattern for the house:

Mini haunted house pattern

 

Materials:

•fake pumpkin (from Michaels, with the opening pre-cut)
Xacto knife or scissors with sharp point
•card stock or construction paper in multiple colors
hot glue gun
•black spanish moss (JoAnns)
•firefly lights or an led tea light (Hobby Lobby)
•mini pumpkins (Hobby Lobby)
•pebbles (from my garden)

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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