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

 

Have a cutting machine? There is an SVG file of this house now available for purchase here!

 

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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Golf Themed Pop-Up Card Tutorial

In this video tutorial, create a golf themed pop-up card!

 
This was created with Father’s Day in mind, but could of course be used for other occasions – just make a new cloud with your own message, instead of using the one that mentions Father’s Day.

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~45 minutes

Materials:

  • card stock, construction paper, or other heavier weight paper in multiple colors
  • scissors
  • glue
  • pencil
  • thin string or cord
  • pen or marker

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Golf card patterns

 

*I recommend using card stock or heavy weight paper for this card because it is a pop-up. Also, a glue stick or hot glue is best for this card – as you may have noticed, my card buckled because of the white glue.

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

Feel free to ask questions if you need to 🙂

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Polymer Clay Snow Cone Tutorial

In this video tutorial, create a mini snow cone charm out of polymer clay!

 
These are sooo cute! Nothing says Summer like a snow cone, and now you can make a miniature one that will never melt! 🙂

 

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

 

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Kumihimo Flower Bracelet Tutorial

In this video tutorial, create a kumihimo bracelet with a flower pattern, using a DIY kumihimo disk!

 
This takes a little time to make, but once you’ve got the steps down, you’ll become much faster at it!

Materials:

  • cardboard (the thin kind from a cereal box works best)
  • circular object to trace
  • pencil
  • embroidery floss
  • scissors
  • ruler

 

*Note: If you’re making a medium sized or larger bracelet, you’ll probably need more than 20″ of embroidery floss – it’s always better to have a little extra than not enough.

Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

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Gingerbread House Snow Globe Tutorial

In this video tutorial, create this mini gingerbread house out of paper, and place it into a snow globe (or, in this case, a faux globe – there’s no water in it) filled with glitter!

 
This is such a fun Christmas craft and is pretty kid friendly, too 🙂

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

 

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

Mini gingerbread house pattern

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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Paper Heart Basket Tutorial

In this video tutorial, you’ll learn to create this heart shaped basket out of paper!

 
It is a bit more difficult than my other basket tutorial, but definitely still do-able! It is perfect as a Valentine’s Day gift or for other occasions that you want to show your love and appreciation for someone.

 

Time needed: ~1 hour

Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials: 

  • paper (card stock or construction paper, or anything a bit heavier than regular paper, is best)
  • the glue of your choice (personally, I prefer hot glue for these kind of projects)
  • scisssors
  • paper cutter or ruler and pencil

 

Click here to view and print the pattern:

Heart basket pattern

 

*Note: If you can’t print, you can try drawing your own pattern. That said, this pattern has been made to be exactly the right size for the number of strips of paper.

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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