DIY Paper Shadowbox Nativity Scene + Free SVG Cut File!

Hi everyone! In this week’s tutorial, we are creating a paper nativity shadowbox scene! The results of this project are beautiful!

Materials needed (for the hand-cut method):

  • Card stock – the paper you use needs to have some thickness to it. I suggest white card stock for the inside and glitter or colored card stock for the stable.
  • X-acto knife
  • Fairy lights or other small lights
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • 1/4 inch thick foam core board or similar to put between layers

 

Click here to view & print the hand-cut patterns:

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nativityhandcut2

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Free SVG files*:

 

Let me know if you have questions, and merry Christmas!

If you liked this SVG file, please consider checking out all of them here in my Etsy shop ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

*The SVG files are for your personal use only and not be transferred, sold, or given away in any way.

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DIY Gift Bows Using Recycled Wrapping Paper!

 

Hi everyone! In this video tutorial, learn to make some DIY gift bows! These are a great way to recycle used wrapping paper.

 

 

We’ll go over three styles of bows in this video: a traditional bow, a flower bow, and a cute bow. These can be sized up or down, and are great for any gift giving occasion!

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Paper Honeycomb Christmas Ornament Tutorial

Paper Ornament

Hi everyone! In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating a honeycomb Christmas ornament out of paper!

 

It looks quite complex, but is actually very easy! The most time consuming part is just cutting the pieces, and if you have a cutting machine such as a Cricut, you’ll have it made in no time at all!

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • Paper – try to get the thinnest paper you can. This works great with doubled sided paper, as both sides will show – but unfortunately it is hard to find thin paper of this kind. I just used single sided thin scrapbook paper, which works just fine!
  • Glue – I used my go-to hot glue, and it worked great. Feel free to try other adhesives, but it needs hold strong.
  • Scissors
  • String or ribbon for the hanger
  • Pencil

Honeycomb Ornament Patternย (For cutting by hand) You’ll need to cut 18 of these, which took about 3 sheets of 12×12 paper for me.

 

Here is the .PNG for use with cutting machines:

 

 

Merry Christmas!
Feel free to comment below if you have questions ๐Ÿ™‚

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DIY Advent Calendar – Countdown to Christmas

Advent Calendar

 

In this video tutorial, we’re creating a fun Advent calendar to countdown to Christmas with!

 

 

Here’s how it works: there are 25 cards (you can place a written message inside each one, such as a fun Christmas activity idea, bible verse, etc.). Each card has a number on one side, and a section of a picture on the other. Start with all the numbers showing, and starting on December 1st, turn over one card each day. By Christmas, the picture will be completely revealed!

For this project, I created a picture of a Christmas tree using paper, but you can also use a photo instead! Just go to a printing place and print a square picture that is sized 12″ x 12″. Then just follow the rest of the steps.

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

 

Merry Christmas!

Feel free to comment if you have a question ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Interlocking Christmas Tree Paper Gift Box Tutorial

Christmas Tree Gift Box

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating a paper interlocking christmas tree gift box!

 

I’ve been seeing cool gift boxes with interlocking closures on Pinterest, and I came up the idea to make one with a Christmas tree!

Difficulty: Easy (but it takes a little practice to easily open and close the box)

Time needed: ~20 minutes

Materials:

  • Card stock or other paper with some thickness to it (you can make this with thinner paper, it just works much better with thicker paper)
  • Some sort of scoring tool, I use this one
  • Printer
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Hot glue (I always prefer hot glue for these kind of things because it holds strong and fast, but feel free to try other types of glue)

 

Click here to view and print the patterns:

Christmas Tree Box 1/2

Christmas Tree Box 2/2

 

Have a cutting machine, such as a Cricut? SVG file for this project now available for purchase here!

 

Merry Christmas!

Let me know if you have questions ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Crepe Paper Holly Tutorial

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re making holly branches out of crepe paper!

These are a great Christmas craft, simple to make and especially good for those who haven’t ever worked with crepe paper before.

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30-45 minutes (and you’ll get faster as you make them)

Materials:

  • Green crepe paper, I used this one in Forest Green from Papermart.com. Super affordable!
  • Red round beads, I used these are similar to the ones I used from Michaels
  • Floral stem wire, I used this kind from JoAnn
  • Wire cutters
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Pencil

 

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Gingerbread House Snow Globe Tutorial

In thisย video tutorial,ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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Simple Paper Gingerbread House Tutorial

 

New video! Shows how to create a gingerbread house out of paper!

Real gingerbread houses can be a bit messy and hard to make. Paper greatly simplifies the process – and if safely stored, you can use the house year after year!

 

After the video was uploaded, I realized the clip showing how to put the house together accidentally got deleted. To put together the house, fold back all the tabs, put glue on them, and glue the pieces together. If you have any questions, please comment below ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Gingerbread House Pattern 1

Pattern 2

Pattern 3

On pattern 2, don’t cut out the whole window, leave some space around those inner lines ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Have a cutting machine? There is an SVG file of a house now available for purchase here!ย It isn’t the same style of house shown in this tutorial, but it will still work for this project.

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

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