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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Crepe Paper Iris Flower Tutorial

Hi, everyone!

This video tutorial shows how to create Bearded Irises out of crepe paper!

These take a little time to make, but aren’t too difficult. If you are concerned about the wires on the back of the top petals being too visible, you can try using other colors of wire, such as silver, or try painting them with acrylic paint.

 

Time needed: ~45 minutes (they take less time once you’ve made a few)

Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials:

Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

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Crepe Paper Flower Crown

Hi, everyone!

This video tutorial shows how to create a simple diy flower crown! This flower crown is created using small roses, aster flowers, and leaves all made out of crepe paper!

This isn’t a super quick project, but it isn’t difficult and the results are worth it. I just love how it turned out!

Time needed: ~2-3 hours

Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials:

  • 18 gauge floral wire
  • Crepe paper in white, light pink, periwinkle, yellow and green (I purchased mine at papermart.com – each large roll is less than $2 there!)
  • hot glue gun
  • scissors

 

If you have any questions, feel free to comment 🙂

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Crepe Paper Flower Bouquet Tutorial

This is a video tutorial to create this bouquet of flowers out of crepe paper!

This video was made with Mother’s Day in mind, but they would of course work for other occasions! In this tutorial, we’ll make roses, blue bell flowers, and branches of leaves.

 

Time needed: ~3 hours

Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials:

  • Crepe paper
  • floral tape
  • wire (I used 24 gauge in this video, but I strongly recommend 18 gauge or larger – this way you won’t have to wrap 3 together to make the stems)
  • glue gun
  • scissors

 

If you have questions or if you make this, I’d love to hear from you!

 

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Paper Easter Basket Tutorial

This is a video tutorial to create an easter basket out of paper!

This has been my most popular project to date (over 1,000,000 YouTube views – can’t believe it!) so I decided to create a blog post with some of the most asked questions.

FAQ:

  1. What kind of glue should I use?

I used hot glue in this video because it is what I personally prefer for this project. It holds very fast and strong, which makes putting the together the basket easy. If you don’t have hot glue, that is just fine. A glue stick would probably be the next best choice, but don’t be afraid to try whatever you have on hand 🙂

2. What kind of paper is best for this?

Thicker/heavier weight paper such as card stock or construction paper is ideal. It will hold the shape better when you’re putting it together and will be stronger for what you put in the basket. That said, you can any kind of paper or even newspaper. It should still work, it just might not be as easy to work with.

3. My paper isn’t long enough?

That’s ok! Cut it into the one inch strips, and just glue two pieces together to make one long piece. Art supply/craft stores should have some paper that is long enough for this, also.

4. What are the measurements you used in centimeters (instead of inches)?

Here is a conversion of the measurements this video:

1 inch = 2.54 cm

14 inches = 35.56 cm

18 inches = 45.72 cm

4 inches = 10.16 cm

You can also google “in to cm” and it will bring up a conversion tool.

5. How long does this take to make?

It can vary, but for most it probably takes 45 minutes to an hour.

6. How big is the finished basket?

It is about 4 x 4 x 4 inches – it is square.
If I didn’t answer your question, feel free to comment below 🙂

 

Thanks for reading!

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DIY Light-up American Flag

This video tutorial shows how to create a lighted american flag using christmas lights!

I used incandescent lights, or mini lights, for this project. Here are the links to the ones I used, if you’re interested:

Blue Lights

Red Lights

White Lights

 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Time needed: >1 hour

Materials:

  • light sets (above)
  • plastic board (such as an old campaign sign)
  • screwdriver or something else to make holes in the board
  • electrical tape

 

If you have leftover lights, just tape them or tie them to the back of the board.

**Disclaimer: Due to the nature of this project, I would recommend only placing this decoration outdoors. Don’t leave it unattended (when it’s plugged in) for long periods of time – always keep an eye on it, and unplug it if no one will be home. If you can, use led lights, as they get less hot. **

 

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How to Make an Envelope (for any size card!)

A new video went up today!
Today, I’m showing you a method for making an envelope for any size of card.
Difficulty: Intermediate 
Materials:
  • paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • ruler
  • pencil

 

Tips:

-If your card is not a rectangle or square (it has one or more rounded or irregular sides, etc.) instead of tracing the card, draw a rectangle or square that the card will easily fit in.
Then, just follow the instructions in the video.
-If the paper is not big enough, even after you’ve turned the card diagonally, you could tape or glue two pieces of paper together, then just follow the video.
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 🙂

 

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 🙂

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

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Pop-Up Butterfly Card

 

This week’s project is this pop-up butterfly card you can make for your mom or grandma for Mother’s Day!

Using the patterns, you’ll need to cut:

  • 2 wings
  • 5 flowers
  • 5 stars
  • 1 tag
  • 1 oval
  • 6 circles – just ignore that smaller circle, and the use the bigger one for all of them.

 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Butterfly Pop-up Patterns

 

I found that hot glue worked best for glueing the wings, body, and antennas of the butterfly. For everything else, I used white glue. All paper used in this video is from JoAnn craft store.

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

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Paper Heart Gift Box Tutorial

New tutorial! This week we’re creating these heart shaped gift boxes out of paper! These are perfect to fill with candy or other small gifts. Great for Valentine’s day, anniversaries or birthdays!

 

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Heart box patterns

 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials:

  • Card stock or construction paper (this project works best with paper that is a bit heavier than regular paper)
  • Hot glue (you can try using other types of glue, but hot glue is definitely best for this)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Score tool or other tool to create a fold line (I used a Cricut Score Stylus)

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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