Paper Backpack Gift Box Tutorial 🍎 Teacher Gift Idea

Hi everyone! In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating a cute miniature paper backpack that doubles as a gift box/treat box! I think these would make such fun diy teacher gifts! Candy, jewelry or other small objects would fit perfectly in this box.

I don’t know about you, but I love anything miniature – and these mini backpacks are so so cute! You won’t want to fill these too full or you may have trouble getting the box closed, but these can hold quite a bit!

Materials:

  • Card stock – it’s best to use heavier paper such as card stock for the box portion and buckles, and lighter weight paper, such as scrapbook paper or construction paper, for the top flap and accent pieces. I used four colors of paper total.
  • Score tool – I used this one from EK Tools, but you can even use a pen that no longer writes.
  • Glue or adhesive – I like to use hot glue because it has a quick, strong hold
  • X-Acto Knife or other craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

 

Click below for each of the paper backpack templatesΒ (you will need all of these to complete the box, and I’ve separated them out to print on different colors of paper):

Backpack Box

Backpack Accent Pieces

Backpack Straps

Backpack Buckles

 

βœ” SVG cut file of this project available here in my Etsy shop

 

Let me know if you have any questions, and I’d love to hear what you think πŸ™‚

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Tie Shaped Paper Gift Box Tutorial for Father’s Day!

 

Hi everyone! In my latest video tutorial, we’re creating a tie shaped box out of paper! Fill it with candy or small gifts and it makes a great DIY Father’s Day gift, but it would also work for other occasions like birthdays, of course!

 

Materials:

  • Card stock or other heavy weight paper
  • Score tool or a pen that doesn’t write
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil (if tracing around patterns)

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Tie box pattern 1/2

Tie box_pattern 2/2

 

SVG cut file of this project available for purchase here on Etsy!

 

Let me know if you have any questions πŸ™‚

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3D Paper Trophy Treat Holder for Father’s Day!

 

Hi everyone! In my latest tutorial, we’re kicking off the Father’s Day crafts with this 3D paper trophy! Although this trophy is made of paper, it’s pretty sturdy and just the right size to hold small gifts or candy, or would even work as a gift on its own. I designed this with Father’s Day in mind, but it would of course work for other occasions, or even as a party favor.

This isn’t the quickest project, but the most time consuming part of this is just cutting out all the pieces. The bottom part of the trophy will require some small folds and careful glueing, but it’s definitely do-able.

Materials:

  • Card stock or other heavy paper – this is a project that won’t work too well with thin, regular paper, especially if you will be putting candy or a gift inside – it won’t be strong enough. Gold colored card stock works best! You’ll need two colors of paper.
  • Scoring tool – you’ll need some sort of tool to score the fold lines. I use a Cricut scoring stylus, but an old pen that doesn’t write will work also.
  • Hot glue – you can try other adhesives if you don’t have hot glue, but I always find that it works best because it sets so fast and strong, which is necessary for this project.
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler – to assist with scoring lines.

 

Click here to view & print the patterns (print these onto printer paper, cut them out, and trace around them or print them directly onto your card stock):

paper trophy pattern 1/3

paper trophy pattern 2/3

paper trophy pattern 3/3

 

SVG file of this project available for purchase here!

 

Let me know if you have any questions πŸ™‚

 

More Father’s Day crafts here

More paper gift boxes/treat holders here

 

 

 

 

 

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DIY Paper Bow Tutorial: 5+ Bows with 1 Template!

Paper Bow Template and Tutorial

Hi everyone! Continuing on with the trend of paper projects, in my latest video tutorial we’re creating 5 different bows out of paper! These are all easy and quick to make, require limited supplies, and there’s a lot of different ways you could use them – attach them to a gift, a card or other paper craft.

There’s one very important thing to know before you make these: you must use thin paper, such as non-cardstock scrapbook paper. If the paper is too thick, it will crease as you create the curved areas of the bows and won’t look good. Also, you will need glue/adhesive that has a strong hold and sets fast. For this reason, I like to use hot glue. I tested Tacky glue on this, and it just didn’t hold fast enough.

Materials List:

  • Thin paper (such as thin scrapbook paper)
  • Glue (hot glue works great)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Click here to view & print the pattern:

Paper bow template

 

Let me know if you have any questions πŸ™‚

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3D Paper Purse Tutorial for Mother’s Day

 

Hi everyone! In my latest video tutorial, I’m back with another 3D paper project! This time it’s a paper purse for Mother’s Day (but could also be a great gift for other occasions such as birthdays, or as a party favor for showers, etc).

Click the image below to watch:

 

 

These mini purses are really cute and are pretty simple and quick to make! They are the perfect size to hold small gifts, candy, or things like nail polish!

Materials:

  • Card stock paperΒ (thicker paper works much better for this) – I used gold foil paper from Michaels for the buckles to make them more realistic
  • Hot glue or other strong adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Paper purse template 1/2

Paper purse template 2/2

 

SVG cut file now available for purchase here!

 

Let me know if you have any questions πŸ™‚

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DIY Embroidered Paper For Mother’s Day!

 

Hi everyone! Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and in my latest video tutorial, we’re doing some paper embroidery to create a diy gift for your mom (or grandma)! Embroidery has been super popular lately and I’ve been loving it. This project is a great way for beginners to give it a try, and because it’s on paper, it puts a fun twist on the embroidery that you usually see!

 

 

Handmade gifts are great, and your mom will especially appreciate the time and effort it took you to make something just for her! This project isn’t difficult, but you’ll definitely want to set aside some time for it, as it isn’t a super quick project.

We’ll be using only two different stitches for this project – the super simple Straight Stitch/Running Stitch (this great video shows how to do it if you’re having trouble) and the Backstitch (shown here in this great video).

Materials:

  • Picture frame to fit an 8″ x 10″ image (mine was from Walmart)
  • Card stock (you definitely need to use thicker, heavier weight paper for this project or else it will tear. Choose a color that contrasts well with your embroidery floss)
  • Embroidery floss in your choice of colors (I used 4 colors – pink, purple, blue, green)
  • Carpet needle or other needle with an eye large enough for the embroidery floss
  • Piece of foam or other object that you can push a needle into
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer or ruler to trim down paper to 8″ x 10″ size

 

Click here to view & print the art template:

Embroidery Art

(It is been reversed so you will be able to print it on the back side of the paper and still have it look right on the front)

 

The biggest tip I can give you is to put plenty of space between the holes as you are punching them. Too close together, and you’ll find they tear easily as you pull the floss through. Also, some tearing will likely happen anyway, and that’s ok – just skip it and move on to the next hole.

 

Let me know if you have any questions πŸ™‚

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3D Paper Tea Cup For Mother’s Day!

 

 

Hi everyone! I’ve been really loving three dimensional paper projects lately, and in this new tutorial, I’m back with another one – a paper tea cup for Mother’s day! (or any other occasion!) These are so cute and an especially fun gift for anyone who loves tea. In the video, I filled mine with tea packages but the tea cup could hold candy or small gifts also!

Click the image below to watch the video:

 

Materials:

  • Card stock (heavier weight paper should be used for this, it will make it much stronger)
  • Glue (I used a glue gun, but other adhesives such as Tacky glue or a glue stick should work)
  • Ribbon (works best if it’s 1/8″ width or thinner)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Paper Tea Cup 1/2

Paper Tea Cup 2/2

 

SVG cut file of this project now available for purchase here in my Etsy store!

 

Check out the rest of my paper crafts here and my Mother’s Day projects here!

 

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below πŸ™‚

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Crepe Paper Tulip Tutorial

 

Hi everyone! Spring is officially here, and one of the first flowers that comes to mind in the Spring (at least for me) are tulips! So, in this week’s video tutorial we’re making crepe paper tulips!

 

As crepe paper flowers go, I’d say these are some of the least difficult and they don’t take a long time to make, either!

Materials:

  • Crepe paper in four colors: yellow, light yellow-green, green and pink. I get mine here from papermart.com – it’s the most affordable I’ve ever come across!
  • Floral stem wire – I used 18 gauge but something like 16 gauge would be better
  • Floral tape in light green
  • Tacky glue or hot glue
  • Paper for the pattern
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Flower pot or vase
  • Black Spanish moss (optional)
  • Hot glue
  • Floral foam

 

Please let me know if you have questions πŸ™‚

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Cute Mini Paper Easter Basket Egg Holder Tutorial

 

Hi everyone! Easter will be here in no time at all, can you believe it? In this week’s tutorial we’re creating another Easter paper craft – a mini Easter basket!

If you’re like me, you love anything that is miniature, and these tiny paper baskets are adorable! They are the perfect size to hold an Easter egg or mini chocolate eggs.

 

 

I’ve being doing a lot of projects that require a printed pattern lately, so I designed this one to be pattern free for those of you who don’t have access to a printer!

Materials:

  • Paper in three colors (I used card stock, but you don’t have to use thicker paper for this)
  • Ruler
  • X-acto craft knife
  • Hot glue (you can try other types of glue, though)
  • Cutting mat with grid (you don’t have to have this, but it’s very helpful and will save time!)
  • Rotary paper cutter (again, you don’t have to have this, but it will really help)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

You’ll need to cut paper to all of the following sizes:

  • 1 piece: 7.5 inches x 2 inches
  • 1 piece: 7 inches x 0.5 inches
  • 2 pieces: 7.5 inches x 0.5 inches
  • 3 pieces: 3.5 inches x 0.5 inches

With the 7.5 inch x 2 inch piece turned length-wise, cut a vertical slit from just under 0.5″ from the top to just over 0.5″ from the bottom, every half an inch. (Or you can cut a slit every 1 inch to make an easier version)

 

Happy Easter!

Let me know if you have any questions πŸ™‚

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Paper Cross Gift Box Tutorial

Hi everyone! Easter is quickly approaching, and with that in mind, I thought I’d bring you another Easter gift box idea in this week’s video tutorial! This one is geared more toward those who would like to celebrate the holiday in a less secular, more Christ-centered way. These gift boxes/treat boxes are shaped like a cross and would also be a great gift for things like baptisms, blessings, first communions and confirmations, in addition to Easter!

Materials:

  • Card stock or other heavy paper – this project works best with paper that is not thin
  • A scoring tool, I use this one but you can also use a pen that no longer writes
  • Hot glue – use whatever adhesive you’d like, but hot glue works very well for this
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Tape
  • Printer

Click here to view and print the patterns:

Cross box 1/3

Cross box 2/3

Cross box 3/3

Patterns 1 & 2 require a small amount of assembly – just match up the As, Bs, and Cs and tape the edges together.

Have a Cricut or other cutting machine? An SVG file of this project is available for purchase here!

Happy Easter!

Let me know if you have any questions πŸ™‚

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