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:

nativityhandcut4

nativityhandcut3

nativityhandcut2

nativityhandcut1

 

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 🙂

 

 

 

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

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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 🙂

 

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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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Crepe Paper Succulent Tutorial

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

 

 

This succulent really isn’t hard to make! It makes the perfect decoration for a tabletop or desk, and with the popularity of succulents, it is a great gift idea! No water or green thumb needed 🙂

Time needed: ~45 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • Crepe paper – the kind I use (and recommend) is here
  • A small flowerpot or other container to put the succulent in, I used a paper mache one from Hobby Lobby
  • small pebbles or other filler for the flowerpot, I got mine at Dollar Tree
  • 18 gauge floral wire
  • scissors
  • wire cutters

 

Let me know if you have any questions!

 

 

 

 

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Crepe Paper Sunflower Tutorial

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

 

 

These are beautiful and aren’t difficult to make. The perfect paper flower for Fall!

Time needed: ~45 minutes (as you make more, they will take less time)

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

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)
  • crepe paper for the frosting on the edge, I use this kind in white
  • 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

 

Have a cutting machine? The SVG cut file for this project is available for purchase here

 

Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

 

 

 

 

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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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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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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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