Mini Greeting Card & Envelope Tutorial

New tutorial! This week we’re making these adorable miniature cards and envelopes!

 
These can be made into pop-up cards, birthday cards, and more. These are the perfect size to give along with a flower arrangement or to anyone who loves miniature things!

You can, of course, make any kind of card, but in this video, I show ideas for a birthday card, pop-up card, and valentine.

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

mini cards envelopes pattern

 

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • Paper, here is the patterned paper I used
  • Something to score with, I used this
  • glue stick or other
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • markers or pens to decorate, if you’d like

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

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Easter Egg Paper Gift Box Tutorial

This tutorial shows how to create Easter egg shaped gift boxes out of paper! These are perfect to fill with candy or other goodies and give as a gift for Easter!

 
Click here to view & print the patterns:

Easter egg box pattern

 

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • Paper, such as card stock or construction paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • A tool to score with, such as the Cricut scoring stylus

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium

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Easy Square Paper Gift Box Tutorial

 

Hi, everyone!

This is a video tutorial showing how to create a simple, small, square gift box out of paper!

 
This box is super quick and easy to make, and is the perfect size to hold jewelry or other small gifts, such as gift cards. It also works well for Father’s Day or as teacher appreciation gift, as shown in this video.

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Square gift box

Square gift box lid

 

Purchase the SVG file here

 

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

 

Materials:

  • Paper, such as card stock or construction paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • pencil
  • scissors

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

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Flower Shaped Paper Gift Box Tutorial

This is a video tutorial showing how to create a flower shaped box out of paper!

 
This video was made with Mother’s Day in mind, but this box would make a great gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries, or for anyone who likes flowers! Its small size is great for filling with candy or other small gifts, such as jewelry, and being handmade makes it even more special 🙂

This project works best with paper that is a bit thicker than regular paper, such as card stock or construction paper.

 

Click here to view and print the patterns:

Flower box patterns

Flower box pattern 2

 

Time needed: ~1 hour

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

 

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below 🙂

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

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Crepe Paper Hibiscus Flower Tutorial

In this video, we’re creating a hibiscus out of crepe paper!

There are few flowers more summer-y than a hibiscus! Now is the perfect time to make one. As paper flowers go, they are pretty simple and quick to make!

 

Time needed: ~45 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • Crepe paper
  • 16 gauge floral wire
  • regular paper
  • pencil
  • hot glue gun
  • Tombow brush marker (815)
  • yellow acrylic paint
  • white acrylic paint
  • dark pink acrylic paint
  • paintbrush
  • scissors

 

Let me know if you have any questions!

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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 🙂

 

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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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