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

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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Spooky Halloween Pumpkin Diorama Tutorial

Hi, everyone! In this video tutorial, create a pumpkin diorama with a miniature paper haunted house in it!

 

Pumpkin dioramas are very popular again this year and they are so fun to make! You can really get creative with these. If you don’t want to do any carving (or minimal-carving), this is a great pumpkin decorating idea!

 

Click here to view & print the pattern for the house:

Mini haunted house pattern

 

Materials:

•fake pumpkin (from Michaels, with the opening pre-cut)
Xacto knife or scissors with sharp point
•card stock or construction paper in multiple colors
hot glue gun
•black spanish moss (JoAnns)
•firefly lights or an led tea light (Hobby Lobby)
•mini pumpkins (Hobby Lobby)
•pebbles (from my garden)

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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Golf Themed Pop-Up Card Tutorial

In this video tutorial, create a golf themed pop-up card!

 
This was created with Father’s Day in mind, but could of course be used for other occasions – just make a new cloud with your own message, instead of using the one that mentions Father’s Day.

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~45 minutes

Materials:

  • card stock, construction paper, or other heavier weight paper in multiple colors
  • scissors
  • glue
  • pencil
  • thin string or cord
  • pen or marker

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Golf card patterns

 

*I recommend using card stock or heavy weight paper for this card because it is a pop-up. Also, a glue stick or hot glue is best for this card – as you may have noticed, my card buckled because of the white glue.

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

Feel free to ask questions if you need to 🙂

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Polymer Clay Snow Cone Tutorial

In this video tutorial, create a mini snow cone charm out of polymer clay!

 
These are sooo cute! Nothing says Summer like a snow cone, and now you can make a miniature one that will never melt! 🙂

 

Time needed: ~30 minutes

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

 

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Kumihimo Flower Bracelet Tutorial

In this video tutorial, create a kumihimo bracelet with a flower pattern, using a DIY kumihimo disk!

 
This takes a little time to make, but once you’ve got the steps down, you’ll become much faster at it!

Materials:

  • cardboard (the thin kind from a cereal box works best)
  • circular object to trace
  • pencil
  • embroidery floss
  • scissors
  • ruler

 

*Note: If you’re making a medium sized or larger bracelet, you’ll probably need more than 20″ of embroidery floss – it’s always better to have a little extra than not enough.

Let me know if you have any questions 🙂

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Gingerbread House Snow Globe Tutorial

In this video tutorial, 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 🙂

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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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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Heart Friendship Bracelet Tutorial

In this video tutorial, you’ll learn to make a friendship bracelet with a heart design. This bracelet uses 3 colors – one for the outline of the heart, one for the inside of the heart, and one for the stripe between hearts.

 
The image below is the pattern for the bracelet I made in the video. If you are pretty familiar with making friendship bracelets, you’ve probably used one of these patterns before, but if not, they are really easy to learn how to use and super helpful.

This pattern was created on http://friendship-bracelets.net/  You can create your own pattern on the generator here, and they also have some more info about using these patterns on the site. Go check them out!

Some tips to remember while making this bracelet:

  • Try to keep the tension, or tightness of the knots, consistent. If you tie the knots very tightly, it will result like the purple, blue, and periwinkle bracelet in the top image. This way, it will be less wide and will take longer to make. If the tension is kept on the loose side, it will be more like the one in the video. It will be wider and quicker to make. If you make a mistake, the knots will also be easier to pick out. Either way is fine – just try to stay consistent throughout the bracelet.
  • If you are using the pattern, you may want to keep a running tally to keep track of the row you are on so you don’t get lost.
  • For both directions of knots in this bracelet, the strings are supposed to switch places after the knot is tied, so they are in the right place for the next row.
  • If you are tying two strings of the same color together, it does not matter which direction of knot you tie.

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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Crepe Paper Crocus Flower Tutorial

In this video tutorial, we are creating paper crocus flowers!

Where I live, crocuses are nature’s way of saying Spring is almost here! I believe they are the flower associated with Spring for many others, also.

These aren’t hard to make and they are pretty adorable. Put them in a mason jar, and they make a really cute desk decoration!

 

Time needed: ~30 minutes (per flower)

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

 

Let me know if you have questions 🙂

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