DIY Custom Wrapping Paper & DIY Stamps

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re making diy custom wrapping using a stamp you can create yourself!

This is a great way to make your gift wrapping more personal and special this christmas! It also works great for other occasions such as birthdays, weddings, Valentine’s Day or any other gift-giving occasion.

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~1 hour (for both stamp making and time letting the paper dry)

Materials:

  • Craft foam that comes in sheets, I used the extra thick 1/4″ kind from Michaels, but the thinner kind should also work
  • X-Acto knife or scissors to cut the foam
  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Hot glue or other adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Piece of wood to attach the stamp to
  • Acrylic paint
  • Solid colored paper that can be used for wrapping

 

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

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DIY Snowflake Window Clings

In this video tutorial, make your own window clings using puffy paint/fabric paint!

 

I found that they can be a bit tricky to peel off the wax paper and may not stay on your window long term – so keep this in mind. If you’ve found a solution to these issues, please comment below and share your tips πŸ™‚ That said, these are super easy to make and are a fun addition to your windows!

Click here to view & print the snowflake template:

Snowflake window cling template

 

To create the snowflakes, I used Tulip Glitter Dimensional Fabric Paint in the color “Crystal Sparkles,” which I ordered from Hobby Lobby. This particular paint worked very well for this project, but I’m sure you could use other brands and colors as well.

Also, don’t feel limited to only making the snowflakes on this template. You could also easily freehand your own, all you really need is wax paper and paint.

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

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Mini Paper Christmas Stockings

 

In this video tutorial, learn how to make mini christmas stockings out of paper!

 

 

These can hold a gift card or other small gifts. If you are giving someone a gift card, this is a fun way to make it a bit more special.

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30 minutes

 

Click here to view and print the patterns:

Mini Stocking Pattern

 

 

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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:

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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 πŸ™‚

 

 

 

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

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Paper Honeycomb Christmas Ornament Tutorial

Paper Ornament

Paper Ornament

Hi everyone! In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating a honeycomb Christmas ornament out of paper!

 

It looks quite complex, but is actually very easy! The most time consuming part is just cutting the pieces, and if you have a cutting machine such as a Cricut, you’ll have it made in no time at all!

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • Paper – try to get the thinnest paper you can. This works great with doubled sided paper, as both sides will show – but unfortunately it is hard to find thin paper of this kind. I just used single sided thin scrapbook paper, which works just fine!
  • Glue – I used my go-to hot glue, and it worked great. Feel free to try other adhesives, but it needs hold strong.
  • Scissors
  • String or ribbon for the hanger
  • Pencil

Honeycomb Ornament PatternΒ (For cutting by hand) You’ll need to cut 18 of these, which took about 3 sheets of 12×12 paper for me.

 

Here is the .PNG for use with cutting machines:

 

 

Merry Christmas!
Feel free to comment below if you have questions πŸ™‚

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DIY Advent Calendar – Countdown to Christmas

Advent Calendar

 

In this video tutorial, we’re creating a fun Advent calendar to countdown to Christmas with!

 

 

Here’s how it works: there are 25 cards (you can place a written message inside each one, such as a fun Christmas activity idea, bible verse, etc.). Each card has a number on one side, and a section of a picture on the other. Start with all the numbers showing, and starting on December 1st, turn over one card each day. By Christmas, the picture will be completely revealed!

For this project, I created a picture of a Christmas tree using paper, but you can also use a photo instead! Just go to a printing place and print a square picture that is sized 12″ x 12″. Then just follow the rest of the steps.

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

 

Merry Christmas!

Feel free to comment if you have a question πŸ™‚

 

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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 πŸ™‚

 

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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:

 

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Gingerbread House Snow Globe Tutorial

In thisΒ video tutorial,Β 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 πŸ™‚

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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