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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DIY World’s Best Dad Holographic T-Shirt

This week we’re creating this “World’s Best Dad” holographic shirt for Father’s Day!

 
Here are the .PNG files for cutting machines. You’ll just need to download them and open them up in your machine’s software.


Here are the patterns to use if you’re going to do the hand cut/freezer paper method:

worldsbestdadshirt

Hand cut – world’s best dad

hand cut – world’s best grandpa

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, pugdemonium.

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“Sweet Land of Liberty” America Shirt Tutorial

The 4th of July is almost here! Here is a diy patriotic shirt that would be perfect for the occasion. This design was created by hand in Adobe Illustrator.

 

If you don’t have a cutting machine such as a Cricut or Silhouette, you can still make this! Towards the end of the video I go over a method for hand cutting this design using an Xacto knife. I’m sure a google search would also turn up other resources out there about this subject.

 

Here for the .PNG files:

Here is the file for hand cutting: Sweet Land Hand cut File

 

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

 

I will post the .SVG file here for purchase as soon as it is posted. You definitely don’t need to buy it – but sometimes it is nice to have other files types and they are a bit more work to make.

 

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Simple Paper Gingerbread House Tutorial

 

New video! Shows how to create a gingerbread house out of paper!

Real gingerbread houses can be a bit messy and hard to make. Paper greatly simplifies the process – and if safely stored, you can use the house year after year!

 

After the video was uploaded, I realized the clip showing how to put the house together accidentally got deleted. To put together the house, fold back all the tabs, put glue on them, and glue the pieces together. If you have any questions, please comment below 🙂

 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Gingerbread House Pattern 1

Pattern 2

Pattern 3

On pattern 2, don’t cut out the whole window, leave some space around those inner lines 🙂

 

Have a cutting machine? There is an SVG file of a house now available for purchase here! It isn’t the same style of house shown in this tutorial, but it will still work for this project.

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

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Pop-Up Butterfly Card

 

This week’s project is this pop-up butterfly card you can make for your mom or grandma for Mother’s Day!

 
Using the patterns, you’ll need to cut:

  • 2 wings
  • 5 flowers
  • 5 stars
  • 1 tag
  • 1 oval
  • 6 circles – just ignore that smaller circle, and the use the bigger one for all of them.

 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Butterfly Pop-up Patterns

 

I found that hot glue worked best for glueing the wings, body, and antennas of the butterfly. For everything else, I used white glue. All paper used in this video is from JoAnn craft store.

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

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Paper Heart Gift Box Tutorial

New tutorial! This week we’re creating these heart shaped gift boxes out of paper! These are perfect to fill with candy or other small gifts. Great for Valentine’s day, anniversaries, Mother’s Day or birthdays!

 

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Heart box patterns

 

Have a Cricut or other cutting machine? An SVG cut file for a similar box is now available here!

 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials:

  • Card stock or construction paper (this project works best with paper that is a bit heavier than regular paper)
  • Hot glue (you can try using other types of glue, but hot glue is definitely best for this)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Score tool or other tool to create a fold line (I used a Cricut Score Stylus)

 

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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Mother’s Day Flower Card Tutorial

Here is my latest tutorial, on how to make this flower bouquet Mother’s Day card! This card is easy and great for all ages to make!

 

 
Below are the patterns for the card. Make sure to print these at full size (8 x 10):

 

Click to view & print file:

Mother’s Day Flower Card Pattern

 

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

  • card stock or construction paper
  • ribbon
  • glue gun or other type of glue
  • black acrylic paint or marker
  • hole punch
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • toothpick or other tool to paint with

 

If you create this card, I’d love to see it! Tag me on instagram @essyjae 🙂

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

 

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Pop up Birthday Cake Card Tutorial

A new tutorial is up, showing how to create a pop-up birthday card! Here it is:

 

If you are here for the templates, here they are.
For most of these patterns you only need to trace and cut one. This excludes the candle pattern – you’ll need 4 of these – and the sign pattern – you’ll need 13 of those. I’ve written how many you’ll need of each on the pattern also.

 

Click on each file to view & print:

 

Materials:
  • The patterns above
  • Cardstock, Scrapbook paper, art paper, construction paper – any paper that is a little heavier than printer paper should work
  • Tape
  • Glue (A glue stick or glue gun is best)
  • Sharpie or other marker
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
The simplest way to make this card would be to trace the cake and candle patterns onto white paper, then color them in. I used multiple papers to create the cake, candles, flames, etc. This is quite a bit more work, and you’ll need to add little tabs to everything so you can attach it all together.

 

Also, if you want to make this card a little sturdier and more permanent, add tabs to cake pattern #2 and glue everything on, instead of using tape.

 

If you create this card, and you’d like to share – tag me on instagram: @essyjae 🙂

 

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