Paper Honeycomb Christmas Ornament Tutorial

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 Pattern (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 🙂

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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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Paper Pencil Gift Box Tutorial

In this week’s video tutorial, we’re making a pencil shaped gift box out of paper!

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~45 minutes

Materials:

  • card stock or construction paper in your colors of choice (paper that is heavier than regular paper is best for this!) I used yellow, cream, pink and silver glitter.
  • acrylic paint in the lead color
  • paintbrush
  • black marker such as a Sharpie (optional)
  • glue (I use and recommend hot glue, at least for the base of the box)
  • tool to score with, I use a Cricut scoring stylus
  • scissors
  • pencil

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Paper Pencil Box

Paper Pencil Box Lid

Paper Pencil Box Decor

 

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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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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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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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 🙂

 

Thanks for reading!

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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 or birthdays!

 

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Heart box patterns

 

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.

Contains affiliate links.

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Paper Birdhouse Tutorial

A new video just went up! It shows how to create a cute little paper birdhouse, which you can fill with candy and give to your mom for Mother’s Day!

 
You could also make these for other occasions, of course – I think they’d be great for Easter, too.

Click here to view & print the template:

Birdhouse Template

 

If you are going to be putting candy in the birdhouse, make sure to use paper that is strong enough to hold it. Card stock works very well for this.

If you make this and you’d like to share, tag me on instagram @essyjae 🙂

This post originally appeared on my old blog, Pugdemonium.

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