DIY Paper Bow Tutorial: 5+ Bows with 1 Template!

Paper Bow Template and Tutorial

Hi everyone! Continuing on with the trend of paper projects, in my latest video tutorial we’re creating 5 different bows out of paper! These are all easy and quick to make, require limited supplies, and there’s a lot of different ways you could use them – attach them to a gift, a card or other paper craft.

There’s one very important thing to know before you make these: you must use thin paper, such as non-cardstock scrapbook paper. If the paper is too thick, it will crease as you create the curved areas of the bows and won’t look good. Also, you will need glue/adhesive that has a strong hold and sets fast. For this reason, I like to use hot glue. I tested Tacky glue on this, and it just didn’t hold fast enough.

Materials List:

  • Thin paper (such as thin scrapbook paper)
  • Glue (hot glue works great)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Click here to view & print the pattern:

Paper bow template

 

Let me know if you have any questions ๐Ÿ™‚

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3D Paper Tea Cup For Mother’s Day!

 

 

Hi everyone! I’ve been really loving three dimensional paper projects lately, and in this new tutorial, I’m back with another one – a paper tea cup for Mother’s day! (or any other occasion!) These are so cute and an especially fun gift for anyone who loves tea. In the video, I filled mine with tea packages but the tea cup could hold candy or small gifts also!

Click the image below to watch the video:

 

Materials:

  • Card stock (heavier weight paper should be used for this, it will make it much stronger)
  • Glue (I used a glue gun, but other adhesives such as Tacky glue or a glue stick should work)
  • Ribbon (works best if it’s 1/8″ width or thinner)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Paper Tea Cup 1/2

Paper Tea Cup 2/2

 

SVG cut file of this project now available for purchase here in my Etsy store!

 

Check out the rest of my paper crafts here and my Mother’s Day projects here!

 

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cute Mini Paper Easter Basket Egg Holder Tutorial

 

Hi everyone! Easter will be here in no time at all, can you believe it? In this week’s tutorial we’re creating another Easter paper craft – a mini Easter basket!

If you’re like me, you love anything that is miniature, and these tiny paper baskets are adorable! They are the perfect size to hold an Easter egg or mini chocolate eggs.

 

 

I’ve being doing a lot of projects that require a printed pattern lately, so I designed this one to be pattern free for those of you who don’t have access to a printer!

Materials:

  • Paper in three colors (I used card stock, but you don’t have to use thicker paper for this)
  • Ruler
  • X-acto craft knife
  • Hot glue (you can try other types of glue, though)
  • Cutting mat with grid (you don’t have to have this, but it’s very helpful and will save time!)
  • Rotary paper cutter (again, you don’t have to have this, but it will really help)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

You’ll need to cut paper to all of the following sizes:

  • 1 piece: 7.5 inches x 2 inches
  • 1 piece: 7 inches x 0.5 inches
  • 2 pieces: 7.5 inches x 0.5 inches
  • 3 pieces: 3.5 inches x 0.5 inches

With the 7.5 inch x 2 inch piece turned length-wise, cut a vertical slit from just under 0.5″ from the top to just over 0.5″ from the bottom, every half an inch. (Or you can cut a slit every 1 inch to make an easier version)

 

Happy Easter!

Let me know if you have any questions ๐Ÿ™‚

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Cute Cat and Pug Candy Holder Valentine Tutorial

Hi everyone! Hope your February has been great so far! In this week’s tutorial, we’re creating some cute cat and pug themed valentines. These aren’t just your typical Valentine though, they have a special large pocket to hold whatever you’d like, such as candy or small gifts! These would also work for other occasions besides Valentine’s day.

 

My original design evolved a lot to become this final version. I haven’t seen anything quite like it with the pocket, and I think it turned out really fun! Sometimes running into challenges will help you create something better than what you originally had in mind.

Also, since my YouTube channel was originally named for my old pug, Mischief, it didn’t seem right that I have never done a single pug themed craft before. So we’re fixing that today ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: ~30-45 minutes

Materials:

  • Card stock (go with a thicker paper for this project)
  • Score tool (or an old pen that doesn’t write)
  • X-Acto knife
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Cat Pattern

Pug Pattern

 

Have a Cricut or other cutting machine? SVG files for these available for purchase here!

 

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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 Patternย (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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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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 purchaseย here

 

Let me know if you have any questions ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 

 

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Dog & Cat Paper Bookmark Tutorial

In this video tutorial,ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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 thisย video tutorial,ย 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:ย 

  • 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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