3D Paper Pie Slice Gift Boxes πŸ‚ Thanksgiving Crafts

Hi everyone! I’ve got a fun papercraft tutorial for you this week, these pie themed gift boxes! We’re making a pumpkin pie box, a “traditional” pie box, and a lattice pie box!

These would be fun gifts for your Thanksgiving dinner guests, or for just about any occasion during Christmas and the holiday season. They are easy and quick to make (the lattice one is a bit more tricky) and great for filling with candy, treats, or other small gifts.

Click the image below to watch the tutorial:

 

Materials:

  • Card stock – you’ll want paper that has some weight to it for this.
  • Score tool (or an old pen that doesn’t write)
  • Ruler
  • Glue (I like using hot glue for this, but use whatever you prefer!)
  • Scissors

 

Here are the patterns:

You’ll need the main pie box pattern for all of the pie styles, in addition to the decoration pattern for whichever pie you want to make.

Pie box pattern

 

Pumpkin pie decorations

Traditional pie decorations

Lattice pie decorations

 

SVG files of this project available for purchase here in my Etsy shop for those with cutting machines πŸ™‚

 

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Spooky 3D Paper Haunted House Tutorial!

3D Paper Haunted House

3D Paper Haunted House

Hi everyone! This week, I’m bringing you one last Halloween tutorial before the holiday is here! In this video tutorial, we’re creating a spooky, fun haunted house out of paper! Put an LED tea light or two in it, and it makes a great decoration for both Halloween day and night!

This is a very fun project to make! Feel free to customize it with your own decorations. I think kids would have a great time decorating this also (although an adult should probably do the assembly first).

 

Materials:

  • Card stock – you’ll definitely want to use heavier, stronger paper for this project
  • Vellum or tracing paperΒ (if you want to add “glass” to the windows)
  • Glue – I used hot glue for the assembly of the house and Tombow Mono Liquid Glue to attach the vellum
  • X-Acto knife or other craft knife
  • Scoring tool (or an old pen that no longer writes)
  • Ruler
  • Thin wire to attach to the bats – I used 24 gauge
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint (if you want to add distressing to the house) – depending on the colors of the house, you’ll need white or black (or both, in my case)

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

halloween house_1/2

halloween house 2/2

halloween house roof & chimney

halloween house door, shutters, bats

 

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Have a happy and safe Halloween!

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Spooky Halloween Paper Lantern Tutorial!

 

 

Hi everyone! With Halloween quickly approaching, this week I wanted to bring you a super fun and spooky halloween papercraft tutorial – a paper lantern! To create this lantern, we’re using a paper cut technique, but don’t let that intimidate you if you are new to paper cutting – this design is neither difficult nor time consuming to create!

Click the image below to watch the tutorial:

These are the perfect diy decoration for a Halloween party or to light the way for trick or treaters! You could add a loop of ribbon to the top to create a handle, or to hang them from the ceiling.

Materials:

  • Card stock – you’ll need paper that has some thickness to it, but not so much that it will be difficult to cut through.
  • Vellum, tracing paper or other thin paper for the “glass” of the lantern – it needs to be translucent, allowing light to shine through
  • X-Acto knife or other craft knife
  • Glue – I used hot glue to assemble the lantern, and this Tombow mono glue to attach the vellum/tracing paper
  • Scoring tool (or an old pen that doesn’t write) I use this one from EK Tools
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

halloween lantern 1/2

halloween lantern 2/2

 

Have a cutting machine? SVG file for a similar lanterns available here in my Etsy shop!

 

Let me know if you have any questions. I’d love to hear your thoughts πŸ™‚

Wishing you a happy and safe Halloween!

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DIY Paper Pumpkin Tutorial (Easy) + Free SVG File!

Hi everyone! Can you believe Halloween is already less than a month away? In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating these super simple paper pumpkins. This is a very easy project, great for both Halloween and Thanksgiving, and very kid friendly if don’t use hot glue!

Click the image below to watch the tutorial:

Materials:

  • Paper – card stock works well, but thinner paper should also work. You’ll need 3 colors – one for the pumpkin, the stem, and the leaf.
  • Glue – I used hot glue, but other types of glue will likely work just fine.
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Score tool (this is optional, but helpful – you can also use a pen that doesn’t write)

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Paper pumpkin pattern 1/1

Here is the free SVG file (right click to save it):

Let me know if you have any questions or feedback! Happy Halloween!

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3D Coffee Cup Paper Gift Box Tutorial!

Hi everyone! I have a really fun tutorial for you this week! Now that it’s October, pumpkin spice lattes and hot chocolates are everywhere. I’m always trying to think up fun gift box ideas, and I got thinking, why not create a coffee cup gift box design!

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I think these turned out so cute and fun! It’s one of my favorite gift boxes I’ve made so far! Put a Starbucks (or any other coffee place) gift card inside, and it makes the perfect gift for coffee lovers (or hot chocolate lovers)! This would also make a great gift for a teacher who loves coffee!

 

Materials:

  • Card stock or other heavy paper in 3 colors (you’ll want to use heavy paper for this)
  • Hot glue (you can always try other types of glue, but you’ll need something with a very strong, quick hold)
  • Score tool (or an old pen that no longer writes)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Coffee cup pattern 1 of 3

Coffee cup pattern 2 of 3

Coffee cup pattern 3 of 3

 

SVG cut file coming soon!

 

As you are assembling the box, be sure to “stretch” the sides around the bottom of the cup as much as you can, everything needs to fit tightly together.

 

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Let me know if you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you πŸ™‚

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DIY Paper Award Ribbon Rosettes! πŸ†

Hi everyone! Can you believe September is already here? This is the time of year my family and I always go to the State Fair, and it’s always fun to participate in and look at all the competitions at the fair. Seeing all these award ribbons got me thinking – I hadn’t done a paper award ribbon/rosette tutorial yet! So that’s what we’re creating here in this week’s tutorial!

Click the image below to watch the video tutorial:

These paper awards are easy and quick to make, so you can make quite a few of them if you need to. These are really cute, and would work for so many different occasions like Father’s Day and Mother’s Day (make one that says World’s Best Dad/Mom!), school activities, contests, party favors and more. Best of all, they only use one 8.5″ x 11″ paper per ribbon!

Material List:

  • Card stock or construction paper (you’ll need one 8.5″ x 11″ per ribbon)
  • Score tool (or an old pen that no longer writes)
  • Hot glue (I highly recommend hot glue for this because you’ll need very strong adhesive)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Cutting mat with grid in inches (this makes everything much easier, but you don’t have to have one – you’ll just need to measure everything out)

 

You’ll need to cut paper to the following sizes (and how many you’ll need of each):

  • 11″ x 2″ (2)
  • 4″ x 1.5″ (2)
  • 2.5″ diameter circles (2)

You can also add a loop of string or ribbon to the back of the award so you can easily hang it up!

 

SVG cut file coming soon on Etsy!

 

Let me know if you have any questions πŸ™‚

 

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Tie Shaped Paper Gift Box Tutorial for Father’s Day!

 

Hi everyone! In my latest video tutorial, we’re creating a tie shaped box out of paper! Fill it with candy or small gifts and it makes a great DIY Father’s Day gift, but it would also work for other occasions like birthdays, of course!

 

Materials:

  • Card stock or other heavy weight paper
  • Score tool or a pen that doesn’t write
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil (if tracing around patterns)

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Tie box pattern 1/2

Tie box_pattern 2/2

 

SVG cut file of this project available for purchase here on Etsy!

 

Let me know if you have any questions πŸ™‚

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3D Paper Trophy Treat Holder for Father’s Day!

 

Hi everyone! In my latest tutorial, we’re kicking off the Father’s Day crafts with this 3D paper trophy! Although this trophy is made of paper, it’s pretty sturdy and just the right size to hold small gifts or candy, or would even work as a gift on its own. I designed this with Father’s Day in mind, but it would of course work for other occasions, or even as a party favor.

This isn’t the quickest project, but the most time consuming part of this is just cutting out all the pieces. The bottom part of the trophy will require some small folds and careful glueing, but it’s definitely do-able.

Materials:

  • Card stock or other heavy paper – this is a project that won’t work too well with thin, regular paper, especially if you will be putting candy or a gift inside – it won’t be strong enough. Gold colored card stock works best! You’ll need two colors of paper.
  • Scoring tool – you’ll need some sort of tool to score the fold lines. I use a Cricut scoring stylus, but an old pen that doesn’t write will work also.
  • Hot glue – you can try other adhesives if you don’t have hot glue, but I always find that it works best because it sets so fast and strong, which is necessary for this project.
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler – to assist with scoring lines.

 

Click here to view & print the patterns (print these onto printer paper, cut them out, and trace around them or print them directly onto your card stock):

paper trophy pattern 1/3

paper trophy pattern 2/3

paper trophy pattern 3/3

 

SVG file of this project available for purchase here!

 

Let me know if you have any questions πŸ™‚

 

More Father’s Day crafts here

More paper gift boxes/treat holders here

 

 

 

 

 

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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 πŸ™‚

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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 πŸ™‚

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