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!

Click the image below to watch the tutorial:

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.

 

If you liked this project, I’d so appreciate it if you’d give it a share! Sharing enables me to continue making free content like this ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Let me know if you have any questions or comments, I’d love to hear from you ๐Ÿ™‚

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DIY Paper Award Ribbon Rosettes! ๐Ÿ†

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Mini Book Making Tutorial – DIY Mini Hardcover Book with Binding!

Hi everyone, hope your week has been great so far! In my new video tutorial, we’re creating these adorable tiny hardback books! I’ve been wanting to create some mini books, so I came up with this technique that I think works pretty well. This isn’t a super fast project (I plan to make a quick mini book tutorial in the future) but this does make one cute little book! There are so many ways these tiny books could be used – they’d be fun birthday gifts, teacher gifts, mini scrapbooks / mini photo albums and more! Mini book making is so fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Click the image below to watch the step-by-step tutorial:

 

The best part is that these use materials that just about everyone should have at home, and they are a good way to recycle cardboard!

Materials List:

  • White printer paper (or you could try using higher quality paper, but it will likely make the book a little thicker) you’ll need two 8″ x 10″ sheets
  • Decorative paper for the cover – don’t use card stock, you’ll need paper that is thin (such as thin scrapbook paper)
  • Thin cardboardย – I used cardboard packaging from a picture frame, but a cereal box should work also
  • Needle and white threadย – you’ll want to use thread that has some strength to it and a needle that has a fairly small diameter
  • Strong tape that has a wide width- I used packing tape, but other types of tape should work as long as it is wide enough.
  • Hot glue or other type of strong adhesive that holds quickly
  • Knife or scissors that will cut the cardboard
  • Ribbon if you want to the book to stay closed, you’ll want a very thin width ribbon
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

 

If you have any questions, just let me know – and I’d love to hear what you think ๐Ÿ™‚ Have you made mini books before?

 

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Paper Backpack Gift Box Tutorial ๐ŸŽ Teacher Gift Idea

Hi everyone! In this week’s video tutorial, we’re creating a cute miniature paper backpack that doubles as a gift box/treat box! I think these would make such fun diy teacher gifts! Candy, jewelry or other small objects would fit perfectly in this box.

I don’t know about you, but I love anything miniature – and these mini backpacks are so so cute! You won’t want to fill these too full or you may have trouble getting the box closed, but these can hold quite a bit!

Materials:

  • Card stock – it’s best to use heavier paper such as card stock for the box portion and buckles, and lighter weight paper, such as scrapbook paper or construction paper, for the top flap and accent pieces. I used four colors of paper total.
  • Score tool – I used this one from EK Tools, but you can even use a pen that no longer writes.
  • Glue or adhesive – I like to use hot glue because it has a quick, strong hold
  • X-Acto Knife or other craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

 

Click below for each of the paper backpack templatesย (you will need all of these to complete the box, and I’ve separated them out to print on different colors of paper):

Backpack Box

Backpack Accent Pieces

Backpack Straps

Backpack Buckles

 

โœ” SVG cut file of this project available here in my Etsy shop

 

Let me know if you have any questions, and I’d love to hear what you think ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

 

More Fatherโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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3D Paper Purse Tutorial for Mother’s Day

 

Hi everyone! In my latest video tutorial, I’m back with another 3D paper project! This time it’s a paper purse for Mother’s Day (but could also be a great gift for other occasions such as birthdays, or as a party favor for showers, etc).

Click the image below to watch:

 

 

These mini purses are really cute and are pretty simple and quick to make! They are the perfect size to hold small gifts, candy, or things like nail polish!

Materials:

  • Card stock paperย (thicker paper works much better for this) – I used gold foil paper from Michaels for the buckles to make them more realistic
  • Hot glue or other strong adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

 

Click here to view & print the patterns:

Paper purse template 1/2

Paper purse template 2/2

 

SVG cut file now available for purchase here!

 

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

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DIY Embroidered Paper For Mother’s Day!

 

Hi everyone! Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and in my latest video tutorial, we’re doing some paper embroidery to create a diy gift for your mom (or grandma)! Embroidery has been super popular lately and I’ve been loving it. This project is a great way for beginners to give it a try, and because it’s on paper, it puts a fun twist on the embroidery that you usually see!

 

 

Handmade gifts are great, and your mom will especially appreciate the time and effort it took you to make something just for her! This project isn’t difficult, but you’ll definitely want to set aside some time for it, as it isn’t a super quick project.

We’ll be using only two different stitches for this project – the super simple Straight Stitch/Running Stitch (this great video shows how to do it if you’re having trouble) and the Backstitch (shown here in this great video).

Materials:

  • Picture frame to fit an 8″ x 10″ image (mine was from Walmart)
  • Card stock (you definitely need to use thicker, heavier weight paper for this project or else it will tear. Choose a color that contrasts well with your embroidery floss)
  • Embroidery floss in your choice of colors (I used 4 colors – pink, purple, blue, green)
  • Carpet needle or other needle with an eye large enough for the embroidery floss
  • Piece of foam or other object that you can push a needle into
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paper trimmer or ruler to trim down paper to 8″ x 10″ size

 

Click here to view & print the art template:

Embroidery Art

(It is been reversed so you will be able to print it on the back side of the paper and still have it look right on the front)

 

The biggest tip I can give you is to put plenty of space between the holes as you are punching them. Too close together, and you’ll find they tear easily as you pull the floss through. Also, some tearing will likely happen anyway, and that’s ok – just skip it and move on to the next hole.

 

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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