Create a 3D card with a combination of cuts and folds. Simply print, color, cut, fold, and glue. This card stores flat, so it can easily be mailed or stored without being ruined. Impress friends and family with your card making skills this Christmas!
Meet the Christmas gnomes. Left to right: Papa G, Mama G, Kiddo G, and Baby G. Kiddo’s hat is just a teensy bit too large, but it’s Papa’s old hat, and Kiddo can’t wait to grow into it. Aren’t they cute? They’re round, fluffy, and just a wee bit bouncy!
Make one or more—these guys are a great gift idea! With magnets on their feet, they are simply adorable as jar toppers. (Looking for homemade gift ideas in a jar? Click here.) They also might like to hop on your refrigerator or filing cabinet! Who knows what other mischievous things these gnomes might get into…
Inspired by a quarter-folded card in Paper Made! by Kayte Terry, I decided to make my own version. Finding oversized sheets of paper in the color you want can be a little tricky, so I’ll show you how to make the card from regular-sized paper.
Before we jump into this craft, I want to say “Thanks!” to Kristi for submitting this recipe. I tested the recipe and can now say it’s elf-approved. (Have a craft or blog idea you want to share? Contact us here.)
These dough ornaments are easy to make and fun for the whole family. For our American readers, this would be a simple and festive project to do while the whole family is together for Thanksgiving. You can imprint anything you like in the dough: each family members’ fingerprint and the year, handprint, paw print, or anything with texture (bumpy glass, lace, beads, pine needles, stamps, etc.).
My mother taught me how to make these hearts many years ago. She used to make these out of red and white velvet ribbon, but today I’m making them out of paper. I didn’t know it back then, but these woven hearts are actually native to Scandinavia. These are easy to make and are addictive, so pull out scissors and your favorite paper!
These cardboard labels are perfect for labeling food dishes at a potluck, luncheon, or any party. Sturdier than a typical paper tent, they can be used more than once, if desired. Pay attention to the grain of the corrugated cardboard and use it to your advantage to show off the pretty wave. Just be sure you are using a sharp X-Acto when you cut the cardboard, otherwise it’ll tear and you won’t have clean, crisp lines. These labels have a palm tree to match the paper palm tree wall decorations at our Christmas in July Party.
In keeping with our Christmas in July theme, here are some super cute marshmallow snowman s’mores. I made two variations of this concept: one snowman is sitting on a graham cracker and a chocolate bar and the other snowman is hanging out with his chocolate-dipped graham cracker surfboard! These snowmen are soft and cuddly (suitable to give as a gift) and are perfect for playful table centerpieces.
In this post I’ll show you how to make the following:
This leaf garland is very easy and can be hung where ever you like! I used regular green construction paper for most of the leaves, but used kraft paper and darker green paper as accent colors. Try making it out of different colored or textured paper to match your holiday decor!
This is a great project for kids! Perhaps you are making a centerpiece for your dinner party, but your little ones want to help. Here’s a fun idea—jazz up the branches with a few accessories and wiggly eyes and use them as centerpieces for the kids’ table. I used the leftover pieces of tree branches from when I made the tree card holders. You may also recall my earlier posts about burlap runners, balls, bunting, and yarn pompoms. These cheery, little, tree characters are a great way to have the kids’ table decor match the adult table!
Make your own gift tags for Christmas gifts, party favors, or whatever you like. Mix and match any colors or prints of paper to make each tag unique. In the template there are message tags ready to use, but you can personalize your tag with a handwritten message.