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DIY Paper Feathers. A few weeks ago I was helping my friend create her hat decoration for the Kentucky Derby party we were going to be attending together.

DIY Paper Feathers

We made over-sized paper flowers in bright pinks and plums and added some huge paper feathers into the mix to finish the over-the-top look. They were so pretty I knew I had to create a post for you on making a smaller version of these simple paper feathers. You can use them for gift toppers, a wedding boutonniere, put a few in a shadow box to hang on your wall, or. . . make a paper feather wreath for your summertime decor. Stay tuned for the wreath post later this week. Origami Toys. Star Box. I suppose it isn't exactly the right time of year for stars and lanterns, but I've got a paper folding fascination at the moment and so was drawn to a project I had wanted to do back in Autumn.

Star Box

During last lantern season I was looking everywhere for instructions to make these beautiful paper lanterns and couldn't find them anywhere. I ended up purchasing a lantern that was already made and since I've been struggling with some difficult folds and designs of other paper crafts, I decided to unfold the seemingly simple lantern I bought and figure the thing out for myself. Like all traditional origami, no glue or cutting (once the basic outside shape of the paper is made) are required. Origami Basket. Have you tried making this basket and found that the handles get in the way?

Origami Basket

That’s how I feel. Then you could try the following version as it opens up the basket much wider, which I found was possible when I made some extra folds. It’s based on an origami creation by Kazukuni Endo [遠藤和邦]: With a piece of square, fold diagonally on each side to get the creases. Unfold. 14. Mini Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial. Don't you love getting new craft tools?!

Mini Tissue Paper Flowers Tutorial

I spent most of my birthday money this year at the craft stores on some fun a 3 1/2 inch scallop flower paper punch. Beautiful Origami Butterfly Tutorial. 3D Paper Heats How To. PaperScrapz. 100+ Box templates & tutorials (Gift/Card/Treat Boxes)

Box round up!

100+ Box templates & tutorials (Gift/Card/Treat Boxes)

Hope this list of free box templates, tutorials, & inspirationfor boxes is useful to You. The templates are all linked to the people who created them,so please just click the photos to visit them (and you canfind their terms of use there). Please bear with me, while I work on checking the links,adding thumbnails, and adding more current box projects to this list. Tutorial : How to make a window in your origami box. How to Weave a Paper Ball Ornament. When I was in Thailand, I would see the local people weave palm leaves into beautiful bowls, fans, balls and other amazing things.

How to Weave a Paper Ball Ornament

Sassafras: technique tuesday with marla. Hey everyone!

sassafras: technique tuesday with marla

I'm back today with a fun technique that shows you how to fold your papers to create these really cute boxes. They're easy to assemble, require no glue and can be made from one sheet of paper and a flag banner. I'll admit that I did not invent these little boxes. My friend had something similar on display in her home but it was larger and had a little paper vignette inside.

I took the concept, scaled it down and created a template to fit an 8.5 X 11 sheet of paper that could go through the printer. I scored all of the straight lines, cut around the outside and creased the folds. I punched a hole at the tip of each triangle and threaded ribbon through the holes while folding the sides up. The result are these cute little boxes that can be filled with whatever you'd like!

Packaging Templates. I’m not sure how I discovered this awesome collection of packaging templates but I’m glad I did!

Packaging Templates

Some professor or student at a japanese univeresity was nice enough to share all their packaging templates with the world! These are a few of my favorites and you can see all of them on their website. Every situation is covered! You sell Bon Bons? They have a box for that! P.S. Stumbleupon. Duo Fiberworks - Duo Fiberworks - Window Star tutorial.

I made some Waldorf-style window stars to decorate our big living room windows.

Duo Fiberworks - Duo Fiberworks - Window Star tutorial

I like to put them up in the winter, to liven up the wintry view. They are a bit fiddly, but satisfying to crank out, not unlike cut paper snowflakes. Christmas Ornaments {Free Printables. Recycling project - holiday ornament. There were so many ways they could've gone.

recycling project - holiday ornament

The majority of you that voted wanted me to work in paper (such anguish -- haha!) , so I did. I'm not quite sure how I ended up with this version, but it certainly wasn't my first attempt. Surprisingly, the biggest challenge was making something that would be a compliment to the outer frame and not be overwhelmed by it. A couple of my initial designs were too delicate or small and seemed to disappear inside the ring. Another challenge (one which I face with all tutorials) is that I wanted to create something that would be very easy to replicate and still look interesting. Materials Cardboard ring (this one in particular is from a roll of painter's tape) White paint Brush White card stock Red card stock Push pin Red embroidery thread Glue Craft knife Cutting mat Metal Ruler Paper trimmer (optional - if it is used, it will eliminate the need for the last three items on the list) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Teardrop holiday ornament. Our hotel room needs to look holiday-ish (at least for the kids' sake) and I thought a series of ornaments would do the trick. They'll pull double duty because we'll be able to add them to our tree once we get home. What I came up with is extremely easy to make and it only requires very basic materials—a good thing since that's all I have right now. Materials- Two colors of letter sized paper- Scissors, craft knife and ruler, or paper trimmer- Glue (Tacky glue was perfect because it dries so fast) There are two different ways to make this ornament. Option 1 (ornament in the background) This is the simplest one. Option 2 (ornament in the foreground of the top photo) This style of teardrop requires 5 strips of paper in alternating colors. Holiday Craft: Wrapping Paper Stars. Christmas Ornaments: Paper Drops. DIY Pinwheels in Crafts for babies, kids and adults parties.

Cheery Paper Fruit Pouches. Origami balloon place cards in Crafts for babies, kids and adults parties. Paper flower tutorial in Crafts for decorating and home decor. Paper plate baskets in Crafts for babies, kids and adults parties. Wrap your gifts with confetti in Craft ideas for original gifts and presents. Paper mache teacup pattern « ann wood. A paper mache teacup pattern to mark the 5 year anniversary of my blog, my experiment. A perfect time to say thank you and give you a present. There is a template you can download here. And lots and lots of photos and instructions. If you do make teacups I’d love to see and you can upload a photo here if you like or leave a link to your photo in the comment section below. What you need: Click here to download the templatepaste – I use golden harvest wheat paste ( wall paper paste)light cardboard – cereal or frozen pizza box is great and a bit of thicker cardboard for a basenewspaper – it’s nice to have different colorsscotch tape ( not the invisible gift wrap stuff- the shiny sticky stuff)glue – elmers, glue stick, hot glue - whatever you likepencil, scissors, exacto knife, and paint and brushes, glitter, fabric – whatever you’d like for decoration.

Click the photos for larger images. Cut out the templates for the teacup, handle and bottom and trace them onto your cardboard. Homemade honeycombs! Continuing my late obsession with honeycomb decor I hoped to use a stash of them for an event last weekend and they ended up being my absolute favorite decor piece. I wanted miniature ones, which of course I couldn’t find, so I embarked on making them myself. They turned out to be such easy projects and the results are splendid! The best thing about them is once you have the process down they can be completely customized to whichever size, color or fullness you would like. DIY Geometric Favor Boxes from HEYLOOK.

We can barely contain our excitement to share our newest DIY project with you all! The ladies from HEYLOOK sent over these incredible geometric faceted favor boxes (polyhedron), perfect for a display table of their own or for use as place cards at each guest’s seat! Without further ado, here’s how to get started: Instructions: Print this template onto thin cardboard stock or thick paper in the colors of your choice. We chose a set of strong colors, but these would also look super-cute in pastels or in gold, silver and/or bronze. DIY #3: fun favour boxes : bloved weddings. Written by: louise Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011 Hey lovely people!