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15 Paper Gift Boxes with Free Templates. You may have noticed that I'm a little obsessed with paper gift boxes.

15 Paper Gift Boxes with Free Templates

I enjoy making them, whether I am creating my own template or just printing and assembling one that some one else has gratefully shared. They are such a fun way to give small gifts or favors, and are perfect for everything from a Christmas party to a wedding. How to Make Paper Ranunculus. To start the new year of our paper flower series we will begin with the delicate ranunculus.

How to Make Paper Ranunculus

When I had my flower shop many years ago, this was a wedding bouquet favorite. The ranunculus comes in an array of colors but my favorite was this pale peachy pink with the slight green centers. For these paper flowers I used a regular copy paper to mirror the delicate petals of the original. Just download and print the PDF template of my pink ranunculus, gather your scissors and hot glue gun and follow the tutorial below. Enjoy! Watercolor Butterfly Spring Decor Printable. A few weeks ago, an idea popped into my head.

Watercolor Butterfly Spring Decor Printable

I wanted to do watercolor. The last time I painted in watercolor was in 19XX (I am NOT going to date myself), when I was in art school. My school offered a week-long summer watercolor class in beautiful McCall, Idaho. My parents were in art school along with me, so the three of us took the class together as a little school credited vacation. Paper diamonds. By Kate on December 11, 2012 I had a lovely email last week from a Brazilian Engineering graduate.

Paper diamonds

He send me a hand-drawn template for a paper diamond he had been working on. The diamond is really stunning and is an accurate representation of a real cut diamond. Anyway, I loved it and Jean happily agreed for me to spruce up the template to share on minieco…yay! Jean writes: “I’m from a small town between mountains, somewhere in Brazil where the weather is good most of the year round. Www.minieco.co.uk/images/dec12/Jean-Carvalho-diamond-cutting-scoring-plan.pdf. Www.minieco.co.uk/images/dec12/Jean-Carvalho-diamond.pdf. Www.minieco.co.uk/images/apr12/paper-diamond-template.pdf.

Www.minieco.co.uk/images/nov11/minieco-paper-gems.pdf. Www.minieco.co.uk/images/jan12/Icosahedron.pdf. Www.minieco.co.uk/images/jan12/Octahedron.pdf. Www.minieco.co.uk/images/jan12/Dodecahedron.pdf. Www.minieco.co.uk/images/jan12/Tetrahedron.pdf. Www.minieco.co.uk/images/jan12/Cube.pdf. Www.minieco.co.uk/images/may12/papercut-gems-template.pdf. Paper Tea Cups #1. I’ve been messing around with paper.

Paper Tea Cups #1

I’m not sure exactly why I decided to make paper tea cups, but inspiration hit over the holidays and I couldn’t find one online. Hence the gauntlet was thrown down! Accordion paper folding // Candle holders. I‘ve been playing around with accordion paper folding for about a year now and thought it was high time that I put something on the site!

Accordion paper folding // Candle holders

The technique is really addictive. This project shows how to make a simple candle holder. All you need is some paper, a glass jar and a little bit of glue so it’s a really affordable project. If you fancy having a go then you will find a full how-to after the jump. ***IMPORTANT*** If you want to use this as a candle holder please make sure that you put a glass jar inside the paper cuff and ensure that there is no paper hanging over the top of the jar (otherwise it may set on fire). If you want to explore more of these folding techniques then you can buy a fantastic book called ‘Folding Techniques for Designers‘ by Paul Jackson. How to make an origami paper lantern. This pattern is applicable for a whole vellum cartolina paper with the size 28.5" x 21.75".

How to make an origami paper lantern

You may apply this to a short bond size paper since it is a scaled down size of the cartolina. There are many patterns on the web but I modified this version to easily measure and fold that will fit the cartolina. First, fold the paper in half. You may measure it first or fold it by meeting both ends then carefully scouring to fold. From the first fold, fold it again to meet the ends in the middle. Weekend D.i.Y - Origami lampenkap. How to make an origami paper lantern. Roxy Russell Design — Origami Fortune Teller Instructions - Make an Origami Fortune Teller. I learned to fold this origami fortune teller as a kid.

Origami Fortune Teller Instructions - Make an Origami Fortune Teller

I remember having lots of fun playing it with my siblings and friends. I had forgotten all about it but there was an ER episode not too long ago where a kid in the show refreshed my memory of this childhood game. It's also used in the opening credits of Community, a tv series. Made this origami? Comment and Submit your photo using the comment box at the end of this page! This is also one of those origami that people know of but may not know the name. "Ask a question and you would open and close the corners to reveal an answer "Like an origami Magic 8 ball. " Well, look no further and wonder no more. Check out our video showing how to use the origami fortune teller. Faceted Pendant Lights – The Large Sphere. Inspiration really can come from anywhere.

Faceted Pendant Lights – The Large Sphere

Sometimes I will see an odd product at a hardware store and just know, that could be a light. Sometimes I see a fully formed light idea and just know I have to try it for myself. That’s what happened with this project. I may not have been posting over the last three months, but I certainly have been creating. My latest obsession has been with fortune tellers, you know those little folded things we made as kids? DIY Origami Lamp Shade « Kootut murut. Me and the husband made a new lamp shade for the foyer using cardboard.

DIY Origami Lamp Shade « Kootut murut

We’d been looking for a new lamp for some time, because Panu wasn’t happy with the green light of the old one, and I wasn’t happy with its small size. Then I remembered these instructions found via Kolmas kerros and voila! There it is! Cardboard was a bit difficult to handle in big size, paper would have probably been easier. You could also use decorative origami paper or even giftwrap. Pop up flower. Origami Rabbit by Stephen O'Hanlon. Papirstjerne -slik lagar du den.

Då har eg prøvd meg på ein forklaring på korleis ein brettar desse stjernene. Video er nok det rette mediet når ein skal formidle slike forklaringar, men eg og bildene mine gjer eit forsøk. Dersom noko er vanskeleg forklart, sei i frå, så skal eg prøve på ny :) Lykke til! How to make an origami business card holder. Here's a quick and easy origami project: a business card case or gift card holder. Use patterned gift wrap (I like heavier-weight wrapping paper for a sturdier case), graph paper, a paper bag, magazine pages, or origami paper.

Decorate the case with washi tape or stamps for a cute way to present gift cards. It will look like you put a lot of thought and effort into a gift that was probably the easiest thing you could buy. 15 DIY Paper Holiday Decor Projects. Home > Geometric toy > Origami Spring. How to make a paper bow. I've gotten some questions asking how I made the paper bow on the bottom package in this post. Here's a quick tutorial. I made a template so you can see the parts.

Download the free file you need: Bow Garland - Handmade Decor - The Flair Exchange. This fun bow garland is inspired by everything girly! I’ve seen a lot of bows in various fashion magazines and catalogs recently. I’ve toyed around with creating a bow garland in the past, but didn’t use the right kind of paper! This garland is made of crepe paper, unlike most of the garlands I make (those are usually card stock or tissue paper). These vibrant hues have me excited for spring celebrations. Follow the step by step guide below to create this gorgeous bow garland.

Supplies: Heavy Crepe Paper Rolls, Glue Gun, Twine Directions: Step 1: Cut 8 inch strip from Heavy Crepe Roll. DIY #3: fun favour boxes : bloved weddings. Written by: louise Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011 Hey lovely people! You know it’s Thursday right? Yup, that means we’re back with another cracking DIY project for you today!

Woop! The lovely Fanni over at Fubumedia has been beavering away on this fun little idea to share with us today. DIY Fortune Cookie Favors. Who knew you could create such beautiful fortune cookies out of a simple piece of paper? Laurie’s DIY project this week is not only creative and fun, but also very inexpensive to make(less than 10 cents per a fortune cookie) What You’ll Need Decorative or Scrapbook paper (not too thick, similar to a text weight, not cardstock) White text weight paper Double faced tape A pencil A round plastic lid to use as a template (approximately four to five inches in diameter) or a extra large circle craft punch A pair of scissors Computer and printer Directions:

MAGAZINE ENVELOPES. 18K+ Well I got this idea from our friend Nina. She was making these super cute envelopes out of scrapbook paper and I really wanted to make some! A DIY Geometric Bookmark! Hey bookworms, paper craft lovers, and people who like free things: here's a DIY bookmark that's got some serious flair!

Whether it's back to school season in your house (new books!) Or you're just looking to replace some tired out bookmarks, we've got an easy craft project for you! Graphic designer Frédérique has kindly offered a free PDF download to make your own geometric bookmarks. (The playful design is inspired by the modern jewelry she sells through her Etsy shop!) All you need to do is print and cut and you'll be on your way to reading in style. Head on over to the Etsy France blog for the free download! DIY Idea: Mini Gold Leaf Notebooks. Darwin chair by Stefan Sagmeister. Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister presented a chair with 200 patterns at Design Miami/Basel last week. Called Darwin Chair, the piece for Dutch collective Droog is covered in 200 sheets of paper each with a different print. The top sheet can be removed and discarded each time it becomes worn. Here's a bit of text from Droog: DIY posters with cut-out lettering.

I'm thinking of making a poster series of ridiculous song lyrics. 17 DIY Valentine's Day Decor Ideas. Valentine's Day is one of the holidays I rarely get around to decorating for, but then I see all these awesome projects and it makes me want to change my ways. Does this ever happen to you? This year, I am vowing to try at least one of these V-Day decor ideas. Geometric Wall Sculpture. It’s Small Cool Apartment Contest Season over at apartmenttherapy.com so you know what that means: lots of great inspiration for tight urban apartments! That’s were I ran across Jeremy’s totally rad origami tessellation wall-hanging sculpture (or at least that’s what I’m calling it).

DIY Envelope Liners. Time: 45 minutes Materials: plain white paper, paint (I used watercolors), brush/q-tip/eraser. Halftone wrap // graphic gems. By Kate on July 29, 2013 Ihope you are not sick of gems(!) Pop-Up Valentines. DIY travel notebook with pocket. Imeondesign.typepad.com/ {Valentines day} pixelated popup card. Elly MacKay - Theater Clouds » Portfolio. Top 5 Favourite Geometric DIY Inspirations - Oh So Very Pretty. DIY Cinco de Mayo Garland. DIY Star Wars Snowflakes. Diamonds Are Forever... And Foldable! DIY Mini Marquee Lights.

A Polyhedron Garland.