When we started Folding Trees, back in June 2008, paper crafts were often neglected among today’s crafters. We saw the need to showcase that there’s so much more to paper crafting than just scrapbooking, and our goal was to collect the best tutorials we have found on the net, inspire you by highlighting amazing paper creations from talented artists and crafters, and share our own paper crafts and tutorials. Since then, we have written close to 600 posts and found a loyal following of well over 5,000 readers per day. We’re so grateful to all of you who have returned to Folding Trees every day to see what new delights we’ve uncovered! We have also established the thriving Folding Trees Flickr group which is full of beautiful paper art and crafts made by our talented readers. Here are a few of our most popular original tutorials:
PrintablesPrintable Mini Super Stars by Alix Sorrell I recently returned from a trip to India where beautiful paper stars (leftover from Christmas) were hanging everywhere! Even though the holidays are over, I loved how fun & versatile they were. These printable stars can be printed on any color paper which makes them the perfect addition to any party you were planning. Hang them from a centerpiece or string them together to make a banner.DIY: Mod PodgeDon't you guys love Pinterest? That's where I found this idea. Here's a great way to save some money on your craft addictions; make you own Decoupage! And it really works plus it's easy to do.Zim and ZouOfficial poster of the SXSW Film Festival 2014 (Austin, Texas). In collaboration with Gravillis. Austin's symbols : - Paramount Theater - Food Trailer Parks - South Congress Bridge bats (- The Texas Capitol) "Our goal was to create a poster that did not feel like it could be easily digitally reproduced. Ultimately, we wanted to embrace the 'do-it-yourself' ethos that SXSW has shown each year with their creative and imaginative footprint at the festival.” -Gravillis Inc.
Scrapbook PaperWe've got a growing collection of printable summer scrapbook paper for your craft projects this... Here is a pretty printable scrapbook paper design which can be used as gift wrap or in all sorts of... We have many beautiful designs of printable flower scrapbook paper in a wide range of colours,...Creativity PortalHome : Explore Creative Arts and Crafting Topics Articles, How-to Projects, Websources See also: Kid's Project Playground Creativity Portal is host to numerous original articles and projects contributed by creative professionals — artists and crafters from all over the world — designed to help you explore and express your creativity in art, crafts, writing, and other creativity-related pursuits. Many projects are incorporated on related directory pages which you can browse in the following sections. Also, if you're looking for more arts and crafts resources outside of the Creativity Portal offering free learning, how-to's, projects, tutorials, and articles, you'll love the collection of quality hand-selected sites we've included just for this purpose found on most of our how-to directory pages.
TutorialsQuilling and other paper crafts (for personal use) The Basics Christmas Additional Ideas (quilling, plus more)Craft and Hobby BooksA creative mess is better than tidy idleness. Pick up a book on a craft or a hobby and get your hands dirty. The Boy Mechanic Vol. 1 700 Things for Boys to Do How to construct wireless outfits, boats, camp equipment, aerial. gliders, kites, self-propelled vehicles engines, motors, electrical apparatus, cameras and hundreds of other things which delight every boy. With 800 illustrations.
Origami Maniacs: HomeThe Educational Benefits of Origami By George Levenson Informed Democracy / Sadako Project Reprinted with permission of author Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. It literally translates as ori (folding) gami (paper). In Japan, Children learn origami at their mothers' knees. In the West, children are learning it at school.How to make 25 paper Christmas ornamentsHere's a roundup of ornaments you can make from paper.Above left: I made with these instructionsAbove right: I made with these instructions (Update: this is now an old post; some of the links no longer work.) More: Printable snowflake 1 Printable snowflake 2 Paper snowflakes stapled together into something 3-D Not 3-D, but nice snowflake cutting templates
Crafts for home stationery and paper for birthdays, anniversaries or dinners3D paper stars Celebrate a shiny party creating new stars with different colors and textures of paper to have heaven on earth. Origami booklets Irresistibly adorable, do not know if we can wait for the weekend to make our collection of mini booklets! Create your own stamps Use them later on wrapping paper, cards, fabrics and everything that passes through your mind.
Learning OrigamiOrigami Modular Sonobe Octahedral Unit Video Dear Reader, The Sonobe Octahedral module is made from Sonobe units.The Origami PageThis section is intended for the beginner. It introduces all of the major folds in origami and shows how they are done. It also provides a large number of simple models that aim to allow one to practice these folds. By the time you have finished this section of my web site, you should be able to fold most of the models in the other sections.Flower Tutorials Roundup!ok so this weekend I have a lil special for you.. Im helping my lil cuz with her art project this year and shes focussing on flower arranging - so i am going to help her make lots of crafty flowers because she doesn't know where to start. I have packed paper punches, fabric, scissors, glue, beads and paper! Im reaaady!!
Talk Crafty To MeWhy not brighten up your gloomy winter day, by making your own paper flowers. This super simple project takes only about 5 mins and is sure to brighten any room. Add them to twigs or branches for an instant bouquet or simply throw them in a bowl.