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This craft category is a huge collection of DIY paper decorations! DIY seasonal  paper decorations ( paper summer decor, paper spring decors - paper flowers, autumn decorations from paper ), paper decorations for holidays and occasions ( Christmas paper crafts, Easter paper crafts, wedding decors from paper, birthday party decorations from paper), home decor ideas with paper ( decorating on a budget, organizing ideas with paper ), upcycled decorations from paper ( newspaper crafts, magazine crafts, paper weaving, cardboard furniture ), easy paper decorations for kids .. and many other creative DIY paper decor ideas!
DIY Dancing Christmas elf - newspaper craft for kids
It’s that time of year when our minds turn to Christmas crafts - isn’t it? We just adore the opportunities the festive holidays brings for all sorts of colorful and jolly arts and crafts for kids . This year kick off the season with an adorable dancing newspaper elf craft by Kids Craft Room! You can of course make this cheeky elf from ordinary paper or card but we love the recycled element! Not only does this newspaper dancing elf craft look super cute but you can play with it too and make it dance ! It has long legs that are folded in a way that allows them to move freely as if the elf was dancing a jolly Christmas jig!
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Gorgeous fall leaf chalk pastel art for kids
This fall leaf chalk pastel art for kids by Projects With Kids is just gorgeous! The chalk pastels on black paper look like they are glowing and using this simple technique makes this art project perfect for kids of all ages. This beautiful chalk pastel art is such a great lesson on positive and negative space which lets kids explore drawing and smudging with chalk pastels and it also produces wow-worthy art kids will be proud to display! Pastels are so fun for kids to explore! So don't hesitate: get those pastels and let's get crafting :
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DIY Paper cone Santa - fun Christmas craft for kids
When gearing up for the holidays, paper crafts are an easy way to catch a little bit of holiday spirit, and this adorable paper cone Santa Claus decoration by Paper Magic is just a perfect craft to make! These adorable little paper cone Santas can be used as Christmas decorations to hang around the house, or they can be turned into lovely Christmas tree ornaments. So, grab a mug of peppermint hot chocolate, put your feet up, and get ready to fall in love with a paper cone Santa Claus:
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Gorgeous DIY crepe paper rose - paper flower making tutorial
This step-by-step video tutorial by Tsvoric is one of the best tutorials for making crepe paper roses ! These gorgeous, life-like crepe paper roses are pretty simple to make, and with a little practice, you'll be able to make them super fast. And the finished crepe paper roses will make a great Valentine’s day, birthday, Mother’s day or anniversary gift ! Crepe-paper roses capture the essence and beauty of flowers without all the botanical details. They also offer several practical advantages over their natural cousins: paper roses are far more durable and won't wilt or droop. So, watch the tutorial and let's get crafting!
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Easy frugal DIY spring decor  - paper butterfly garland
In this nice step-by-step craft tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous 3D paper butterfly garland! This is one of the easiest garlands we've ever seen! To make this gorgeous frugal spring decor you will need: colored paper or other paper materials (such as magazines, leftover wrapping papers...), a string and  some glue. This spring butterfly garland craft is suitable for kids of all ages because it's super easy to make! Of course this craft tutorial comes with a free butterfly template! With this making one beautiful frugal paper spring butterfly garland will be a piece of cake!
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Collepsible playhouse from cardboard
If you don't have lots of space in your home, and you are looking for a cheap , fun and eco friendly kids room decoration  this cardboard playhouse is a perfect choice! This playhouse can be easily disassembled and stored behind your big dining room cabinet when not in use. You can make it from thick carboard boxes or  foam boardsFoam board would be the quickest/easiest material to work with. A foam board playhouse certainly won't last forever, but you can use this nice house template for a masonite version that your kid can use outside too.
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DIY Tissue paper plum flower - spring decor
Spring is finally here! So in order to bring a bit of spring spirit in our houses,create a few gorgeous plum branches with PetitBoutDeChou's tutorial and tissue paper. You will see that this DIY Tissue paper plum flower is fairly simple and quick to do! This sweet paper plum flower can be a perfect decor in your home at springtime/ Easter ,you can decorate your wedding party with them frugally, or you can gift them for any special occasion ( such as mother's day ! ) Of course you can make these easy and quick crepe paper flowers in any other color than pink, they will look gorgeous in any form! You can adapt this nice paper flower making technique and create other gorgeous ( spring ) decorations such as: wreaths, centerpieces,garlands and even accessories!
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DIY fabric covered cardboard storage boxes
She made these storage boxes completely out of old cardboard boxes covered with a little fabric on the front. Absolutelly brilliant! With these super easy, cheap but still gorgeous fabric covered storage boxes you can eliminate any mess in your home in a practical an decorative way! Of course you can use other materials to cover your cardboard storage boxes: leftover wallpapers,craft papers,wrapping papers, contact papers or you can "simply" paint it to a fun color or pattern!
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DIY handprint badger puppet - woodland craft for kids
Autumn is almost here so it's time for super cute woodland crafts such as this lovely badger puppet! These woodland handprint badger puppets by Kids Craft Room are so simple to make and a lot of fun to play with. Team them up with your favorite woodland animals story book or use them for imaginative play in a homemade puppet theater. These handprint badger puppets will provide lots of enjoyment for kids. This is a fun and simple handprint craft that makes a great rainy day project! ( Handprint crafts also make the perfect little keepsakes. You can always remember your child's handprint with these lovely badgers )
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DIY Christmas street lamps (lamp posts) fom paper (free template)
This beautiful winter/Christmas paper lamp ( lamp post ) is not just a super easy and inexpensive recycling craft but it can be a gorgeous addition to your Christmas decor ! With this nice step-by-step video craft tutorial you can create one paper Christmas lamp post in no time! For this Christmas craft project you will need: paper tubes, black construction paper, glue and a little faux snow. Of course you can make the paper lanterns / lamp posts in any other color than black they will look gorgeous! ( Imagine a nice gold or silver , or a romantic/vintage antique white! ) You can find the free template >>>here<<<
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DIY Cardboard box Volkswagen bus cat house (video tutorial)
Surf's up, cat lovers! Here's an adorable summer DIY project that is purrfect for your feline friends. With eHow's step-by-step video tutorial you will be able to transform a simple, ordinary cardboard box into a vintage-style VW bus where kitties can jump and play and nap all day! Isn't is super fun? Cats love lounging around in boxes , especially cute car-shaped ones, so get a little paint, a sturdy cardboard box and make your own DIY cardboard cat house!
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DIY Paper circle hen and chick - quick and fun Easter card
We love Easy Peasy And Fun's crafts because they are so wonderful and easy to make! And this lovely Easter card is no exception! This paper circle hen and chick craft is the simplest Easter card or craft you can make with your kids. If making this craft in larger groups we really recommend you get two circle punches, one big and one small to make the process faster ( and more fun as kids love punching circles ). Get the step-by-step tutorial at easypeasyandfun.com and let's get crafting:
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Paint watercolor spring trees easily with crumbled paper
Here’s another fun watercolor painting project – it is SO easy, with the help of crumbled paper. Check out this super detailed painting video tutorial , and you will see that anyone can paint this watercolor art ( even the smallest kids will enyoy it! ) This gorgeous diy watercolor spring tree art is a perfect ( and cheap ) way to decorate your home at springtime ( or at any time of the year ) , or you can also use this crumbled paper painting technique to add some extra texture for your other painting or craft projects ( such as decoupage or scrapbooking ) as well!
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DIY gorgeous spring flower lantern (or gift box) - free pattern
For you upcoming wedding or spring party create a delicate paper flower lantern which can be used practically as well as aesthetically. The House That Lars Built came up with a gorgeous paper flower lantern that you can place an electric tea light in. She also added some delicate florals on it and voila : a perfect spring party decor was born! We love inexpensive , easy, but still gorgeous party and home decors ! These floral paper lanterns are one of the most beautiful paper decors we seen so far, and it's almost costs nothing! You just need a sheet of construction paper and a hobby knife to create one. Isn't it gorgeous?
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3D paper christmas tree - easy paper craft for kids (video tutorial)
Learn how to make a gorgeous 3D Paper Christmas tree with Hattifant's step-by-step video tutorial, and free printable Christmas tree template! If you love paper snowflakes and fancy the next challenge, these beautiful dimensional paper Christmas trees are super easy to make and look great both with and without an electric tea light! What a fantastic paper craft for Christmas ! You can get the free printable template here
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Easy DIY dimensional heart - Valentine's day craft (free printable)
Are you looking for an easy last minute Valentine's day decor or gift card ? Make some of these fun and easy dimensional paper hearts! Glue it on a sweet Valentine's day card or just use them to spice up you romantic Valentine's day or wedding decoration! With this nice step-by-step tutorial and Krokotak's free printable dimensional paper heart template you can make it literally in minutes. Of course you can make the Valentine's hearts in any color and size that fits into the occasion or your home decor! Paper crafts are definitely our favorite crafts  because its inexpensive, fun and versatile!
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Tulips in a watering can - free printable paint by number
Get ready to call up your inner Picasso because today’s free printable paint by number will make you an artist in no time! We don’t know how you roll, but when it comes to painting – a blank canvas can be intimidating, right? Problem solved. This free printable paint by number design has two versions – black outline and beige outline. Print both! The black is easier to see and it’s nice to have an unpainted version on hand for quick reference. Along with the design, you’ll also print out a paint mixing guide, that tells you all the paint colors and ratios you need to create each shade along the way! Don’t be afraid of color mixing! It’s fun – and this particular paint by number design is VERY forgiving.
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DIY Tigger organizer from shoe box lids and cardboard
Keep the kids room nice and tidy with this super cool Tigger inspired organizer ! This kids craft/organizing project is also a very nice way to upcycle some paper junk! All you need to create this practical and cute paper organizer is a few shoe box lid and a thick cardboard sheet. You can use any Disney or other cartoon figure to create the cardboard box organizer that fits in to your kids room, or you can simply leave it and use the paper organizer as a nice and low budget office decor.
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Halloween garage door decor from cardboard with led lights
We love cheap but still gorgeous outdoor Halloween decors! This eerie Halloween scene covering your garage door will have a lot of impact! Rather than cutting it out of wood board you can use simple cheap cardboard as a substitute! Add some extra spook factor by lighting it from behind.This outdoor halloween decor took some work, but the result is well worth it. It will be a traffic stopper on your street! You could use this gorgeous cardboard or wooden board Halloween decor mounted on a large wall, or staked into your yard with lights behind it - it will be a great hit in any form!
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DIY Paper advent wreath candy bowl - Christmas craft for kids
Creating your DIY advent wreath at home is a lovely way to pause, reflect and create meaning during this busy Christmas season! Surprise your friends and family this year and create a fun, whimsical Christmas decoration with the traditional warmth, by making a craft of a paper advent wreath with candles, which will beautify your home at Christmas. This simple tutorial by Pyyselbolaget will show you how to make an adorable and fun paper advent wreath to celebrate the Christmas season. Don't forget to customize the colors to fit your style!
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Christmas trees with paper weaving from newspaper
This paper christmas tree is made completelly from newspapers ! Unbelievable, isn't it? Paper weaving is a perfect hobby for you if you love recycling and crafts , because with it you can create gorgeous decors from trash and help create a cleaner and liveable enviroment at the same time! With this super step-by-step video paper weaving tutorial you can learn how to make this gorgeous Christmas tree decor ! This little paper weaved christmas tree will be a perfect decoration in your home at winter/ Christmas , just paint them in any nice color that fits into your home with a little acrylic paint !
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DIY Kids in rain wall art - creative and easy painting ( tutorial )
Adventure-in-a-box created a couple of rain painting prompts by drawing silhouettes of children walking with umbrellas . It's plain that they are in a great need of rain, and your kids will be happy to rise to the occasion and paint some for them. Get the painting tutorial ,and follow Adventure-In-A-Box's free and easy to follow painting tutorial and create a fun gorgeous artworks with the kids :
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Easy paper rosette hedgehog - fall paper craft for kids
Time for another hedgehog craft idea! This time Andreja from Easy Peasy And Fun will show you how to make a super cute paper rosette hedgehog craft (well half the rosette). This cute paper rosette hedgehog is perfect to make at home or to use as a classroom project or fall decoration! You can make the whole paper rosette too! This cute paper hedgehog is super adorable on it’s own but you can make it even cuter by adding an paper apple or an pear on it’s back. Ready to make one or ten? Let’s make them! This is a super simple paper craft for kids.
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Enchanting halloween lanterns
Decorate your house for Halloween with this stunning, and easy to make enchanted halloween lantern. With this creative halloween craft idea you can upcycle some old mason jars and bring a little magical feeling into your home.
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3D flower coloring pages ( free printable )
We are really excited to share these paper craft flowers 3D coloring pages with you as they give coloring a whole new dimension. These gorgeous colorable paper flowers bring two of our passions together, the intricate coloring and the detailed paper crafting. If you’re more a fan of paper crafts than coloring pages for adults though there’s a pre-colored version included in the free printable too! You can use the finished artworks to decorate your home (at springtime), or it can be a perfect present for your coloring enthusiast friends ( along with a nice set of pencils/pens)!
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DIY Dahlia flowers with crepe paper - spring decor
Did you know? Dahlia was declared the national flower of Mexico. How to make a gorgeous paper Dahlia flower from twisted paper / crepe paper? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial an learn how to make this beautiful paper flower. It's easy and fun! ! This paper flower making project is a little bit time consuming, but the finished flower absolutely worth it! ! you can use this beautiful paper dahlia flower as spring decor or as part of a paper flower bouquet.
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DIY Turtle lamp from newspaper - paper mache lamp
In this video tutorial Creative Mom shows you how to made a thrifty but still gorgeous and unique turtle shaped lamp using a balloon as a base, some cardboard for the paper clay and acrylic colors. This is a creative way to teach children about recycling and also stimulate their imagination. The little turtle is inspired by a cute "Light a Way" character called Turtie. Light a Way is a fairytale-inspired mobile game about a girl who ends the eternal darkness with the light in her heart. Such a sweet story for a super sweet turtle ! So watch this tutorial and create your very own turtle lamp :
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DIY Stackable box snowman - Christmas gift box & decor
Get some stackable boxes and create a lovely Christmas snowman decor with Cindy deRosier's step-by-step craft tutorial ! This stackable box snowman doubles up as a great Christmas present because you can fill it up with various sweets and gifts! ( And in the meantime it will look lovely in the middle of your Christmas decor ! ) Of course you can use various shapes and materials to create your snowman : this fun craft idea will work well with square boxes, mason jars, glass bowls and many more!
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