If you're like me, as soon as the weather starts to cool off, I like to stay indoors and get crafty. Especially when it's getting closer to gift-giving time. I love paper crafts because paper tends to be pretty inexpensive and it can add a personal touch to a gift or a unique touch to a Christmas tree. Oh, and it's really fun. So if you find yourself down with a serious case of cabin fever, or you just want to get crafty and try something new, I've found 10 awesome paper crafts!
Simply click the links below the images to find the tutorials!
1. Print out some (FREE!) cat bookmarks!
They also have downloadable cat notecards and bookplates. Love!
2. Make a magazine prism.
One of my favorite blogs, A Merry Mishap, recently posted an awesome (and super easy looking) paper DIY and I can't wait to try it out!
3. Make your own geoball with this free download!
I'm pretty obsessed with geometrics at the moment, so I can't wait to make one of these for my work desk! (The instructions are in French, but if you have Google Chrome, it can translate the entry for you.)
4. Make a paper star lantern.
These look so awesome, and the instructions are super detailed.
5. Take some extra cupcake liners and make fortune cookies.
I have a ton of extra cupcake liners hanging around in my kitchen, and I think these would make super cute gift toppers, or ornaments. Include a personalized message for an added touch.
6. Revamp your string lights with paper cubes.
I think these would look awesome on a back patio, or even draped around a headboard.
7. Add making a to-do list to your, erm, to-do list.
Sorry, I couldn't resist. Use this free download to make a sweet simple to-do list. Glue a magnet to the back and keep it on the fridge!
8. Make some paper rosettes.
I love how sweet and simple these are, and this tutorial that I found makes it sound super easy. If I ever get married, I want a ton of these little rosettes everywhere. I actually had a dream last night that I was getting married and it looked like I was getting married inside an Anthropologie store and I gave all of the guests jars of Nutella. ... I think I have a problem. Moving on.
9. Make some pompoms out of paper.
I love these sweet pompoms. They would make great ornaments and gift toppers, and could also add a playful touch to a coffee table or bookshelf.
10. Make origami hearts.
I love this idea for a wedding, but I think it would be sweet as ornaments or gift tags too.
Would you make any of these paper crafts, Lovelies? How do you add a personalized touch to your gifts and ornaments? Do you have any DIYs you'd like to share?