Friday, 18 August 2017

8 Easy Paper Crafting Projects

Sometimes you want to spend days, weeks or even months making something detailed and complicated and (eventually) impressive... and other times you just want a quick, crafty fix!

I talk a lot about the joy of felt crafting being quick and easy, but I'm also a big fan of a bit of simple paper crafting. Patterned craft papers make it especially easy to quickly make something fabulous.

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Inspired by a fab new range of paper pads stocked by The Village Haberdashery I've put together a blog post with instructions and templates for eight easy paper crafting projects.

I used a marbled pad for my projects, but there are lots of different coordinating patterns to choose from!

 http://www.thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk/stationery/origami-and-craft-papers?notions_and_tools_manufacturer=2200

You can make greetings cards...

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... create envelopes and notecards (DIY envelopes are so much fun to make and send)...

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 ... wrap gifts...

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... use scraps for colourful gift tags...

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... whip up some party decor with classic paper chains...

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... or mix and match bunting and garlands...

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... make some helpful labels for party treats...

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... or use the diagrams included in the blog post to make little gift boxes!

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Click here to see all eight paper crafting ideas.

3 comments:

bairozan said...

I love working with paper, especially with all those beautiful patterns out there but I am terribly bad at cutting it neatly. Anyway, some ideas will be easy to borrow and use punches, I guess :)

Jessica said...

Lovely ideas as always Laura - I especially like the simple brown paper wrapping idea and will be trying that out myself.

Bugs and Fishes said...

bairozan - I hope you'll be able to use some of these ideas! :)

Jessica - thanks! It's a great way to use up the last few scraps of nice wrapping paper, too (waste not, want not, right??)