Create Handmade Paper Crafts

Handmade Paper Crafts

Creating original and unique handmade paper crafts can easily be accomplished when you start thinking about all the papers and different techniques that be applied.

Techniques such as: folding and scoring, altering, distressing, stamping, paper piercing, embossing, tearing, punching, cutting, stitching or layering. Uncover the hidden potential of your project by applying multiple combinations of techniques to enhance and decorate keeping your ideas fresh and inspiring.

Mix selected papers together based on their transparency, strength, stability, quality, flexibility, visual impact and tactile sense for stunning handmade paper crafts that will surely delight! 

With paper being available in such numerous variations of thicknesses, weights, colors, styles, finishes, textures, functions and designs, the odds of running out of ideas is next to none. Because of its modest cost, wide availability, and one of the easiest materials to work with paper has become a medium in it's own right.

Many paper craft ideas can include: paper making and decorating, quilling, scrapbooking, decoupage, stenciling, and stamping. Craft for the seasons and their holidays. Create natural, rustic, vintage, victorian, modern, easy, recycled, or frugal. What's your favorite?

The world is your paper oyster, and so is your house. Start gathering and collecting if you haven't already. Reconsider what gets recycled or tossed out and what can be found on the "thrift". You are certainly not limited to the list here:

  • Scrapbook paper 
  • Handmade papers
  • Art papers
  • Wax, tissue, parchment papers
  • Gift Wrap
  • Wallpaper
  • Junk Mail
  • Old books
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Chipboard, cardboard, mat board
  • Maps
  • Postcards
  • Recycled, found papers
  • Playing cards
  • Folders
  • Notecards
  • Photos
  • Ephemera
  • Memorabilia
  • Clipart

If your paper crafting includes digital elements to print you will need a color printer and quality acid-free paper. Look for photo printers that have enough printing resolution that offer ink saving options. Follow your printer recommendations and use paper that is compatible with your printer's settings and ink to produce vibrant images. 

Nothing compares to being connected with your craft through your hands. A sense of frolic and play, a hunting and gathering aptitude, and a few basic skills such as measuring, cutting, tearing, stitching, folding, etc. will have you putting together paper crafts in no time.

Move away from the mass-produced, cookie-cutter products and use your heart and mind in all your handiwork and design. What are your reasons for making handmade paper crafts?


Handmade Paper Crafts

Easter Paper Crafts

Spring has sprung and it's time to get festive with Easter paper crafts! Create delightful paper goodies such as baskets, banners, garlands, , paper medallions, ornaments, egg holders and dioramas.

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Grocery Bag May Day Basket

Celebrate the arrival of spring on May 1st with a fun May Day basket from a brown paper grocery bag that is decorated with flowers and hand doodles. Fill with goodies and delight your neighbors with handmade thoughtfulness.

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Easy Tissue Paper Flower

Create darling little tissue paper flowers to use in all your paper crafting using only a vintage sewing pattern, a paper punch, and a stapler.

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