Am I the only one who’s burned out with expensive, over-the-top Christmas decorations? It’s all gorgeous, but I might need a second mortgage to decorate my mantle, front door, and Christmas Tree.
Christmas Paper Crafts are great, since you can use cardstock, wrapping paper, and other inexpensive supplies.
Handmade Christmas Cards
Of course Handmade Christmas Cards are my favorite Christmas Paper Craft. I could sit and make cards for days on end….if I could find someone to cook and clean for me!
Trust me….I probably have enough supplies that I could make Christmas Cards every day for a year and still have paper leftover.
Baker’s Twine is a HUGE trend right now. Angie with Country Chic Cottage made these Baker Twine Cards that are amazing, yet simple. I love projects like that!
Here’s a cute Pull Up Snowman Card by Vikalpah. I love interactive cards, and small kids will think this card is really cool too. It can hold money or a gift card inside.
Learn to make a Snowman Penny Slider Christmas Card. I’ve seen quite a few penny slider cards, but I think this is the CUTEST! The sledding snowman is perfect for a slider. It’s another great interactive card that kids will love.
Handmade Christmas Ornaments are one my favorite holiday projects. Ornaments are great keepsakes to remember fun times and special occasions.
Paper Christmas Ornaments can be delicate and detailed or they can be very durable by using supplies like Mod Podge.
Here’s a wonderful collection of Christmas ornaments, and many are made with paper. I love the ornament made with sheet music. What a wonderful idea for a musician.
This Christmas Card Ornament is eye catching with its unique shape. When New Year’s rolls around, I always have the dilemma of what to do with the beautiful Christmas Cards that my family has received. Here’s a great project that you can make with them.
I made one of these over the summer, and it wasn’t as difficult as it looks.
This Star of Bethlehem Christmas Ornament is a nice paper crafting project for the kids. They love making crafts any time of year, but they especially love making decorations for the Christmas Tree.
These unique Paper Stars are a great addition to your Christmas decorations, gift packages, or on your Christmas Tree.
Do you remember cutting white copy paper or construction paper to make snowflakes in Elementary School? Snowflake crafts are still popular, but they have updated twists to make them more sophisticated. Here are 12 Snowflake Crafts for you to enjoy.
Christmas Decorations Made From Paper
I would have never thought of using coffee filters to make Christmas decorations. These are so cute dyed, and you could do them any color. Learn how to make these cool Coffee Filter Christmas Trees.
Make beautiful Wrapping Paper Framed Art with just a few supplies. This project can be done in just a few minutes, and would be pretty sitting on a mantle or hanging in your home. I love the weathered frame too.
Here’s a unique gift idea. These amazing Money Origami Flowers can be added to your Christmas decor until you’re ready to give them as gifts. If I received one of those, I don’t know if I would want to spend it though!
Gift Wrapping Ideas
What do you do when you’ve run out of Christmas bows? Or you have an odd shaped gift to wrap? Or you have something tiny and no little box? Gift wrapping ideas to the rescue!!!
This pretty bow is perfect for the top of a present. You could even make a pattern so you could make some out of fabric for hair bows.
This is a real “hands on” activity for the kids. Let them make DIY Handprint Wrapping Paper. Imagine the delight on their grandparents’ faces when they see those little hands and feet.
This is such a smart way to wrap small presents. Sahana will show you have to use a plastic water bottle to create this great gift wrapping. After seeing this, I can think of lots of other disposables that could be used.
Here’s a creative way to use tinsel or icicles to decorate a sweet Deer Christmas Tag. I used to hate tinsel when I was younger. I thought it was so tacky, but I really like how Christy used it on this tag.
Learn to make Gift Bows with your Silhouette. Sahana includes a free cutting file and instructions to make these great bows. Some of the look like flowers that could be used on cards and scrapbook pages.
Late Christmas Eve, you’re down to your last presents to wrap, and of course there’s an odd shaped on that needs a gift bag. That’s when you realize that you are out of them. Drug Store Divas will show you how to make your own .
Make Reindeer Gift Bags for Wine or alcohol using a plain brown bag and construction paper. The Wine Bottle gift bags that you buy are soooo expensive, so this will save you lots of money!
The Christmas season is so busy. Creating is fun, but sometimes we need Quick Holiday Crafts. Here are some projects that you can complete in no time.
Oh how I love Printables! They are perfect when you’re rushed or not in the creative mood, since most of the work is already done.
This DIY Hanging Advent Calendar has printable tags and cute clothespins. Everyone in the family will look forward to the next gift.
Make a Quick and Easy Holiday Craft with these printable words and phrases. Add them to frames, canvases, or wood for instant home decor for Christmas.
Adult Coloring books are so popular right now. Why not make Homemade Coloring Books using your own photos. This would be so much fun for grandparents to color pictures of their family.
You can never have too many gift tags. It’s so convenient to be able to print your Gift Tags and Place Cards. These are so pretty!
Children love writing letters to Santa. Here is a beautiful printable Santa Letter that you can send to your child. Letters can be customized with names and places.
Here more awesome Printable Christmas Tags that look like elf suits. I especially love the Naughty or Nice tag with the check boxes. I’m on the NICE list, just in case you were wondering.
If you’re still craving Paper Crafts, visit Fave Crafts. They have TONS of awesome projects to try.
Pick out a few fun Christmas Paper Crafts to work on this week, whether it’s with the kids or solo. Paper is the easy craft material to work with!