Wednesday, 2 December 2020

DIY Paper decorations {12 Crafts of Christmas}

How to make paper Christmas decorations - budget DIY tutorial on make Christmas tree baubles and tree decorations from card. Craft project inspiration

I'm continuing my series of easy to make Christmas crafts today - and as always, they're all easy projects you can complete in a couple of hours and for just a few pennies. Today: how make paper decorations from just card. I had a go at making something similar for Easter with my paper Easter eggs, and I loved them so much I decided to have a go at adapting them for Christmas. 

You will need: 

Coloured card

Wool or embroidery thread 

Scissors 

Pritt stick

Template for the shapes - I've included some templates below for you to print out and cut around

Total cost: This cost me a grand total of £0 as I had everything lying around at home

How to make: 

Start by printing and cutting out your templates: 

How to make paper Christmas decorations - budget DIY tutorial on make Christmas tree baubles and tree decorations from card. Craft project inspiration
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Draw around the templates - or something the right shape - onto your card. I've used 12 cut-outs for each decoration. Once you've cut them all out, fold each one in half. 

Now to stick your pieces together to create the decoration: Take your first cut-out, and apply glue to one half. Then do the same with your second cut-out, and stick them together. Continue this with all cut-outs, sticking each to the previous one. 

Once you’ve stuck all 12 cut-outs together, you’ll be able to stick the final one to the first one, to create a complete shape. If you want your decoration to hang on a tree though make sure to first apply some glue to the inner ‘core’, and stick your looped over embroidery thread down. Then you can stick the two ends together. Hold for a few seconds to make sure its firmly stuck down. 

I've had a go at making a few different shapes - mini Christmas trees, stars and classic baubles. I've also made some larger trees, which are perfect for standing on your dining table, or creating a display out of. So easy to make - and you can make so many different variations!

How to make paper Christmas decorations - Budget DIY tutorial on make Christmas tree baubles and tree decorations from card. Craft project inspiration

How to make paper Christmas decorations - Budget DIY tutorial on make Christmas tree baubles and tree decorations from card. Craft project inspiration

Hope you enjoyed this quick and simple Christmas DIY - let me know if you make one, I'd love to see! And I'll be back tomorrow with another quick Christmas craft perfect for updating your decor on a budget.

Thanks for reading,
Sam Xx
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4 comments

  1. I love the look of these, the trees are so cute x
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  2. Making christmas things from craft it is very good thing. it looks gorgeous.

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