These woodland favors are made with pinecone boxes disguised as birds of prey. The textured ridges resemble feathers, and crepe-paper embellishments finish the owl's menacing look. This version has a waxed-twine loop for hanging; you can also make a similar standing owl.Before you begin, learn how to work with crepe paper.Print the Owl Templates
Offering one tree ornament every year is a lovely way to tell a friend or relative that you value the continuity of your relationship. This year, try your hand at something new and challenging: a ball that reflects the complex beauty of origami.
A delicate-looking wreath that creates the magical effect of candles flickering in the snow is easy to make and surprisingly sturdy. Wreath frames are strung with twinkling lights that are nestled in frothy, doilylike paper bouquet holders known as "Biedermeiermanschetten."
These beautifully rendered paper cutouts require only patience, concentration, and a careful hand to make. The materials required for even the most elaborate cutouts are simple and inexpensive -- paper and pencil, scissors and knife.