A single sheet of paper is full of possibilities. With a snip, fold, and punch of the material, you can create a personalized card, a bouquet of paper flowers, a fun kids' craft, and more. Here, we have the expert tips for every kind of technique from origami to scrapbooking. What will you create?
A Paper Flower Artist Shares Her Secret to Magical Blooms
It's eternal summer in Susan Beech's world. As a contemporary paper artist known for A Petal Unfolds, her portfolio is awash with blossoms: fluffy pink peonies, sunny yellow daffodils, and blushing cherry blossoms -- all of which are made to never ever wilt. What started as a private passion soon became a blooming small business and a following that continues to grow. We spoke with her to learn some of her tips and tricks, plus an exclusive garland idea you can make at home.AdvertisementAdvertisementArticle
Hanging Paper Ghosts
Made from text-weight paper, a whole horde of ghosts can be unleashed to greet trick-or-treaters.
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36 Paper Crafts Anyone Can Make
Whether they're cut, folded, pasted, or printed, paper crafts are easy to make -- and fun! Here are some ideas guaranteed to inspire.
Tissue and Crepe-Paper Crafts
Tissue and crepe paper are two easy-to-come-by crafting materials, and their uses don't end with gift wrap or party streamers. Use these versatile papers to create pom-poms, paper flowers, party favors, accessories for kids, and place cards, and more unique crafts.
Kids' Paper Crafts
These 24 kids' paper craft ideas are easy and entertaining.
Discover the paper materials Martha's crafters use to make everything from pom-poms to book covers.
Flowers That Last Forever: 10 Blooms You Can Make Using Crepe and Tissue PaperThe best part about these crepe and tissue paper flowers: They don't need watering, thrive even without sunlight, and never wilt. In your home, it can be spring all year long.
Pom-Poms and LuminariasDahlia-like pom-poms appear to float in the air, imparting a cheerful radiance to a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, or casual reception. Echoing the vibrant hanging puffs, pom-pom napkin rings in citrus shades adorn each place setting. Square glass vessels covered in sunset-hued tissue cast a soft glow.Article
Colorful Leaf Decoupage Pumpkins
To make these decorative pumpkins, we cut out leaves using our templates and layers of bright tissue.Post
No More Lost Homework! A+ Ways to Organize All Your School Papers
Between class notes, homework assignments, graded tests, and permission slips, kids’ backpacks and desks can have a way of getting really messy, really quickly once the school year starts. But, with the help of these smart organization tips, you can easily get loose school sheets in order before things get too unruly.Article
Make-Your-Own Campaign Buttons
The votes are in: These make great party favors for your next debate-viewing party or on Election Day! Set up a crafting station of party supplies such as stickers, streamers, and ribbons, and let your guests personalize their own button to wear proudly.Article
Floating Paper Ghost Decorations
These ethereal apparitions are made to look like they're floating on air — but secretly, they're hanging from monofilament.Article
Origami Planter Covers
Looking to add a bit of flair to your household plants? These faceted paper covers are folded in five simple steps.Article
3-D Butterfly Wall Art
In this framed work of art, paper-punched butterflies appear to flutter across a bold monogrammed letter.Video
Crepe Paper Cookie Packaging
Looking for a fun, practical, and inexpensive way to package those homemade cookies to share with friends and family during the holidays? In this video, learn how to create pretty wrappings by simply using empty paper towel rolls, colorful crepe paper, and ribbons. They’re also ideal for adding to a packed lunch or as a thank you gift to a favorite teacher or coworker.Article
These colorful cardstock envelopes are the perfect way to reduce paper clutter. Categorically organize all of your receipts, shopping lists, memos, and more into these folders that double as decorative additions to your desktop or office wall.Article
A single sheet of paper can organize your desktop! These folded paper bowls take advantage of cardstock's sturdiness and bright hues to create cute containers to corral your smaller office supplies like paper clips, binder clamps, and push pins.Article
"Eid Mubarak" Circle Garland
Wish all of your friends and family, "Eid Mubarak!" with this purple paper garland. You can also create a double-garland by making the Eid Crescent & Star Garland pictured right.Article
Eid Crescent & Star Garland
On the eve of Eid al-Fitr, string up this shimmering garland of paper crescent moons and stars. You can also create a double-garland by making the "Eid Mubarak" Circle Garland pictured right.Article
Eid Party Crackers
Want a sweet ending to your Eid al-Fitr feast? Children and adults alike will love breaking open these festive paper crackers -- each one is filled with tiny treats including candy coins, date balls, and nougat.Video
Tissue Paper Pom-Poms
Flower-like pom-poms appear to float in the air, imparting a cheerful radiance to a birthday party, bridal shower, or any event. But not only for hanging, create smaller poufs for napkin rings or for right on top of the table, a fast and inexpensive way to amplify the decor at your next party!Article
Paper Punch Luminaries
Punch and fold a sheet of paper -- that's all it takes! A set of these decorative boxes will light the way to any party.Video
Perfect for Ramadan, these elegant paper-bag luminaries merge two significant symbols: the carnation and the eight-pointed star, both of which are commonly seen in Islamic art and architecture.AdvertisementAdvertisementVideo
Father's Day Picture Frame
How can kids spell out how much they love Dad on Father's Day? By making him a paper picture frame using the letters of his name! Standing proudly on a desk or bureau with the assistance of bent paper clips, the photos peek through the holes of the letters.Video
DIY Graduation BannerThis simple, handmade banner is the perfect decoration for a graduation party. Match the colors to those of your graduate's alma mater and hang. It's that easy!Article
Miniature Mexican Star Piñatas
No sticks or blindfolds required to bust open these small pinatas -- they easily break open in your hands! Present one to each guest as a take-home party favor, filled with treats and candy.