Freebie Alert: 12 Printable Easter Crafts and Goodies!

created at: 04/02/2012

Downloads, templates, and printables — oh my!  We’ve rounded up some of the best free-for-the-printing Easter crafts all in one spot.  Enjoy!   

 

created at: 04/02/2012

1. Possibly my favorite Easter printable of all time, this “origami bunny” is great as a greeting card, gift tag, or even framed on the mantel! Get it here. [Photo: Amy Moss]

2. Clothes! For your eggs! Too funny not to include. Get ’em here. [Photo: Mr. Printables]

3. These “bunny tails” are a simple — and giftable — Easter treat! Continue Reading

Roundup: 7 Stunning DIY Paper Flower Tutorials!

created at: 03/07/2012

If you spend much time in the online DIY/craft sphere (guilty as charged!), chances are you’ve noticed a whole lot of paper flower love lately.  And I’m not talking about those paper flowers you made as a kid that were all scraggly and sad, these are seriously stunning creations that people are posting.  Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up seven of the prettiest and best paper flower tutorials all in one spot — ENJOY!   

 

created at: 03/07/2012

1. This over-sized paper flower was used as a centerpiece for Brittany’s wedding — she shares all the steps over on 100 Layer Cake! Continue Reading

How To: Make a DIY Folded Paper Star Lantern!

created at: 03/05/2012

First that outdoor deck/daybed makeover and now these outdoor star lanterns… I think it’s safe to say we’re itching for warmer weather!  While sunshine and blue skies are still a few weeks (or months) off, that doesn’t mean we can’t start perfecting our paper-folding skills.  I, for one, am definitely going to try my hand at these paper star lanterns!   

 

created at: 03/05/2012

Dionne from Passengers on a Little Spaceship has created a wonderful tutorial that includes everything you need to know to start folding your own lanterns.   Continue Reading

Make It: Super Cool DIY Paper Polygon Vases!

created at: 02/29/2012

I have an oversized soft spot for simple paper crafts that yield big decor points, like these wallpaper scrap projects, for example. I’m especially excited by projects that are colorful, modern, and budget-friendly.  As you can imagine, then, my love for these paper polygon vases is through the roof!      

created at: 02/29/2012

What’s more, they combine all of that with everyone’s favorite DIY supply: the mason jar.  I mean, what’s not to like?  Victoria Hudgins from A Subtle Revelry created, styled, and photographed these wonderfully angular paper vases for Project Wedding.   Continue Reading

How To: Make Your Own DIY String-Tie Envelopes!

created at: 02/23/2012

You may remember my closet full of wrapping paper (only a small testament to my love of paper goods).  Inside that closet is a box full of stationery: greeting cards for all occasions, little handmade notebooks, gifts tags, etc.  What it’s completely lacking is anything remotely as cool as these handmade string-tie envelopes!  I love string-tie envelopes, you guys… and you can never find them in anything other than boring ol’ manila.  Can you imagine the possibilities if you knew how to make your own??    Continue Reading

How To: Make a Giant DIY Paper Flower for Valentine’s Day!

created at: 02/02/2012

There’s an old saying in the art world, “If you can’t make it good, make it big”.  While that rings true some of the time, it’s definitely possible to make it good AND make it big.  Case in point: these giant paper flowers!   

Originally made for a wedding, I think they would be fabulous for Valentine’s Day (they’re both about love, right?)!  I love them as V-Day decor or part of a surprise gift — how would you use these gorgeous, over-sized flowers? Continue Reading

How To: Make DIY Star Wars Snowflakes–Free Printables!

DIY Star Wars Snowflakes (FREE!)

This one goes out to all my Star Wars-obsessed friends and family–you know who you are.  I’m going out on a limb here and guessing you’ve got a few in your life, too?  Just call it a hunch.  Impress them this holiday season (or embrace your own Star Wars geekdom) with these hand-cut snowflakes!   

 

Chaunce Dolan from Matters of Grey created four unique Star Wars snowflake designs and, to help spread the geeky love, is offering printable PDF diagrams of each!   Continue Reading

How to: Easy Hand-Drawn Gift Wrap!

created at: 11/16/2011

While brown paper packages tied up with string are classic and timeless, we love this modernized, hand-crafted approach!   

Kate Lilley of Mini-Eco created these stunning and simple gift wrap designs using silver pens and, well, her imagination!  The metallic ink and brown paper combo keeps things looking classy, while the faceted designs keep everything up-to-the-minute fresh.  Check out more over on Mini-Eco!

I think it would be fun to experiment with all kinds of bold designs and shapes!   Continue Reading

Make It: A DIY Geometric Bookmark!

created at: 08/15/2011

Hey bookworms, paper craft lovers, and people who like free things: here’s a DIY bookmark that’s got some serious flair!  

Whether it’s back to school season in your house (new books!) or you’re just looking to replace some tired out bookmarks, we’ve got an easy craft project for you!  Graphic designer Frédérique has kindly offered a free PDF download to make your own geometric bookmarks.  (The playful design is inspired by the modern jewelry she sells through her Etsy shop!)  All you need to do is print and cut and you’ll be on your way to reading in style. Continue Reading