8 Festive Holiday Paper Craft Tutorials

Get your craft on with this collection of fantastic holiday tutorials for everything from paper wreaths to lovely, modern gift tags, super cool ornaments, and quilled holiday cards!

Holiday Paper Craft Tutorials

Above, clockwise from top left: DIY Modern Paper Ornaments from How About Orange (this is so neat!); beautiful Modern Pocket Gift Tags from Patricia Zapata at Good Look Cookbook; Toilet Paper Roll Wreath Ornaments from Michele Made Me (clever!) – via One Pretty Thing; Paper Star Garland from Martha Stewart; Quilled Holiday Cards from Ann Martin at CRAFT; DIY Paper Leaves Wreath from Brenna of Paper + Ink at Design*Sponge; How to Make Simple Gift Tags from Patricia Zapata (paper punch love); How to Make Holly Gift Tags from Caroline Stender for Martha Stewart

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A Holiday Card Giveaway from Meant to Be Sent

One last giveaway before the holidays, and it’s a fun one! Robyn from Meant to Be Sent is offering Paper Crave readers a chance to win bright and festive holiday greeting cards and gift tags from her new line. Two, yep two, winners will receive 24 holiday greeting cards featuring tree or snowflake designs, plus 16 little tree tags. The cards and tags are made using luxe cardstock from French Paper’s Pop Tone collection, and Robyn also used 60 different patterns behind the cut out shapes on the cards and tags, so no two packs are alike.

Meant to Be Sent Holiday Cards

Meant to Be Sent Tree Gift Tags

Since there’s lots of holiday baking going on at this time of the year, Robyn and I thought it would be fun to ask all of you to comment on this post and tell us your favorite holiday cookie as your way to enter this giveaway. So, have at it! Do you salivate over snickerdoodles? Go nuts over sugar cookies? Or are your favorites ultra rich cookies with everything but the kitchen sink in them?

This giveaway will run through midnight eastern on Tuesday, December 14, and the winners will be announced the following day. One entry per person, please.

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Ho-ho-holiday Paper Crafts + Party Printables

There are so many super cute printable holiday goodies available this year, so if you’re getting ready to throw a festive shindig and are looking for fun decorations, or if you’re looking for fun paper projects that you can do with the kids, then I think you’ll want to have a gander at these pretties:

Printable Holiday Party Decorations

Above, clockwise from top left: Funky Holiday Gift Wrap Kit from Paperglitter; Reindeer Ornaments and Retro Christmas Garland from Happythought; Gingerbread Christmas Cookie Party Printables from Frog Prince Paperie; Happy Holidays Collection from Anna and Blue Paperie; Let It Snow Christmas Party Printables from Paper Scissors Cake; Gingerbread House Craft from Paper & Cake

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Gifts for Paper Lovers 2010 : Art Prints

My second and last gift idea roundup is for those giftees who love hanging cool stuff on their walls. There’s a little something for everyone, including nostalgic posters for children of the ’80s (Goonies!), prints for the Dickens fans or grinches in your life, a Heinz ketchup bottle-themed gig poster (Pittsburgh represent!), and plenty of other wonderfully illustrated prints and posters.


Art Prints Gift Ideas

Row 1: This One is for You from Minu, Wilco Gig Poster from The Heads of State

Row 2: Snowy Owls Gocco Print from Dee Beale, Bah Humbug Letterpress Art Print from Tag Team Thompkins

Row 3: Goonies and Gremlins Giclee Prints from Jorsh Pena – via OMG Posters

Row 4: Cloudy Collection Volume II, Edition 4 : Simple (A portion of the proceeds will be given to Susan G. Komen for the Cure)


Art Prints Gift Ideas

Row 1: City Prints from Blanca Gomez

Row 2: Letterpress Ampersand Print from Gemma Correll, Afternoon Tea No. 6, The Antbear print from Minu

Row 3: Monster Friends Series 2 (these prints glow in the dark!) from Familytree

Row 4: The Heroes of Folk Letterpress Prints from Scotty Reifsnyder

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New Advertisers : Southern Fete Creative + The Nimbus Factory

I’m excited to welcome two new advertisers to Paper Crave. First up is Southern Fete Creative, a shop and design studio that specializes in creating fresh, modern wedding stationery and just released their new Southern Life Collection, which is filled with lovely paper goods that will help you get organized in style. Great gift ideas abound in this new collection, and items can be purchased in the Southern Fete Etsy shop.

Southern Life Collection

Up next is The Nimbus Factory, a new shop and design boutique from an ultra talented group of designers and illustrators. The Nimbus Factory’s website is a feast for the eyes, and their collection of paper goodies is so delightfully cute. Hello, they have narwhal gift wrap! The cuteness is hard to resist.

Nimbus Factory

images from Southern Fete Creative and The Nimbus Factory