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If you’re finding your creative fingers itching as the nights draw in, and you can’t think of anything better than getting crafty, drinking hot chocolate, and unashamedly eating all the mince pies, then this list of Christmas papercraft ideas is sure to give you plenty of festive inspiration. Whether you want fun and simple crafts to do with the kids, or something slightly more advanced for yourself, read on to discover what marvels you can create with paper.
If your home doesn’t have a chimney and the kids are wondering how Santa’s going to get in on Christmas Eve, then making this key is the perfect craft activity that will put their mind to rest.
You will need: Card / Scissors / Stickers / Glitter / Hole-punch / String or Ribbon
A perfect craft for young children, this handmade reindeer wrapping paper is fun, easy to make, and looks stunning wrapped around your gifts.
You will need: Kraft Paper / Ink Pad / Mini red pom-poms / Glue / Pen
You will need: 6 pieces of Square Paper / Scissors / Tape / Stapler
You can use any colour paper you wish – white, red, green, and metallics all work especially well. You could even decorate the paper yourself beforehand.
A personalised way to give a gift, the Origami Gift Box is a relaxing activity for cold nights by the fire and watching festive telly. A box like this is perfect for use in Secret Santa, as a presentation box for small hand-made gifts, sweets and cookies, gift cards, and more.
You will need: Square Scrapbook paper or card x 2 / Ribbon / A gift!
6. Open 2 corners diagonal to one another, leaving the other 2 folded. Use your fingers to coax the corner folds in, pulling the side edges upright. Tuck the top flap in to make the side of the box.
7. Repeat step 6 with the other side. If you feel like you need to, use glue or double-sided tape to secure the flaps.If using a 12” x 12” piece of card, cut the next sheet down to around 11.5 by 11.5 inches.
8. Repeat steps 2-7 to form the base. The first box should fit snugly over the second box.
9. Decorate your box as desired, fill with gorgeous gifts, and add ribbon for an extra-festive touch.
If you prefer making your own Christmas cards, have a look at the video below for a simple but effective design. For more card inspiration, check out our article on Creating the Perfect Christmas Card.
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