Are you looking for a new hobby that will make your free time more meaningful? In this case, there is nothing like doing handicrafts! And since tinkering with paper is the easiest, we offer you a few cool DIY ideas and instructions from which you can draw inspiration. We hope that you like our suggestions and wish you a lot of fun with your handicrafts!
Handicrafts with paper – impressive DIY ideas for decoration and gifts
As I said, crafting with paper is the easiest and you don’t need any special skills or tools – just a pencil, ruler, eraser, glue, and possibly colored pencils – just things that will undoubtedly be found in every home. But there are also an incredible number of craft ideas that you can implement – from making great decorations for the apartment to creative origami projects and making small gifts for your family and friends. All you should do is find the DIY ideas that fit and get to work! Your kids could help you with this too – you would have twice as much fun! You can either copy our suggestions below or use them as a basis for your own ideas. Let your imagination run wild and good luck!
Making gifts out of paper – folding origami
You can create fascinating little gifts out of paper, for example by folding origami. If you are new to it, don’t worry – there is a huge range of models with varying degrees of difficulty. For example, you could start with paper birds, flowers, or animal figures – these are some of the easiest origami projects to make. Above you will find great ideas to draw inspiration from, as well as a few picture guides to follow. Have fun folding!
Cool craft ideas – Qulling
The works made from twisted strips of paper are just as great a gift. It’s about the quilling crafting technique, which has recently been gaining popularity. At Quilling, whole pictures and figures are created from rolled strips of paper that look really unique – see the photos above to see for yourself! Only the ends of the paper strips are fixed with a little glue so that the resulting shapes are retained. You can either cut the strips yourself or buy them ready-made from the craft store – it is recommended that they are in different colors so that the result looks even more interesting. There are so many ways to roll the paper – with a pencil, with your fingers, with the help of scissors. The finished figures can be hung up or glued to a sheet of paper – for example, you can make a wonderful greeting card for the birthday of a friend or family member yourself.
Fold the paper box
Paper can also be used to make fabulous gift wrapping that would please your loved ones. For example, you could try folding a box. The small paper boxes are actually very versatile – apart from small gifts, they are also suitable for small items, such as paper clips on your desk or nails and screws in the garage. The easiest way is to print out a template from the Internet for free, cut out the shafts, fold at the markings, and then decorate with glitter, pearls, sequins and ribbons as you wish.
Crafting with paper – book covers, bookmarks, envelopes
Not only beautiful decorations, but also many practical things for the home can be made out of paper. For example, you can make envelopes, personalized bookmarks or attractive book covers yourself to embellish exercise books, notebooks and photo albums and to protect them from dirt. It’s super easy and you can use different types of paper for this – gift paper, newsprint, cardboard, even scraps of old wallpaper. Of course, you could also design the cover to suit your own taste by painting the paper yourself. It’s even easier to make bookmarks – you can decorate them with various stickers and pictures and scream short wisdom or inspirational quotes on them