This winter, take some time during the long, cold, dark evenings to make some crafts. We have a collection of craft ideas perfect for the cozy season, which includes paper snowflakes, Christmas decorations, and even a beautiful paper winter village. So pour a mug of hot cocoa, wrap yourself up in a big, chunky blanket and get crafting.
Easy Paper Snowmen Ornaments
Celebrate the winter season with your children by making these adorable paper snowmen. Your kids will love this craft! The snowmen ornaments may look complicated to make but are quite simple. Just glue paper circles together to form a large and small paper snowball. Stack the short ball over the large one and glue together. You now have a snowman! Hang them from a painted branch, and you will have cute decorations all winter long.
Paper and Glitter Noel Christmas Card
Everyone likes to receive DIY Christmas cards. Give your friends and associates an exceptional handmade card this year. This beautiful greeting card is constructed from kraft paper, an ornamental snowflake and red glitter paper. Your friends will appreciate your thoughtfulness. We have included free digital die cut files with the tutorial.
Birchwood Paper Garland
Make some of the cutest holiday snowflake decorations from a particular type of paper made from birchwood. ETC sells precut sheets of birchwood with adhesive backing that you can cut into shapes with a BigShot machine or plotter. Cut out snowflake shapes from the birchwood sheet and attach to a string to make a garland. The Christmas tree garland looks impressive and adds rustic beauty to your Christmas tree decorations.
3D Paper Snowflakes
The first thought that comes to mind when you think about winter is snow. Make some beautiful three-dimensional snowflakes from paper to mark the season. These lovely paper snowflakes look fabulous when hung in clusters on a painted branch from the ceiling. To add some excitement, make some snowflakes with colors other than white. Snowflake clusters are quite striking when you hang blue, white and silver snowflakes together.
Paper Plate Snowman
There will be times this winter when you hear this familiar phrase, “Mom, I’m bored!” Pull out some paper plates, buttons, and other craft supplies and make these delightful paper plate snowmen. This craft is easy enough for even your little ones to make successfully, and everyone is guaranteed to have fun.
Paper Roll Penguin Craft
Sometimes the most beautiful crafts are made from the simplest items. Transform toilet paper tubes into cute little penguins with craft paper, glue and googly eyes. Use this project as an opportunity for an informal geography lesson and to promote educational discussions with your children. Some exciting penguin facts to get the conversations started: penguins live strictly in the Southern Hemisphere, and cannot fly.
The Prettiest Winter Paper Lanterns
Brighten up your long winter evenings with this lovely woodland themed paper lantern craft. Place them on your fireplace mantel, table tops or window sills. They have a beautiful glow and add ambiance to your decor. When you are done using them, you can fold them flat and store them in an envelope until next year.
Paper Cut Winter Village
Make some Christmas memories for your family with this paper cut winter village craft. Make the paper village from plain white cardstock cut on a digital die cutter. You can make them by hand if you don’t have a machine. The paper town is three layers deep with glowing electric tea lights in between. You will love this paper craft so much that you will want to make some paper winter villages as gifts for your friends.
Paper Christmas Cactus Plant
Paper flowers are a favourite among crafters. This year, why not make a paper Christmas cactus as a gift for your friends that do not have a green thumb. The pretty red and green paper plant will stay beautiful and fresh for a long time. It never needs to be watered too. It makes a lovely Christmas decoration and will be a most appreciated gift!
Christmas Paper Office Party Decorations
Everyone loves Christmas parties. Most of the time, Christmas party decorations are your standard evergreen wreaths, bunting and Christmas ornaments. Brittany Watson Jepsen from The House That Lars Built does it differently. She decided to have a paper office Christmas party that was adorned with handmade paper decorations using just one ream of paper. Paper ream paper decorations are not your standard Christmas decor, but fabulous nonetheless.