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Make This: Easy DIY Origami Wall Art in Under 30 Minutes!

by Stephanie Lee

Make this: Easy DIY origami wall art in under half an hour!

While I’m a firm believer that everyone is creative, I understand that many people aren't comfortable with the idea of painting or drawing their own wall art. Heck, I’ve worked with paint all my life and sometimes I still don’t feel completely at ease with a paintbrush in hand!

Make this: Easy DIY origami wall art in under half an hour!

The wonderful thing about art is that you can make it out of pretty much anything. So if you're looking for a way to decorate your walls, instead of going down...

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How to Fold a Paper Rose

by DIY Maven
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Photo: Lexy Ward

I  love working with flowers. Fresh or fake, they just make me happier. While not all of us have a green thumb (I am not declaring I do as I am still struggling to keep my plants alive), paper flowers are the easiest way to enjoy some new blooms and keep them around far longer than a few days. And you can make this version in a matter of minutes! So hunker down with that hot glue gun and let's get to work.      

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How to Make a Matchbook Booklet

by DIY Maven

How to Make a Matchbook Booklet

Here’s a really easy way to make a booklet, perfect for poetry readings, musings, ceremonies of the wedding and anniversary variety.....well, you get the idea.

To make one, you’ll need:

  • One sheet of 8 ½" x 11" cardstock.
  • 2 or three pieces of copy paper.
  • A craft knife and cutting board. (A pencil and scissors will work too.)
  • A ruler.
  • Two brads. (I used 1/4" size.)
  • A boning tool, optional.
  • An paper awl, paper punch or small nail.


To...

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Make Japanese Kusudama Paper Flowers

by DIY Maven

Make Japanese Kusudama Paper Flowers

These exquisite flowers come to us by way of Folding Trees. In this tutorial, we're introduced the art of Japanese kusudama, which, traditionally, are used to make balls into which are deposited incense or potpourri. I actually prefer the look of the individual flowers, but if you're interested in assembling them into a ball, Folding Trees provides that tutorial as well.

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Making pictorial snowflakes

by DIY Maven

Making pictorial snowflakes

These snowflake designs are quite remarkable. If you examine them closely, you'll see pictures in them. Easy to make out are the seahorses and fish pictured above. Also easy to spot are these hearts, but note the 'love border'. 

A little trickier yet is 'Joy' spelled out in the one below. The maker has included not only the folding and cutting methods but examples of the patterns he used as well. Again, remarkable. For the entire tutorial...

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How To: Gift Card Boxes.

by Chris Gardner

How To: Gift Card Boxes.

Gift cards have become MORE than acceptable presents for friends and family during the holidays. At their best, they say, "I know what you're into, and I want to be sure that you get exactly what you love the most."

So, add a little handmade touch with this free gift card box pattern from Heather Bailey. With a single sheet of cardstock, you can customize your gift and keep its recipients guessing as it sits under the tree.

Via.

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How to Turn Old Magazines into Woven Art

by DIY Maven

How to Turn Old Magazines into Woven Art

June over at lovely Folding Trees shares her incredibly easy yet effective method of using old magazines to weave beautiful note cards and book marks. June also suggests using the technique to make wall art, book covers and pen pots too!

Supplies you’ll need:

paper (glossy magazine pages and copy paper)
pencil
ruler
Xaxto knife
cutting mat

What you’ll need to do:

Click on over to Folding Trees to see the entire tutorial. Via Craftzine.

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How to Fold a Paper Santa

by DIY Maven

How to Fold a Paper Santa

This paper Santa is great for embellishing Christmas cards and gifts. Because he can stand on his own, he makes a sweet place setting. You could also add a tie to his hat and use him as an ornament. So versatile is this easy-to-fold little guy, you might want to make a bunch! Here’s how we do it:

I’m using a square of paper that’s white on one side and red on the other. Also, I used light weight scrapbook type paper, so Santa might look a...

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