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    Hanging Hearts made from Paper

    These hanging paper hearts are so easy and quick to make that you can do them in less than 10 minutes. They are really pretty and you could make lots of them and hang them on a garland to decorate a room for Valentine’s Day. You only need materials that you already have at home and you can be as creative as you like with the papers that you use. Further down I will show you how I experimented and how it can go a bit less than heart shaped! This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you.…

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    Woven Heart Baskets

    Hearts are great at any time of year but how about these beautiful woven heart baskets that are so easy to make. You do not need to do any sewing (but I did a little) and you can make one in about 15 minutes! You can use any material you like but I recommend felt or paper. Felt works really well and makes a more robust basket but paper is really inexpensive if you want to do this craft with a group (eg Brownies or Guides). This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands…

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    Iris Paper Folding

    This eye-catching effect is incredibly easy to achieve using iris paper folding. It is, as the name suggests, a way of producing an iris effect using folded paper. I have produced a Christmas card in this tutorial but you can make any shape you like. There are so many patterns available!   This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. You will need: Pattern (plenty available online, google ‘iris folding patterns’) Card (like this from Amazon) Paper ( not too thick, printer paper is ideal) Scissors Tape Masking tape Double-sided…

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    Folded Book Christmas Tree

    This folded book Christmas tree is so easy to make and you do not need to buy anything! No special skills or tools required! Once you get going it does not take long either. You can easily make a tree in less than 30 minutes. Then you can leave it as it is or, as in my case, decorate it a little. You Will Need:     A paperback book of approximately 150 pages with the pages glued together at the spine. If you want to decorate it like mine you will also need some gold spray paint.       Step 1: Take your book and remove the cover.…

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    Seed Paper – How to make

    In this tutorial I will show you how to make seed paper really easily and inexpensively from items that you probably have at home already. Feel free to adapt what you do have to make your paper. For example an old picture frame makes an excellent frame especially if you want larger pieces of seed paper. Instead of cheesecloth you could use door screen or any fabric that will allow water to pass easily through and stay taught in the frame. You can use the paper however you like but I think that it makes beautiful, original gift tags or bookmarks. Just make sure the person you give it to…

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    Paper Flower Tutorials – tried and tested

    Paper flowers can be absolutely gorgeous and last so much longer than fresh flowers. You can use paper flowers to enhance a room. give as a gift or decorate a party. However, they can be really expensive or difficult to make. I have found some easy to follow tutorials that give great results. These paper flowers cost pence to make and do not take too long so take a look and have a go! This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. Cosmos I saw these delicate flowers and could not…