Paper is such an affordable craft product it is little wonder we are seeing so many amazing creations. Lucky for us many of the creators are choosing to share how they do it.
Tutorials for paper flowers abound, here are a few of my favourites. Gorgeous Paper Roses which will never fade: http://www.happyclippings.com/2011/02/diy-newspaper-rose-gift-bows.html Crepe Flowers for all seasons. http://anestforallseasons.blogspot.com/2011/02/how-to-make-tissue-paper-and-crepe.html Ranunculas in your choice of colour, http://diyordont.blogspot.com/2011/06/tutorial-paper-ranunculus-flower-free.html
Make your own unique wrapping and packaging. Make your own Pillow boxes to coordinate with your chosen theme: http://bellsinspires.blogspot.com/2011/07/tutorial-tp-roll-pillow-boxes.html these ones are made with a toilet roll base. The kids can help with this project, http://greeneyed.com/2011/01/crayon/ Thirty different gift box tutorials for every occasion, http://www.printradar.com/2009/12/01/36-do-it-yourself-gift-box-tutorials-for-your-christmas-presents/
All I want for Christmas is ...paper. Use your glossy magazines to add a personal touch to your Christmas decorating http://greeneyed.com/2010/12/diy-magazine-christmas-tree/ Christmas Wreaths for doors and walls, http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/2011/04/tutorial-upcycled-book-pages-wreath.html , Combine your paper roses with a wreath, http://www.bystephanielynn.com/2010/11/diy-faux-curled-rosewood-wreath-made.html
Give a gift of Paper. I love these chess pieces, http://collegelifediy.com/2011/09/15/diy-rolled-paper-chess-set/ A perfect ‘Teacher’ present your children could make, http://omiyageblogs.blogspot.com/2010/08/diy-pretty-pencils.html Tile coaster for every seasons, http://thecreativeplace.blogspot.com/2011/08/diy-tile-magnets.html Another project suitable for younger folk, http://bejeweleddesignsbychelsea.blogspot.com/2011/06/try-it-out-tuesday-colorblock-handmade.html
Usually I only post sites that include tutorials however I’m going to break my self imposed rule to include some truly amazing oooh aaaah paper creations. Polli’s paper cuts blog includes amazing paper arts, http://www.polliblog.com/2011/04/papercuts-shop.html Join a paper factory tour, http://louloulovesbooks.blogspot.com/2011/04/day-they-let-me-loose-in-paper-factory.html And from Japan, http://brisbanealamode.blogspot.com/2010/09/paper-installation.html#!/2010/09/paper-installation.html
Happy Paper Crafting.