How to fold a six-point star from hexagons

This easy paper crafts project takes a little time to learn, but once you know the steps, it’s very simple to do.

Take a look at these pretty easy paper crafts six point stars made from folding paper hexagons:

Easy Paper Crafts Six-Point Stars from folded hexagons

Here’s a close-up view of the gold six-point star made with the steps on the Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star page.

Easy Paper Crafts Six Point Star gold with all points folded

One caution, you need to be careful with your measurements. The project doesn’t require perfection, but if the lines or angles are off by much, the resulting star will show the problems.

Don’t let that scare you. The easy paper crafts six point star is simple once you do one or two or three.

Plus, they make pretty decorations any time of the year – hanging in a window, added to a gift, given to a child for a job well done, or any other application you can think about.


Gift Tag or Ornament, You Decide

This Easy Paper Crafts Gift Box Gift Tag can address a gift or hang prettily on a Christmas Tree.

Let’s look at a few examples:

Or, how about those same three shown decorating a Christmas tree:

Either way, they’re fun, easy and whimsical.

The list of materials and tools along with the illustrated steps for how to make these pretty little gift boxes can be found on our main site: Easy Paper Crafts Gift Box Gift Tag.

Whether you make a few or many, they’re easy and inexpensive.

Be creative and have fun!

A Fun & Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Cone Ornament

This simple-to-do Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Cone Ornament takes just a few minutes from start to finish.

This version (my favorite) used an 8-inch paper doily, green ribbon and corresponding green candies.

On the Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Cone Ornament page we show the materials and tools (simple and inexpensive) along with the easy steps for making this pretty little ornament.

Our examples were made using 8-inch and 10-inch white paper doilies, but you could easily use gold and silver doilies and larger doilies as well. Smaller doilies do not work as well as the cones become too small to hold anything – though 6-inch could hold one or two candies.

Of course, this Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Cone Ornament can also hold small gifts that can be hidden among the upper branches of the Christmas tree. They can also hold other types of gifts – promissory notes – which we discussed in yesterday’s post.

These pretty little paper doily cones could also be made to hold party favors for guests at a holiday party. A special tree for party favors could be set up for guests to select. Or, with the addition of a place card, the paper cone ornaments can be added to the place settings at a dinner party.

Remember, gifts and party favors do not need to be expensive to be meaningful.

Get creative and have fun!


Gifts from the heart in ornaments

The news today claims the traditional holiday shopping weekend after the Thanksgiving holiday last week saw an increase in the retail sales over the last couple of years. It will be interesting to see if the same holds true for today’s Cyber Monday sales on the internet.

Regardless, many people still struggle with their finances in these tough economic times and struggle with how to buy holiday gifts for all of the people on their list this year.

Handmade gifts are nice. We offer several different projects on our main site for fun and interesting gifts.

But, perhaps in addition to lack of discretionary funds, you lack the time to make gifts for everyone on your holiday list.

Have you though of gifting your skills and time to help your family and friends? Maybe you think you don’t have skills that people on your list need. In many cases, it’s not always a skill someone needs. Your time and efforts helping them do a task they can’t do by themselves or helping them do something that needs to be done but they’ve put off would be very much appreciated.

It’s simple to gift your time and efforts. You can write a promissory note – either by hand or on your computer – and wrap it in a gift box.

Or, you can add the gift as a decoration on the tree.

We have several ornaments that would be easy to make and add to the tree with a promissory note inside.

Our Paper Doily Greeting Card Ornament could just as easily include a note with your promise of time and effort.

Another easy ornament, the Paper Basket Cone Ornament, would also hold a rolled promissory note.

A similar version made of felt can be used instead.

Children, young and not-so-young, can get into the spirit of the season by making these ornaments and adding their own promises as gifts. They could have fun making the ornaments while they learn the spirit of giving and the responsibility of following through on their promises.

Some examples of children’s promises:

  • I promise to do my assigned chores without having to be prompted for three months
  • I promise to write Grandma and Grandpa once a week for six months
  • I promise to wash the car ten times
  • I promise to prepare dinner once a week for six weeks

The list is endless and should be applicable to each child’s abilities and the family’s interests and needs. The promise should be worthwhile and not something they would be doing anyway.

On an adult scale, the promises could be doing tasks for someone, going somewhere with someone, and they can even be risque between consenting adults!

Don’t let the holidays become stressful. Use them to be creative and to give gifts worth more than money can buy to the recipients on your list!


New – Spiral Beaded Christmas Ornament

This pretty little Easy Christmas Crafts – Spiral Beaded Christmas Ornament can be make quickly and easily using inexpensive beads, wire and ribbon.

Take a look at these four different ornaments hanging on a tree:

Four hanging Easy Christmas Crafts Spiral Beaded Christmas Ornaments

We like to purchase inexpensive beads found in quantity or by weight from discount or craft stores. Using a few zippered plastic bags, we separate the beads into colors and styles for future projects.

On our main Easy Christmas Crafts Spiral Beaded Christmas Ornament page, we show the materials and tools and each of the steps to make these pretty little ornaments.

In particular, we describe, and show with pictures, the steps while making this pretty ornament:

Each of these can be made quickly and easily.

These pretty little decorations can be added to the Christmas tree or as an additional little remembrance on the outer wrapping of gifts. They would also add sparkle to place settings at dinner parties and be a small gift for guests to take with them.

With the variety in beads – colors, sizes and shapes – along with the variety in ribbons, many of these Easy Christmas Crafts Spiral Beaded Christmas Ornaments can be made quickly and  uniquely.

Have fun!




Icicle Ornament – Easy using Wired Ribbon

This simple icicle ornament using wired ribbon can be made quickly and easily. Actually, you can make one faster than you can read the instructions!

These sparkling ornaments use a short length of wired ribbon and another of thread to form the easy icicle ornament.

The ornaments are made so quickly, you can make many in a short amount of time.

Also, these icicle ornaments are an easy craft for senior citizens whose manual dexterity has deteriorated. They can make several to decorate their senior center Christmas tree.

On the opposite end of the youth scale, young children will have fun wrapping the wire to make the simple design.

In other words, this is a craft anyone can enjoy. The materials and tools are simple and inexpensive. And, the project will add sparkling highlights to a decorated Christmas tree. 

Several of these icicle ornaments can also add sparkle to a wrapped gift – as the ribbon decoration and as an extra little gift to the package.  

Enjoy making these wired ribbon icicle ornaments!

Clothespin Angel

Hello again, it’s been a while. I’ve been off on another project that took lots more time than I expected. But, I’m ready to start adding more easy and inexpensive craft projects to

Here’s a recent addition that’s simple, fast and cheap – a clothespin angel.

Clothespin angel ornaments - three finished hanging on a Christmas Tree

A little bit of ribbon or lace, a clothespin (real or craft) and a chenille wire makes a pretty little angel to hang on your Christmas tree or decorate your home for other holidays.

They also make easy decorations to add on gifts instead of or in addition to ribbons and bows. The little clothespin angel would be an additional keepsake with your gift.

These pretty angels can add beauty and maybe a little whimsy all year – not just at the holidays.

Head on over to the Clothespin Angel page for the materials list and the how-to steps with accompanying pictures.

Felt Circles Angel

This angel is simple, yet pretty, and is made using inexpensive materials, common tools and a little time.

Felt Circles Angel - finished and hanging on tree

This pretty angel easily hangs on a tree or sits on a table. It can also embellish a wrapped present and be an additional gift to the recipient.

Make one or many using the same or different colors.

You’ll find the instructions and the pattern on our web site by clicking here:  Felt Circles Angel.


Woven Ribbon Pillow

This woven ribbon pillow becomes a fun and interesting addition to your decor. It also becomes a conversation piece when family and friends comment on its beauty and craftsmanship.

frugal fun crafts woven ribbon pillow cover


Take a look at the easy how-to-make steps and the inexpensive materials and tools on our main web site: Woven Ribbon Pillow.

Enjoy making different varieties for yourself or as gifts from the heart.

Vendor hint:  If you are in the Atlanta Georgia area, you can find a large variety of ribbon at Grosgrain Annie’s Ribbonemporium located in the Lakewood 400 Antiques Market.  The market is open the third weekend of each month: Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 9am to 6pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. She has the ribbons easily visible such that you can readily see and choose the colors and styles you want.

Framed Doily

Do you have doilies that someone crocheted and shared with you but you don’t know what to do with them? Perhaps you think they’re pretty but you don’t want to use them as people used them in years past.

Your great grandma, your grandma or maybe even your mom used crocheted doilies as protection for the arms and backs of chairs and for placing under tchotchkes on end tables or coffee tables.

With today’s styles, what can you do with doilies?

A framed doily makes a beautiful, interesting and warm decoration for your home. You can use a favorite color or a color that coordinates with your decor as a contrasting background within the frame. Or, if you have several, framed doilies make beautiful gifts too.

Take a look at this example:

Frugal fun crafts framed doily

This one happens to be a gift to the person (my sister-in-law, Kee) who gave me the doily. She didn’t use the doily and thought I could find a purpose for it. This framed doily version incorporates her favorite and second favorite colors, ocean blue-green and crimson red, to contrast and highlight the beauty of the doily.

This framed doily will make a pretty addition to her home.

You can find the simple, easy and fast instructions here:  Frugal Fun Crafts – Framed Doily.