Happy New Year!
I know, I know, it’s more than two weeks beyond the new year, but happy new year, anyway!
The project’s idea stems from a friend who always buys a pocket calendar each year. She likes to put important reminders and information she needs in the calendar’s pocket. When she no longer needs the information it either gets filed or thrown away.
I’ve been thinking of how I could make a similar yet easy and inexpensive pocket calendar. While working on some non-crafty tasks, I started designing the project in my head.
My initial thoughts about how to make the pocket calendar were more complex, but I like this simpler version of an easy paper crafts pocket calendar much better.
It’s simple. It’s inexpensive. Most important, it’s fun and easy.
Let’s take a look. (Please excuse the fingerprints. I should’ve cleaned the refrigerator door before taking the picture.)
The materials and tools are inexpensive and the steps easy. And, if you prefer more embellishments, there is plenty of room.
Visit the easy paper crafts pocket calendar page to see how much fun and easy the project is.
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!
This Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Circles Ornament can be made quickly, easily and inexpensively.
This example was made with decorative card stock, but the Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Circles Ornament would be just as pretty made with contruction paper or color tinted paper.
This pretty little ornament would also be a great project for children to color.
Our examples are simple and pretty, but the project lends itself to other embellishments such as beads and charms.
You can find the list of materials, tools and the detailed instructions on our main site: Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Circles Ornament. We provide step-by-step pictures to show how the ornament is made, too.
Be creative and have fun!
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!
Take a look at this Easy Angel Crafts Spiral Wire Angel Ornament:
Isn’t she pretty with her golden wings and curly golden hair?
She can also stand on a mantel, a table, a sideboard or hand on a door knob or in a window. In other words, she’s versatile and can add some whimsey where ever you want an angel to be.
The materials and instructions are easy. You can find them on our Easy Angel Crafts Spiral Wire Angel Ornament web page.
We outline all of the materials and how-to steps with accompanying pictures. We also suggest alternative wire if you cannot find the natural covered floral wire shown here.
The natural covered floral wire can be found in the floral area of craft stores. It’s inexpensive. One roll of the wire will make many of the Easy Angel Crafts Spiral Wire Angel Ornaments.
Several made of slightly different sizes and shapes of the spiral could decorate a tablescape for a dinner or stand among greenery above a fireplace.
The Easy Angel Crafts Spiral Wire Angel Ornament is fun, easy and inexpensive.
This Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Flower Ornament looks pretty hanging on a tree. These were made using 6-inch diameter paper doilies, a few short pieces of ribbon and some yarn. Don’t they look delicate?
These pretty ornaments are easy to make and use only inexpensive materials and tools.
Here’s an up close view of the one we make in the instructions on the Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Flower Ornament page.
These simple and pretty paper doily flower ornaments can also add decoration to a wrapped gift. They can also be a place card decoration with the simple addition of a name tag for a dinner party. Your guests could take their decoration home as a simple yet pretty ornament for their Christmas trees.
Use different ribbons to make a variety of these fun ornaments! Oh, for another variation, split the ribbons after they are curled.
You will find the step-by-step instructions accompanied by photographs on our Easy Christmas Crafts Paper Doily Flower Ornaments page.
Take a look at our Easy Christmas Crafts Construction Paper Fan Ornament. It’s simple. It’s inexpensive. And, it’s fast.
Our first version of the Easy Christmas Crafts Construction Paper Fan Ornament is purple embellished with a simple artificial flower and 1/4 inch purple edged ribbon.
The next version uses a different type of paper – tracing paper – and is embellished with gold wired ribbon and dried flowers.
The next Easy Christmas Crafts Construction Paper Fan Ornament used glossy tissue paper with a simple flower and ribbon. In addition, the top edge was curved and holes punched to add further interest.
But, the variations are almost endless when you add wrapping paper as an alternative:
Here, the wrapping paper adds a story among its folds as a snow person family sings in celebration among the falling snow:
But, back to the Easy Christmas Crafts Construction Paper Fan Ornament…the materials and steps to make this blue version can be found on the main web site:
These simple and versatile Easy Christmas Crafts Construction Paper Fan Ornaments are inexpensive and fast to make.
They also would make great place cards for a dinner party. And, they would add interest to a prettily wrapped gift.
Have fun making these Easy Christmas Crafts Construction Paper Fan Ornaments.
This easy Christmas crafts project is a simple and inexpensive bell ornament.
Here are two examples:
Of course, they would be much prettier hanging among other ornaments on a decorated Christmas tree! (By the way, the green floral wire hanger disappears among the green of the tree.)
But, you can get an idea of what they look like from this picture.
The Easy Christmas Crafts Bell Ornament is easy, takes very little time to make and uses inexpensive materials and tools.
Placed on a Christmas tree with other decorations, these small and shiny ornaments would add interest and a jingle or two if someone brushes against the tree.
And, if you have furry friends, some of these bell ornaments placed low on the tree would give them something to play with that is not breakable or costly.
This bell ornament offers fun for individuals, families and groups to make a few or many of the simple yet pretty decorations.
Children can do most of the steps with a little help with the wire depending on their age. Senior citizens can have fun making these as well. Depending on their manual dexterity, a slightly larger bell might be easier for them to thread onto the wire.
Plus, with the inexpensive materials, this project is ideal for school and church bazaars.
Visit our main web page for the list of materials and tools and the step by step instructions illustrated with pictures.
You will find the Easy Christmas Crafts Bell Ornament can be made almost as quickly as it takes to go through the instructions.
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!
Are you looking for a simple yet elegant decoration?
Take a look at these ribbon circles:
These ribbon circles ornaments are easy to make. You can make many of the ornaments in a short amount of time.
The project can be done by the young or the young at heart!
Visit our ribbon circles ornaments page to view the list of materials and tools and see the illustrated how-to-make steps for the pretty little ornaments.