Paper cutting

Paper cutting is easy to do but hard to master. However, if you can master this craft, you can make a pretty penny off it! More and more people are looking to paper cuts for their gifting needs. They are unique and can be easily personalised for all occasions. Do you have a first wedding anniversary coming up? What better gift for your other half than a personalised paper cut!?

You can purchase templates or make your own in Photoshop or Inkscape (free software that is similar to Photoshop), or you can find lots of papercut templates on our store. If you purchase templates with the aim to sell your finished cut, make sure you purchase the commercial licence for the template.

This craft requires a lot of patience and practice, practice, practice!

 

Book Art

Another craft that would be perfect for a first wedding anniversary gift! These are easier to master than paper cutting but just as effective. Using a template, you fold each page at a specific point and the end result is spectacular! The more confident you get with this the quicker you will become. Templates can be sourced or made yourself and there are many tutorials for you to follow to learn this craft.

Have you got any old books lying around that are just gathering dust? Grab one and give it a go, you never know you might have found your new hobby. What have you got to lose? No tools needed, just grab a book and get folding!

 

Quilling Art 

Paper quilling has started to pop up more and more and is truly breathtaking! This is another craft where practice makes perfect. You can be as adventurous as you want with this craft, just let your imagination flow. This 3D papercraft helps bring pictures to life and can help bring any room from drab to chic. Play around with colours and shades and names and phases for a personalised element.

 

3D Paper Flowers

These paper flowers are so versatile and very easy to make. You can make them all colours and sizes and use them in many different ways; Wall hanging for a little girls nursery? Flower wall backdrop for wedding/baby shower pictures?

Once you have mastered this technique you can make them in all shapes and sizes and get creative in how to display them. Give it a go, you will not be disappointed with the end result!

 

Seed Paper

Seed paper is really pretty and easy to make. You only need a few things to make it and if you are an avid crafter you probably already have everything you need at home. This is a very inexpensive craft and once made you can turn the paper into a variety of things from bookmarks and gift tags to beautiful confetti.

The drying time means this is not a quick craft as you will need to do it in stages over a few days. Take your time and enjoy the process. Play around with different colour combinations and see what beautiful paper you can make.

 

Origami bookmark

These are a great idea and super cute! This origami square slips on the corner of a page to act as a bookmark. You could play around with your own designs or stick with these. Either way they make a really cute bookmark that anyone would be happy to receive.

 

Marbled paper

There are lots of different ways of making your own marbled paper. You can buy kits for a small fortune or use things around the home to make it a super cheap craft. This is a craft that can be done by any and all ages due to its simplicity. Grab the supplies and gather all the family. Experiment with different mixtures of colours and swirl them together into unique patterns. Once you have the finished product you can use the paper for a variety of different crafts or simply sell the paper for others to craft with. The possibilities are endless and it’s fun for all the family.

 

Junk Journal/Scrapbook

This is a great project to make if you have lots of scrap pieces of paper that are pretty but have no use or if you love to scrapbook yourself. This is a relatively easy project that you can make as a gift or even for yourself. You can put your own twist on it and use up all your leftover paper and fabric. Make it your own, make it unique. Make it as big or as small as you want. Have fun with it, there’s no right or wrong when it comes to this craft.

 

Decoupage

Decoupage has been around for decades and it’s a really easy craft that absolutely anyone can do. You can decoupage practically anything and its fun for all ages. Up-cycle old ornaments and picture frames to give them a new lease of life or to match your new colour scheme. You can use old book pages or sheet music for a rustic look. Get creative, practically any paper will work.

 

Freezer paper transfers

Yes, you read that right, freezer paper! This is a super-easy way to personalise gifts that everyone is guaranteed to love! Give it a go, you won’t be disappointed.

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