15 Christmas paper craft ideas

Published on 15 December 2020 By Yaz Joy Vigus 5 min read

We can almost hear the sleigh bells! With Christmas around the corner and more of us staying in this year, it's never been a better time to gather together for some holiday craft making to get you into the Christmas spirit. So boil the kettle, put the holiday music on and gather your supplies for this assortment of Christmas paper crafts to get you in the festive spirit!

From paper craft Christmas cards to pretty paper snowflakes the kids will love, festive origami and yuletide gift tags. There are so many ways to dress up your home this season, explore these 15 Christmas paper craft ideas!

Prop up paper craft Christmas Trees fir everyone!

Leaf an impression this Christmas by making your very own mini prop up paper craft christmas tree to spruce up your dining table, brighten your window sill or bring a bit of holiday cheer to your work desk. We love this pretty pine from Creaky Hearts. Or why not make like Paperbound and use metallic green to give your tree a twinkle!

Papercraft Christmas Tree from Creaky Hearts Papercraft Christmas Tree and Santa by Paperbound

Starry 3D paper craft tree toppers

Make paper craft Christmas stars for a show-stopping Christmas! Light weight and beautiful in metallic or sparkly card stock, they're so lightweight and easy to make! This geometric tree topper from Lia Griffith only takes 10 minutes to make. We also love this beautiful paper craft star from Abbi Kirsten. Time to dazzle and shine!

DIY paper craft tree topper by Lia Griffith Abbi Kirsten DIY Gold Star Christmas tree topper

Make paper snowflakes (kids will love!)

Kids will love a crafternoon of snowflake making! A gorgeous fusion of origami and paper cutting, snowflakes are fab for all ages! They can be as fancy or as basic as you like. All you need is white paper, card or tracing paper (if you're planning on sticking to windows) scissors and a few simple steps to bring the winter wonderland indoors!

We love these magic snow-makes from Ashley and her family at The Vanilla Tulip and this simply fab snowman design by the incredible Paper Snowflake Art.

The Vanilla Tulip Papercraft Snowflakes Snowman snowflake by Paper Snowflake Art

DIY Christmas cards to show you care

With a whole Santa's sleigh of card-making supplies available, it's never been easier to craft your own Christmas cards! From sparkly snowflake stickers to snowman stamps, gold and silver glitter to nativity paper cuttings, choose your fave and get making! And for those looking for eco-friendly festivities, why not recycle materials from Christmas past, by upcycling last year's cards, gift tags and ribbon.

Whether you pick a classic minimalist design, like these stunning cards by Jurianne Matter, or opt for a more playful Rock n' Robin-style like Rachel Lowe's mixed-media make - have fun!

Make your own Christmas card like Jurianne Matter DIY Christmas Card by Rachel Lowe

Dress up your holiday gifts with DIY gift tags

Don't tag along with the crowd - why not make your own holiday gift tags this Christmas! A beautiful way to dress up your gifts, DIY Christmas gift tags make fabulous easy Christmas paper crafts. So gather some card, glue, scissors and supplies of your choice. Stickers, die cutting, stamps and multi-media - there are so many ways to make your festive gift tags fun and original! We love these naughty and nice tag designs by Decoraciones Yani and this gorgeous selection of DIY tags from Mom Das!

Christmas gift tags by Decoraciones Yani DIY gift tags by Mom Das

Paper christmas tree crafts

If you're looking for Christmas paper crafts for kids, these pretty Christmas tree shaped paper craft ornaments are ones for the list! We love these bright and zingy 3D paper trees by Hello Wonderful, that come with an easy template. Or what about these kids-friendly doily paper tree ornaments by Buggy and Buddy? You'll love hanging these up all over your house!

Paper trees by Hello Wonderful Doily DIY Christmas Tree ornaments by Buggy and Buddy

This DIY paper craft mistletoe will guarantee a kiss!

Forgot the mistletoe? With some simple paper craft supplies you can make your own! We love these crisp and simple mistletoe sprigs for adult crafters, from Crafty Lumber Jacks. Or if you're you're up for a challenge this gorgeous mistletoe kissing ball tutorial by Lea Griffith will make a beautiful addition to your festive decor!

Mistletoe paper craft by Crafty Lumberjacks Paper Christmas mistletoe by Lea Griffith

Craft Christmas bows to dress up your gifts

Tags are not the only way to jazz up your gift giving moment! We're just head over heels for these beautiful handmade bows by the The Daily Life of Creativity and Mommy n Me Crafts, that will look so pretty nestled under your tree for all to see!

Papercraft Christmas bows by Mommy n Me The Daily Life of Creativity DIY paper bows

Craft festive paper bunting to spread the holiday cheer

Make every corner of your home merry and bright with DIY festive paper bunting. All you need is some card or thick paper, some festive string and a sprinkle of Christmas magic for lovely lengthy decor you can hang and drape all over your home. (Just make sure to keep clear of candles!) Make like ZebratiniART, and upcycle old Christmas cards. We love these minimalist rainbow bunting with classic gold lettering for a joyful twist as seen on IndieBohoVintage.

Christmas paper bunting Christmas Paper Bunting

Make paper chains for all the family (A great craft for kids!)

Paper chains are a great and easy activity to enjoy together! Perfect for little hands, who might not be scissor-ready, all you need is Christmassy paper chain strips (and some glue or tape if you are making from regular paper) to make rivers of jolly interlinking chains. Deck the halls (or hearth) like BlondButterlyHome or drape around your tree like the fabulous Hawkins family!

Christmas paper chain by Alicia Rose Hawkins Paper chain by Blonde Butterfly Home

Give your Christmas wrapping paper a personal touch!

For that added personal touch, jazz up classic brown, silver, gold or plain wrapping paper by giving it a stamp that would make Santa's elves proud! Perfect for big and little kids, there's lots of ways to make jazz up your wrapping paper. Whether you're using homemade potato stamps from leftover spuds in your cupboard like Two Sisters Decor or swooping up one of our gorgeous evergreen festive stamps that you can use year after year like Interno 66a. Wrap your gifts with joy with hand-printed paper!

Wrapping paper potato stamps Stamped Christmas wrapping paper

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Make paper stars to sparkle and shine

Whether you're stringing them together to make a pretty garland, dressing your dining table or sitting at the top of your tree for the ultimate showstopper! Brighten up any space with pretty paper stars that will have you stargazing from the cosy comfort of your own home! Whether you're making simple cutout clusters or festive origami like this beautiful chic constellation from Kristin Young, bring the magic and wonder of Christmas indoors.

Papercraft stars Big paper stars by Kirstin Young

Make beautiful paper baubles to brighten your tree

Paper craft is a wonderful way to make your Christmas one of a kind! We love to see makers craft paper Christmas decorations that are filled with character and inspiration! We can't get enough of these pretty 3D candy-coloured paper baubles by Karina and fabulous Christmas paper ornaments by Hannah Hall made from beautiful Italian recycled paper.

Papercraft Christmas Baubles by Karinascrapspace Paper Baubles by Hannah Hall

Wonderful paper craft Christmas wreaths to make at home!

Make a beautiful paper craft Christmas wreath your centre piece with this stunning design by Lia Griffith. If you're searching for ambitious Christmas paper crafts for adults, this stunning wreath is a seasonal show stopper! Crammed with beautiful mistletoe and spruce detailing, this festive design uses red and green card stock for a traditional spin on a modern Christmas craft.

Paper Christmas wreath by Lia Griffith Holiday paper wreath by Lia Griffith

Festive garlands for every corner of your home!

Whether your decor style is bright and statement or chic and minimal, there are so many ways to make your own festive garland this Christmas!

Handmade paper garlands make beautiful construction paper Christmas crafts for adults and kids alike. Whether you're making together as a family we love this zingy advent garland by The House that Lars Built. Or for the ultimate mindful make why not be inspired by this beautiful leaf design.

Paper craft DIY Advent garland by The House that Lars Built construction paper christmas crafts Paper leaf shape garland using

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About the author

Yaz Joy Vigus

Yaz Joy Vigus is a Copywriter at LoveCrafts. She loves creating inspiration pages, roundups and content for the LoveCrafts community. She’s experienced first-hand how crafting can help practice mindfulness and wellbeing. One of her fave ways to unwind is curling up with her latest crochet project and a good movie! 

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