Free Paper Crafts

We have lots of free paper crafts for you to choose from. Try our tissue flowers or an origami box. Mia makes it easy with step by step instructions and lots of photo's. You will find lots of paper craft ideas including patterns to decorate your paper using your printer.

We have detailed instructions on how to make tissue paper or crepe paper flowers including the stems and flower centers.

All of these crafts require no specialist equipment and can be made really cheaply.

The origami box is made from a single sheet of paper, no cutting or glue required.

Free Paper Crafts ~ Quick Links

Click on one of the images below to take you directly to the craft tutorial page or scroll down to find out a bit more about each craft before you decide.

Explore Paper

Paper Daffodils

Make these gorgeous paper daffodils from crepe and tissue paper.

You will find a free downloadable template and step by step instructions on how to make these flowers.

Although they are a little tricky to make they are worth it. Gorgeous spring flowers that will look great all year round.

How To Make Paper Roses

Learn how to make these gorgeous paper roses.

Tissue paper flowers are easy to make and last a lot longer than cut flowers.

Surprise someone special with these long lasting flowers.

These paper roses are easy to keep looking fresh for months.

Crepe Paper Flowers

Crepe paper flowers look great for ages, the ones on this page look like poppies.

Make them in a different sizes and colors to get loads of variations.

You can make these crepe paper flowers in to match any decor.

Paper Beads

Paper beads are quick and easy to make with this step by step tutorial and photo's.

Making paper beads is a great recycling craft as you can use left over strips of decorative paper from other projects.

Alternatively you can use my decorative paper downloads.

Tissue Paper Flowers

Tissue paper flowers are easy to make and look fantastic.

Spray with flowery perfumes or diluted essential oils and they will keep your room looking and smelling fresh.

You can make these flowers in a variety of colors and sizes to match any decor.

How To Make Paper

Learn how to make paper using old newspaper or junk mail.

Add your own decorations to make each sheet original and unique to you.

This is a great craft for recycling and creating treasure from your trash.

Origami Box

This easy origami box makes a great paper jewelry box at the bottom of the page you’ll find more great ideas for your paper box.

This is another great free paper craft for you to try that won't break the bank.

All you need is a square piece of paper, that’s it.

Decorative Printer Paper

Our decorative printer paper is just one of Mia's free paper crafts for you to print.

Choose from our selection of printable wallpapers to use with your craft ideas.

A quick and easy way to make patterned paper or card, just choose your design and print.

Papel Picado

Papel picado is a traditional Mexican paper cutting craft.

Follow our step by step instructions using our free papel picado pattern and try this tissue paper craft for yourself.

Learn the art of paper cutting and create this gorgeous delicate tissue paper bunting.

Hanging Heart

A gorgeous hanging heart for you to make for someone special.

Makes a great gift for Mother's day or make it for your Valentine.

hanging heart

Snowflake Crafts

Our Snowflake Crafts will show you how to make these pretty paper snowflakes.

There are templates for you to download to make the patterns shown.

If your kids are safe using scissors they will enjoy making these too.


How To Make A Bowl

Learn how to make a bowl using old newspapers and glue.

These gorgeous bowls were made by covering a mold with paper strips.

The same mold produced all three bowls which all look quite different from each other.

papier mache bowls

Paper Facts

Some interesting paper facts that may help you with your craft ideas.

Paper is such a common commodity that we hardly ever think about it.

Can you imagine a world where paper had not been invented.

paper facts

Types of Paper

There are lots of different types of paper although they are all made using the same process.

In this article I have explained the basic differences between the different types of paper you are likely to use in your craft ideas.

types of paper

History of Paper

The history of paper shows how the paper making process we use today is very similar to the one invented in China over 2,000 years ago.

Before paper in it's current form was invented we wrote on a stone or wood block called a stele. The most famous of these is probably the Rosetta stone.

history of paper

Making Paper

How is paper made? Paper can be made from animal skins or plant fibers.

Rags and used paper can be broken down and recycled to make new paper. 

The industrial paper making process has changed little in the 2,000 years since it was invented. 

how paper is made

More Paper Crafts

For more paper crafts and other craft ideas visit Crafters Love Crafts There are free craft projects for everyone. Find projects form clay pot crafts to wine cork crafts. You will find many different ideas to work with.

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