How To: Make a Papercraft Rolex Watch

UK-based artist Matthew Nicholson is a man of many talents: designer, photographer, professional free runner and papercraft engineer—and in the latter of which, he generously posts free downloadable DIY kits for your folding pleasure.

How To: Make a waterfall greeting card

This tutorial video will show you how to make your very own waterfall greeting card. This card is amazing and super adorable. All your friends and family will be impressed by your greeting card making ability when you lay this one on them.

How To: Make paper look 200 years old using coffee

In this tutorial, we learn how to make paper look like it's 200 years old using coffee. First, take a regular piece of copy paper and then use a paint brush to paint a cup of coffee over the entire piece of paper. Use a blow dryer to dry the paper, then brush several more coats onto the paper until the brown looks like it' realistic. To finish, use distressed marks over the paper, then use a blow dry to dry off the entire thing. To finish, apply a couple more coats of coffee to the paper, the...

How To: Make a paper wallet without tape or scissors

This short video on craft shows how to make a paper wallet without using tape or scissors. The first step is to fold an A4 size paper into half and press the fold in the center. The next step is to fold the top flap to the bottom outwards and pressed hardly. The same has to be done on the other side. One quarters of the flap on one side is folded downwards and is again repeated on the other side. Next the two corners of the flap are folded outwards as triangles for both the flaps. The next st...

How To: Make an accordian fold card

In order to make an accordian- fold style greeting card, you will need a piece of card stock, glue or adhesive, scissors, markers, and stencils/stamps. Cut the cardstock in a diagonal. Fold the card into 3rds, lengthwise. Cut a 5 x 3 ¼” panel at an angle. Use Masking Magic and stamp the excess card stock. Cut out your stamp designs. Color in your designs with Sharpie brand permanent marker pens. Glue the 5 x 3 ¼” cut piece to the card, or you could use 2 sided tape. If you have addition...

How To: Make a junk journal out of random items

To make a journal made of junk you're going to need a couple of things. First an unbleached linen thread because it doesn't bleed out into your work, you'll need a candle, a binder clip and a stack of papers. The papers you need to fold down the middle and put in four evenly spaced holes down its spine so that it looks like a book. Use the clip to hold the papers together while you measure the thread. The thread needs to be three times the height of your book. Wax this thread using the candle...

How To: Make an easy and inexpensive DIY frame for your art

Framing and matting your favorite posters or art can get expensive! In this Curbly video tutorial, you'll learn how to make a quick and inexpensive frame. All you need are some basic supplies available at almost any arts and crafts supply store including: A sheet of plywood, a plexiglass cut to the size of the plywood, archival paper cut to the size of the plywood, frameless corner clips, and a bracket.

How To: Make an endless card

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an endless card. An endless card is a card that folds a ton of different ways, so it can be used over and over again without having to replace it. To make this, you will first need to take a piece of card stock and score it where you are going to fold it in the middle. After this, take a smaller piece of paper, then score it so you can fold it into three different squares. Do this again for another sheet of paper. After this, you will want to adhere to d...

How To: Make a paper flower pot

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a paper flower pot. First, fold your paper into a triangle then crease and unfold. Next, fold the paper in half to make a rectangle, then crease and unfold. Do this on the other directions, making creases for each. Now, flip the paper over and make a triangle, then crease and unfold. As you unfold, push the sides in, the squish down to make a square piece. Fold the open end of the square base to the opposite corner, then fold a triangle from the top in t...

How To: Make watermarks in paper for security

Don't fret too much if your watermark is barely noticeable when you're finished with this project - the less obvious it is, the better a job you've done. Watermarkers are present in many types of paper, especially the monetary kind. If you hold up a ten dollar bill you'll see a watermark of Thomas Jefferson's face on the right, proving the bill is real.

How To: Make a 3d pop up card

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a 3D flower pop up card. The materials required for this are 5 pieces of paper, scissors and glue. Begin by folding the paper in half 3 times and then fold down the sides to a triangle. Now fold a bit of the triangle flap up to make a slimmer triangle. Then cut around the top with a half circle shape. When opened, it will be a flower shape. Cut one of the pedals off and decorate it. Make 7 more flowers and glue the points together. Now take a ...

How To: Make a paper flower pop-up card

Watch this video to see how to make a paper flower pop-up card. To make things even better, you only need one piece of paper to accomplish this pop up paper card flower. Just grab your one piece of paper, some scissors and some glue and you're ready to make awesome flower cards.

How To: Make a paper cake

1) Create a rectangular sheet of paper by folding the left side in, like a book, about 1-inch and remove this excess paper. 2) Fold the rectangle in half, bottom to top like a newspaper, and then unfold and lay flat. Now take the bottom edge and fold it up (again like a newspaper) to meet the center crease that you made with your first fold. Unfold again. You will now have two creases in the bottom half of your paper. 3) Lift the bottom fold (bottom forth of the rectangle) up and line it up w...

How To: Make a 3D paper flower

For origami lovers, watch this how-to video to learn how easy it is to make beautiful and colorful paper flowers. Follow along with the demonstrations, and give it a hand yourself. It's not traditional origami, because you'll need scissors. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to make a 3D paper flower.

How To: Use a Fiskars paper trimmer

This Arts & Crafts How-to video gives a demonstration and product review of the Fiskars Portable Paper Trimmer, used in scrapbooking, card making and other paper craft projects. Learn how to use the Fiskars paper trimmer to make any paper crafting project easier.

How To: Make butterflies from decorative paper

These decorative paper butterflies make the perfect fall arts and crafts project and year-round ornament to decorate your home. Learn how to use a template, cut out the design, and then score it to give the butterflies their unique 3 dimensional look. You can also add this butterflies to a scrapbook or a personalized card.

How To: Fold a paper wallet with 5 pockets

A wallet is something everyone carries around. Stand out with this wallet which you can make yourself! Start with a regular eight and a half by eleven inch sheet of paper. Fold it in half width wise. Then open it out again. Next fold the paper into fourths by folding the halves over. When you open the sheet back out you should have four equal, long rectangles. After that, take one edge of the paper and fold it over half way into one of the four rectangles. Watch the rest of the video to compl...

How To: Make a Cricut popsicle birthday card

Cardcrazy09 teaches you how to create a popsicle birthday card using Cricut. You'll need the Doodlecharms cartridge for this. Start with a white piece of card stock, then apply an orange piece on top, slightly smaller than the one below. On top of that add a smaller piece of card stock with circles on it. This is the base for the card, you are ready to move on to the next pieces. You cut a small piece of orange card stock and then on top of that glue a smaller piece with the text message. Glu...

How To: Make a butterfly pop-up card

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a butterfly pop-up card. First, draw a butterfly on the middle of a paper and then draw flowers and smaller butterflies around it on the sides. After this, fold the card in half so the drawing is stick out and cut along the top and the bottom of the butterfly. From here, color in the entire character and then fold inwards and pop the middle out. After this, stick the insert into the card of your choice. Then, glue it down and you will have a cute butterf...

HowTo: Paper Plate Geometry

Oh, what fun you can have with a little math + a little origami. Bradford Hansen-Smith folds intricate geometric sculptures entirely from paper plates and is kind enough to offer a few HowTo's to get you started. Examples of his work below; scroll all the way down for the HowTo.

How To: Make an Agamograph

Need an easy craft for young kids. Learn to make a relief sculpture out of paper created by an Israeli artist name Yaacov Agam. All you need is paper, glue, scissors, pencil and a ruler. Make an Agamograph.

How To: Make two different sized paper booklets without tape, glue or staples

Homemade booklets are the way to go for back-to-school. Forget about pricy spiral-bound notebooks, make your own paper booklets, and make them without any tape, glue or staples! This is all paper and folding techniques. If you're an origami god, this will be so simple for you to make. Plus, you'll learn how to make two different version of this paper booklet: one big and one small. These are great for notes, to-do lists and school projects.

How To: Make an oval box

This is a video tutorial on how to make an oval box using card stock, rubber stamps, and ribbon. Decorate paper to use as surface to your cardboard oval box. You can also use an oval stencil to make varying sized oval shapes for the box and lid shape. Have fun crafting this nifty and elegant little container.

How To: Make paper roses from streamer paper

Not sure what to do with that left over streamer paper from a party? Why not save it until Valentine's Day and fashion a bouquet of paper roses out of it? This tutorial will show you how to take that flimsy, colorful party paper and create cute, homemade flowers from it.

How To: Antique your own paper

Aging paper is a great way incorporate learning about antiquities from the past while doing a fun hands on project in the classroom. It's easy and really adds something special to projects or even to do just for fun in your spare time.

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