The holidays are said to be the most wonderful time of the year. Full of exciting festivities that bring good tidings and cheer. So, grab your coziest blanket with some hot cocoa on the side, your craft supplies, and let’s make some Holly Jolly crafts for Christmas. Read more to see 10 Holly Jolly Christmas Crafts in a guest post by Angelica, of Paper Blitz Online.
Dominic “Dom” was the youngest of eight children and lost his father at the age of four. At the time of his father’s passing there were no social programs to help assist the family. He and his brother were sent to Girard College which at the time was a boarding school for poor, orphaned or fatherless boys.
Want to take your origami skills to the next level? Here is a great tutorial video created by Christine of Oco Origami! In this video she is creating a Spike Ball Cuboctahedron Module. This is one piece that can be combined with others to create the larger origami creation shown in the image here!
Our latest interview features Diana of Dianas.Decorative.Designs. After starting crafting at a young age, Diana gained experience with crocheting and scrapbooking among other creative outlets. Today, Diana’s focus is on paper crafting–creating beautiful handmade pieces for all types of parties and events. With the support of her husband and three daughters, Diana continues to share her creativity and inspire others to create with paper.
Read on for more DIY projects, crafting resources and inspiration from Diana.
Looking to make some winter themed crafts, cards, and gifts? Look no further! Get ready for wintertime with our free printables and templates!
Our latest interview features Marissa of The Pink Ape, a multi-dimensional crafter who has been creating for over 20 years. Marissa is a wife and mother of two, who uses inspiration from the world around her to create papercrafts including cards, scrapbooks, and more. Sharing her designs as both a hobby and a business, Marissa’s main goal is to inspire others! Read on for more DIY projects, crafting resources and inspiration from Marissa.
Once considered a passing trend, the concept of living sustainably has been proven to be here to stay. So that’s why on Sustainability Day, we are encouraged to take a moment to remember the importance of caring for our environment and how to implement changes to live more sustainably every day.
Journaling is about the process of writing down words, in order to understand and process them more clearly. These words can include thoughts, feelings, goals, tasks, whatever it may be. Now, journaling may not be for everyone. Some may feel that they clearly understand themselves and have no reason to explore any further. However, many do find that deciding to keep a daily journal has improved their life in several ways. It’s already scientifically proven that writing on paper alone has mental benefits, so let’s take a look at why exactly journaling is good for you, and how you can go about getting started.
I love the feeling I get after completing an art project that I was working on. I stare at it. Sit back and smile. That’s it! The joy of making something with your hands makes you feel amazing. You may be feeling stressed or tense before you start but at the end you feel calm and happy — satisfied deep in your soul. There is something to be said about crafting and its effects on one’s well-being.
More and more research is coming out that proves arts and crafts is not just good for fun but it’s good for your mental and physical health.
As the movement towards environmental sustainability has gained momentum, paper has emerged as a leading alternative for plastic and non-recyclable materials, such as Styrofoam. Of course, paper is most sustainable when it is disposed of responsibly, but it is not always clear how to recycle all paper products.