Being the paper fanatics and art lovers that we are, what better way for us to decorate our homes and our office than with some of our very own decorative Elum holiday wrapping paper? Here’s a few of the creations our in-house designers whipped up for DIY holiday decor and crafts with paper.
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This cute little pyramid craft will add a sweet surprise to each place setting at your holiday table. You can fill it with a piece of decadent chocolate and holiday fortune inside for each guest. We used a straightforward template we found on Pinterest (where else?) and then added some candy cane colored baker’s twine.
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This star garland is super fun to make, like stringing popcorn but way better. We used this origami star tutorial that we found via Pinterest but instead of using the really tiny strips, we cut the wrapping paper into 2” wide strips to make larger chunkier stars that are pretty much the most irresistibly adorable things we’ve seen.
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Ok, so these DIY paper ornament masterpieces were admittedly a bit more complex (mainly because the instructions were in another language), however, through the art of pictures and a wee bit of patience, you too can make one . . . and then have boat loads of fun making more!
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Instead of Jingle Bells, how about using woven Paper Balls to decorate your holiday table or your tree? Just cut small strips of our gorgeous wrapping paper, follow the instructions found here and then jingle all the way.
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This sturdy little 3-D paper diamond can bring some homemade bling to your tree year after year. Assemble the diamond with these directions and then use a needle and some gold metallic thread to turn this little bobble into an ornament. Boom!
[box][highlight]TIP:[/highlight] THIS IS A PERFECT USE FOR THE LITTLE SCRAPS REMAINING AFTER YOU FINISH GIFT WRAPPING.[/box]
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This is an awesome way to reuse & unify your mis-matched candles. You can disguise any colored candle and bring together an entire collection to create your own look.
[box]PSST! THIS IS ONE SO EASY EVEN THE KIDS CAN DO IT![/box]
Just measure the height of your candle, draw a line on the paper, cut, roll and tape. Done.
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No glue, no tape, no mess. Just cut and lay the wrapping paper inside a tray with edges. The tray can then be used for setting out a stack of small hors d’oeuvre plates or cocktail beverage glasses.
Now it’s your turn! Show us your best DIY holiday decor and crafts using wrapping paper, post your creation to Instagram and tag it with #ElumHoliday and @ElumDesigns (also be sure to follow @ElumDesigns). We will re-post our Top 3 picks on Thursday, December 11th and have users pick the ultimate winner by likes and comments. See our Instagram feed for details.
[box]THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 15TH AND WILL RECEIVE A $50 ELUM GIFT CARD TO BE USED ON OUR SITE! GOOD LUCK![/box]