45 Wonderful Paper And Cardboard DIY Christmas Decorations

wonderful paper and cardboard christmas decorations

Paper and cardboard are the simplest craft materials ever. You can handle them very easily, they are cheap and various in colors and textures. You may also craft with your kids of paper and cardboard because it’s simple and they will be delighted. Here are some ideas how to make Christmas decorations of these materials. You can make nice paper tree ornaments of different shapes using various techniques like origami, for example. They may be modern, even minimalist – black and white – or, on the contrary, vintage, of old books pages. Garlands are also very easy to make taking different templates – letters, reindeer, gifts or else. Paper wreaths look cool, colorful and are great mostly for indoors as paper may be spoilt by the snow. Choose some idea and start crafting!

This entry is part of 41 in the series Exciting Christmas DIY Projects

Paper Christmas village in 3D

Glitter paper winter village is the ideal DIY project for the Holiday season. Make sure to buy some flickering LED lights to make the village looks awesome at night. (via https:)

Glitter paper winter village is the ideal DIY project for the Holiday season. Make sure to buy some flickering LED lights to make the village looks awesome at night. (via https:)

DIY layered circles

These brilliant and cute ornaments remind artichokes and could be used all year round. Perfect to hang on some twigs or branches. (via allthingspaper)

These brilliant and cute ornaments remind artichokes and could be used all year round. Perfect to hang on some twigs or branches. (via allthingspaper)

Paper ornaments in 3D

This project is great for holidays because it provide lots of possibilities to customize these ornaments. (via www.diyinspired.com)

This project is great for holidays because it provide lots of possibilities to customize these ornaments. (via www.diyinspired.com)

Modern black and white Christmas ornaments

Thanks to these templates you can mage chic, modern ornaments for your tree. They are perfect for contemporary minimalist  interiors. (via minieco)

Thanks to these templates you can mage chic, modern ornaments for your tree. They are perfect for contemporary minimalist interiors. (via minieco)

DIY paper Christmas trees and glowing houses

This colorful, glowing festive arrangement is super easy to make but you'll need lots of green paper in different shades. (via www.ohohblog.com)

This colorful, glowing festive arrangement is super easy to make but you'll need lots of green paper in different shades. (via www.ohohblog.com)

Origami ball

Origami ball (via giochi-di-carta.blogspot.ru)

Origami ball (via giochi-di-carta.blogspot.ru)

Paper Star Advent Calendar

Make these cute tiny paper stars and stuff something inside them. Your kids would be happy. (via www.shelterness.com)

Make these cute tiny paper stars and stuff something inside them. Your kids would be happy. (via www.shelterness.com)

Black and white baby mobile

Not only you should enjoy holidays but your baby too. Here is a cool, modern mobile you can make. (via www.shelterness.com)

Not only you should enjoy holidays but your baby too. Here is a cool, modern mobile you can make. (via www.shelterness.com)

Simple round shaped ornaments

The variety of teal blues and glitter paper is a great start to make a bunch of ornaments for the whole Christmas tree. (via https:)

The variety of teal blues and glitter paper is a great start to make a bunch of ornaments for the whole Christmas tree. (via https:)

Paper Candies

Calorie-free holiday candies you can make from paper and clear acrylic beads. (via www.bhg.com)

Calorie-free holiday candies you can make from paper and clear acrylic beads. (via www.bhg.com)

Christmas lights paper garland

This brightly colored cardboard craft is perfect to add some coziness to your home before holidays. (via www.stubbornlycrafty.com)

This brightly colored cardboard craft is perfect to add some coziness to your home before holidays. (via www.stubbornlycrafty.com)

Cardboard wall reindeer

A couple of IKEA cardboard boxes could become this playful reindeer you could hang on any wall. (via www.goodhousekeeping.com)

A couple of IKEA cardboard boxes could become this playful reindeer you could hang on any wall. (via www.goodhousekeeping.com)

Mini Reindeer and Penguin

These cute, fun figures could become a part of your decor in a matter of minutes. Great craft project for kids! (via www.kerryspapercrafts.com)

These cute, fun figures could become a part of your decor in a matter of minutes. Great craft project for kids! (via www.kerryspapercrafts.com)

Black and white tabletop Christmas trees

This is great project for those who like minimalist, modern interiors. These tabletop trees are very easy and quick to make. A bunch of them could become a great holiday arrangement for a mantel or for a side table. (via www.itallstartedwithpaint.com)

This is great project for those who like minimalist, modern interiors. These tabletop trees are very easy and quick to make. A bunch of them could become a great holiday arrangement for a mantel or for a side table. (via www.itallstartedwithpaint.com)

Toilet roll snowmen

This craft project is pretty much 99% recycled. It's a great way to spend time with your kids during holidays and make some decorations together. (via www.redtedart.com)

This craft project is pretty much 99% recycled. It's a great way to spend time with your kids during holidays and make some decorations together. (via www.redtedart.com)

Music sheet cones

These old fashioned ornaments are decorated with lace tape and are perfect for those who love vintage decorations. (via kiflieslevendula.blogspot.ru)

These old fashioned ornaments are decorated with lace tape and are perfect for those who love vintage decorations. (via kiflieslevendula.blogspot.ru)

Unique paper ornaments

Worn-out book, vintage Christmas music paper, old magazines, and various scrapbooking pages could be recycled into unique, yet simple to make ornaments. (via sweetsweetlife.typepad.com)

Worn-out book, vintage Christmas music paper, old magazines, and various scrapbooking pages could be recycled into unique, yet simple to make ornaments. (via sweetsweetlife.typepad.com)

DIY Scandinavian Tree Garland

Make this stylish, modern garland using Scandinavian tree pattern and black cardstock. (via www.shelterness.com)

Make this stylish, modern garland using Scandinavian tree pattern and black cardstock. (via www.shelterness.com)

DIY five point stars

Five-point stars are in some ways the most striking and simple stars. This project won't take much of your time and you won't need any special skills to go through it. (via katescreativespace)

Five-point stars are in some ways the most striking and simple stars. This project won't take much of your time and you won't need any special skills to go through it. (via katescreativespace)

Handmade window garland For Christmas

Do you have some vintage window you use in your decor? Even if not this garland is a great way to decorate any of your windows.   You'll need a bunch of shipping tags and different scrapbook paper scraps to make it. (via shimelle)

Do you have some vintage window you use in your decor? Even if not this garland is a great way to decorate any of your windows. You'll need a bunch of shipping tags and different scrapbook paper scraps to make it. (via shimelle)

DIY Santa and reindeer garland

Do you have a mantel? Make this easy-peasy garland to make it looks cute. (via theproperpinwheel)

Do you have a mantel? Make this easy-peasy garland to make it looks cute. (via theproperpinwheel)

12 point embroidered paper stars

These unique stars are made from cereal box cardboard and  embroidery thread pulled through it. (via poindextr)

These unique stars are made from cereal box cardboard and embroidery thread pulled through it. (via poindextr)

paper ball

Make a bunch of flower-shaped cutouts and glue them in a quite unique way to make this beauty. (via craftandcreativity)

Make a bunch of flower-shaped cutouts and glue them in a quite unique way to make this beauty. (via craftandcreativity)

DIY paper dahlias

DIY paper dahlias

DIY paper dahlias

handmade paper baubles

Find a bunch of double sided sheets of 230gsm paper with beautiful patterns, cut a bunch of circles and glue them together. You can also dust them with  coarse white glitter. (via toriejayne)

Find a bunch of double sided sheets of 230gsm paper with beautiful patterns, cut a bunch of circles and glue them together. You can also dust them with coarse white glitter. (via toriejayne)

Colorful paper Christmas wreath

To make this wreath and garland you'll need some good wrapping paper. Although you could also upcycle magazines, old comic books, scrapbook paper, anything. The pieces of such paper should be glued to the cardboard base you can cut using simple plates.
(via theredthreadblog)

To make this wreath and garland you'll need some good wrapping paper. Although you could also upcycle magazines, old comic books, scrapbook paper, anything. The pieces of such paper should be glued to the cardboard base you can cut using simple plates. (via theredthreadblog)

Paper ball Christmas ornament

This is quite easy project but if you have something like Fiskars circle punches in order to make lots of circles from scrapbook paper. Although if you don't have them it'll simply take more time to cut all those circles.  (via makermama)

This is quite easy project but if you have something like Fiskars circle punches in order to make lots of circles from scrapbook paper. Although if you don't have them it'll simply take more time to cut all those circles. (via makermama)

Reindeer tree decorations

Do you have a bunch of toilet paper rolls lying around? Make these beautiful reindeers to decorate a shelf or for decorating the Christmas tree. Only scissors and markers are necessary for the project. (via decoideas)

Do you have a bunch of toilet paper rolls lying around? Make these beautiful reindeers to decorate a shelf or for decorating the Christmas tree. Only scissors and markers are necessary for the project. (via decoideas)

Vintage dictionary tree flowers

Some of you might think that's a crime to rip off pages from vintage books? Although if it's simply a dictionary you can give it a new life with gorgeous flowers to hang on an evergreen swag. (via fromdahliastodoxies)

Some of you might think that's a crime to rip off pages from vintage books? Although if it's simply a dictionary you can give it a new life with gorgeous flowers to hang on an evergreen swag. (via fromdahliastodoxies)

Printed music paper garland

Do you have some old maps or music sheets lying around? Recycle them into cute paper garlands that are really easy and quick to make. (via blogalacart)

Do you have some old maps or music sheets lying around? Recycle them into cute paper garlands that are really easy and quick to make. (via blogalacart)

Woven paper balls garland

Small but colorful woven balls are perfect to mix and make a garland for a tabletop Christmas tree. (via howaboutorange)

Small but colorful woven balls are perfect to mix and make a garland for a tabletop Christmas tree. (via howaboutorange)

DIY mini present garland

Cardboard strips and tissue paper could be turned into cute little presents you can hang anywhere you like. (via ohhappyday)

Cardboard strips and tissue paper could be turned into cute little presents you can hang anywhere you like. (via ohhappyday)

DIY scrapbook paper balls

Each of these balls are made of 35 paper strips. Although you simply need to punch a hole in each of these strips and connect them using floral wire.  (via thecraftysisters)

Each of these balls are made of 35 paper strips. Although you simply need to punch a hole in each of these strips and connect them using floral wire. (via thecraftysisters)

Paper ice cream ornaments

These ice cream cones are made from tissue paper and a grocery bag. Making them is a cool craft project you can make with kids.(via howaboutorange)

These ice cream cones are made from tissue paper and a grocery bag. Making them is a cool craft project you can make with kids.(via howaboutorange)

Gllitter paper towel stars

These shiny stars are made of paper towel rolls but you can use toilet paper tools too. Just make sure you have lots of glitter in cool colors. (via blogalacart)

These shiny stars are made of paper towel rolls but you can use toilet paper tools too. Just make sure you have lots of glitter in cool colors. (via blogalacart)

Origami Christmas wreath

This traditional wreath is made of 8 folded square sheets of paper glued together. (via goorigami)

This traditional wreath is made of 8 folded square sheets of paper glued together. (via goorigami)

Paper spheres

These gorgeous, lightweight, airy and impressive decorations are made of simple paper strips. (via kiflieslevendula.blogspot.ru)

These gorgeous, lightweight, airy and impressive decorations are made of simple paper strips. (via kiflieslevendula.blogspot.ru)

Simple paper ornament

These paper ornaments are extremely simple and give your tree that handmade look.  The project is especially easy if you're a happy owner of paper punch. (via pleasenotepaper)

These paper ornaments are extremely simple and give your tree that handmade look. The project is especially easy if you're a happy owner of paper punch. (via pleasenotepaper)

Book page Christmas ornament

This vintage looking ornament is made of a small stack of book pages. The paper medallion is made of cardstock and a gem in the center of it. (via creationsbykara)

This vintage looking ornament is made of a small stack of book pages. The paper medallion is made of cardstock and a gem in the center of it. (via creationsbykara)

Colorful paper Christmas ornaments

Even though these ornaments aren't the most beautiful out there, they are really easy to make. Perfect project for kids! (via be-it-ever-so-humble)

Even though these ornaments aren't the most beautiful out there, they are really easy to make. Perfect project for kids! (via be-it-ever-so-humble)

5 pointed paper snowflakes

These snowflakes could be used to make an eye-catchy Christmas garland or to add a stylish touch to your girts. (via howaboutorange)

These snowflakes could be used to make an eye-catchy Christmas garland or to add a stylish touch to your girts. (via howaboutorange)

Cute little Christmas trees

Made of double-sided wrapping paper these little trees are perfect for festive table settings. (via www.kikki-k.com)

Made of double-sided wrapping paper these little trees are perfect for festive table settings. (via www.kikki-k.com)

Eco DIY paper wreath

This gorgeous wreath is made of simple paper and recycled cardstock. The project is time consuming but it worth it. (via puregreendesign)

This gorgeous wreath is made of simple paper and recycled cardstock. The project is time consuming but it worth it. (via puregreendesign)

Origami wreath tutorial

This is a cute way to make a stylish little wreath. Just make sure to use paper with a bit of body cuz you won't be able to make it with lightweight paper. (via domesticali)

This is a cute way to make a stylish little wreath. Just make sure to use paper with a bit of body cuz you won't be able to make it with lightweight paper. (via domesticali)

DIY paper garland

One more cool and simple project to make a cute garland from several sheets of coordinating paper. (via hamblyscreenprints)

One more cool and simple project to make a cute garland from several sheets of coordinating paper. (via hamblyscreenprints)

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