45 Amazing Christmas paper crafts & decoration ideas for kids & adults: easy DIY snowflake, stars, trees, ornaments, printables, cards, etc!
So many things to love about Christmas paper crafts! From the timeless beauty of Paper Christmas Trees to the whimsical delight of Mini Paper Houses, these crafts are not just decorations but expressions of joy, love, and the magic of Christmas.
With a few simple materials—paper, scissors, and a dash of imagination—you can embark on a crafting journey that transforms your space into a winter wonderland.
Paper crafts are eco-friendly, easy and fun to make with kids and family. Whether you are making handmade Christmas cards, paper snowflakes, Christmas star garland, or paper plate reindeer, you’re not just crafting gifts and décor; you’re weaving beautiful memories that will be cherished for years to come.
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Make Paper Christmas Trees
You can make paper Christmas trees of varying sizes and styles using all kinds of paper, such as newspaper, patterned paper, or solid-colored paper. Arrange them as a festive centerpiece, and transform your tabletop into a magical winter wonderland. You may also love these 18 inspiring DIY Christmas trees made from natural and up-cycled materials!
Paper Christmas Star Tree Topper
Check out our tutorial on how to make a beautiful gold Christmas star tree topper from plain office paper easily, and 4 creative ways to use ribbons to decorate a Christmas tree.
3D Paper Star Decorations and Crafts
These simple 3D paper stars make such stylish Christmas decorations. Use them individually on walls and shelves, or group them together into a modern glam Christmas garland.
Paper Christmas Ornaments
A Christmas tree can never have too many ornaments. Come get the free template to make these easy paper DIY Christmas ornaments and add more colorful magic to your Christmas tree.
Mini Paper Houses
These charming little paper houses with free printable templates are so easy to make! Set them on a tabletop or mantelpiece and add battery-operated tea lights inside for a warm and magical glow.
Cut Paper Snowflakes
Oh the sweet childhood memories and timeless beauty of paper snowflakes. Use our free snowflake templates here to cut intricate patterns from white paper. Decorate your windows and walls with a delicate and mesmerizing display that brings the enchantment of snow indoors.
3D Paper Snowflakes
Create impressive yet easy DIY 3D paper snowflakes and hang them from the ceiling for a stunning effect. These simple and elegant Christmas paper crafts will elevate your winter and holiday home décor in any style room from boho, farmhouse, to modern.
Paper Lunch Bag Snowflake Decorations
Upcycle ordinary paper lunch bags into delightful Paper Bag Snowflakes. Cut intricate patterns into the bags and unfold them to reveal unique and charming snowflakes. You can add LED string lights to these budget-friendly paper Christmas decorations for an extra magical vibe.
Poinsettia Christmas Pop-Up Card
Share the joy of the season and make a fun Christmas Pop-Up card with a 3D flower Poinsettia inside. It’s an unique and creative way to send joyful wishes to your loved ones during the holidays.
Creative Handmade Christmas Cards
So many ways to spread holiday cheer with a DIY Christmas card on simple card stock —whether it’s hand-painted designs, layered paper elements, or heartfelt messages. Your friends and family will appreciate the extra effort and love you put into these special greetings. Via Cartolelya
Christmas Trees Paper Garland
Transform any room into a winter wonderland with a charming Christmas paper garland. String together mini paper trees made from mixed green color cardstock. Hang them across the fireplace, doorway, or wall for an extra touch of holiday magic. Via Minted
Paper Christmas Star Garland
Illuminate your surroundings with the timeless elegance of Christmas stars. Craft delicate stars from colored paper and string them together into a garland. Drape it along the mantel or weave it through the Christmas tree branches to create a celestial display. See video tutorials.
Paper Christmas Ornaments Garland
All you need are some bright color papers and glue sticks to make these simple and wonderful DIY paper garlands. This is a great Christmas crafts idea for kids and family to make together, and to enjoy their handmade home decor. Via ProjectKid
Giant Holly Christmas Paper Garland
Make oversized holly leaves and berries from vibrant green and red paper. Hang this festive garland across windows, walls, or the staircase to infuse your home with the exuberance of the holiday season. Via The House That Lars Built
Easy Paper Christmas Wreath Ideas
Add a playful and modern twist to your holiday décor with a Paper Fringe Christmas Wreath. Create layers of colorful paper fringe to encircle a simple wreath base.
Hang it on your front door or above the fireplace for a unique and eye-catching decoration. Via BBC
Tissue Paper Christmas Wreath
Decorative your front door with the classic traditional red and green hues of poinsettias in this easy Christmas paper crafts idea for kids and family. Add chocolate candy canters to red tissue paper flowers arrange them among green tissue paper leaves on a Dollar Store wreath form. Tutorial here.
Farmhouse Coffee Filter Christmas Wreath
Create a wreath using white coffee filters in cozy charming farmhouse style. Hang it on your door or use it as a centerpiece for a warm, elegant and inviting holiday atmosphere. Tutorial here and in video below.
Free Christmas Printable Gift Tags
Design and print festive gift tags that complement your wrapping paper. It’s a delightful way to add a personalized touch to your presents and make your gift-giving extra special. Via Homemade Gifts
Vintage Christmas Sign Printable Art
Printable signs featuring classic holiday phrases or Christmas imagery are so charming. Frame and display them around your home to add some vintage holiday charm. Via Clean and Sensible
Cookie Station Christmas Printable
This sweet North Pole Cookie. Co Christmas printable is perfect for Christmas parties, Christmas cookie exchanges, and your Christmas cookie station decorations to welcome Santa. There’s also a chalkboard version that is equally adorable. Via Clean and Sensible
Hand Lettered Christmas Song Lyrics Printable
Select your favorite Christmas song lyrics, hand-letter them, or print them for charming wall art that brings the cozy ambiance of modern or farmhouse style and spirit of the holiday season into every room. Via Lolly Jane
Free Printable Christmas Coloring Pages
Find or create printable Christmas coloring pages featuring Santa, reindeer, and more. It’s a perfect way to keep the kids, and adults, engaged and experience the joy of Christmas fully in your holiday family activities. Source
Free Printable Christmas Advent Calendar
Count down the days to Christmas with daily surprises for your loved ones. This free printable Christmas Advent calendar features 25 doors that can be opened each day to reveal a fun Christmas activity for kids. Via Printables fairy
Wall Hanging Paper Bags Advent Calendar
Kippi made a fun candy-filled advent calendar (and beautiful Christmas wall decoration) this year and used last year’s Christmas cards to decorate the treat bags. She used jute twine to hang these lovely little treat bags on a branch for a memorable and interactive holiday countdown.
Christmas Reindeer Paper Crafts for Kids
Make adorable Christmas reindeer using toilet paper rolls, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners – an easy reindeer craft for kids to make. It’s a fun and easy way to add a touch of festive joy to your home. Via Kitchen Counter Chronicle
Paper Plate Christmas Crafts for Kids
From Christmas wreaths to jolly Santas, the possibilities are endless. Paper plate Christmas crafts are budget-friendly and so much fun for kids to make. See video tutorial below.
Creative Brown Paper Gift Wrapping Ideas
From hand-drawn designs to embellishments like twine and greenery, this $1 Christmas gift wrapping tutorial will show you many creative ways to turn simple brown paper into a stylish and personalized gift wrapping masterpiece.
Brown Paper Bag Gingerbread House Gift Wrapping
These charming and stylish gingerbread house inspired gift wrap are made with humble brown paper bags, white markers, and a dash of creativity. Such a unique and Eco-friendly way to present your gifts. Via Craftberry Bush
Potato Stamped Gift Wrap Paper
Have you ever made your own wrapping paper? Carve holiday shapes into potatoes, dip them in paint, and stamp away on plain wrapping paper. It’s a simple yet festive way to create your own custom gift wrap. Via Handmade Charlotte
Make Paper Gift Bows
Make paper gift bows easily from colorful paper, and attach them to your gifts, or use them to decorate your home, like this Christmas door decor!
Or dress up those Christmas kitchen cabinets like this! It’s a small detail that adds a big impact.
Embroidered Cardboard Christmas Trees
Combine the folk art charm of embroidery with the sturdiness of cardboard for a Scandinavian inspired project. Cut out tree shapes from cardboard, then use colorful embroidery thread to create lovely details and patterns such as snow covered greenery.
These embroidered cardboard Christmas trees will add a touch of handmade elegance to your holiday decor. Video tutorial above by Crafty Lumberjacks on Youtube.
Cardboard Christmas Reindeer Decorations
Create a three-dimensional reindeer Christmas decor from sturdy cardboard and festive elements. It’s such a unique wall decoration piece that even Santa would admire when he stops by your home. (Originally from Good Housekeeping, link no longer available, but you can use template and video above as reference. )
Oversized Cardboard Star Garland
Cut out large star shapes from cardboard, score and fold into 3D stars. You can even paint or decorate them with festive patterns. Hang them together to create a stunning garland that looks gorgeous in any style room from minimal, modern, farmhouse, to bohemian. Via CollectiveGen
In a world often bustling with commercialized holiday décor, there’s a special magic in the simplicity and warmth of handmade ornaments, garlands, and festive touches created with love and care. I hope these Christmas paper craft ideas offer a canvas for your imagination to make this festive season uniquely yours.
Happy crafting! See you soon!