Christmas decorating has never been easier with these quick, easy, and creative DIY paper Christmas decorations.
How to decorate for Christmas with these festive paper crafts.
I love shopping for Christmas decorations, but that can quickly break your holiday budget. Why not give the DIY route a try? Gab some cardstock or kraft paper, and whip up some cute and festive holiday home decorations.
related: keep up your paper crafting with these festive Paper Christmas Ornaments for the tree.
Fun and Festive! Creative Paper Christmas Decorations
Here are some of my favorite easy paper crafts for Christmas:
**just click the text link under each image to see the original source of these great ideas and fun crafts**
1. DIY Christmas Scroll Sign
Source: Christmas Paper Scroll Sign from The Crazy Craft Lady
Follow this quick tutorial to make a DIY Christmas scroll sign – complete with a FREE printable template. All you need is a roll of brown kraft paper and a Sharpie marker!
2. Decorating with Gift Bags
Grab a pile of dollar store mini gift bags, cut a triangle out of the bottoms, and string them up on a length of twine – and you’ve got a cute little pendant banner. This little banner made the perfect addition to the bookshelves in out living room.
Related: I’ve also done this as a Valentine banner craft as well.
Source: Gift Bag Wall Decor from The Crazy Craft Lady
3. Santa and Reindeer Paper Garland
Source: Santa and Reindeer garland
Keep the magic of Christmas alive for younger children and older kids alike with this paper garland depicting Santa’s sleigh being pulled by his reindeer. Such an easy Christmas craft!
4. Brown Paper Houses
These little paper houses are such a fun way to count down to Christmas. If the brown paper is too neutral for your taste, feel free to get crafty with different color cardstocks or even patterned scrapbook paper.
5. Paper Christmas Crafts: Holiday Paper Garlands
Grab some pretty holiday paper and make these cute garlands. This tutorial shares 5 different ways to make them – with easy steps to follow along and make your own.
6. DIY Paper Table Runner
DIY your own table runner with a roll of brown kraft paper and a white paint pen. The best part? This project can be totally customized for any style or occasion, and it only costs a few dollars to make.
7. Paper Gingerbread Advent Calendar
Kids of all ages will have a blast getting into the holiday spirit with this Christmas countdown. Fill each paper gingerbread man with a festive treat to look forward to each day in December.
8. Snowman Scene on a Kraft Paper Roll
Spread a little holiday cheer on your kitchen walls with this cute painted snowman scene.
9. Make a Wall full of Paper Stars
Source: How to make 3-D paper stars
Pull out the festive Christmas scrapbook paper – or even use wrapping paper scraps – to make a festive gallery wall filled with 3-D paper stars. This is such an easy craft that can make a big impact on your holiday wall decor.
10. Create a fun Forest of Paper Christmas Trees
Why make one paper tree, when you can create a whole forest? These fun paper crafts make a unique centerpiece for any holiday table.
11. Paper Fringe Christmas Trees
Grab old sheet music (or in a pinch, print some off the internet) and make these fringed Christmas trees. This paper craft project would make a fantastic addition to a holiday mantel or bookshelf.
12. Paper Holly Garland
Source: Paper Holly Garland from At Home with Ashley
Spread a bit of Christmas cheer with this oversized holly leaf garland… made from paper.
13. Paper Winter Wreath
Source: DIY Paper Winter Wreath from Lia Griffith
Grab some think white paper or cardstock to make this winter white wreath – perfect for decorating during the Christmas season and all winter long.
14. Paper Snowflake Christmas Trees
Source: DIY Paper Showflake Christmas Trees from The Navage Patch
Grab your favorite green paper, scrapbook paper, or even cardstock that you can paint yourself – and make these cute little paper Christmas trees to decorate. I mean, you can’t have too make trees at Christmas time, can you?
15. Winter Paper Bag Lanterns
Source: Brown Paper Bag Lanterns from The Crazy Craft Lady
This is a great way to decorate for Christmas and winter on a shoestring budget! they would make a great addition to windowsills or shelves to add a bit of warmth and light on long winter nights.
16. Toilet Paper Tube Mini Christmas Trees
Source: Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Tree Forest from Coley Kuyper Art
How cute is this little Christmas tree forest? This could make such a fun craft for younger kids to make and stay busy on a snow day or during their free time on winter break from school.
Feel free to get creative with acrylic paint, metallic paint pens, or even pom poms and sequins to decorate these trees any way you like.
17. DIY Paper Candle Christmas Ornaments
Source: Paper Candles from The House that Lars Built
Some people are just so creative, it boggles my mind. I would never look at baking cups, glitter, a sheet of paper, and a glue stick and say to myself, “That would make a fun Christmas craft.” How stinkin’ cute and creative are these paper candles?
DIY Paper Christmas Ornaments
Do you want even more Christmas paper crafts? Check out these festive Paper Christmas Ornaments for your tree.
Click the links below to see the tutorials for all of these creative DIY Christmas ornaments made from paper (numbered left to right, top to bottom):
Don’t forget to pin these DIY Christmas decorations for later:
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- New and Unexpected Christmas Tree Garland Ideas
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