Would you say you're a kid at heart? Do you have young children? Or perhaps grandchildren or other little ones in your life? One of the fun things leading up to the holidays in childhood is making paper crafts. Of course, people of all ages can have fun with this!

Pull out some paper, glue and scissors, find some clear tabletop space and you're ready to go! Are there particular paper decorations that appeal to you? Maybe you've seen some beautiful decorative papers, but you don't know what to do with them. Consider using them to make holiday ornaments that you can enjoy all season long and bring back year after year!

For the Table
There're a variety of paper items for the table: a tablecloth, napkins, napkin holders, seating cards and even flowers. Use solid colours or printed papers, or solid colours with stamps, drawings and decorative writing. Embellish any of your choices with a few elements from the garden: a sprig of rosemary, a pinecone, cedar branches or holly berries and leaves.
For the Tree
There're a number of hanging paper ornaments that can be dangled from a branch or look equally charming in a window. 2-D cutouts of any holiday icon work here: Santa, elves, a nutcracker, reindeer, stars, etc. 3-D shapes are also possible with paper. There're many origami techniques you can use. Check out the Reverie section for how-to videos on making honeycomb ornaments.
Paper wreath
For the Wall
Figg Street Co. Holiday Wrapping Paper
Reverie One
Reverie Two
Reverie Three
We hope that you enjoy the process of making whatever delights you. Stay tuned for more holiday inspiration to come!
November 23, 2021 — Antoinette D'Angelo

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