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Are you hoping to make some DIY Christmas crafts this year? I’ve rounded up the best Christmas paper crafts that are a fun and budget-friendly way to spread some holiday cheer! Keep scrolling for my full list!
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While our family is usually traveling a lot this time of year, we’re hunkering down at home this winter.

Since we won’t be doing our usual slew of Seattle Christmas events and Victoria weekend getaways this December, I’m thinking we’ll be taking this opportunity to make all the Christmas crafts we usually put off.

This list is full of Christmas crafts for kids and adults to make this holiday season. You’ll find origami Christmas decorations, Santa Claus paper crafts, DIY ornament tutorials, and so much more!

Some of these Christmas paper crafts are cute enough to give as gifts, too!

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

Our plan is to turn on Netflix Christmas movies, pop some popcorn, and work on these crafts for the full holiday experience!

41 Best Christmas Paper Crafts to Make This Year

ORIGAMI CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

1. Origami Poinsettia Flower

How to Make Origami Poinsettia Flowers, a Hawaiian Christmas craft tutorial featured by top Hawaii blogger, Hawaii Travel with Kids

How cute are these origami Christmas decorations? Just glue a ribbon on them and they become adorable poinsettia Christmas tree ornaments.

Or add them to a DIY Christmas wreath!

2. Easy Origami Christmas Tree

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Paper Christmas Tree - Origami Expressions

Anyone can make this easy Origami Christmas tree. It works well to stick on the front of a holiday card.

3. Origami Reindeer Bookmark

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Reindeer Bookmark

This cute reindeer craft has a free printable template, making it super easy for kids to do this Christmas craft.

CRICUT CHRISTMAS CRAFTS

4. Christmas Gnome Banner

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: These adorable little Christmas gnomes make the cutest Christmas banner!

This easy Christmas gnome banner tutorial comes with a free SVG file so you can replicate this at home. Perfect for stringing from your mantle or on a wall.

5. 4 Layer Cricut Christmas Cards

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Cricut Paper Christmas Card

This four layered paper Christmas card is so pretty you can frame it and put it up as decor.

UPCYCLED CRAFTS FOR CHRISTMAS

6. Recycled Gift Bows

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Our colourful, recycled gift bows are one small way to cut the cost of packaging this Christmas. Made from junk mail and old magazines they are super simple to make but look just as fabulous as anything you might buy in the shops.

Colorful, recycled gift bows are one small way to cut the cost of packaging this Christmas.

Made from junk mail and old magazines they are super simple to make but look just as fabulous as anything you might buy in the shops.

7. Repurposed Paper Bag Advent Calendar

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

This cute advent calendar is made from the Christmas paper bags you get from the stores.

8. Upcycled Book Page Christmas Wreath

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Book Page Wreath hanging from a red ribbon

Use upcycled book pages to make this wreath for free. It’s a project easy enough to make with kids. It works perfectly as a Christmas wreath or a wreath for any season.

9. Repurposed Map Garland

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Upcycle old road maps to make a gorgeous DIY map decorations in the form of a garland.

A great way to use up those old out of date road maps is to turn them into Christmas ornaments and garlands.

Old maps are often printed in the Christmas colors of red, green and white which makes them a festive choice.

10. Book Page Star Ornaments

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

You can use any book or music sheets to make these cute star ornaments. Of course, it’s extra special if you use a holiday book or Christmas carol music sheets!

DIY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS

11. Christmas Bell Ornament

DIY paper Christmas ornaments are quick and easy Christmas craft that will bring festive charm to your home. If you need some new holiday décor, this DIY project is super simple. You only need our printable bell ornaments, scissors, ribbon, and a glue stick and a few minutes to create this pretty holiday DIY. Use these DIY ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree and house, for gift wrapping and as name tags. #gifttags #Christmas #ornaments #printables #jinglebells | countryhillcottage.com

DIY paper Christmas ornaments are a quick and easy Christmas craft that will bring festive charm to your home.

12. Paper Pine Cone Ornament

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Easy DIY paper pine cone Christmas ornament for cheap! It looks so complex but is really so easy & will definitely impress! Perfect for an ornament exchange!

This fun paper pine cone ornament is such a unique addition to your Christmas decor! Choose any type of scrapbook paper to best fit your decoration theme.

13. Mickey Mouse Christmas Ornaments

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Paper Mickey Mouse Ornament DIY. How to make a Homemade Mickey Mouse Ornament for Christmas. Includes free printable. Disney Christmas Crafts for Kids

It’s always fun to do a Disney Christmas project and these cute Disney ornaments are easy to make and look adorable on any tree.

14. Stand Up Christmas Tree Ornament

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: These paper Christmas tree ornaments come together quickly with just card stock! This easy Christmas craft for kid is perfect on the mantle or holiday table

These sweet little Christmas tree ornaments come together quickly using a free printable template. They’d be adorable as festive addition to a holiday mantle or table or added to a Christmas tree!

15. 5 Minute Christmas Ornament

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Easy 5 minute Christmas ornament

This 5-minute Christmas ornament craft is so easy to do! Get the kids or just do it yourself and add it to your Christmas tree.

DIY CHRISTMAS CARDS

16. Santa Greeting Card

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

This is a really easy Christmas craft for kids to make this holiday season. It comes with a free printable template and the end results will delight friends and family.

17. Easy DIY Christmas Cards to Make with Kids

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: HAND MADE CHRISTMAS CARD USING RED CEDAR LEAVES AND KRAFT PAPER

Try one of these easy peasy DIY Christmas cards to make with kids! They add the perfect personal touch to any present and make a wonderful holiday keepsake.

18. Christmas Tree Pop Up Card

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Easy Pop Up Christmas Card - LOVE these 3d Paper Fan Christmas Tree Cards. How cute are they? Working with concertina paper folding techniques, this is a quick and easy card to make for the holidays. Love both the traditional Christmas Tree and white Winter Tree Card versions. #ChristmasCards #Christmascard #popup #popupchristmascard #christmastree #3dcards #cardmaking

This Christmas card is super easy to make and has a total wow factor. If you can fold paper fans, you can do this Christmas craft.

REINDEER CRAFTS

19. Handprint Reindeer Craft for Kids

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Handprint reindeer crafts

This hand print reindeer craft is an easy and fun activity for preschool and kindergarten children.

20. Reindeer Christmas Quilling Craft

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Quilled Reindeer

Cute as ornaments or even package toppers, these darling paper quilled reindeer are a unique handmade craft that requires very little in the way of supplies and expenses.

21. Dancing Reindeer Craft for Kids

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Easy paper reindeer craft for kids

This easy craft for kids comes with a printable template. It’s easy to do at home with your kids or prepare them for an entire classroom of students.

MORE CHRISTMAS PAPER CRAFTS

22. Red Christmas Truck Paper Craft

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Red Truck with Christmas Tree Step 8. Image of completed Christmas Truck Paper Craft

How cute is this paper Christmas truck? You can add a popsicle stick and turn it into a Christmas puppet. Or put it on gift bags or use it as a Christmas decoration.

23. Paper Poinsettia Wreath

Hawaiian Christmas Decorations: How to Make a Poinsettia Wreath, a step by step tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

I’m in love with this adorable DIY poinsettia wreath for Christmas! It’s really easy to make and looks cute enough to give as a DIY gift to someone!

24. Nutcracker Printable Puppet Theater

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Learn how to make a Nutcracker Ballet Stage Kit including free Nutcracker Printables! Image of a Nutcracker paper puppet theater

This is a fun way to experience The Nutcracker at home with kids. Just print out these free Nutcracker printables and you can create your own puppet theater.

25. How to Make Paper Poinsettia Flowers

How to Make a Paper Poinsettia Craft, a tutorial featured by top Hawaii blog, Hawaii Travel with Kids.

This is a fun Christmas craft for kids that just requires grown ups to prep the pieces. It would be fun to add these to any Christmas project.

26. Buddy the Elf Printable

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: 2 buddy the elf kids photo crafts

Turn your kiddo into their own Christmas elf with this fun free printable craft.

27. Watercolor Peace & Love Paper Wreath

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: A DIY peace and love paper wreath. Use watercolor washes on our free templates to create this lovely handmade holiday keepsake. | via barley & birch

This gorgeous DIY paper wreath comes with printable templates. Simply paint them with watercolors and assemble for a unique Christmas wreath that is sure to bring you joy.

28. Gingerbread House Bookmark

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

This cute gingerbread house bookmark is a fun craft which children can make to use as a bookmark this festive season.

29. 3D Paper Advent Tree

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Our 3D paper tree Advent calendar with pop-in ornaments is a fun holiday art activity for kids! | via barley & birch

This is a really fun alternative to an advent calendar. Have kids color in the different ornaments and they can add to the tree every day leading up to Christmas.

30. Woven Paper Christmas Tree Craft

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Use old recycled artwork to create this woven paper Christmas tree craft. A great introduction to weaving as well as a Christmas craft that you'll keep!

These woven paper Christmas trees are a great way to explore different watercolor techniques as well as basic weaving skills!

31. Paper Straw Wreaths

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: These wreath ornaments with paper straws are the perfect colorful addition to any Christmas tree. An easy and fun Christmas craft for kids of all ages.

These little paper straw wreaths are fun for kids to make and you can easily turn them into cute ornaments for your Christmas tree.

32. DIY Christmas Candy Wrapper

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Make these DIY Christmas Candy Wrappers for pennies. They make great stocking stuffers and small gifts. They're also a great kids craft.

A simple craft to dress up candy to give as gifts or as stocking stuffers. This craft is also a great party activity for kids.

33. 3D Paper Tree Luminary

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

If you like making paper snowflakes and are up for a new challenge, these paper tree luminaries are right up your alley. And just add a tea light to make them glow.

34. Air Force Flight Suit Gift Wrapping Idea

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: box wrapped to look like green Air Force flight suit with 2 birthday hats in the background

Green paper and a little creativity make it easy to wrap gifts to look like an Air Force flight suit. Personalize the package by putting the recipient’s name on the flight suit name tag.

35. Christmas Printable Wall Art

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: free christmas wall art

Create instant DIY Christmas decorations with this FREE printable holiday themed wall art. Simply print out your personal monogram onto cardstock and mount in a elegant frame.

These holiday monograms add a pop of holiday cheer to gallery walls and small spaces.

36. Easy DIY Christmas Crackers

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: DIY Holiday Cracker

Here is how to create your very own DIY holiday Christmas cracker. These simple brown paper packages would be easy to dress up for all sorts of occasions.

37. Christmas Tree Printable for Kids

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

Create a 3D Christmas tree out of paper. Just print out the free template, color it in, and assemble.

38. Easy Christmas Thaumatrope for Kids

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: How to make a thaumatrope for Christmas!

A thaumatrope is a toy where the picture changes when you spin it. This is a fun, Christmas thaumatrope that will keep kids busy this holiday season.

39. Gingerbread Man Craft

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Gingerbread Man Template

This is an easy and cute gingerbread craft for kids of all ages! You can attach them to gift bags, put on Christmas cards, turn into ornaments, or even string on a garland.

40. Christmas Paper Spinner

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland

This is a super fun toy that looks like a peppermint candy. It’s an easy printable craft that can be made in just 15 minutes.

41. Gingerbread House Paper Craft

Best Christmas Paper Crafts featured by top Seattle lifestyle blogger, Marcie in Mommyland: Paper gingerbread house craft

If you want to create a gingerbread house that’s not made out of candy, this is a sugar-free option! And each one will be unique.

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Marcie writes the family travel blog Marcie in Mommyland. When she's not traveling the world, she's home in Seattle with her husband and two little boys.

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