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72 DIY Paper Projects

From Folded Money Sculptures to Papery Donut Decorations

— July 28, 2014 — Art & Design
There are a ton of DIY paper projects that you can do to spice up your decor without shelling out big bucks. Papercraft and origami are fun, simple and easy ways to add intricate decoration to your parties, gifts and interior design.

Paper projects are amusing to do because they take only a few supplies and a short amount of time to complete. Thanks to origami, you can now fold paper into a wide variety of shapes and sizes to replicate the look of fruit, objects and even film characters. The geometric look of the origami creates a visually stunning modular design aesthetic.

For your next DIY project why not try creating a homemade paper tassel garland or recreating an elephant from gray sheets of paper?
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Paper Pineapple Stirrers
Paper Pineapple Stirrers
These Origami Pineapple Straws are the Perfect Way to Sip in the Summer
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DIY Latchkey Holders
DIY Latchkey Holders
The A Beautiful Mess Key Organizer is Made by Hand with Wood
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Papery Donut Decorations
Papery Donut Decorations
This Tissue Garland Cleverly Looks Like a Delicate Sprinkled Dessert
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Cute Cupcake Lanterns
Cute Cupcake Lanterns
These DIY Backyard Lights are Made with Frilly Cupcake Wrappers
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Botanical Paper Crowns
Botanical Paper Crowns
This DIY Flower Wreath is Stylishly Made From Paper to Prevent Decay
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DIY Watermelon Coasters
DIY Watermelon Coasters
These Homemade Coasters are Perfect for Saving a Few Pennies This Summer
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DIY Refrigerator Calendar
DIY Refrigerator Calendar
This Quick Project Keeps You Organized and Active
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DIY Critter Doorknobs
DIY Critter Doorknobs
Aileen from At Home in Love Guest Posts for Sugar and Cloth
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Chic Homemade Gift Wrap
Chic Homemade Gift Wrap
The DIY Printed Wrapping Paper is a Fun and Festive Craft Project
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Educating Paper-Crafted Posters
Educating Paper-Crafted Posters
The 'El ingenioso Don Quijote de la Mancha' Cover is Educational
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Modular Paper Island Playsets
Modular Paper Island Playsets
Mr. Printables/Crowded Teeth's DIY Paper Toy is an Easy Craft
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DIY Turkey Ornaments
DIY Turkey Ornaments
Dinner Guests are Sure to Gobble Up These Thanksgiving Place Cards
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DIY Cupid's Heart Balloons
DIY Cupid's Heart Balloons
Studio DIY's Valentine Balloon Craft Captures Hearts with Simplicity
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Paper-Made Mother's Day Masterpieces
Paper-Made Mother's Day Masterpieces
Custom Folded Book Art Creations from Etsy Shop CalebAdamsArt
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Ornamental Origami Greetings
Ornamental Origami Greetings
The Paper Flower Set Invites the Card Recipient to Create a Sculpture
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Delectable Donut Decorations
Delectable Donut Decorations
These DIY Donut Ornaments are Ideal for Those Who Have a Sweet Tooth
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Homemade Wedding Confetti
Homemade Wedding Confetti
DIY Scented Dyed Rice is a Fun Bridesmaids Project
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Customizable DIY Papercrafts
Customizable DIY Papercrafts
The Parrots Papertoy Kit Comes from the Cut and Create Site 3EyedBear
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DIY Antiquated Date Keepers
DIY Antiquated Date Keepers
The Printable Paper Typewriter Calendar is a Cute Alternative
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Customizable Holiday Greeting Designs
Customizable Holiday Greeting Designs
Use Christmas Card Stamps for DIY Christmas Card Decor
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Blooming Valentine's Suckers
Blooming Valentine's Suckers
These DIY Lollipop Flowers are the Ultimate Last Minute Valentines Gi
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Rock-Like Notepads
Rock-Like Notepads
The Memo-Blocks by Dave Hakkens is a DIY Eco-Friendly Project
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DIY Kite Kits
DIY Kite Kits
Aeroplay Kites is a Kite Making Kit with All the Supplies to Get You Flying High
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DIY Word Game Gift Wrap
DIY Word Game Gift Wrap
This Nifty Homemade Wrapping Paper is Perfect for a Birthday Offering
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DIY Hanging Mirrors
DIY Hanging Mirrors
Touch up Your Room with This Reflective Home Project
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Plaited Gazette Packaging
Plaited Gazette Packaging
Re News Encourages You to Reuse Yesterday's Journals for Useful Purposes
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3D Advent Calendars
3D Advent Calendars
This DIY Advent Calendar Will Get You ExcitedAabout Christmas
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DIY Fantasy Dishware
DIY Fantasy Dishware
These Paper Plates are Cleverly Upcycled into Geeky Dishes
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DIY Tip-Dyed Parasols
DIY Tip-Dyed Parasols
This Tie Dye Parasol is a Pretty Burst of Color in Any Setting
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Neon Throwback Papercrafts
Neon Throwback Papercrafts
Zim and Zou 'Back to Basics' Visits the Past to Create Nostalgic Art
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Festive Fruity Paper Decorations
Festive Fruity Paper Decorations
These Fruit-Shaped Paper Decorations are Great for Summer Parties
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DIY Papercraft Rings
DIY Papercraft Rings
Sarah Kate Burgess' Paper Jewelry Designs are Fresh and Funky
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Crystalline Paper Advent Calendars
Crystalline Paper Advent Calendars
Mr.Printables' DIY Advent Calendar Can Be Filled with Surprises
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Animated Papercrafts
Animated Papercrafts
These Papercraft Automata Kits Will Spark Your Imagination
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Pixelated Geeky Crafts
Pixelated Geeky Crafts
The DIY Space Invaders Pixelated Paper Art is a Homage
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DIY Bunny Chocolate Wrappers
DIY Bunny Chocolate Wrappers
These Origami Easter Rabbit Design Labels are Fun to Create
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Papercraft Motorcycles
Papercraft Motorcycles
Download the DIY Ultra-Realistic Yamaha MT01 Paper Model Plans
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8-Bit Festive Greeting Cards
8-Bit Festive Greeting Cards
Christmas Pixel Pop-Up Cards are Digital-Age Decorated
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Girly Graffiti Installations
Girly Graffiti Installations
Mademoiselle Maurice Rainbow is Beautifully Bold Street Art
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DIY Paper Produce Projects
DIY Paper Produce Projects
Play Fruit by Mr Printables Lets People Create Their Own Fruit Decor
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Giant Paper Flowers
Giant Paper Flowers
Artist Tiffanie Turner Creates Gorgeous Lifelike Blooms
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Tropical Tissue Blossoms
Tropical Tissue Blossoms
These Aunt Peaches DIY Fiesta Flowers Will Add an Exotic Twist to Decor
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Onyx Papercraft Craniums
Onyx Papercraft Craniums
The D-Sturbed Paper Skull Lets You Assemble a Skeletal Human Head
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Origami-Inspired Instruments
Origami-Inspired Instruments
Brian Chan's Folding Ukulele Kit is a Musical DIY Project
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Floral Wrapping Paper Lighting
Floral Wrapping Paper Lighting
The DIY Christmas Fairy Lights Recycle Your Scraps of Holiday Wrap
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DIY Equestrian Wall Stencils
DIY Equestrian Wall Stencils
This DIY Wall Stencil Shows How to Create a Horse Pattern on Any Wall
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DIY Origami Stands
DIY Origami Stands
These DIY Business Card Stands are Made of Nothing But Paper
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Playful Paper Animal Kits
Playful Paper Animal Kits
Unleash the Kid Inside with the Brave Paper Face Paper Toy Kits
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DIY Umbrella Wreaths
DIY Umbrella Wreaths
This Tropical Drink Accessory Decor by Family Chic is Unorthodox
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Printable DIY Papercrafts
Printable DIY Papercrafts
The Mel Stringer Etsy Shop Offers Instantaneous Creativity
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DIY Bunny Ear Bags
DIY Bunny Ear Bags
Learn How to Make These Adorable Bunny Ear Easter Gift Bags
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DIY Sci-Fi Helmets
DIY Sci-Fi Helmets
Create Your Very Own Star Wars Clone Trooper Helmet
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Paper Bag Book Bindings
Paper Bag Book Bindings
These DIY Book Bindings are a Simple and Creative Project
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DIY Accessory Snowflake Ornaments
DIY Accessory Snowflake Ornaments
Mitten Christmas Tree Decorations are Made from Paper
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DIY Paperbots
DIY Paperbots
Create Your Own Papercraft Gundam Using Simple Instructions
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DIY Origami Bow Ties
DIY Origami Bow Ties
This Paper Bow Tie is Completely Disposable
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DIY Origami Ornaments
DIY Origami Ornaments
The Minieco Paper Templates Make for Easy DIY Decor
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DIY Ice Cream Banners  
DIY Ice Cream Banners  
These Ice Cream Garlands are the Cutest DIY Party Decorations Ever
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DIY Love Stationary
DIY Love Stationary
The Woven Heart Card is a Crafty Handmade Valentine Card
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DIY Fashion Accessories
DIY Fashion Accessories
These Origami Earrings by Cynthia Devening are a Great Way to Recycle
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DIY Paper Cup Lights
DIY Paper Cup Lights
This Totally Love It Garland is Cost-Effective and Chic
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3D Paper House Invitations
3D Paper House Invitations
This Adorable DIY Paper Invitation is Loaded with Surprises
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DIY Taped Paperclip Necklaces
DIY Taped Paperclip Necklaces
This Paperclip Necklace is Adorned with Colored Masking Tape
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DIY Love Origami
DIY Love Origami
Create 3D Valentine Hearts for That Special Someone
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DIY Computer Docks
DIY Computer Docks
The Pizza Box Laptop Stand by Ilya Andreev is Fast Food for Technology
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DIY Cut-Out Shelves
DIY Cut-Out Shelves
The Triangular Wall-Caddy by Brit+Co is Crafty and Creative
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DIY Tassel Garland
DIY Tassel Garland
This ‘a pair and a spare’ Decor Will Look Splendid for Any Occasion
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DIY Origami Box Lights
DIY Origami Box Lights
Adorn Old Christmas Lights with Colorful Paper Boxes to Make Origami Lights
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DIY Hanging Origami Decor
DIY Hanging Origami Decor
This Fun and Simple Activity Turns Vibrant Pieces of Paper into Art
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Quirky DIY Fruit Costumes
Quirky DIY Fruit Costumes
This DIY Makes a Fantastic Pineapple Fruit Costume for Adults
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3D Geometric Wall Decals
3D Geometric Wall Decals
Add Texture and Color to Your Decor with This Fun DIY Tutorial
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Mounted Origami Organizers
Mounted Origami Organizers
The Tri-Angles Wall Pocket Kit Creates Geometrically Pleasing Boxes
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