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Today I’m going to show you how to create these beautiful paper crystals! They make such wonderful geometric and stylish Holiday decorations or New Year’s Eve backdrop. Perfect for all the design lovers who want that Scandinavian style Christmas feeling!
You can e.g. use the crystal as Christmas ornament, gift box, advent calendar or perhaps fill them with candy. The crystals could be hung in a garland, window, chandelier or – of course – the Christmas tree.
A step by step tutorial can be found further down in this blog post.
The paper crystals can also be used all year round as a modern and minimal decoration.
I’ll be hanging my paper crystals in a miniature Christmas tree.
But let’s have a look at how to make these paper crystals!
DIY PAPER CRYSTALS WITH FREE PDF TEMPLATE
- Stiff paper
- Glue gun
- A scalpel is practical (but not necessary)
- Something to crease the paper with, e.g. the backside of a knife / scalpel or a weatherstrip tool
- This template is no longer free. Please contact info [a] hungryheart.se if you’re interested in the template.
- Gather your material and print the template in natural size. (Make sure the print job is set on 100%). Please note that the template is for personal use only and that it’s prohibited to share, publish, sell or distribute the template in any way. But of course it’s okey to share your finished crystals! =)
- The easiest way to make the crystals is by printing the template directly on your pretty, stiff paper. Otherwise: cut out the template and draw along the contours of the template with a pencil onto the backside of your stiff paper.
- Copy all lines from the template onto your stiff paper.
- Cut out the shape that you’ve drawn. A scalpel can be used where it’s tricky to cut with scissors.
- Now it’s time to crease the paper. Draw with the upper side of a knife / scalpel along all lines and use a ruler to get it straight. Repeat if necessary.
- Fold the small flaps and then fold along the long lines according to picture.
- Now you’re going to fold along the zig zag line, one section at a time by pressing gently. (See step by step picture).
- Attach a string to the top with a glue gun. Apply glue on one of outermost large sections and assemble. (The two outermost sections are going to overlap and it should look somewhat like a funnel). Glue the remaining flaps together.
- And you’re done! If showing your finished crystal on your blog or in social media – please give some love back by linking to this blog post or tag @hungryheart.se on Instagram and Facebook. <3