Bank Holiday makes: 9 papercraft projects for adults

Papercut Frida Kahlo

The bank holiday is upon us and a long weekend means one thing – craft! We’ve gathered 9 of our favourite papercraft projects for adults so you can get creative this weekend. Use your pull-out papers that come in Mollie every month to make these gorgeous items or print some papers from our backgrounds section on the blog.

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1. Paper portraits

Frida Kahlo papercut

Papercraft portraits are a beautiful way to pay homage to your favourite celebs and idols. In issue 102, papercraft queen Sarah Matthews shows you how you can recreate this iconic papercut of Frida Kahlo. Pick up a copy of 102 here and then head to our template blog post to make your own!

2. Paper headwear

Floral crown DIY

House of Lars has the tutorial for this fab floral crown over on her blog. Whip this up this bank holiday weekend and parade around in the sun like Mother Nature’s true queen.

3. Paper wall art

Papercut let the sun shine

Issue 106 is on sale very soon and it includes the DIY for this flower art print. Make sure you pick up a copy up or subscribe to Mollie to access loads of papercraft projects every month.

4. Paper bouquet

Floral paper bouquet

Rock n Roll Bride blog has a fab DIY for floral bouquets on their blog. We love the fact they’ve used old mags so they’re a fab eco make! This would be a great project to make using all the papers which come in Mollie every month.

5. Papercraft cake toppers

Papercraft cake topper

Bank holidays are all about baking but here at Mollie, we have to make every bake as extra as we can. We love this mini cake topper by Oh Happy Day. Make it for a cake or make it for your dollhouse – you choose.

6. Papercraft vases

Papercraft vases

After baking what’s the other number one bank holiday activity? Gardening! Make yourself some paper vase sacks by Fall for DIY and get your green fingers out.

7. Paper garlands

paper flower garland

Garlands are the ideal decoration for this weekend’s bank holiday BBQ. Victoria from A Subtle Revelry shows you how to make colourful hanging vines over on her blog.

8. Papercraft gift boxes

papercraft gift box

Gift boxes are an obvious papercraft make but we couldn’t leave out Emma’s, from Gathering Beauty blogs, milk cartons. Give a bank holiday gift and fill them with your leftover Easter eggs. Or make a few so you have some ready for when an unexpected birthday arrives. Plus, handmade gift boxes are much better for the planet than wrapping paper!

9. Papercraft storage

papercraft storage draws

These tiny papercraft storage boxes are the most adorable thing we’ve ever seen. Make a bunch this weekend using Paper Kawaii’s YouTube video and store all your little bits and pieces in them.

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