Paper crafts are not just for kids! You’ll find in this list that there are so many fun paper crafts for adults, and it’s hard to believe they were made out of paper! Most of these crafts don’t need extra tools like a cutting machine, but some do give the option of speeding up the process with a machine.
For the most of these, paper (from your stash, or buy new if you need a good excuse!) + scissors + glue + wire or string will be what you need.
Paper Crafts that I want to make
I’m so inspired to make some gorgeous paper houseplants and wreaths this summer! Also interested in getting pretty papers to make paper envelopes for gifting money to nieces and nephews… 🙂 If I could make a paper chain wall hanging for our craft area, that would be amazing!
I just might need to devote a solid week to paper crafts here coming up soon…. 😂
How about printing my weekly planner printable and writing down a week’s worth of projects? 👏🏻
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30 Fun Paper Crafts for Adults
There are so many things you can make out of paper! You can create some really beautiful crafts and decor pieces that you won't believe are paper crafts!
Use that stash of pretty paper you have and make some beautiful flowers that can be used for all kinds of things!
Mini Origami Houseplants
These cute paper houseplants make great gifts, and you don't even need any glue!
DIY Paper Heart Wreath
This adorable wreath is both easy AND beautiful!
Floating Paper Lanterns
These paper lanterns are stunning! I was surprised how easy it is to make these!
Rainbow Paper Dahlia Flowers
These simple paper dahlias add such a statement! Would make a nice photo booth backdrop!
DIY Fall Wreath with Metallic Paper Leaves
Using metallic or glittery paper takes this one up a notch - how gorgeous is this!?
How unique! Easy to make in any size...and they're very sturdy!
Wood Sign with Rolled Paper Flowers
This is so fun and be done in any color scheme with or without words to fit any occasion!
DIY PAPER CHAIN WALL HANGING
I have this on my list to make for our craft room - so easy but so unique!
DIY Paper Lanterns Decor
It's crazy that these paper lanterns looks so much like high-end metal lanterns!
Box Envelopes (Free Template)
These are great for storing coupons, receipts, or for gifting money!
Spring Wreath from a Small Lunch Bag
Love this paper bag wreath and want to make one for my home!
Colorful Wall Art with Foam Sheets
Simple but fun! Could do children's initials for their room in any color palette!
DIY LOLLIPOP CARD
So cute! Glittery cardstock and a lollipop stick make this so whimsical!
DIY Paper Flowers: Eucalyptus & Hydrangea Wreath
This is stunning! Use a cutting machine to save time, or cut by hand - either way, the result is beautiful!
Pizza Pan Welcome Sign
This one is made with felt flowers, but you can definitely swap that out and use heavy paper to make this one!
DIY Paper Lanterns
Lanterns make such cozy decorations for home - these are so fun!
How to Make a Fringe Paper Wreath
Use paper scraps to create a beautiful wreath!
Paper Orb Tutorial
These are such a fun paper craft project! How pretty would these be on a plate on a coffee table?
Paper Hyacinth Flowers
I am going to have to make some of these VERY soon - they are amazing!
DIY ORIGAMI BOX FAIRY LIGHTS
I can think of so many reasons to make these beautiful origami lights!
Paper Geode Crib Mobile
A handmade mobile for baby would be such a special gift!
Paper Pumpkins for Fall
Such a creative idea to do accordion-style pumpkins! I might do these in ivory this fall. 🙂
DIY Paper Wall Art
Just rolled paper popped into chicken wire, so you can get really creative with your design! Love this!
Paper Flower Pineapple
This one would be a great party decoration!
Easy Paper Treat Boxes
Made with just one 12"x12" piece of heavy paper! Great for gifting treats!
DIY Geometric Paper Bowls
All you need is scrapbook paper and hot glue to make these bowls that work great for desktop organizers!
3D Paper Snowflakes
These are made with lunch bags and hot glue! Try getting white bags, or spray painting your snowflakes gold!
Extra-Fine Crepe Jonquil
Crepe paper makes beautiful flowers!
DIY paper heart leaf philodendron
I love this paper houseplant! Adding it to my list of paper crafts to make soon. 🙂
I’ve been asked…. What can I make out of paper to sell?
All of the paper crafts for adults in the list above are great options for selling!
- Paper flowers
- Paper houseplants
- Paper wreaths
- Paper lanterns
- Paper flower backdrops for events
- Paper beads
- Signs with paper flowers
- Paper envelopes
- Paper boxes
- Paper wall art
- Paper cards
- Paper orbs
- Paper mobiles
- Paper pumpkins
- Paper bowls
Looking to start your own paper crafting business? Nancy from “Craft Your Happiness” has some helpful information on that HERE.
If you have a lot of random papers or scrap papers in your craft supply, the list above of 30 fun paper crafts has a lot of ideas! The best thing to do with paper is going to be to make the thing that will make you or a friend happy. 🙂 Gifting paper crafts is always a rewarding feeling.