I have a favorite new word.


It’s defined as “an individual who embraces their flaws and knows they are awesome regardless.”


Always this.

Owning the flaws.

Owning the imperfect.

Owning the real and the true with all of its rough edges.

And STILL BELIEVING in the awesome.

Just like the paper projects I’m going to share with you today.

They are imperfect. They are a little uneven. They are a little rough around the edges.

But nonetheless, they are AWESOME.

Here are 9 creative ideas to decorate your home with paper.

1. Coffee filter flowers

These coffee filter flowers.

They are so easy to make and you can dye them to match your graduation party or wedding or celebration.

You can see the step-by-step instructions here.

2. Book page garland

This is such a simple project that you can use to decorate branches.

Or drape it over books. Or wrap it around a wreath.

So easy to make. So many decorating possibilities.

You can see the step-by-step instructions here.

3. Book page wreath

This wreath is made from leaves cut from book pages.

You could also use the same technique with bunnies or four-leaf clovers or flowers for different holidays or seasons.

You can see the step-by-step instructions here.

4. Cover a book

I love to decorate with books.

I stack them on tables and drape wood beads around them and wrap them with twine and cover them.

Hello fourth grade I’m looking at you.

You can see the step-by-step instructions for covering books here.

5. Paper flower art

I needed a large oversized piece of art for the craft room.

Especially one that didn’t cost a lot of money.

So I came up with this art idea.

You can see the step-by-step instructions here.

6. Leaf garland

You might want to pin this project for fall.

You can add a little texture to a hutch or bookcase with this DIY leaf garland.

You can see the step-by-step instructions here.

7. Book page Bird Wreath

This is a version of the fall wreath that I made with birds.

And then I added a nest to the edge of the wreath.

Perfect wreath to take you from spring to summer.

You can see the step-by-step instructions here.

8. Book folding project

There’s nothing better than a book that turns into a state.

And all you need are a little book folding 101.

You can see the step-by-step instructions here.

9. Paper bowl

Make a bowl out of paper. 

I have a trio of these and they are so much sturdier than they look.

You can see the step-by-step instructions here.

That’s it.

Nine creative paper ideas that are simple and creative and an easy way to decorate your house on a budget.

Can you even believe it?

And now?

I’ll leave you with one more paper project that’s not that simple.

It’s not that easy.

But it’s definitely FLAWESOME. 🙂

Here are some more creative paper projects from some of my friends

Tatertots and Jello

Butterfly Paper Specimen Art and Mantel

Use scrapbook paper and a butterfly die cut to create three-dimensional and whimsical specimen art for a summer mantel!

The DIY Mommy

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Let me show you how to make stickers with Cricut (or without!) and give you some pretty floral encouragement stickers as a free file you can print at home. These are simple to make, and they’re a great addition to a gift for a loved one this season.

Happy Happy Nester

How to Decorate a Paper Lantern DIY

Learn how to decorate a paper lantern in this DIY post. Brighten up your outdoor dining table with this cute summer accessory.

My 100 Year Old Home

How to Use Paper Clay

Paper Clay DIY Pot

Learn how to use Paper Clay to make an adorable lavender inspired clay pot! This is a perfect craft for all ages.

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  1. Image for Be Be

    Such cute ideas!!! The paper bowl is my favorite. Kids love to make things. Paper is your best friend with them. As a retired teacher I am so glad to see these great ideas. We used paper decor to decorate for a graduate party. Hope your party is great too!!

  2. Image for Michelle Michelle

    I think I am obsessed now with Flawsome...what a great word! Too many people these days are beating themselves up over not being perfect. Going to use it every chance I get to lift someone up. Also adore all the creative paper projects. Every year I send my granddaughters a creative project to do, along with all the tools. It does get expensive sometimes but this ticks all the boxes: beautiful, fun and inexpensive! Love it!!

  3. Image for Leslie Watkins Leslie Watkins

    Flawsome. Love it. As for the imperfect? It reminds me that each of us are designed and created uniquely...and imperfect in ways if we try to measure up to those who are awesome....I’ll gladly claim all of me...flawsome and all...

  4. Image for Dee Dee

    I just love Flawsome, how perfectly does that describe all of us? I'm using this. It's so me-youtiful! that one isn't in the urban dictionary, ;)

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