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19 Amazing Paper Christmas Decor Ideas

Decorating for Christmas doesn’t have to be expensive. These amazing paper Christmas decor ideas will have your halls decked in no time!

I love decorating our home with paper decor that no one knows was made from paper! So why not do it at Christmas time too? Save yourself some money and get your home ready for Christmas with these 19 amazing paper Christmas decor ideas.

You can use paper to create all kinds of decor for Christmas. Anything from trees to reindeer, ornaments to wreaths. Plus there are unique paper Christmas decorations like advent calendars, and items upcycled from paper ready for the trash. Make this Christmas a Paper Christmas with these amazing ideas!

 

Paper Christmas Decor

Add touches of the holidays to every corner of your home. These beautiful paper Christmas decorations can be used everywhere. From decorating your Christmas mantel to your bookcases, from the kitchen to the table centerpiece.

You will love all the ways you can fill your home with Christmas spirit with these easy paper ideas.

Sprinkle a few of these easy paper Christmas trees all over the house. Put a few on a bookcase, add them to your dining table centerpiece, create forest of trees for a festive mantel, the possibilities are endless. Plus each tree uses only 1 sheet of cardstock and you can paint them any color you want!

Tray of paper Christmas trees used to decorate with paper Christmas decor.

Lanterns are a staple in Christmas decorating. Save some money and make these beautiful DIY paper lanterns instead. These lanterns look so nice, no one will know they are made from paper. And there’s a secret that will make them look like expensive fancy lanterns, but it’s so easy!

Paper Christmas decor of 3 paper lanterns with different colors and window designs.

Your kids will want to write letter’s to Santa every day when they see this amazing Letters to Santa mailbox. And you will love that it is actually made from recycling something you probably already have in your cupboards!

Paper Christmas decor idea: A Letters to Santa mailbox made from an upcycled cereal box on a table.

These magical Christmas reindeer figurines look like metal statues, but are indeed made from paper! These are great to add anywhere you need a little  a little Christmas sparkle.

Christmas reindeer figurines made from paper and painted to look like metal on a Christmas mantel.

If you are dreaming of a white Christmas, you will love decorating your house with this faux wooden snowflake decor. The large snowflake looks like it was built from reclaimed wood, but is actually just paper. And because it’s made of paper, it is light enough to hang anywhere in your home!

3D paper snowflake made to look like barn wood hanging on a mirror for the perfect paper Christmas decor.

Printable Christmas Art

Swap out a few of your frames with some beautiful Christmas art and your house will be instantly more festive! Printable art is the most cost effective way to add some Christmas cheer to any room.

These 4 printable Christmas signs are made to look like vintage signs for North Pole shops. They are perfect for adding some whimsy to your Christmas decor.

View of the 4 printable Christmas signs in white picture frames with black mats.

If you love decorating with botanicals, then these Christmas seed packet art printables are perfect for you! The watercolor images of your favorite traditional Christmas plants and flowers are perfect for decking your halls.

Holly printable Christmas art in a white mat on the table.

Paper Christmas Ornaments

Making Christmas ornaments out of paper is one of my favorite ways to save money at Christmas! Paper Christmas ornaments are a great inexpensive option. And since you need a lot of ornaments to cover a full size tree, adding in paper ornaments will help you fill it up for less money.

Also, paper ornaments are much safer around kids. Yes, they can ruin them. But a broken paper ornament is way less dangerous than a broken glass ball. Believe me, I know!

Make adorable Christmas ornaments and clean our your paper grocery bag storage at the same time! Yep, these awesome gingerbread house ornaments are made from recycling those bags so they are even cheaper than regular paper Christmas decor.

Boxwood wreath with paper Christmas ornaments on it.

If you love lanterns, then you are going to love these paper lantern Christmas ornaments. The traditional lantern design is perfect for adding to your Christmas tree, and you can make them any color you want. Have fun and go bold like we did, or keep it more traditional. How pretty would glittery gold paper be?

Paper Christmas tree ornament in the shape of a farmhouse lantern hanging on the branches of a Christmas tree.

What is a Christmas tree without a star? Stars are such a beautiful Christmas decoration that I knew we needed some as ornaments. These printable 3D snowflake star ornaments come in 3 different colors so you can find the perfect color for you home.

Gray 3D star with snowflake design on a paper Christmas ornament.

Paper Christmas Wreaths

Wreaths are a must for decorating for Christmas! Whether you want to add mini wreaths to you kitchen cabinets, hang them on your windows, or just hang one on your front door. These paper Christmas wreaths are a fun way to fill your home however you want!

Decorating with paper wreaths is way better than real ones because they will not die. These paper Holly wreaths will stay green all season long and you won’t be cleaning up dead leaves. Plus, you can store them away for next year too!

Gray hutch with natural wood interior and paper Christmas wreath hanging on the door.

Do you love unique wreaths? This giant paper ornament Christmas wreath is such a fun original wreath idea! The accordion paper ornaments are sure to make all your guests smile when you open your door.

Decorate your door with this beautiful DIY giant paper ornament Christmas wreath.

Paper Advent Calendars

Do you love to countdown the days to Christmas with an advent calendar? Whether you want to countdown with an activity or a small gift, you will love making these beautiful Christmas advents out of paper.

This refillable rustic advent calendar has 25 little “metal” mailboxes. You can fill each one with a treat as you countdown the days in December. And even the back of the calendar is made from paper, but with a simple (hot glued on) wood frame.

Create an advent calendar out of paper. This beautiful chalkboard advent calendar is refillable and works perfectly with your farmhouse decor. Housefulofhandmade.com

If you love buffalo check and cozy plaids you need this fun farmhouse plaid Christmas advent calendar. The little plaid boxes are held together with a paper bow. Each day until Christmas it’s a little present you get to unwrap!

I absolutely love this farmhouse style advent calendar! If you love buffalo check and tartan plaid this is the advent calendar for you. Make 25 plaid boxes, sealed with a bow, to hold a surprise or activity for every day in December until Christmas. Get all the details for how to make a farmhouse plaid Christmas advent calendar today! | Housefulofhandmade.com

Christmas Gift Box Templates

Do you love giving homemade gifts, or packaging up gift cards to look like little presents? Let’s not forget about the many ways we can use paper to create the perfect gift wrappings.

From boxes for treats to boxes for cards and even a few tags for last minute gifting, we have all your Christmas needs covered with paper! And they are way cheaper than buying premade boxes.

Package up your favorite Christmas treats for your family or neighbors. These 3 Christmas cookie boxes are perfect for giving away homemade cookies, candies, popcorn and more! And the little handle makes them easy to deliver.

Red gingerbread cookie gift box and blue snowflake cookie box for packaging cookies for Christmas.

The large window on the top of these easy cookie gift boxes is perfect for showing off all those fancy treats. And this box is made with 2 compartments so you can easily gift different treats.

Give the gift of fresh baked goodies with these easy cookie gift boxes. These paper treat boxes are quick to make so you will be ready to deliver your homemade gifts in no time. Includes a free cut file and PDF template. Housefulofhandmade.com

Who doesn’t want a stack of cookies for Christmas? These unique printable cookie boxes will make everyone smile. And the lid is perfect for them to sneak a coolie throughout the day!

Create the perfect gift with these folded treat boxes. Download these free printable cookie boxes and fill them with your favorite cookies for a quick and easy gift. | Housefulofhandmade.com

Don’t let those gift cards get lost under the tree! Wrap them in one of these gift card box templates instead.

Red hexagon gift card box and green striped rectangular gift card box.

Forgot to buy gift tags? Don’t worry, these printable Christmas gift tags can be printed out whenever you need them. Even late Christmas Eve when you wish you were already sleeping!

For last minute Christmas wrapping, download these adorable free printable Christmas gift tags.

I hope you have as much fun decorating with paper Christmas decor as we do!

-Kati with picture of blog author Kati

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