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Holiday Paper-Piecing Patterns

Embellish your holiday cards or scrapbook layouts with paper piecings for Christmas, Hanukkah, and more. Download the free printable patterns for each motif.

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    • Scrappy Christmas Tree Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Cathy Blackstone

      Raid your scrap stash and cut strips from green patterned paper to create the branches of this paper-pieced Christmas tree. Top the strips with red punched circles and a simple yellow star.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: BasicGrey (red dot, green diamond), Dream Street Papers (brown), Fancy Pants Designs (green distressed), Scenic Route Paper Co. (red dot, grid), KI Memories (yellow). Punch: EK Success.

    • Round Ornament Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Cathy Blackstone

      Jazz up a basic round ornament piecing with simple shapes and tiny rub-on letters. Mount it on a square cardstock scrap for an easy holiday gift tag.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Autumn Leaves (pink), Scenic Route Paper Co. (red dot). Rub-on: Pebbles, Inc.

    • Poinsettia Wreath Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin and Jennifer Perks

      Flocked and foiled green papers give texture to a holiday wreath paper piecing. Layer the wreath shapes with adhesive foam to add dimension, and top two star shapes with mini pearls to create festive poinsettias.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers (pink metallic), Stampin' Up! (red). Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Pearls: KaiserCraft.

    • Winter Tree Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Cathy Blackstone

      Punch snowflakes and circles from white and gray cardstock to create layered texture on a winter tree paper piecing. Embellish the leaves with gems and perch a felt bird brad on one of the branches.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Making Memories. Felt accent: 7Gypsies. Gems: Westrim Crafts. Punches: EK Success.

    • Mod Christmas Tree Paper-Piecing Pattern 1

      Design by Cathy Blackstone

      Punched circles make easy ornaments on this paper-pieced Christmas tree. To avoid a sticky mess, attach delicate shapes with a glue pen.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: BasicGrey (green, red distressed), Dream Street Papers (brown), Bella Blvd. (red star).

    • Mod Christmas Tree Paper-Piecing Pattern 2

      Design by Cathy Blackstone

      Give a Christmas tree contemporary flair with branches placed off-kilter and round ornaments in various sizes. Small-scale prints work best for tiny pieced shapes, such as the ornaments.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: BasicGrey (green, red distressed), Dream Street Papers (brown), Bella Blvd. (red star).

    • Reindeer Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      Holiday piecings can be turned into ornaments easily. Simply punch a hole and tie a string or ribbon through it. Use a craft knife to cut delicate shapes, such as the antlers of this reindeer. Add a small red button to give the piecing a nose like Rudolph's.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Brad: Making Memories. Button: Autumn Leaves. Cutting tool: Fiskars.

    • Dove Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Cathy Blackstone

      Craft a delightful dove from several shades of cream paper. If desired, also cut a branch and leaves from green and brown scraps to make an olive branch. Finish the piecing with a googly eye and a chipboard heart.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: 7Gypsies (cream script), Autumn Leaves (yellow), BasicGrey (cream stripe), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream ledger). Chipboard accent: Colorbok.

    • Santa Star Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      Transform a red star into a playful Santa with mittens, boots, white trim, and a jolly face.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Brads: Making Memories. Cutting tool, decorative-edge scissors: Fiskars.

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      Wreath and Bow Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      Use one leaf shape and several shades of green cardstock to make this wreath. To make a bigger version, cut even more leaves or enlarge the pattern on a photocopier. Dab dimensional glaze on the punched-cardstock berries topping this holiday wreath paper piecing to make them gleam.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Dimensional glaze: Ranger Industries.

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      Candle Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      Give the flame on a candle paper piecing extra sparkle with specialty papers, such as mirror and glitter paper. Light gold metallic paper edged with iridescent glitter glue makes the circular glow.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock, vellum: Club Scrap. Glitter glue: Ranger Industries. Punch: EK Success.

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      Triangle Christmas Tree Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Cathy Blackstone

      Cut simple triangles from scraps of green patterned paper to create an easy-to-piece Christmas tree. The basic shapes make it easy to duplicate this look on holiday greeting cards.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: American Crafts (green dot), BasicGrey (red, brown), Fancy Pants Designs (green distressed), Pink Paislee (green flourish).

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      Menorah Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      For extra glitz, apply gold leaf to the candleholder and around the candle flames. Cut the halos behind the candles from semitransparent vellum and overlap them to give dimension.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock, vellum: Club Scrap. Gold leaf, adhesive: USArt Quest. Punch: EK Success.

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      Hook Ornament Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      Give an ornament piece dimension by mounting a layer with adhesive foam. Instead of stitching through heavy cardstock, stitch through the buttonholes, and then attach them to the piecing with adhesive dots.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Buttons: Autumn Leaves. Cutting tool: Fiskars.

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      Gift Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      Instead of adding bulky ribbon to a paper piecing, cut a bow from cardstock and embellish it with a button. To create an allover pattern, punch or cut small circles and adhere them to the gift piecing.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Button: Autumn Leaves.

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      Christmas Tree and Garland Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      The embellishments make this Christmas tree piecing special. To create garland, cut several strips from red cardstock and trim one side with decorative-edge scissors. Buttons stand in as ornaments.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Buttons: Autumn Leaves. Cutting tool, decorative-edge scissors: Fiskars.

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      Candy Cane Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      Cut the stripes slightly large than this candy cane to give the piecing a three-dimensional look. Mount a large button on a cardstock circle and attach it with adhesive foam to make the piecing seem even more realistic.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Button: Autumn Leaves. Cutting tool: Fiskars.

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      Bell Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      To create dimension in the bell and the bow piecings, select red and green cardstock in shades lighter than the main body for the inside portions. Jazz up plain cardstock by sprinkling glitter on adhesive rub-ons.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Rub-ons, glitter: K&Company.

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      Santa Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      Brads are a great option for Santa's eyes. Give his mustache dimension with adhesive foam, and add a cute button nose.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Brads: Making Memories. Button: Autumn Leaves. Cutting tool: Fiskars.

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      Joy Ornament Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Cathy Blackstone

      These letters were hand-cut from patterned paper, but you can use our patterns to cut letters from any fun print to spell out a holiday greeting on a simple ornament piecing.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper: Making Memories (green dot, green solid), Cosmo Cricket ("JOY"). Punch: Fiskars.

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      Evergreen Christmas Tree Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      Make a simple shape more interesting by using piecing layers in different tones of the same color. Decorate this Christmas tree paper piecing with gold, heat-embossed stamped swirls, and metallic painted ornaments.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (dark green), Club Scrap (light green). Stamp: Club Scrap. Ink: Ranger Industries. Paint: Making Memories (blue, aqua metallic), Ranger Industries (teal metallic).

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      Simple Stocking Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      Who says holiday paper piecings have to be red and green? Mix things up by piecing a stocking with nontraditional holiday colors, such as blue, purple, or pink. You also could personalize the stocking by stamping or writing a name on the top trim.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Buttons: Autumn Leaves. Cutting tool: Fiskars.

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      Scalloped Wreath Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Vicki Boutin

      Trim the outer edges of the holiday wreath shapes with scalloped-edge scissors to create the illusion of leaves. Adhere the top layer with adhesive foam and embellish with punched berries.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Button: Autumn Leaves. Cutting tool: Fiskars

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      Holiday Gifts Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Jodi Sanford

      Transform squares and rectangles of any size with our holiday-bow piecing pattern. These simple motifs are easy to make in bulk to use on your holiday greeting cards or gift tags.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Ink: Clearsnap.

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      Embellished Ornament Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Jodi Sanford

      tar, heart, and holly-leaf cutouts give this pieced ornament extra holiday flair. Ink the edges of shapes cut from plain cardstock to make them stand out.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Ink: Clearsnap.

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      Angel Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Christina Cole

      Craft a cute holiday angel from pretty patterned papers. Ink the edges of each shape to distinguish them.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye (blue), Daisy D's Paper Co. (red). Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap.

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      Vintage Christmas Tree Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Natasha Roe

      Give an aged look to the shapes cut from green patterned paper with sandpaper. Add red brads to resemble ornaments and vintage-style patterned-paper strips for garland.

       

      SOURCES: Patterned paper, brads: Daisy D's Paper Co.

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      Candy Cane Tag Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Jodi Sanford

      Cut simple block shapes to create the stripes for a handcrafted candy cane. Jodi tied on a twine bow. Mount it on a purchased tag, or make one yourself by trimming the corners from a rectangular cardstock block.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Chalk: Clearsnap.

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      Stocking Tag Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Jodi Sanford

      To give a stocking piecing a homemade touch, add cross-stitches. Use a paper piercer to poke holes through the layers of cardstock before stitching.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Chalk: Clearsnap. Floss: DMC Corp.

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      Dreidel Paper-Piecing Pattern

      Design by Natasha Roe

      Make a dreidel look three-dimensional by outlining the edges with black marker as shown on the pattern; the pattern is created with the blocked sides at an angle. Look for dingbats or free clip art online to print out the Hebrew symbols.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Pen: EK Success.

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