Fabric & Paper Projects

Use fabric and paper to transform your home with budget-savvy wall art, furniture makeovers, and home accents. We have project ideas for every sewing and paper-crafting skill level and comfort zone -- we even have no-sew fabric projects! Check out our ideas for homemade paper projects, papier-mache accents, and even fun paper wall art projects.

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How to Make Natural Fabric Dyes

Don’t throw out that orange peel just yet—you could turn it into pretty homemade dye! Follow these instructions to make natural dyes from basic grocery store ingredients.

How to Wrap a Sofa Cushion

Draping a throw or rug over furniture is fine, but use hook-and-loop fasteners to secure the fabric to the cushion for a more tailored look.

How to Make 3-D Geometric Pillows

Add beautiful texture to your decor with modern 3-D pillows you can make yourself. The four geometric designs may look complicated, but they're easy to DIY with our detailed instructions. Here's how to make these sophisticated pillows using felt, a few strategic cuts and folds, and basic stitching.

How to Make Leaf-Print Towels and Napkins

Use nature's amazing color palette to create beautiful dyes from plants.

Give Plain Purchased Curtains some Pom-Pom Playfulness

Add touch-me texture, and a whole lot of personality, to plain curtain panels by attaching rows of colorful pom-pom trim.

How to Make Felt Succulents

Craft your own succulents with staying power using felt, glue, and a few simple supplies. These adorable creations look adorable on a windowsill, tucked in a bookshelf, or gathered on a wreath.

More Fabric & Paper Projects

Common Upholstery Techniques

If you have basic sewing skills, you can master these common upholstering techniques.

How to Sponge-Paint Curtains

Turn plain curtains into one-of-a-kind beauties with this easy painting technique, which yields a gorgeous watercolor effect.