Free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 180 – including DIY lampshade

There are loads of fun projects to try in Papercraft Inspirations 180 – including a DIY lampshade design!

Here, you’ll find all the free templates from the issue, to give you a head start on your crafting.

Download gift box templates so you can present template treats, such as macarons, in style.

Add extra interest to your cards by using our templates to create shaped card bases, too – there are funky gatefolds, box cards and easel cards to try.

We’ve even got a template for a dungarees-shaped gift bag, which is an adorable project for those in search of a cute way to present a gift for a child or newborn baby.

Last, but by no means least, find a fab DIY lampshade template that makes it easy to cut, score and fold an intricate origami design for your home.

When using your DIY lampshade, make sure the paper doesn’t touch the bulb, and that the bulb’s wattage isn’t too high, to avoid the paper becoming discoloured or scorched from the heat. The lampshade shown above has had been coloured around the edges, for added interest.

Pick your favourite idea and start crafting today! You’ll find more information and step-by-step guides for these projects in Papercraft Inspirations 180.

Happy crafting, everyone!


More papercraft ideas

Want even more ways to brighten up your home? Take a look at these great projects from previous issues of Papercraft Inspirations, too!

You’ll also find loads more templates and step-by-step guides for shaped card bases and more in our How to… section of the website.

We love to see what you’ve been crafting, so don’t forget to share your projects with us on Facebook and Twitter, too!


How to download free templates

To download the templates, click on the one you want, to enlarge it, then drag and drop the image onto your desktop, or right-click on the larger image. You can find more free templates, printables and papers in our Downloads section.