14 posts tagged paper craft
Lia has new paper flower design to create - a pretty, pastel apple blossom branch. Once you’ve cut and assembled your flowers, they’re then attached to paper covered wire, twisted into branches. I love this in the middle of the table, though this would be pretty twisted around a mirror, picture frame or around a lamp base.
I now have about ten rolls of washi tape and I’m well on my way to building on my stash, but apart from using it on presents and on my laptop I’m not sure what else to use it on. But this is such a clever way of using all that pretty tape in a creative way. Of course, now I’m going to have to buy some more tape because I don’t have any floral yet. Yep, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it (haha, accidental pun!)
There’s one of those amazing shops in my area that has so many awesome gifts and homewares just like these amazing birdhouses… that are incredibly expensive. If I won that $765 million lottery…sigh. But anyway, I hear you have to buy a ticket for those things so I don’t see myself winning one anytime soon, so I’m going to have to re-create all those awesome things on the cheap! This mass of pretty shabby chic houses looks so pretty. I like the eclectic-ness of these ones, though you could make them all in the same colour range or use a pad of scrapbook papers in the same range.
Oh Happy Day has put together an amazing round up of her paper crafts and I’m so inspired! My sister is having a baby shower and I’m thinking the giant paper flowers would be super fun to have dotted around.
Marbling is a really fun craft that anyone can do for minimal cost. The beauty of marbling is that each piece is unique so the finished paper is great to use in lots of different projects. You could go simple and just frame your pieces or make cards and wrapping paper. Or you could use the paper in your craft projects and make coasters or cover books. Just make sure you put aside some time when you start marbling because it can be very addictive!
I was at IKEA today and thinking of getting some fake flowers - $4 a pop! Giddy aunt. I’d much rather create some pretty faux anemones like this for a total of $4! These would be sweet for a Wedding - either as decoration (place holders, to decorate the aisles, etc) or if you’re wanting to do your Wedding on a budget you could make them for your bouquet or boutonnieres.
OK, apart from the fact that I love this little faux-deer head (simply print, cut, assemble and adore!) I also love the fact that this blog is run by a 13 year old boy! Ty creates awesome DIYs, blogs and even crochets - 13 year old me is incredibly jealous (I wish there was blogging when I was 13… though I probably would have never gotten off of the computer!) Check out the rest of Ty’s blog for other great DIYs.
Paper Leaf Topiary | The House That Lars Built
Another Wedding craft? You bet! When I get married a lot of it is going to be DIY if I can, mainly because I’ve seen how so many weddings can blow out! Plus there are so many beautiful DIYs out there that why would you not want to create something memorable? I particularly like these ‘topiary’s’ because not only would they look great at the head table, but they would be perfect for decorations for the other tables and you could give them to special guests at the end of the night.
Paper Flowers | Wedding Chicks
My hallway is boring. So I bought some vinyl wall stickers in flower and bird shapes and stuck them to the ceiling. But now they’re all falling down! How amazing would a bunch of these flowers look stuck to the ceiling? It may take a while to make a few but combining these with some giant flowers would be so pretty… like a flower garden on the ceiling! I’ll just have to try and work out how to stop them falling down too.
'Howie' Paper Owls | 3 Eyed Bear
These little paper owls are too cute! I would love to make the whole group and line them up on my mantel piece. There are 14 different colour combinations, from earthy tones to Christmas colours. Check out the rest of 3 Eyed Bear too, there some other super cute paper creations to make.
Coffee Filter Gladioli | Paper Pendulum
OK I have a fake flower addiction. But with gorgeous paper flowers like this how could you resist?! And the fact that they’re made from coffee filters, so easy. Apparently it’s not too hard to make but it’s slightly time consuming. If you’re trying to think of something a little different for a Christmas present this would be a nice idea.
Rosy Stationery | Martha Stewart
Potatoes are not the only veggie that you can use to print with! These pretty cards are made with radicchio stamps. I really like the white on red! Perfect to make your own personal note cards or even Christmas cards. It makes me wonder what else you could use to stamp with - celery? Broccoli? To the kitchen!
Paper Punched Easter Eggs | Niki In Stitches
This is one of the nicest egg decorating projects I’ve seen! I really need to invest in a circle paper punch! I’m thinking this would also be really nice on a round styrofoam ball and hang them above a fireplace or a bed? I’ve got a big project on the go and I think this would look perfect with it… More info coming soon!
Cardboard Faux Logs | Martha Stewart
I love my fire place but there’s no way I would ever light a fire in it! We used to have a real working fireplace in my childhood home but the stress it took to actually create one didn’t seem worth it - though it was always dad who had to cut the wood in the rain/hail! I still like the look of a wood fireplace though, but I don’t really want real wood sitting in there - too many bugs! So these super cute ‘faux logs’ are the perfect solution.