I love working with flowers. Fresh or fake, they just make me happier. While not all of us have a green thumb (I am not declaring I do as I am still struggling to keep my plants alive), paper flowers are the easiest way to enjoy some new blooms and keep them around far longer than a few days. And you can learn how to make paper roses in a matter of minutes! Continue Reading
Giving cash this Christmas? (We still think it's better than a gift card.) Instead of just sticking the bills in a card, how about festively folding them into a Christmas money tree shape? With this simple technique, you’ll have the whole project done in less than five minutes. Here's how to make a money tree for the holidays this year…
While I’m a firm believer that everyone is creative, I understand that many people aren't comfortable with the idea of painting or drawing their own wall art. Heck, I’ve worked with paint all my life and sometimes I still don’t feel completely at ease with a paintbrush in hand!
The wonderful thing about art is that you can make it out of pretty much anything. So if you're looking for a way to decorate your walls, instead of going down the traditional painterly route, why not think outside the box and craft your way to beautiful art instead? Continue Reading
First that outdoor deck/daybed makeover and now these outdoor star lanterns… I think it’s safe to say we’re itching for warmer weather! While sunshine and blue skies are still a few weeks (or months) off, that doesn’t mean we can’t start perfecting our paper-folding skills. I, for one, am definitely going to try my hand at these paper star lanterns!
A penny for your thoughts? How about a penny with a tiny paper crane on it?
This itty bitty crane was given life by the deft fingers of artist Alison Bruun, a jewelry maker and bookbinder at Rag & Bone Bindery. My inability to resist tiny objects aside, I thought it was a great way to start the week. Here’s wishing you all happiness and prosperity!
Crafty tech heads or techy crafters: this one’s for you!
The clever people at Dessine Moi un Objet have put together this tutorial for a super lo-fi approach to the iPhone stand. To get started, download the free template, print it out, and then watch this video!
Tutorial and template from Dessine Moi un Objet.
I am totally digging these paper cake treat boxes, which, when assembled into an entire cake, could easily put any real cake to shame. A paper pastry like this could be used for a multitude of occasions where party favors are involved.
The secret ingredient of this project is ewillow’s template for the individual slices. (If you happen to have a Cricut, which is NOT NECESSARY to make the cake, there’s instructions for a shortcut to bypass the template route.) Other stuff we’ll need to make them include:
- hole punch
- bone folder for scoring
- double-sided tape
- assorted card stock, ribbons, punches and embellishments
For the entire tutorial and PDF of the template ‘slice’, follow this link to ewillow.
How cute would a bunch of these folded straw paper roses be at your next soiree? Or better yet, turn Filth Wizardry’s tute into a party game for all your paper-loving peeps. The original tutorial uses crepe paper streamers, but Jessica from How About Orange discovered that the same technique could be applied using straw wrappers.
These folded CD cases come to us from Studio Lo. The paper is provided, and you do the folding and arranging. As Studio Lo’s site is primarily in French, I’m not sure if the cd cases are available for sale.
HOWEVER, I found a 6-sided folded paper CD holder how-to for a DIY attempt that could work.
To make ’em, you’ll need the following:
- a computer printer (I’d just print it out once to use as a template so I could use the paper of my choice)
- legal-sized paper (that’s 8.5″ x 14″)
- stickers, to seal, but I’d opt for a type of closer for repeat access
- this PDF, courtesy of evie s.