Ready. Set. Craft Wars! Tori Spelling has been hosting a unique show on using the ingredients of home and life to make original artwork. As a DIYer you should be a pro at this when I say today’s tools will be paper!
In a day where everything has been “E” formatted we are loosing appreciation for paper. We rarely fax, the newspaper industry is in a sad state and the beloved love letter is sent via acronyms in a simple text message. Sometimes, the greatest purpose we have given our paper is to fuel the campfires on a warm summers eve under a sky filled with stars. (project above by ArneriInspirations)
Our Kindles and Nooks hold hundreds of books and thousands upon thousands of pages that at one point and time would have line our personal library shelves. But while the purpose of paper may not ever be restored to the same original calling, there has risen a beautiful trend that will bring dimensional joy and life into your home.
Recently nationally recognized is an artist who has found this joy and life in paper and her purpose is to make paper the main focus of our technologically advanced era. Yulia Brodskaya is one of few who have found that paper holds many secrets even if ink never graces its surfaces.
And even thought there isn’t a real Dunder Mifflin to supply all our paper needs, we can easily fall in love with these fast doable paper inspired décor items from our home recycling what we already have or using the fictitious Dunder Mifflins very real competitor, Staples. Are you ready?
How to decorate with paper
1. Paper Chains and Banners
There is something very romantic about string lights and miniature Chinese lanterns strung from tree to tree at the first sign of dusk. Birthday parties, patriotic holidays, neighborhood BBQ’s, even wedding showers can be have be animated in simplicity by triangular paper flags on a string bearing the guest of honor or noted day. Bring back a childhood craft with some timeless paper chain making that can be turned into a family activity. Or you can always make some paper bag party lights? (image project by studio mhl)