Posts Categorized: paper

paper + paper flowers + Projects / Tuesday, 26 Jul 2016

DIY paper maidenhair fern mobile

DIY paper maidenhair fern mobile

by Corrie Beth Hogg of Apple of My DIY 

A few years ago I visited the redwood forests in northern California for the first time, my friend and I spent hours hiking amongst the large boughs and trunks, it was magical and inspirational! One of my favorite memories is this steep rock face we found that was completely covered in maidenhair ferns. I love how delicate and expressive they are. I’m smitten. I’ve tried to capture those qualities here in paper with this mobile, it is so light, it’s constantly twisting and turning in the slightest breeze. You only need a few supplies to make this – super easy if you have a paper cutting machine, but you can cut by hand as well.DIY paper maidenhair fern mobile Read on →

paper + Projects / Monday, 18 Jul 2016

DIY paper medinilla plant


I’ve been a huge fan of Fideli Sundquist‘s paper art work for a number of years now. She creates the most impeccably beautiful vignettes out of paper cuttings. They’re drool-worthy. Such precision! I anxiously bought her book, I Love Paper, and was thrilled to find out that she recently released another book, Paper Garden. Unfortunately, Paper Garden is only available in Swedish at the moment. I asked her if she’d be willing to share one of the projects with you in English and she generously agreed. Hooray! I selected one of my favorites from the book, the medinilla. I’d love to have a medinilla in real life, but this paper version is just as delightful.

See how to make it below! 

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paper + paper flowers + Party + Projects / Monday, 18 Apr 2016

DIY Paper lei for graduation

diy-paper-leiGraduation is upon us! The downside is that we’ll lose some our interns (and they’ve been life-savers), but the upside is that it gives all of us the excuse to make these pretty paper leis for our favorite graduates! And you all know that I’ll take any occasion as a reason to make a paper flower!  Read on →

Design + paper + Projects / Thursday, 3 Mar 2016

18 best paper plant tutorials

18 best paper plant tutorials

It’s no secret I’m prematurely welcoming spring in so I thought I’d jump the gun a bit more with some of my favorite paper plant tutorials and inspiration out on the web, in random order. My paper plants (#5 on this list) were my most popular post of 2015, so clearly you are liking them as well! In my free time I’d love to make a bunch for my house, which doesn’t get too much light.

Get the complete list after the jump!  Read on →

collaborations + paper + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016

DIY Eyeball placemats & hand napkin rings

Eyeball placemat settings

We’re getting closer and closer to debuting our Galentine’s party and I’m getting antsy to show you all the details now! (See the eyeball gumball drink stirrers here). We’ll continue with one of my favorite elements of the party: the table setting. With a “Heart, hands, eyes, and lips” theme, we got these beautiful dessert plates from Wayfair as the eyeballs and turned the placemats into the whites of the eyes. The name tags were the pupils of course! In the true spirit of Galentine’s Day (ie: from Parks and Recreation), we used the characters from the show as the guests in attendance.

We had a lot of fun with the theme and found that we could apply it to all sorts of party elements including the napkin rings. We made these paper hands that you can wrap around your napkins. And the best part? We provide all the templates for you! hands-napkin-rings-the-house-that-lars-builtthe-house-that-lars-built-eyeball-placemats

Get the tutorial and templates below!  Read on →