Archive for 'Ornaments & Decorations'
The Creative Place is sharing a lovely tutorial for paper lanterns go and have a look there is still time…. (before Christmas)
I love this fresh, modern take on the Christmas wreath! Find the simple origami paper wreath instructions at Paper Source.
Don’t you just love these simple but beautiful teardrop-shaped ornaments from Patricia of A Little Hut?
Great idea from Missie Krissie is this tutorial on how to make your own photo blocks. It comes complete with a step-by-step guide on a wrap that you can stitch up for your blocks. So have you started crafting for Christmas yet?
maya*made has done it again with these amazing-looking napkin rings made from recycled security envelopes. She also shares some simpler napkin rings in her post, but I love this one that’s embellished with patterned flowers and tiny berries!
Owlsorts is sharing a great tutorial including 4 different free downloads for wooooooo spooky spinners!!
Just add a tealight:
Perfect for Halloween decorating, check out my Shadow Decorations tutorial from last year for some crafty inspiration. You don’t have to only make trees either - how about owl, bat, cat, witch, ghost silhouettes - the options are endless!
I’m so excited to announce that my first papercraft book and kit, Paper Chains & Garlands, is now here! It’s available to purchase exclusively through Barnes and Noble.
Front of box
I was hoping that I’d be able to sell signed copies through my website, but it turns out that the shipping costs for me to receive author copies from the US make that an impossible dream. So, instead, if you’d like to buy my book, I’d be very grateful if you’d click through from the links on my site, so I can make a tiny commission from your purchase!
Back of box with pictures of all the projects down the left hand side
For those of you without a magnifying glass, the back of the box reads:
Paper chains and garlands make everything more festive! Turn your next celebration into a creatively crafted occation to remember. Create delightful decorations on themes that range from the seasonal (snowflakes, autumn leaves, cherry blossoms) to the decorative (pleated flowers, pinwheels, elephants). The illustrated instruction book by expert crafter June Gilbank shows you how to fold, cut, unfurl, and string chains and garlands like a pro. With tips on how to cut simple paper dolls as well as elegant Chinese lanterns, Paper Chains and Garlands is the perfect craft kit for expert crafters as well as beginners.
Inside the box: the book, 4 rolls of paper chain paper and 10 sheets of double-sided garland paper
The book has full illustrated instructions for all 14 projects and includes full-size templates.
Inside the book: pretty colours, and full instructions & illustrations by me!
I hope you’ll enjoy Paper Chains & Garlands. It’s a sweet little book and kit, and would make a perfect Christmas gift, if you’re thinking that far ahead!
If you’d like to buy it, please click through to Barnes & Noble now. It’s a total bargain at only $9.95, so don’t miss out! Thank you for your support
You know that at Folding Trees we love paper flowers and here is another wonderful example from the always inventive Martha Stewart; a crepe paper lily.