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Sweet Paper Crafts: 25 Simple Projects to Brighten Your Life

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Sweet Paper Crafts: 25 Simple Projects to Brighten Your Life

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Jun 25, 2013
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9781452127743
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Sweet Paper Crafts offers 25 unique DIY paper accents that make any home or celebration a little brighter. Make tiny star garlands to string over the mantel, delicate flower wreaths for the front door, cheerful package toppers, and much more! Mollie Greene's distinctive layered style incorporates collage techniques and use of found scraps, book pages, magazines, and old record jackets. With helpful templates, step-by-step photographs, beautiful shots of each whimsical piece, and plentiful ideas for one-of-a-kind creations, this book will motivate even novice crafters to start snipping their very own paper finery.
Lançado em:
Jun 25, 2013
ISBN:
9781452127743
Formato:
Livro

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Mollie Greene founded the Royal Buffet Etsy shop, and her work has appeared on numerous websites, including Martha Stewart Weddings and Design*Sponge. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina.

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Sweet Paper Crafts - Mollie Greene

SWEET PAPER CRAFTS

25 Simple Projects to Brighten Your Life

MOLLIE GREENE

Photographs by J. Aaron Greene

Text copyright © 2013 by Mollie Greene.

Photographs copyright © 2013 by J. Aaron Greene.

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form without written permission from the publisher.

ISBN 978-1-4521-2774-3

The Library of Congress has cataloged the previous edition as follows: Greene, Mollie.

Sweet paper crafts : 25 simple projects to brighten your life / by Mollie Greene ; photographs by J. Aaron Greene.

pages cm

ISBN 978-1-4521-1680-8 (pbk.)

1. Paper work. I. Title.

TT870.G73 2013

745.54–dc23

2012030763

Designed by Jennifer Tolo Pierce

Dritz Fray Check is a registered trademark of General Dispersions Inc. Etsy is a registered trademark of Etsy, Inc. Goo Gone is a registered trademark of Magic American Products, Inc. Mod Podge is a registered trademark of Enterprise Paint Manufacturing Corp. Scotch Wrinkle-free Glue Stick is a registered trademark of 3M Corp. X-ACTO knife is a registered trademark of Elmer’s Products, Inc. Yes! Paste is a registered trademark of Gane Brothers & Lane.

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CONTENTS

Introduction / / / 8

Materials, Tools, and Tips / / / 11

PROJECTS / / / 17

BLOOMING BROOCH

18

PERCHER BIRD

23

BUTTERFLY SHIMMER TAGS

29

TINY STAR GARLAND

33

SCRATCH BOOK

35

ALICE IN WONDERLAND MOBILE

38

WOODLAND PARTY PUPPETS

45

FLOWERING CHANDELIER

47

PRETTY PEOPLE CARD AND ENVELOPE

53

DOG TAGS

56

BUTTONS AND TWINE GIFT BAG

59

FLOWER FANCY WREATH

65

STRIPED DECOUPAGE PICTURE FRAME

69

PARTY POPPER

73

PRANCING REINDEER ORNAMENTS

77

PARTY-TIME PARTY HATS

80

STREAMER AND FLAG STRAWS

89

CELEBRATION CAKE BANNER

93

STAR CLUSTER GARLAND

96

PAPER SHIP PACKAGE TOPPER

101

SQUARES AND DIAMONDS MOBILE

106

BIRD-IN-FLIGHT PLACE SETTING

111

GENTLE RABBIT TAXIDERMY

115

GALLOPING CUPCAKE TOPPERS

120

LEAFY LEAF HEADBAND

123

Resources / / / 127

Index / / / 131

Acknowledgments / / / 135

For my little Dot

INTRODUCTION

With just minimal tools and supplies anyone can make unique paper finery. Creating simple gift tags and paper flowers, lengths of garlands, fluttering chandeliers, and mobiles that turn with a breeze–all from paper and other basic materials–is a satisfying way to work with your hands and fashion something lovely in the process.

I’ve collected paper scraps, unusual buttons, and bits of ribbon since I was a child, always inspired by the notion that something new could be crafted from a collection of old things. Turning my lifetime love of making things into my daily work was a natural progression. One day in 2008, on a whim, I began selling paper garlands and gift packaging in my Etsy store, Royal Buffet. To my surprise, the shop took off, and soon my nights and weekends were spent clipping paper butterflies for wreaths and measuring shiny thread for mobiles. Over time, more and more people asked about the process behind my creations. In this book, you’ll find the techniques that I’ve been able to perfect over the years. Making beautiful things with my hands has brought me a great deal of satisfaction and happiness, and I hope that the projects in this book bring the same to you.

In Sweet Paper Crafts you will learn the tools and techniques needed to craft stunning paper creations for all occasions. I love to work with found, recycled papers because of the variety of interesting images, textures, colors, and typography. Combining these elements makes each project exciting to work on and the results distinctive. You’ll see a variety of found papers used in the following pages, such as record jackets, book pages, crepe paper, and tissue paper. I also love working with glitter and ribbon. The twenty-five projects range from simple Butterfly Shimmer Tags, Prancing Reindeer Ornaments, and Galloping Cupcake Toppers to intricate mobiles, like the Alice in Wonderland Mobile, and papier-mâché sculptures like the Gentle Rabbit Taxidermy.

Whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter, I hope you will be inspired to create something beautiful out of the humblest pieces of paper. So clear off your desk, grab your scissors, and let’s make something together!

MATERIALS,

TOOLS, and TIPS

PAPER

Whether discovered at a thrift store book bin or acquired new from an art supply store, paper for crafty projects is easy to come by and inexpensive to collect. Here are some tips for sourcing paper and creating your own stash.

Books, Maps, Magazines, and Newspapers

I find that repurposed paper from old books, maps, and magazines is ideal for many paper projects. Recycling vintage books is economical and eco-friendly, and also makes each piece you create one of a kind. A treasure trove of interesting paper can be found at thrift shops and yard sales and possibly in your own basement or attic. Faded botanical prints, text in foreign languages, and tissue-paper-thin pages from old dictionaries are fun to work with and give finished pieces a vintage charm.

When considering used books, feel the pages individually and then in layers. If the paper

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    I saw the bird on this cover and smiled so I took home this book. The paper crafts in this book are delightful. The title really does say it all: crafts to brighten your life! I am going to try the star garland. The steps seem pretty easy and illustrated.