Paper isn’t just what hip hop stars chase after and more than a pile of mail on your counter. It’s something we are so used to seeing and work on reducing that we forget that there are ways to enjoy it.
Rice paper has been used for centuries in Chinese design.
And is an elegant lighting solution.
Paper can be used for creative decorating solutions.
Fine artists even use paper for installations.
Paper is so easy to source and so lightweight that you can hang it from almost everything.
If you do this make sure that you really saturate the paper with lots of water before you attach to the wall. Soaking the paper will make sure that each sheet stretches and shrinks equally. I was able to wallpaper this room for less than $20 (books and paste).
Another way that I used paper to decorate was to cut several different sized circles and stitch them together down the center. After stitched I folded the pieces making the garland 3D. I used old sewing manuals for this.
Snow flake garland is also easy to make, just stitch across the tops (not the center) of the flakes
leaving enough space for each to hang.