Forget about going Paperless, at least when you Decorate.

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.

You can even customize wall paper.

 Fine artists even use paper for installations.

And don’t forget about making paper chains, so easy 5 year olds do it all the time.

 

Paper is so easy to source and so lightweight that you can hang it from almost everything.

 Here’s a room I am working on in my house using some old children’s encyclopedias.

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.

Here is a cute idea for Valentine’s Day.  You don’t need a sewing machine, just a some scissors, stapler, and string.

Cut it, fold it, paste it, stitch it, enjoy it!

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About Pepper

Being someone who is actively searching for ways to make what I have better I thought it would be useful to share my talents and discoveries with anyone who is interested. So much of what I do is made from things that are easy to access and are perfect projects to spice up a weekend. In the words of Bernice Fitz-Gibbens "Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there." I hope that you will join me each weekend for a little inspiration and fun.
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One Response to Forget about going Paperless, at least when you Decorate.

  1. germanymarie says:

    I LOVE THAT WALLPAPER IDEA!!! It looks awesome ❤

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