Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Paper Crafting

Today I had the rare opportunity to take the day off and spend it with my dear friend Tiff for a fun-filled day of paper crafting. We had many projects on our list of things to try and this folded paper lantern was at the top of my list to figure out how to make. Tiff was also anxious to give this one a whirl as she loves anything having to do with paper. We had a tutorial that wasn't very good and we both struggled with it until we finally gave up and went on to the next project but as soon as I got home I tried again and this time I managed to get it right!!!! I love these little lanterns. This one is made from one of Henry's recycled watercolor paintings. Now, to put a little votive candle in there and it will be just gorgeous.

Then there are these....cool, aren't they!? They are actually part of a Geometry lesson I have planned for the boys so I was testing them out...and now I am addicted. Who knew that Math could be fun and look great too???



  1. I love those star votives, but have never been able to figure them out myself. I should try again. The hanging ornaments are pretty too! Do you have a link to a tutorial on how to make them, that you could share?

  2. Dawn...thank so much for stopping by! I think I can help with the paper lanterns. I found a wonderful tutorial which helped a lot with figuring out these gorgeous star lanterns...give this a try...


    as for the paper globes, I found a wonderful downloadable PDF available at Heather Bailey's website...


    if you look to the right hand side there is a list of her "Free Patterns" and you will see it there. Hope these help. Have a wonderful holiday and happy paper crafting!