I have been pinning fun DIY projects for a rainy day… and the recent trend (on my Pinterest board) is paper and recycled materials used for wall art.
Here are my favourites:
I’m obsessed with the very pricey Juju hats from Cameroon… and have always wanted one for my wall. Until I get over to Cameroon for a real one, both to expand my cultural knowledge and to support the local economy, I might have to make do with a paper version that is almost as lovely.
The site The Enchanted Petal has some beautiful paper DIY projects, including a step by step for making these great pieces.
Similarly, you can create beautiful wysteria flowers … to make your home look like an Anthropologie floor display:
Check out the handy tutorial here.
If you’re into ornate mirrors, try making a sunburst mirror from chopsticks, or … spoons. Cut the tops off the spoons and spray paint them for a great textured piece.
Paper is also a party perfect friend for easy festive decorations. Although you can buy ready-made pom poms made of tissue paper, there are a multitude of options for online instruction.
Last, but not least, paper hearts make great decor items when framed. We had optioned having a paper-heart guest book at our wedding and then framing all the signed hearts as a memento from our day.
As the days get colder, make some tea or hot cocoa (or wine, let’s be honest) and get crafting!