I really love the look and inherent texture of sculptural wall art; I feel like it adds a unique energy to the room you just don't get with your typical 2D fare. If you're looking to add a unique "wow" factor to an entryway, guest room, or anywhere in your home for that matter, check out this clever DIY decor project from Rue Magazine! … Continue Reading
Sooo... this is pretty cool, right? Origami business card holders? In any awesome paper and pattern my heart desires? I am all over this simple DIY project from How About Orange!… Continue Reading
If diamonds really did come in such vivid colors, I think I'd be tempted to get one in every color. Especially if they were as inexpensive as FREE, like this fascinatingly faceted assortment. spanspanI can't get over the awesomeness of this PAPER project! We all have paper lying around, right? Anyone coming up on their one year wedding anniversary? I may have missed that Paper Anniversary opportunity by 6 years, but… Continue Reading
When I was a little girl, my grandpa would keep us spell-bound by inexplicably pulling off his thumb and putting it back on again. I remember when he revealed the secret that his thumb was simply bent and hiding behind his other fingers. I suddenly could see the illusion (and realized that's why his actual stump of a ring finger could never be put back together!) and it was easy to replicate his little trick.
First that outdoor deck/daybed makeover and now these outdoor star lanterns... I think it's safe to say we're itching for warmer weather! While sunshine and blue skies are still a few weeks (or months) off, that doesn't mean we can't start perfecting our paper-folding skills. I, for one, am definitely going to try my hand at these paper star… Continue Reading
A few weeks ago my mother-in-law, Lin, showed me how to make these really cool Kirigami (which, unlike Origami, includes cutting) paper trees. They're super easy, once you get the hang of them, and look really nice in bunches. Plus, you can get creative with the paper you use (Lin's incredible hand-marbled paper is a good place to start) for different effects.
There are lots of tutorials on the web about how to make these,… Continue Reading
What could be cheaper than using beautifully colored origami paper to make perfect wall art? It's geometric, it adds texture and, if you can make it look this good, it's practically free. A series of designs could be hung to give your wall an art gallery feel. But you need that wall for storage? Well, look what we have here - a giant sized origami wall unit that can multi-task as both art and… Continue Reading
One of my brothers and brother-in-laws have homes populated by stuffed animals, and I'm not taking the Pooh Bear kind either. I'm kidded when I go to such houses because everybody knows I have a very low gross-out threshold for such… Continue Reading
I think Creature Comforts wins my very, very unofficial award for best DIY holiday projects this year. Nearly every day of the yuletide work week this December, they've offered some very fine holiday how-tos, many with free printable patterns and art, as well as all kinds of free alternative gift wrap options and gift tags.
So, to give Ez and crew a final round of applause, one more great project from Creature Comforts: DIY Origami Box Ornaments… Continue Reading
Toilet paper origami, also called 'toilegami', is practiced in upscale hotels. Basically, the cleaning staff folds the first piece of toilet paper on the roll into a shape. The most popular is the triangle fold, and it's a great way to greet your guests when they visit your bathroom. I do this so-simple -it-doesn't-really-need-instructions fold all the time. But now, thanks to Origami Resource, I'm going to step my toilet paper origami up a notch. From easiest to hardest, here are… Continue Reading
I just love it when someone does something unexpected with fabric. Artist and wallpaper designer Hanna Nyman, in co-operation with interior designer Marie Dreiman, has created her recognizable 3-D wallcovering, only this time… Continue Reading