As the weather turns more and more inhospitable with the onset of winter, The Paper Place staff has focused their energy on making a warm and welcoming environment for patrons using an exciting variety of creative and decorative ideas! The holidays are a wonderful time of year to access your–sometimes tentative–creative inner-self and with a vacation days saved up, you might actually have the time to execute a project! Spruce up your hallways, foyers, and living rooms with some of the following ideas!
Taking us on a tour of some of the holiday tree offerings is Jolly Mr. Peanut Claus, a fun eraser that bears a strickingly realistic resemblance to an actual peanut. A great stocking stuffer for both children and adults, this little character was made festive with a holiday hat using red paper stock, gold washi tape, and a decorative felt ball adhered to the paper with Zip-Dry Paper Glue. Each of these components plus the wide array of others at The Paper Place can be rearranged and used to make holiday cards, tree ornaments, or even a lovely wreath for your front door. So, off we go!
Here is Jolly Mr. Peanut Claus spending time under a fuzzy felt tree. Watermark Tissues such as the one featured in the background here (Hempflower White) are an easy and interesting way to mimic a snowy landscape in winter scenes and diorama decorations.
Jolly Mr. Peanut Claus looks dwarfed by this aesthetically minimal and sleek wooden tree. No Vancouver Giant, this piece is a neat way to top a side table or sideboard and can be loaded up with streamers, ornaments, and garlands galore!
In this scene, Jolly Mr. Peanut Claus is hanging back to observe nature. These delicate porcelain reindeers can both stand freely as a miniature or be hung from a tree as an ornament. Also pictured are felt squirrel and tree ornaments that go from 2-D to 3-D by slotting separate pieces together.
As a final destination, our now seasoned (salty!) Mr. Peanut Claus has chosen the company of two beautiful Japanese figures. Hand made by Toronto-based artist Sumiko Saito, these special tree ornaments are a super representation of skillful craft and Japanese decorative paper. Behind the happy threesome is a paper tree decoration that effortlessly unfolds from a small triangular parcel into a lightweight table adornment.
Jolly Mr. Peanut Claus thinks holidays can be so much fun and so do we at The Paper Place! Come visit us and take a look at the myriad of other gifts, decorations, and materials we have in store to make this winter the most beautiful and festive yet!