Posts Tagged ‘Decoration’

Washi Tape Walls

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

If anyone knows me they know, I love using Washi Tape.  It’s easy to get creative when you are using something with endless potential.  After 4 years of living in my small apartment with my boyfriend it feels like it’s time for a bit of change.  I was getting a little bored of the piece that hung above our bed and  wanted to add a little something extra to our plain old boring walls.  We rent and my boyfriend doesn’t really like the idea of painting the walls to add a bit of colour to the room.

Before

Our apartment has a lot of blues, greys, and red so I wanted to add something in the same colour family.  Using Washi Tape, I created a geometrical mountain pattern.  I first cut out pieces of kraft in the sizes that I wanted so I could map out where exactly I was going to tape off.  I made outlines on the wall around my kraft pieces and then discarded them.  I found it easiest to know exactly where I was going to tape off with the outlines.  Once I had my mountains in place I just filled in the space.

Done Wall

I made each stripe the width of two pieces of tape and measured the spaces in between each one to make sure they’re look uniform.  After I had everything taped off I cut off the excess making clean straight lines.

Wall Close Up

It took an afternoon to create and looks great!  Now get out there and make something new with some Washi Tape!

Jax

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Holiday Bunting

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Now that it’s December holiday decorations are going up everywhere.  I wanted to make something easy for my  apartment to make it a little bit more festive.  I love bunting.  It’s simple, classic and easy to store once the holiday’s are over.

bunting

I used our solid coloured Nepalese paper for the flags in Green and Red.  They have great bright, vibrant colours that really make the lettering pop.  I cut triangles with a little extra flap at the top to fold over and glue onto the Divine Twine in Cherry.  I taped them to the wall using Washi Tape.

close up 2

 

I used the Petite Damask and Petite Fleur (pictured above) as well as the Cameo and Droplet Patterned Nepalese papers for the letters.  I love the petite prints on the brightly coloured papers.  I used different printed papers in the same tabac and white colour so it wasn’t too overwhelming to look at from afar.  I really wanted the red and green holiday colours to shine through.

Come on in and pick up some paper or decorations to make your own space a little bit more festive!

Jax

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Get ready for Halloween at The Paper Place!!

Monday, October 24th, 2011

I love Halloween and this year we have brought in some fun new paper products to help you decorate and dress up!  New this year are our fantastic paper masks in a variety of characters:

The Roaring Twenties

Venetian Masks

Alice in Wonderland

Beatrix Potter

We also have some beautiful accordion decorations of skeletons, pumpkins and ghosts

and, and always, we have our gorgeous paper eyelashes!!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

from all of us here at The Paper Place!!

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Paper Treats for a Winter Picnic – by Lindsay Zier-Vogel

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

This winter has seemed like it will never end and has made picnic season feel like a figment of my imagination. So I decided to do away with dreams of sundresses and sunshine and replace them with dreams of snowpants and sunshine. Winter picnic time!
paper snowflakes I cut out paper snowflakes and hung them from the bare branches over our picnic blankets and for my intrepid, bundled picnickers, I made lootbags (because who doesn’t love getting a lootbag!!)

For the lootbags, I made paper garlands by sewing up paper circles on my sewing machine, and mini-bunting with paper triangles sewn to ribbon. So easy and so very festive!

I used brown paper lunch bags for the loot and sewed them up with a zig zag stitch across a doily – easy peasy! Also in the lootbags were gold star stickers, kazoos, and gingerbread s’mores and a sprinkle of good ol’ fashioned l-o-v-e.

More winter picnick-y fun here.

Lindsay Zier-Vogel

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