Posts Tagged ‘masquerade’

Creative party planning: NYE Photo booth

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015


A photo booth can be a really fun way to provide a platform for guests to capture memories at parties or events. This past New Years Eve I decided to construct one at a friend’s masquerade party using some curtains, some paper and a few of our remaining holiday decorations.

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I strung up our Meri Meri Pop diamond boxes and Meri Meri Pinwheels ($22.95) using our Knot and Bow Cotton twine ($9.95) to create some 3-dimensional details in the foreground and used the gold string that came with the diamond boxes with long strips of some of our metallic papers to create a garland for the backdrop. The strips were cut from our Metal Momi and Metal Midare papers which are very sturdy and luminous and looked great with their varying textures.


Guests of the party had a lot of fun using the photo booth to take portraits as everyone awaited midnight. Most of the masks we had were purchased from Malabar, however friends Tom and Ainslie impressed everyone with their custom deer and fox paper masks from Wintercroft. Wintercroft offers really interesting geometric pattern mask templates that are easily downloaded off of their website, printed, and constructed out of 8 1/2 x 11 paper. Can you imagine how great some of these masks would look made from our Chiyogami paper?

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We have a variety of ever changing party decorations just like these at our store so come in and stock up so you’re more equipped for your next party.




Halloween Beast Masks

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Halloween is quickly creeping up on us… do you have your costume ready?

I am a major advocate for D.I.Y. Halloween costumes.  I don’t think I ever had a store bought costume to go trick-or-treating in.  Every year my mom and I would craft up something new for me to wear, from animals to characters to ghouls.  One year I was actually a raccoon-ballerina because I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to be the most.  Halloween was always so much fun then and it still is now.  I love wearing costumes and I love making them even more!

So this Halloween I give you… tyrannosaurus rex and great white shark, two of the most terrifying beasts ever to exist!

I made these masks all from supplies I got at The Paper Place!  The structures are made from eska board (the heavy cardboard used for making hard cover books).  I covered the board with various papers, some Moriki Kozo handmade Japanese paper as well as lotka paper from Nepal.  I used Fuwa Fuwa to make the bulgy eyes and painted them up with detail.  They were great fun to make and a proving to be great fun to wear as well!

I am obviously a D.I.Y. die hard, but even if you are not super crafty like me, you can still have a great costume!  Don’t forget this year The Paper Place has an amazing selection of paper masks.  They are festive, fun, vibrant and sure to make your Halloween happy!

Fortune Teller mask from the 'Venetian Masquerade' set

Tweedledum, The Queen of Hearts and The March Hare from the 'Alice in Wonderland' set