I have to admit that I’m a bit nerdy when it comes to certain things. Ever since I was little I would take on different types of creative projects in my spare time - including crochet, cross stitching, knitting and making tiny tiny furnitures out of plywood for my doll house.
Over the past year I’ve devoted a lot of my spare time to different types of paper crafts. It all started with cranes and paper flowers last Christmas and lately the list of many things to fold now also includes origami cubes, boxes, boats and pompoms in tissue paper. Most of these paper decorations are hanging from the ceiling in my apartment now and the collection is slowly getting bigger.
The beauty of its simplicity – and the potentially endless variations of paper combinations, is what keeps me folding! And folding...! I’m not sure where it will end - it's like a bit of an obsession, but a fun, constructive and positive one!
Here is a short list of tutorials for different paper crafts:
The sizes can be varied for each decoration. The little blue pom pom on the picture measures about 15 x 13 centimeters / 6 x 5.2 inches, and is made out of one single tissue paper that I divided into eight parts and then folded.
There is however one decoration that I did not make - the honeycomb. I don't find it to be too advanced but it is however rather time consuming - which is why I would actually recommend buying one instead. This tutorial, where they are made out of coffee filters is however great. And the filters can be replaced with tissue paper instead.
Honeycomb decorations can be found here and there at very reasonable prices. In Sweden they can be found here in red and white during Christmas time. A Danish home decor brand called Miss Étoile also makes them in different sizes and beautiful colours.
Oh, well, when my ceiling is full I might have to find some kind of storage for all my collected paper trails! :)
I made the box, the boat and some of the cranes in the pictures out of pages from an old children's book. Pages from old books are very beautiful to make paper crafts in - but only if they are worth sacrificing of course :)