If you love paper as much as I do – you will appreciate these absolutely exquisite handmade ornaments. Ornaments – or wedding decorations – or, as the artist names them, “star urchins” 🙂
Handmade Paper Ornament or Wedding Decoratin from Kissadesign on Etsy
Aren’t those gorgeous? Yes they’d be lovely to decorate your handmade wedding. They’d also be equally wonderful – just because they’re so cool – decorating your desk! And if you like the white – but you’re even fonder of color, well she’s got them, all individually handmade, in lots of pretty colors. And in this fantastic rainbow color combo:
The shop is Kissadesign on Etsy – handmade folk art at its best.
I don’t know how she learned to do these so beautifully and affordably – but she has, and I’m just happy to have found them. Talk about a wonderful, eco-friendly, unique decoration or gift!
You know how I love paper. I’m always looking for interesting new works in paper – artwork, recycled decorating ideas, fashion even – why, I almost forgot one of the original purposes of paper – to write on!
Then I found these gorgeous handmade blank cards and you know, it reminds me how nice it is to get a handwritten note – and to send one.
Handmade Paper Lace Edge Cards from AlmondCrafts on Etsy
The shop is AlmondCrafts on Etsy, and the artist has some beautiful (and may I say, extremely affordable) work.
It makes me want to send, well, a love letter. These cards would be perfect!
P.S. Or hand-written wedding invitations. So much nicer than printed ones!
Do it yourself paper flowers – take a look at how wonderful these are!
These lovely blossoms are made from maps, or old book pages, or (I would think) any colorful paper / pages that need a new life. I found this wonderful idea over at Apartment Therapy which you know is one of my absolute favorite ideas-source. The article there even links to a tutorial!
And even better – if you love these flowers but don’t want to make them yourself – they also give the source of this yummy recycled goodness: and it’s an Etsy shop!
The shop is Greencycle Designs and she has wonderful work over there. Whether or not you decide to tackle making your own flowers (remember to use recycled pages!) you definitely want to go check out her shop, her prices are very reasonable and her work is gorgeous.
This is a win-win all the way around. Paper (which of course I love) and recycled – and Etsy – and do it yourself – wow!