Decorating with Paper

We have seen some amazing paper creations during our random google searches and perusing of our favorite blogs. But, our journey discovering 'all things paper' opened our eyes to the vast creativity and craftsmanship of paper artists. From florals to art installations, paper can be an amazing building tool.


How beautiful is this paper quilled typography by Sabeena Karnick?! She hails from Mumbai, India and has fast become a sought after artist by advertising agencies around the world. She created the piece below for a magazine feature. In an interview with All Things Paper, she remarked that the world of paper is "vast and magical" despite being a "fragile medium" where "making corrections is difficult."

Image via All Things Paper

We love the blog: The House that Lars Built. Brittany is the creative genius behind the name and her work is inspiring. When we heard her sister Caitlin was getting married, we knew the wedding would be a showstopper. Wow! It surprised and surpassed all expectations! The paper flowers were whimsical and outrageous! You can catch more of this beauty on Martha Stewart Weddings and The House that Lars Built. (We know you are wondering about the dress! Its Temperley London!) 

You may have seen the beautiful collection of party goods by Oh Joy! at your local Target. We have been drawn to them more than a few times. The color palette is stunning. 100 Layer Cake featured the beautiful photos from the Garden Party thrown to celebrate the launch of the line. Our draw dropped when we saw this paper floral backdrop. 

This backdrop is INSANE! Can you believe its just paper napkins stuffed into chicken wire?! What a brilliant and economical way to make a statement!

Paper mobiles, garlands, and chandeliers are another easy way to add color and texture to a room. These rainbow mobiles are made from colorful vellum paper. Simply cut the paper into strips and sew a quick stitch down the center. Voila! 

Image via Project Wedding

Image via Project Wedding

Apply the same idea as above but cut out geometric shapes instead of strips. The result is a very modern take on party garland. 

Image via Indulgy

Image via Indulgy

These chandeliers would be a perfect addition to any party table. We think the first one includes... pasta noodles? Definitely a fun DIY project to do with your older daughter who may be ready to transition into an "older" room. 

Image via Hello Wren

Image via Hello Wren

Strapped for time but want to make an impression? Signage is a great way to personalize and theme the party. We love the line from Hostess Ink. You can buy the whole party package which makes it EASY!

Image via Hostess Ink

Image via Hostess Ink

If you have a laser cutting machine, you can make some really cool signage out of paper then add some glitter for pizzazz!

Image via Burnetts Boards

Image via Burnetts Boards

These silhouette designs would be beautiful in a frame or as an addition to a special card to a loved one. Created by DreamPapercut on Etsy, each piece is painstakingly hand cut and can take several hours to days to create. They are inspired by beauty, nature and love. We think the photos of the paper silhouettes are incredible and emotive as well.

Anthropologie never disappoints with their creative window installations. We especially loved their Spring 2013 window displays that celebrated Earth and nature. They created paper mache replicas of fruit and vegetables. The results were beautiful and mouth watering!

Via Anthropologie

Via Anthropologie

We hope you are feeling inspired to create, reuse, and repurpose those scraps of paper laying around the house! Happy crafting!