SNAIL MAIL

Make Fruity Envelopes from paper plates

Fruity Paper Plate Envelopes

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It’s been a while since I’ve made something exciting for my pen pals, so this week I got creative with some paper plates and transformed them into colourful Fruity Envelopes. I always try and make their mail deliveries a little bit more fun, like the times I sent a giant hamburger postcard, an ice-cream cone and a Christmas stocking. Fun…

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Snail Mail BY MICHELLE MACKINTOSH

Snail Mail by Michelle Mackintosh – Book Review

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After recently rediscovering the joys of sending and receiving correspondence the old fashioned way via ‘snail mail’, I was delighted to receive a copy of Michelle Mackintosh’s new book Snail Mail – Rediscovering the art and craft of handmade correspondence. Inspired by Japanese stationery and letter-writing culture, Michelle Mackintosh reveals the charm of the handwritten letter, personalised parcels and handcrafted…

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Upcycle Style: Wallpaper Sample Christmas Stocking Gift Pouch

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With Christmas only a few days away I thought I’d share this Easy Upcycled Christmas Stocking Gift Pouch idea that was inspired by some recycled paper stockings that my friend Jodie made. She used old magazine pages, but I had a ton of wallpaper samples laying around from my kitchen renovations, and thought these stockings would be a great use…

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DIY scrap paper and ephemera note book

Make a Notebook from Scrap Paper

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I’ve been spending a lot more time playing with paper lately, and even though I consider myself a ‘fabric person’, I’m enjoying the versatility and easy accessibility of crafting with paper. In fact you can turn almost any piece of paper rubbish into something pretty and useful, making it perfect for an upcycling project. I’ve created a handy little wallet…

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