UPCYCLE & SUSTAINABILITY

How to make handmade paper DIY instructions

How to Make: Handmade Paper

By

This week I’m sharing an extract from Snail Mail by Michelle Mackintosh, published by Hardie Grant Books If you have an afternoon free, why not make your own paper? It’s a wonderful way to personalise your post, and is endlessly customisable. You can decorate your paper with stamps, pressed flowers, confetti or gold sparkles, or make paper laced with seeds,…

Read More
Make a christmas stocking shaped gift pouch from wallpaper samples mypoppet.com.au

Upcycle Style: Wallpaper Sample Christmas Stocking Gift Pouch

By

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…

Read More
DIY scrap paper and ephemera note book

Make a Notebook from Scrap Paper

By

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…

Read More