Category Archives: Paper Crafting


It’s 2014!

We rang in the new year at home, with snacks and kitties. I put together a bright and cheery New Year’s mantel with some leftover Christmas decorations and some handmade numbers.

I’m keeping these lights on the mantel a little while longer. Along with the red berry garland, they look wintry enough to me to stay perhaps through February. I made the 2014 myself, just freehanded some numbers on cardboard, cut them out and then glued patterned paper to them. I used two 12×12 sheets per number, and each number stands about 18 inches tall. I had the white pinwheel left over from another project. Brian got me the small globe for Christmas, and I was so excited to add it to my ever-growing collection (I have four now!).

Happy New Year!

Now For October Eves!

“Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is filled with leaves; we have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” — Humbert Wolfe

I created a festive fall mantel using items I already had on hand, a few art pieces I made myself, and some thrifted items. I love how it turned out!

I painted the “2” canvas because I love numbers in home decor, and the “2” is for Brian and me.

This large “g” was done in a word processing program, then cut out and adhered to some patterened paper.

Here’s a mixed media art piece I made and framed in a thrifted frame.

Over by the door, I created a little fall vignette on our entryway/game table with a jar of branches with paper leaves, some owls and a couple other things I had on hand.

And I kept the front door wreath very simple.

Happy October!