I don’t think it’s any secret that I love making stuff with paper.
Recently I was wondering why that is and that’s when I started remembering some of the things I made as a kid. Once I made an indian (that was before we were taught they are native americans) costume with paper grocery bags that I cut into faux leather clothes. With one bag I cut a hole out of the bottom for my head and arm holes out of the sides. I then cut the front of the bag, creating a vest look and cut the bottom into strips aka fringe. I turned another bag into a skirt and gave it fringe too.
I also made a robot costume out of paper bags, but don’t remember my process.
In later years I would use construction paper to make 3 dimensional buildings. I would staple, glue and tape the paper to make walls with functioning windows and doors and would construct little furniture out of paper.
Right after Derek and I got married (almost 18 years ago) I would sit for hours constructing 3D vases full of flowers, using only construction paper and glue.
So it seems I have been in love with paper for a very long time.
Here are some of my latest creations:
Paper flowers (different than the ones I made for vases). The one above is made from an old dictionary page, the ones below are from card stock. I made a friend a string of them as a thank you gift.
I saw this rainbow on Pinterest (follow me). The directions were in a foreign language, but I was able to figure it out from the photos.
Who doesn’t love rainbows?
I saw this heart garland on Pinterest as well. It’s super easy and fun to make. Jeremia wants me to make wreaths out of it. I love when the boys give me ideas and suggestions. Igniting their passions to create is just one of the many perks of being a parent.
I urge you all to do something creative every chance you get. It’s good for your soul!