home: event [ paper cutting workshop ]
With this workshop you will learn the craft and techniques of paper cutting, creating your own designs to take home.
‘Kip Perdue of Kartegraphik will lead you through the intriguing world of making art from just a single sheet of paper with only a scalpel. Over two hours you’ll learn a variety of techniques and skills to approaching a paper cutting‘
Different dates available [ £30 ]
Get your tickets through obby.co.uk
home: nice price [ affordable art ]
So you’ll need to buy a frame but finding a cool piece of art work for just a fiver is an incredible find. Hunting through the new home products at House of Fraser we find this gorgeous wrapping paper (3 metres for £5) that is so perfect it needs to be framed. Make a statement – find a great big frame (try the largest size in Ribba frame from Ikea or head to Desenio and pick one of their skinny profile frames) and cut the paper to size.
The pattern, the colour – it’s all on trend and would be perfect as a focus piece of art in a lounge or bedroom.
To ensure the paper stays smooth and flat, hunt out your local picture framers and ask them to ‘dry mount’ the paper to a board (this can cost around £20 for a 60×80 size piece)
home: found this [ paper pots ]
Over the last couple of years a new trend has taken over when it comes to bringing plants into the home. Among the usual ceramic pots to put them in, baskets and boxes have grown in popularity as well as paper pots. We have spotted these gorgeous versions from Oohh at Room365. Part of their new collection these pots are 100% waterproof, made from recycled paper.
‘Danish in design and inspired by nature and the environment these fairtrade, handmade pots have a truly unique edge to them’
[ from £7 ]
home: nice price [ paper sacks ]
Paper sacks are a versatile way of holding plants, storing blankets and useful for general storage as an alternative to boxes. These examples from hm.com not only look good but are a great price at £4.99. Available now in 3 styles.
home: made [ magazine files ]
It’s great to find easy DIY projects that are both affordable but also effective.
Transform magazine files with paper or fabric to allow them to match your interiors perfectly.
Make your own base file from thick cardboard or head to IKEA, WHSmiths, Tiger or similar to get hold of plain files ready to cover yourself at home.
On trend fabrics or papers with geometric, metallic or other modern pattern designs, would work perfectly but explore stores like FabricRehab for gorgeous quirky fabric designs. You could head to your local charity shop or carboot and pick up shirts, pillow cases or duvet covers to get patterned fabric cheap which you could use or if you’d rather use paper head to the highstreet for a huge array of patterned wrapping paper ideal to use for covering. We love Tiger for their cool Scandi patterned papers for £1 a roll or the every expanding stationery department at IKEA is full of great papers too at bargain prices.
We found tutorials to help your DIY at HelloAerie and CreativeInChicago.
And when your taste or interiors change you can easily update the covering to match!