Friday, February 26, 2010

Playing with paper ~

I have been playing with paper lately.
I put most of a vintage book through a paper shredder.
Then I crumpled it up in bunches to give it that
crinkled look.

I have a huge basket overflowing with crinkled
paper goodness for all kinds of projects now.

I also wanted to try my hand at using a book
to make a folded paper tree ~

while it is very easy I realized right quick that I should not have used a vintage book for this as the pages are old and somewhat brittle and don't fold as well as they should. Neat idea though. {saw it on the martha show a while back}

{haven't finished the tree yet}

This is something to do while you are sitting and watching tv with your significant other. lol

Go forth and play with paper today... you have my permission.



Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great idea but today I am playing with yarn!!
Have a Wonderful Day!

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi are so clever! Love to see what you come up with next. Enjoy your weekend!!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Sandi... seems I am using aged book pages... I lve the color and the look and they can be found for 50 cents or so....I cut some page shred last night also... Hum... great minds work alike...Maybe more like minds on a budget work alike... Blessings... cold here..

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn, sweet Sandi ~ So where's the 'tree'?

Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, TTFN ~ Marydon

Elyse said...

hi sandi,

i love to play with paper. your creations are so cool. they would go perfectly with everything in my new pottery barn "farm house" catalog. ooh la la!

have fun!


Lori @ Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Hmmm...I think it's time to give my paper shredder a work out!