It’s no wonder that the upcycle materials for our first products are found in the kitchen! We love food and its always been a central gathering space in our home.
We take skewers from shish kabob to the bejeweled garden where they are transformed into glittering stems for our Japanese Origami Paper Crane Bouquets. The pointed end is perfect for placing paper cranes to create a magical dazzling bouquet that is both stylish and eco-friendly.
I continued to explore creative reuse of skewers for other projects inspiring our very popular Mint Green Handmade Japanese Origami Paper Crane/Clear Beads Chopsticks Decoration. With this piece, I want to capture the minimalistic design and beauty of traditional Japanese art. The spirit of peace, love and hope is embodied in the design elements: the symbolic Japanese paper crane and skewers as a creative representation of chopsticks, a traditional eating utensil in Japan.
Have yourself a glitter teal Christmas, may your art be bright!
From now on your hope will be your shining light!
Here we stand in creative wonder and delight!
Have yourself a sparkling midnight garden night!
You will see a theme on our Pinterest boards beyond images of ecochic upcycled creativity. Each of our boards has a quote as the cover image! As a librarian by day, I know the value of words to add meaning and help reveal pieces of a story.
Here are some of the quotes that help tell the Paper Soil story:
Gifts for Book Lovers – “All who wander are not lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
Eco-friendly Holiday Gifts – “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” – Vincent Van Gogh
Paper Soil Team Treasuries – “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever. “ – A. A. Milne
Now through Thursday, December 3, use coupon code CYBER15 at Paper Soil for 20% off all products!
The newest designs are up at our Etsy store! I had a lot of fun creating these designs and documented the process at @papersoilsamples, our Instagram account. I was going for a minimalistic design that danced with winter creativity. The upcycled giftbags used for these cards contain some of my favorite color combinations: purple, green, and teal. These bags have been given to me over the years containing birthday, anniversary and holiday gifts from my husband. The first of these artful bags I received was a tall purple bag decorated with green, gold and blue peacock feather designs.
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Wishing you and yours a creative holiday season!
This week we are participating in a Cyber Week Sale with some of our Etsy friends from SPS Team. There are some truly unique and gorgeous finds available and easily findable from beautiful treasuries, products from a range of stores, created by our Etsy team members and leaders. The sale runs Friday, November 27 to Thursday, December 3, with a range of sales events from Free Shipping to 20% Off sales. The Cyber Week Sale can be accessed at all participating shops with coupon code CYBER15. Enjoy discovering and supporting artisans around the world!
Wishing you a merry artful holiday!
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