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creative reuse and design for weddings, holidays and special occasions


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Kitchen Upcycle: Skewers!

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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.

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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. 

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Paper Soil Color Splash

We are happy to be featured in some truly stunning collections with other Etsy sellers. Here are a few to put you in the sunshine spring spirit!

Green Tones and ….

featuring our Mint Green Handmade Japanese Origami Paper Crane/Beads Chopsticks Party Holiday Decoration perfect for a unique ecochic wedding or party favor

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Sun and Rain

featuring our Japanese Origami Wedding/Holiday Ball in Blue and White Hand Folded with Peace, Hope and Love perfect for the art lovers in your life or your own ecochic wedding

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Spring Lavender Mist

featuring our Upcycled Loving Memories Folded Book Heart Sculpture with Ribbon and Lyrical Heart Embellishments , a perfectly unique and unforgettable anniversary, birthday, valentine or wedding gift! Say “I love you” in ecochic upcycled style!

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Holiday Remix

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!


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Your Unforgettable Wedding – Flowers

Your wedding can be magical, artistic, creative, and unforgettable with a few changes to the traditional elements.

Bouquets – Think of your flowers as a work of art, an everlasting garden filled with delicate petals, flowing ribbons, dazzling wonder! Your flowers stay fresh and bright throughout the day and for years to come, a unique souvenir for the bride and groom. Your bridesmaids each receive a handcrafted bouquet of paper flowers, jewels and ribbons to carry down the aisle, turning heads and captivating guests with wonder and delight, flowers that bloom with love, art, life! Your bouquets double as bridesmaid gifts, as a thank you and souvenir of your unforgettable wedding that everybody will be talking about.

Splash in the Strawberry Ocean

Dance in the Midnight Garden

Sing in the Bejeweled Garden

Dare to be different and make a statement with a unique twist on wedding flowers!
Now through December 3, use coupon code CYBER15 at Paper Soil for 20% off all our wedding bouquets including our wedding packages! That’s a steal!


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Paper Soil – Organically Grown

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

Gifts for Nature Lovers –  “Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein
Holiday Gifts for Art Lovers – “Art is not a thing, it is a way.” – Elbert Hubbard

Now through Thursday, December 3, use coupon code CYBER15 at Paper Soil for 20% off all products!

 


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Eco Friendly Holiday

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”  – Vincent Van Gogh

One of the principles behind our work is a profound respect for nature. Growing up in New England in the United States, we are surrounded by deep forests, lush meadows and color wonderful seasons. Our family is deeply in tuned with nature and has developed life long pursuits discovering and appreciating nature including bird watching, gardening, hiking, camping and adventuring. We are dedicated to creating art that combines simple beauty and reuse to offer eco friendly alternatives for holidays, weddings and special occasions.

This month we became the new captain for the Recyclers Team on Etsy. This is a great opportunity for us to meet like-minded shoppers and sellers as well help promote some truly unique finds which include upcycled denim jeans, vinyl record art, eco friendly wine stoppers and much more! We have enjoyed exploring the many wonderful shops on our team and have been inspired to create online galleries on both Etsy and Pinterest to promote eco friendly holiday shopping.

Take a look at these fabulous finds and give a gift that helps keep our world beautiful!

Eco Holiday Splash

Eco Chic Holiday

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