Create a fantastic world of delight with these 35 inspiring projects – all made from old books! Follow Clare Youngs' simple step-by-step projects to make a huge variety of creative book art projects.
- Make a beautiful bird, a sailor's knot and a shining star, they look impressive but are deceptively simple to make
- Learn how to cut and glue splendid scenes such as tiny paper mushrooms and ferns under a glass bell jar, a fairytale castle and a tiger in the jungle, all of which would make great gifts
- Transform pages cut from books – make greeting cards, a botanical print lampshade and hanging birds
Sweet Paper Crafts offers 25 unique DIY paper accents that make any home or celebration a little brighter. Make tiny star garlands to string over the mantel, delicate flower wreaths for the front door, cheerful package toppers and much more!
Mollie Greene's distinctive layered style incorporates collage techniques and use of found scraps, book pages, magazines and old record jackets. With helpful templates, step-by-step photographs, beautiful shots of each whimsical piece and plentiful ideas for one-of-a-kind creations, this book will motivate even novice crafters to start snipping their very own paper finery.$37.99$17.99
Mihoko ("garden") Kurihara is a renowned paper cutting artist with her delicate designs highly acclaimed and loved by many.
This book presents more than 150 of her original cutting designs, mainly featuring flowers and animals, but also includes letters and numbers. It also provides detailed step-by-step paper cutting techniques, from copying the design to framing the completed work, which makes this the perfect introduction for beginners.
Once you see the beautiful pages showcasing her works displayed in various settings, you won't be able to resist trying this by yourself!$22.99
Kawaii and origami are two art forms beloved by millions around the globe . With Kawaii Origami, you get 50 sheets of origami paper and 25 kawaii-style origami projects with step-by-step instructions – all in one pack.
This pack is ideal for the beginner origami artist looking to make super cute origami pieces, from an origami ice cream cone to origami cats. In addition to popular characters, you will be able to produce origami houses, sweets, sushi and more.
About the Author Chrissy Pushkin is a popular YouTube artist that launched the website Paper Kawaii in 2010. Her videos have received more than 50 million views since she launched. Her origami trash bin received 3 million views alone. Based in Australia, the social media star has a very healthy following.$27.99
A lifelong artist, Lotta Jansdotter's organic, playful and timeless designs have appeared on everything from sewing and quilting fabrics to rugs, bedsheets, baby gear, dishes and more.
For Paper, Pattern, Play, Lotta happily focuses on the most basic and versatile of mediums: paper. She presents a colourful collection of both iconic favourites and brand-new creations, printed on a combination of perforated uncoated paper and cardstock, all meant to be torn out and enjoyed. She also shares prompts and instructions for creating easy, fun and whimsical projects, including party decorations and favours, games, gift tags, gift wrap, labels, stickers, stationery and assorted bits and bobs.$39.99
Learn how to bring a Japanese aesthetic into your life with these elegant works of floral art. Japanese kirigami (cut paper) flowers are delicate and beautiful examples of paper craft, but are surprisingly easy to make.
This inspirational how-to guide shows you how to make 31 gorgeous designs that can virtually pass for the real thing except they will never wilt! The sculptural quality of these flowers is an amazing and creative way to add a touch of beauty to your home, or to create low-cost decorations for a wedding, a baby shower, or any other special event. All of the most popular blossoms are represented, including roses, carnations, tulips, cherry blossoms, poinsettias, sunflowers and many more!.
Simple instructions, templates and colourful step-by-step photos show even novice paper crafters how to create each project, and how to gather them into incredible paper flower bouquets. There are instructions showing how the designs can be used in 18 amazing ways for decorating, selling, gift giving and entertaining. With just some scissors, a few sheets of colourful tant origami paper, and a few drops of crafts glue all of which can be found online and in paper stores you can create breath-taking paper flowers in no time at all!$24.99
Create endless animal themed snowflakes with the unique and imaginative templates that crafters and artists will love! In 100 Amazing Paper Animal Snowflakes, artist and teacher Marion Nichols proves that this popular form of papercutting can yield far more than just pretty geometric designs.
Crafters young and old can create her astonishing animal-themed designs by photocopying the full-sized templates, then folding and cutting along preprinted guidelines. The templates range in complexity from easy to challenging, so papercrafters of all ages and at all skill levels can snip these fantastic flakes.
Eight of the designs are also printed on coloured paper, all ready to fold and cut.$24.99
Paper flowers are cropping up everywhere, taking centre stage in upmarket window displays and bringing colour to weddings. They make a great impact, and offer an uplifting hit of colour at times when real flowers are scarce or too expensive. Best of all, they're easy and enjoyable to make.
100 Simple Paper Flowers shows you how to put together dozens of ideas. With templates and projects, discover how a handful of techniques can work across the board, whether you want a bunch of daisies for your desk or an outsize bouquet of lilies for an event.$27.99
This title provides templates and clear instructions for 130 new greeting cards based on iris folded designs. The book Features:
- Clear step-by-step instructions and lists of materials required
- Actual size-templates supplied for every design
- A fantastic source of inspiration and ideas for cards for all occasions
- Colourful and versatile designs
- Chapter 1 features methods for colour play, from dazzling brights to softer tints and anything in between, offering you guidance on colour contrast so you can draw attention to the rotation in the iris
- Projects: VW Beetle, kaleidoscope cards, phone and camera ...
Decoupage is one of the most popular papercrafts as a result of the trend for upcycling, altered art, etc.Or try gluing some fabulous papers that are on the market today on to everyday objects to give them a completely new and exciting look. Decoupage works on all surfaces, including card, metal, wood, plastic and glass, and is hugely versatile in terms of the looks that can be achieved, and the kinds of items you can transform.
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Louise Firchau is an expert paper cutter and her gorgeous designs are much sought after.
Each of these projects consists of a full-size template and a photograph of the finished design, together with tips on cutting, or how to display the finished item and a 1–5 difficulty rating. With notes on basic papercutting techniques at the start of the book, this is a must-have buy for paper cutters looking for new and original ideas.
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This delightful book provides 20 easy yet imaginative designs covering a range of animals such as cats, dogs, sheep, a hippopotamus, a fox, giraffes and an alpaca, and includes three-dimensional designs.
The projects are cute and whimsical, and quick to make. They will appeal to experienced quillers looking for new ideas and inspiration, as well as beginners who wish to take up this delightful craft. The completed designs can be used to decorate greetings cards, picture frames, invitations, and many other stationery and household items.
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3D Origami is a new and original technique that doesn't require any special skills just a little patience. This clever adaptation uses individual triangular folds to construct impressive, modular designs.
Maria Angela Carlessi shows you how to create a colourful range of animals and creatures. There are 15 projects to choose from including rabbits, owls, squirrels, dogs, cats and even a tortoise. Each project comes with detailed instructions making them easy and fun for papercrafters of all skill levels.
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Clear directions and templates for 460+ show how to create beautiful, spiralling patterns within designs for every occasion: frogs, fish, flowers, fruit, homes, baby booties, cats, dogs, golf tee, baseball cap, St Valentine hearts, to Easter eggs, Christmas trees, even swirling envelope patterns, designed to enclose paper money gifts.
A fantastic source of ideas and inspiration – so start saving envelopes with blue patterned interiors.$34.99
Take your paper folding to an advanced level with this user-friendly origami book.
From shimmering hummingbirds to magnificent bats, from a stunning panther mask to graceful sea turtles, Michael LaFosse's complex and beautiful projects are more origami art than craft. Sophisticated origami or paper crafts fans will appreciate the unique origami designs along with complete detailed instructions and easy-to-follow colour photos and diagrams.This book features:
- Step-by-step instructions
- Colourful diagrams and photographs
- Information on paper selection and preparation
- Advanced techniques and tips
- DVD video lessons for the 15 original and challenging projects
Fly high with realistic paper models of some of the most astonishing aircraft and spacecraft ever designed! Noted origami artist John Szinger has created this unique collection of paper airplane and rocket models inspired by real life flying machines.
The kit contains everything you need to create high quality air and space models:
- A colourful 64-page step-by-step instruction book
- 14 exciting air and space origami projects
- 48 sheets of double-sided, custom designed folding paper
- 185+ colourful stickers
Each model comes complete with a set of interesting facts about the vehicle, as well as detailed step-by-step instructions showing you how to fold it.$19.99
An origami box is something very simple but unique, which captures all the emotion of its maker. The pleasure to folding the paper is added to the satisfaction of making an object that is useful or can be gifted, establishing a connection between the maker and the receiver.
With this in mind, the famous Japanese origamist Tomoko Fuse, has created 20 original designs that are exclusive to this book. The designs provide a variety of shapes; some easy, some more complex, but all can be created with a single sheet of paper. Often, the box's basic structure is embellished with accessories – a reinforced base or a partition – shaped with additional paper. It's fun to select the most suitable paper by keeping in mind how the object will be used, or the place and the people for which it is intended.$44.99
Add Amy Butler's unique design sensibility to furniture, lamps, vases, picture frames and more with decoupage.
Featuring a 28-page booklet offering step-by-step instructions for 12 projects using this simple technique, plus 80 sheets of decoupage-weight paper printed with 19 of Amy's signature patterns, this portfolio contains everything beginners and pros alike need to create stylish new looks for the home.$34.99
This innovative approach to bookbinding demonstrates an array of creative techniques that elevate handmade books into extraordinary works of art. Easy-to-follow, well-illustrated directions for more than 25 patterns explain how to make seven different kinds of books with pop-up panels and pages that "explode" from the spine as well as slipcases, tassels and other distinctive features.
The guide begins with instructions for a simple accordion-fold book. Successive projects build on methods readers have already mastered and introduce new skills, including the pamphlet stitch, ideal for photo albums and scrapbooks; tacket binding, the versatile stitch of medieval Europe; and the Coptic stitch, employed by Christians of ancient Egypt.
A full-color photo gallery, with contributions from more than 60 artists, offers further inspiration for enhancing and personalizing projects by using alphabets, bestiaries, botanical illustrations and other designs.$36.99
Origami expert Mark Bolitho explains how to make perfectly formed origami objects that are pleasing to fold and make. Shapes include simple tetrahedrons and cubes, diamonds and geo balls, icosahedrons and flexagons, harlequin modules and starbursts and the book includes 32 pages of origami paper so that you can try out these mindful projects for yourself.
The Art and Craft of Geometric Origami divides into four sections:
- One-piece Projects (formed from a single piece of paper)
- Twists and Turns (objects that change form with movement)
- Modular projects (multiple-piece projects)
- Advanced Modules (intricate and beautiful objects)
Breathe new life into that old cardboard box! Though paper and cardboard seem common and humble materials, discover the totally unexpected, beautiful and intricate art that can be created using the repurposed and upcycled resource.
The Art of Cardboard showcases the grand and imaginative scale of cardboard art and design. Inside, you'll find jaw-dropping cardboard creations from around the world! You'll discover the process of each art form, as well as tricks of the trade, from small clever projects to huge art installations.
Much more than a book about "neat" cardboard designs, Lori Zimmer guides you through amazing large-scale art production, immersive environments, working from intuition, collaboration, the artist's role in society, alternative creative economies, contemporary mythology, storytelling and more. With such a readily available material, what will you create?$29.99
The Art of Mindful Origami extends the concept of mindful, art-therapy colouring using 15 origami projects, ranging in difficulty from basic to complex, as tools to develop mindfulness. In recent years, interest in mindfulness has exploded and it is now a part of popular culture. Increasingly, creative pursuits such as coloring are being used as a way for people to focus and enter a mindful state.
Each project starts with a brief description and background to the model. Subsequent pages give instructions for folding the particular model. For difficult exercises, the book details ways of staying focused and calm and using mindfulness to deal with frustration or distraction. This is an important part of mindfulness and leads to a range of benefits for well-being and performance.
Once each model is folded, the book then outlines various related exercises that can help to further develop mindfulness. For example, after folding the paper boat, readers are encouraged to lie down and place the boat on their belly and watch it rock up and down on the "waves" as they breathe. This helps them develop mindful breathing, which is a powerful tool for relaxation and focus.$19.99
The Art of Modern Quilling breathes new life into a time-tested craft with innovative instruction and creative projects you will love to make and wear!
Colourful strips of paper and a few simple tools are all you need to create an infinite number of amazing projects. Erin Curet shows you a host of innovative techniques and provides plentiful inspiration. You'll soon be making quilled jewellery, works of art that will dazzle, and fun household items that are as interesting to look at as they are useful.$34.99
The Art of Paper Flowers makes it easy for anyone to create beautiful roses, orchids, tulips and more – completely out of paper.
There are 35 flowers included in the book, and each pattern is accompanied by a complete list of materials required, step-by-step instructions for creating the flower, original paper-folding techniques from the author, full-size patterns and colour photos for reference. Additionally throughout the book, there are interesting bits of trivia, myths or folklore for each delicate flower.$32.99
Renowned papercutter, Jessica Palmer, shares her art from inspiration to conclusion.
Learn how to separate the visual world into positive and negative shapes and design gorgeous images with pattern, texture and impact. A practical section shows step by step how to 'draw with a knife' safely and effectively. Then Jessica provides artistic insights into an inspiring selection of her paper artworks, including silhouettes, portraits, landscapes, fashion images, illustrations, life drawing and more.
- 12 templates provided
- Step-by-step techniques, tips and safety advice
- Dozens of beautiful, inspiring papercuts
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Discover how the centuries old technique of quilling paper can give you modern, sophisticated jewellery without a high price tag. Ann Martin shows you how to turn metallic-edged papers into stunning – and sturdy – earrings and pendant.
Whether you're an experienced jewellery maker looking for new techniques or a quiller who wants to turn your creations into one-of-a-kind jewellery, this guide to gilded paper jewellery has what you need. Pairing step-by-step illustrations with detailed tutorials on rolling coils, scrolls and other unique quilled shapes, the book shows you how to create 20 eye-catching designs.
With Ann's expert guidance and a few minimal tools and supplies, you can create your own wearable paper art and more!$39.99$34.99