Today I added this delightful book to the shoppe ‘All Made From Paper‘ written in 1974 and published in Great Britain. It contains oodles of fantastic craft projects making decorative objects for the home, to give out as presents or just for fun – all from scraps of paper. Love it!
This is one of my favourite projects from the book which is the cutest collage of a nesting bluebird made from paper napkins and toilet paper. The book includes a template of the pretty little bluebird but you can make any shape your heart desires. The author of the book admits to pocketing loo roll from friend’s houses when they have some in a fun colour she can use. Cheeky! A good tip she imparts to give the bird a ‘feathery’ finish is to gently push the paper into tiny wrinkles using a knitting needle after it’s been pasted down.
If you fancy giving paper craft a go then Drink, Shop, Do in Kings Cross often host themed origami parties and next Monday 13th & Wednesday 15th June they’re making Father’s Day cards where all the supplies are free with the purchase of one drink. I also have an ace 80s origami book in my shoppe if you fancy teaching yourself how to make anything from paper birds to an Ornithomimus. I’m heading to the SW Craft Club in Clapham on 7th August to learn to make paper jewellery alongside sipping ‘frocktails’ and taking part in a clothes swap. Can’t wait.
If you know of any other paper craft workshops happening around the UK, please post the deets below! Thanks x