Paper Made!: 101 Exceptional Projects to Make Out of Everyday Paper
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Paper Made!: 101 Exceptional Projects to Make Out of Everyday Paper

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Announcing the biggest, best, most innovative book ever on paper craft. Even better, this is not about how to use costly, artsy paper, but how to turn stuff around the house—magazines and shopping bags, candy wrappers and paint sample cards, wrapping paper, old maps, and paper towel tubes—into stunning jewelry, gifts, home decor, party favors, and much more.

Chances are you’ve seen the author’s cutting-edge work in the windows of Anthropologie, where she is the chain’s merchandising manager. An inveterate crafter who creates projects and styles photo shoots for magazines like Parents and Vogue Knitting, Kayte Terry takes the most versatile of materials and the most basic of crafts (remember snipping valentines out of construction paper?), and creates something completely trans- formative. Turn a sheaf of any white or graph paper into an amazing Scrap Happy Globe Lantern for the dining room. Fashion colored tissue paper into Songbird Votives, leftover raffle tickets into a Prizewinning Bowl, that out-dated pile of holiday catalogs into a picture frame. There’s a necklace made of playing cards, a gum wrapper bracelet, and barrettes made by quilling—a paper technique that goes back to the Renaissance. Every project is photographed in full color, and includes step-by-step illustrations and instructions. Truly a book that shows how to think outside the (cardboard) box.

Title:Paper Made!: 101 Exceptional Projects to Make Out of Everyday Paper
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0761159975
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:288 pages

    Paper Made!: 101 Exceptional Projects to Make Out of Everyday Paper Reviews

  • Beth
    Dec 01, 2012

    I nabbed this one off the "new books" shelf at my library and fell in love! I adore paper crafts and upcycling, and this book gives me lots of new ideas for what to do with my hoard of pretty paper sc...

  • Autumn
    Jun 27, 2012

    A lovely compendium of all the greatest, most trendy paper craft projects. I have seen lots of these ideas before, but it's really nice to have them (and templates for them) all in one place. Also, th...

  • Kkeym
    Dec 29, 2012

    I do a lot of paper art and craft and teach a class in paper craft, so I am always looking for inspiration. This book gave me some inspiration and it has some great projects for people interested in p...

  • Jamie
    Apr 28, 2014

    So many fun projects to do in this book! Some require a sewing machine and leather needle, but not all of them. I wish someone would make me everything in here for a birthday present ;-)...

  • Anna Marie
    Sep 22, 2016

    While some of these projects were cute, some were useful, and some were creative (for which I gave three stars), I spent much of my time wondering how long any of these would hold up/last. I kept thin...

  • Cristalle
    Oct 11, 2012

    This book has some really great "quality" projects that look very professional (i.e. the scrap paper lantern) and some that look very crafty and somewhat cheesy (i.e. the circle paper necklace) This b...

  • Barbara
    Jul 21, 2012

    So many great ideas! Some I have seen before, but I like Kayte's easy to follow instructions and beautiful photography. I am on the look out for a partial roll of raffle tickets to upcycle into that c...

  • Marcie Lovett
    May 10, 2013

    A little too hipster for me, with the too-cute project titles and making-something-out-of-nothing vibe. There were two or three projects I might actually make. A fun, quick read with nice photos and c...

  • Jane
    May 16, 2013

    Most of these seem as if I made them, they'd look like a kids craft project. There were a few I might try myself and a few others, I might make as a speech activity (requesting, directing, commenting)...

  • Jennifer Robb
    Mar 21, 2016

    I applaud the author for compiling projects that use many items in ways that could be considered recycling. There are many projects in this book and most people could find at least one that interested...