Posts tagged home decoration

Frugal craft Christmas wreath

I don’t really like the word “frugal”. Especially for “craft” and “Christmas”. I much prefer words such as “smart”, “thoughtful”, “discerning”, because these better describe  why we are indeed trying to reduce the stuff in our lives and also, to live better. And if someone is telling you that a crafter’s life needs some clutter,… Continue reading

How to make Anemone crepe paper flower

Spring is coming in the Northern hemisphere and my balcony garden will need more attention… There are some flowers I love very much, but don’t dare to have at home – they are beautiful, but fragile. Traveling often for long periods of time makes things difficult for flower lovers. I am always giving the keys… Continue reading

Paper succulents for home decoration

Why paper succulents? First, succulents are very “trendy”. Still. And yes, they are beautiful, tough, attractive, come in many varieties, meeting every person’s taste. Second, paper is a great craft material. Of course, you can have real ones, which is maybe the best, but they need your time and care and if you travel a… Continue reading

Everlasting crepe paper daffodils

I will never forget how, а few years ago, in a TV studio, I was making paper flowers, maybe even crepe paper daffodils, and a cameraman came next to me and said, “They are so beautiful, I can’t believe they are fake!”. Fake? This word absolutely crushed me! Fake?! What? Paper is older than Western civilisation and… Continue reading

Every season crocus

Do you have flowers you love and enjoy every time? I have. And one of them are crocuses. And I don’t like cut flowers. They are sad, will die soon and with this will also die the message they are suppose to carry. Crocuses are flowers which are very easy to make from paper. You… Continue reading

Autumn candle holder

Autumn candle holder in March? Why? It must be spring now in Europe – 19th of March, but if you look through your window, you will see late autumn or early winter. The colours are grey, brown, and white and the smell of the air is cold and wet. For the next three weeks we… Continue reading

Bougainvillea – a home made flower

Maybe, because I was born in that part of Europe, when if you want to have a bougainvillea, you have only a flower pot with a plant, keeping always an eye on it, fighting with the late spring or early autumn cold, feeding the soil, and even then you have to accept that one day your beloved plant will die. With no explanation and with no reason. I even wrote in my other blog about the passion and sadness to have a bougainvillea

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