Book Fold Candle Holder – DIY Bibliogami Project

Bibliogami is the art of making useful or beautiful objects from books.  In this project Candle Holders are made from roll-folded books.  The Book Fold Candle tea light holders have the imposing appearance of decorative pillar candles.  A few can be created from 1...

Book Paper Tree – Decorated with Pressed Garden Leaves

A simple book paper tree, with a low impact on the budget and the environment.  This genus is easy on the eye, and is recreated from 3 recycled books - (which originally came from trees themselves). This one has been decorated with pressed leaves from my garden.  The...

Book Print Roses

We've been making these for years, but a fresh batch still fills us with delight. Pictured here against an unplastered feature wall in our new home. These are a few of the historical Freshly Found Roses... See more of our paper floral design projects...

Paper Apples – handcrafted from books

We are keen to explore new directions in our paper work for clients, and were delighted to make up some paper apple prototypes from recycled books.  The apple shape, is a bit like the heart shape - familiar, simple and pleasing with soft curves. We were very happy...

Crafted Book Art Vase

This week, I am going to show you how to fashion a vase - not from clay, but from a book!  A bibliographic vessel - A Crafted Book Art Vase! It's a fairly quick to make, and quite attractive.  Good for storing water-less flora like dried grasses and flowers.   These...

Book Logs

The phrases: 'Book Folding' and 'Folded Books' are right up there in the top 10 search keywords that bring people to the Freshly Found blog. We have done a fair bit of book work over the years at Freshly Found. With life being rather chilly here in the Southern...

Book Bunting

Freshly Found cut-out and ink-coloured hearts on book paper bunting at the Amazing Alternate Wedding Fair in Durban this weekend.   Visit the Fair between 9 and 3 on Sunday at Upstairs, 202A Florida Road, Durban.  If you would like to make these up yourself - This is...

Concertina Shells…

These are the interesting leftovers from an enormous project we have just completed. Christy, Sandile, Hlengiwe and myself have sourced, sliced, folded and strung together hundreds of folded books for the Shaw Sisters, who are supplying a nation-wide chain store in...

Book Shelving

Barrel Roll Folded books stacked into shelving.  The print stripes and gentle folds form a pleasing rhythmic backdrop to some quirky collectibles. The delicate book rolls are surprisingly stable and can be stacked in many combinations.  Here we filled a corner,...

Basic Barrel Roll – Book Fold Tutorial

In response to loads of interest, we will be posting some tutorials on the art of book folding or Bibliogami.  It has become a very popular craft and Freshly Found has been folding books for years.  We are in the middle of an enormous order right now, so thought it...

Book Paper Di (Dice)

I have been focusing largely on paper art and craft lately  There are some gorgeous goodies in production at the moment.  I am loving the challenge of seeing just how much can be done, with vintage book paper in particular. These petals were from the end of a...

Book Paper Trophy

I have been focusing largely on paper art and craft lately  There are some gorgeous goodies in production at the moment.  I am loving the challenge of seeing just how much can be done, with vintage book paper in particular. Last week I received an enquiry about a...

Book Paper Candles

Book paper candle holders - now available in the shop. A folded recycled book with a recess to hold a tea light. Seen here with laser cut coasters from Green Grass http://handsomethings.com/2011/04/20/green-grass-parkhurst/ -  a recent buy from their amazing shop in...

Paper Bird Houses

 Paper bird houses - made from 21 identical sheets of vintage book paper. Love the way this retro exercise book translates into Toile-de-Jouy-like houses. They were launched at the i♥market this past Saturday. [Botanical book houses and 101 Dalmatian ones too!] Thanks...

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