Paper Projects

for decor,

gifts and

favours

We are able to design and create a variety of different paper projects. They can be made from plain or coloured paper, book or map print.  Chat to us if you would like to place an order for your home or event.

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Paper Design Stories

Peg People

Peg people - a quick fun project.  Make up a community of useful helpers. Here's How to DIY: Click on the link below, and download the pattern. Print it out and cut out the peg strips. Leave plain or decorate. Glue the strips to the peg with wood glue. Make sure to...

Geometric Paper Desk Set

Stationery Storage - Desk set.  This is a variation on the paper terrariums from last week.  Follow the instructions, but cut out only 2 of the windows. This allows easy access, while partially obscuring the contents. I used paper from an old atlas.  It's really good...

Paper Terrarium DIY

It's been very pleasing to see beautiful angular terrariums in so many places lately.  The vibrant geometric shape softened by the fresh green leaves of the resident plants makes a great decor item. A paper terrarium is an innovative variation of the original -...

Chat Sticks – DIY Game

Making and connecting in community.  I love to give something handmade whenever I give a gift.  Just recently I made this game to give to a friend on her wedding day. These chat sticks are a simple fun project to make together and use.  They are conversation ignitors...

Design Indaba Creative Collab Durban

Tonight is the opening of the Creative Collab Durban.  An exciting exhibition with some amazing local talent. I've been setting up the Freshly Found display. The focus of the stand is the bespoke design installations we do.    To showcase this, we've produced a...

A Very Quick Gift Bag

Today's quick picture post shows how to make a batch of gift bags Here we used ink-dyed paper from the previous post, but you can use any pretty paper. The paper is wrapped around a soft-cover book as a form.  You could use other solid rectangular shapes like milk...

Paper Shibori Plaid

I've been keen to get into some Japanese Shibori work.  So as a very first step in that direction, I decided to make some blue paper plaid ☺ Traditional plaid is a pattern on cloth of stripes with different widths that cross each other to form squares (Merriam...

Paper Earrings

Freshly Found Heart Shaped Earrings made from recycled book spines And recycled packaging materials... Happy Valentine's...

Cotton Print Trees

Christmas Time with bonded paper and fabric squares folded into mini trees. The delicate bright green floral sari prints are all the decorating these simple trees need. They may be folded from a square of normal paper or light cardboard, but here they are made from a...