Clever Paper Craft Hacks
Paper art is a great deal of fun. It looks so good when you have finished a neat little project and people think you are so astute – little do they realize that it can be an extremely simple and cost compelling issue to make 3-d paper craft and other off the page projects.
Frequently a finished project just needs a person to take a basic shape and make lots of them from scrap paper. You may jump at the chance to make a special paper art item to decorate your home or to serve as a decoration for a special event.
For instance, I made a topiary tree with circle shapes. This is what I did:
Step 1. First I settled on a color palette for my tree. I had a great deal of blue and green scraps of card stock and designer paper in an organizer as I can never make myself discard paper scraps, and surprise – those color hues also went pleasantly with my home decor. You could of course choose some other color blend that suited your decor or party subject. (I have always thought what beautiful wedding table decorations these trees could make if they were done in pink (or other wedding color) and silver with a bit of ribbon or mesh used as the first layer of the leaf motif, for instance. You could even use a different shape for the leaf motif such as a star or hearts).
Step 2: I took a Styrofoam ball and a limited wooden dowel and made the basic edge for the tree. The ball would frame the verdant part of the tree and the dowel would shape the storage compartment. I enveloped the wooden doweling by some green paper to make it look more finished. Just lay the doweling down on a bit of paper the same length and move it up, at that point follow the edge down.