15 DIY PAPER PLANT IDEAS

15 DIY Paper Plant Ideas

Image source: Apple of my DIY

I can never have enough plants around the home, they are the perfect way to add life and happiness to any space. If you’re like me though this ‘life’ only lasts 6 months tops as I am the ultimate accidental plant serial killer (no really… I’ve killed 2 yukkas recently…they’re meant to be indestructible!) But never fear fellow plant murderers, there’s a new craft trend here to save the day – paper plants.

From the incredibly life-like to the fun and abstract, paper plants are taking over. Plant them in a real plant pot to finish off the look or craft one from paper too. They’re much more fun than artificial plants and cost barely anything to make. Here’s my round up of 15 fave ideas that have left me feeling inspired.

Fiona x

15 Paper Plant Ideas

Oh the paper cacti varieties! |  Source: Goodtoknow.co.uk

 

15 Paper Plant Ideas

Potted paper ferns  |  Source: Lia Griffith

 

15 Paper Plant Ideas

Paper Pilea  |  Source: The Apple Of My DIY

 

15 Paper Plant Ideas

Cacti of the cardboard variety  |  Source: The House That Lars Built

 

15 Paper Plant Ideas

Potted paper split leaf philodendron  |  Source: Lia Griffith

 

15 Paper Plant Ideas

Origami plants  |  Source: Origami Cacti

 

15 Paper Plant Ideas

A colourful combo of cacti and plants |  Source: The House That Lars Built

 

15 Paper Plant Ideas

Paper pervuvian maidenhair fern  |  Source: Handmade Curator

 

15 Paper Plant Ideas

Crepe paper succulents  |  Source: Ash and Crafts

 

15 Paper Plant Ideas

A bright mix of happiness |  Source: Creative Boom

 

15 Paper Plant Ideas

Gradient fern art sculpture  |  Source: Sonia Poli

 

15 Paper Plant Ideas

Paper fiddle leaf tree!  |  Source: The House That Lars Built

 

15 Paper Plant Ideas

Pastel palms  |  Source: Lenzo

 

15 Paper Plant Ideas

Potted ferns from textured paper  |  Source: Taylor Cuts Paper

 

15 Paper Plant Ideas

Colourful table centrepieces made even more awesome by these head vases  |  Source: House that Lars Built

WIN A $100 OFFICEWORKS VOUCHER

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Following on from my recent gift of creativity post, where I gifted my sis the tools to create a DIY travel notebook, I’m stoked to be able to offer one $100 Officeworks gift card giveaway to my lovely readers. Now you can compile your own creative gift pack for someone you love this Christmas!

All you need to do to enter is comment below this blog post, telling me what gift of creativity you would like to give this year, who you would give it to and why?

Would you inspire your sis to make a customised notebook like me? Give a craft set to your mum? Or, maybe a watercolour paint kit to a friend?! Tell me below and you could win $100 to spend in Officeworks.

Competition closes at 12 noon Sydney time, Friday, 18th December. A winner will be picked at random and notified via email (be sure to add your email in the email field when you comment!)

Good luck!

Fiona x

This post is in collaboration with Officeworks

PARTY GOODS GIVEAWAY FROM THE CHAOS CLUB!

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Ok I’ve been right slack in sharing some new posts here lately. There’s been a whole lot going on behind the scenes which I can’t wait to share with you soon. I promise the craft nerd in me is still going strong making a million things a day and all will be revealed in good time but, for now, I think it’s only fair I give back to my lovely readers with a goodies giveaway!

For those of you who don’t already know, as well as this wee blog here, I’m also am the co-owner of paper party goods store The Chaos Club It’s all about bright and glorious paper items for parties and gift giving. We’ve just recently launched some awesome new ranges including these Gold Pretzel Garlands, 3D Watermelon Cupcake Toppers oh and ICE CREAMS! Oh god I love anything ice cream themed!

I’ve got 2 prize packs up for grabs for 2 lucky winners. Each pack contains:

 

  • 1 x Ice Cream Garland
  • 1 x Ice Cream Gift Tags (pk of 6)
  • 1 x Pretzel Garland
  • 1 x Strawberry Coasters (pk of 6)
  • 1 x Multi Fruit Gift Tags (pk of 6)

Prize value of over $50 – woo!

To enter:

  1. Follow @thechaosclub AND @crafthunter on Instagram

  2. and just comment on this blog post below, letting me know which range you like best from The Chaos Club. Is it the Watermelons? Maybe the Licorice Allsorts? (actually pumped to hear which is your fave!)

Entries close midday Friday 6th November Sydney time. Overseas entries welcome.

Winners will be picked at random and contacted via the email address used on the blog comment within 7 days. If I don’t hear back from you by 21st November we will re-draw the comp.

Good luck guys!

Fiona x

FAVE FINDS // GIFT TAGS

Fave 10 gift tags

With the recent launch of my new shop The Chaos Club I’m finding myself completely obsessed with cool gift tags. I can’t believe I haven’t stocked up sooner. Such an easy way to add some instant love to your gift wrap and it’s the best feeling giving someone a gift that looks just as fun as what’s inside! It’s also a nice little keepsake – I have a few cute gift tags hanging in my home office that were given from loved ones.

I’m a big fan of crafting up my own tags too (of course) but I’m a bigger sucker for store-bought paper goods.

Here’s my fave 10 of the moment. Do you know of some other treasure trove sites for buying gift tags?? Let me know below!

Fiona x

  1.  A simple and stylish option available from Lark. Love a bit of gold foil.

  2.  These tags from Sweet William are actually available in a pack with this gorgeous gift wrap via Hardtofind – winning!

  3. Simple graph prints are sometimes all it takes. Would look so cool wrapped with bright twine! These are from Spin Spin in Melbourne.

  4. Knot&Bow are one of the biggest pioneers for bright, simple gift tags. Buy them alone or in a pack like this one here.

  5. Yes I have shamelessly plugged some from my own store The Chaos Club! I think if you’re not your own biggest fan, you’re doing it wrong! haha These are our Licorice Allsorts tags which can be found here.

  6. It would be criminal to not include Rifle Paper Co in this round up – only one of my fave paper goods brands ever. Available via Notemaker here.

  7. This wooden gift tag from the lovely ladies at Light&co is such a cool alternative to the usual paper tags! Leave as is or paint up a fun pattern.

  8. Bespoke Letterpress are leading the game with cool letter-pressed paper goods and I’m especially digging this happy dude.

  9.  What’s not to love about watermelons?! I hope this trend never dies. These are from The Chaos Club too.

  10. Can’t go wrong with a watercolour geometric print from Lauren Merrick.

 

MY NEW ONLINE STORE – THE CHAOS CLUB

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Sooo.. I have some BIG news. If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen it… I have opened an online paper party goods store with my long-time friend Anita, and it’s up and running! Meet, The Chaos Club It’s full of happy colourful goodness and is my favourite design style all wrapped up in a perfect little package.

We’re really excited to be filling a big gap in the market for stylish, quirky paper party goods. We love novelty shapes and fun colour so I think this will definitely be a big theme in our collections. I’m so in love with our first ranges and can’t WAIT to start showing you all the other designs we are working on behind the scenes. If you enjoy novelty shapes, crazy bright colour and clean lines as much as we do, you are probably going to self-combust! 

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I met Anita over 10 years ago when we both worked for a small wholesale business in Adelaide before I split to Sydney and she ended up in Melbourne. She’s a hilarious lass with the most colourful and fun wardrobe and house you’ll ever see. I dare you to show me someone with more fruit-themed decorative items squished into one bedroom! When I decided one spontaneous day last year that I wanted to finally launch my own shop I knew she was the one to partner with me, and one text message later, that was that – we both latched onto this plan like it was made of gold and haven’t stopped being crazy excited since. With her background in design and my obsession with paper goods + background in PR, it was a perfect match and I’m really excited to see where this takes us!

Come follow us over on Instagram to keep updated with our latest and greatest, and you an check out all the items in our shop here: thechaosclub.etsy.com

I would really love to hear what you think, please drop a comment below! Also if you can think of some fun designs you think we should do, let me know! 

Fiona x

The Chaos Club store

 

WIN $50 WORTH OF MT TAPES!

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Who doesn’t love washi tape, really?  I can never have enough rolls of it. So easy to jazz up stationery, cards, gift wrapping, table legs, household items, make wall stickers… the list goes on. This week I’ve teamed up with the awesome guys at Notemaker who have a brand new range of gorgeous MT Tapes in store. MT Japanese Tapes are the original washi tape brand that started the washi craze, and so naturally, they have some of the best designs around.

Notemaker are kindly giving away a $50 voucher for 2 lucky people to spend on MT Tapes of your choice!

To enter to win 1 of 2 x $50 vouchers:

Step 1: Follow @crafthunter and @notemaker on Instagram.

Step 2: Look for Craft Hunter’s recent Instagram post about this giveaway and simply tag a friend in the post’s comments. Each individual tag counts as an entry, so go for gold!

All entrants will be put into a list and the two winners will be picked at random on April 15th 2015 at midday Sydney time and announced on Instagram.

Open to my overseas readers too!

Good luck all. Fiona x

 

WIN A $150 VOUCHER FROM POPPIES FOR GRACE!

Poppies for grace giveaway $150 voucher

Poppies for Grace is one of my all time favourite party goods brands. They stock a gorgeous range of bright and fun party decor items like giant helium balloons filled with confetti (yes, you read right), gorgeous gift tags and stationery, mini balloon cake toppers and happy tissue paper ball garlands. It’s all a bit too much for me to handle really.

I’m super excited to be collaborating with them this week to give you the chance to win a $150 voucher to spend on their goodies!  Oh yesss. Very jealous of this winner.

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If you have a party coming up any time this year, or would just like some colourful decorations and paper goods for home, this voucher will pretty much sort you out for life.

Poppies For Grace giveaway on Craft Hunter blog

To be in with the chance to win, all you need to do is:

  • Follow Craft Hunter and Poppies for Grace on Instagram:

@crafthunter

@poppiesforgrace

  • AND comment below on this blog post, letting us know which products in particular you’d love to own from their store. Head on over to Poppies For Grace HERE and have a browse.

(If you’re reading this on the homepage, the link to comment is at the top)

This competition is open to my overseas readers too. Hoorah – party items for all!

Competition closes end of the month and the winner will be picked at random and announced on Instagram on the 1st of April 2015, AEST.  Prize value is in AU$.

Good luck all!

Fiona x

FAVE SMALL STORAGE FINDS

fave small storage finds

 

I’m completely crushing on these tiny storage ideas for your jewellery and trinkets. No point hiding your pretty favourites away – get some jewellery for your jewellery and celebrate them in style with pieces worthy of prime position on your dresser.

I think a DIY trinket dish might need to be on the cards shortly, but, until then, I’ll drool over these stunners:

  1. Norsu Interiors have just launched these amazing trays in store. I’m definitely a sucker for a gold and pastel combo with a Scandi vibe.

  2. Uashmama are the folks who started the big trend of these rustled paper storage bags, and sometimes you just can’t beat an original. Especially love this metallic gold. These would be perfect for holding your chunky bangles or daily beauty products.

  3. Hayden Youlley makes these beautiful geometric bowls by hand in Sydney. I’ve been coveting one or two for some time now. One day.. one day.

  4. Never again will your rings look so adorable. This popsicle ring dish from Urban Cave has me all over it.

  5. This Pentacle Deco Box from Amalfi would make for a gorgeous way to store your bibs and bobs. Could even hang a couple from the ceiling above it to make a real feature out of it.

  6. Absolutely LOVE  this painterly patterned jewellery box from West Elm. My jewellery would have some hefty competition in the love department.

Have an amazing weekend all. I’m off to Melbourne and can’t wait to do a bit of exploring!

Fiona x