Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Paper christmas tree

Merry christmas! Christmas tree made of paper stars. You can use the pdf file for the nine different sizes. You need six stars per size. The tree is build of 18 layers. Each layer has three stars of the same size. Take a wooden block, make a hole and stick a cocktail stick in. Thread the first layer of stars ( 3x size 1) to the stick.  Then thread a piece  of straw or a bead on the stick to separate the layers.  Continue with another layer of three stars from size one ending with a straw or bead. Then continue with two layers of size two and so on until you've had all sizes. 

christmastree template 1
christmastree template 2

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Stunning folded Christmas trees XL

What do you think of these stunning folded Christmas trees?!! Made for the window of a paint and wallpaper store Bij Kaat. These trees are made of two types of fabulous silver wallpaper. I used a square of 52 by 52 centimeters. After folding the tree is about 35 centimeters high. See my former tutorial folding Christmas trees

Thank you Dutch Castle

I have won the book for paper lovers from Flow!!!! Thank you Dutch Castle!!! These are a few of my favorite pages.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Christmas, paper balls and gift tags

Easy to make.. paper Christmas balls. Punch 6 circles and fold them in half. Glue the circles together with a string in it. 

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Tutorial: paper hearts for teachers

Assignment for "teachers day": make hearts! Together with my son I made these hearts. If you like them read here the step by step tutorial. Use paper with different patterns. We used thicker pink paper and different beautiful wallpaper (once bought at a market in small rolls).

See below the hearts made by Sep for his teachers!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Budget wrapping

Wrapping gifts is super fun to do! With a little searching you can find pretty good but also cheap wrapping paper.
Over the wrapping paper I did a layer of transparent paper. All the wrapping paper and the gift tag comes from Flying Tiger . One of my favorite shops at the moment.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Little box of Easter (2)

And ... here's the other one.. "Little box of Easter". Maybe it can inspire you!

Artichoke for Easter

I could not resist ... another artichoke for easter. See my previous blogpost napkin-artichoke

Friday, 8 March 2013

Daisy ornaments for an Easter decoration

Handmade paper daisies for an Easter decoration. I bought the egg shaped vase by Oogenlust my favorite flower shop. It's easy to make. Look at the tutorial below.


  1. Take a piece of thick white paper and punch out two daisies (using a
    daisy-shaped paper puncher)
  2. Cut a small cotton thread of about 8 cms (3.5 inches)
  3. Apply some glue to the heart of one of the daisies (using a glue pad)
  4. Fold the cotton thread into two and glue the ends together with the
    glue at the heart of the daisy. Apply some more glue on top
  5. Attach the other daisy on top, turning it a little sideways, so that
    there are no spaces in between the leaves
  6. Cut some hairs from a yellow pompom and attach these to the sides of
    the daisy in the middle, so that a yellow heart appears. I used
    regular superglue for this and a cotton tip to apply the glue
  7. Hint: you can also vary the colours of the hearts of the daisies. You
    can also turn the daisies into a garland.

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Little boxes (1)

I made these boxes of large matchboxes. For the "little box of celebration" I made a garland, confetti, two pompoms, a party hat and a small piece of wrapping paper with a gift tag. For the "little box of hearts I made a hearts garland, table scatter, a heart pattern for Hama pearler beads and also a small piece of wrapping paper with a hearts sticker  It took me a long time to make everything in mini-format. Love to do this...see you soon for my next post for the little box of Easter!!