When you shop small, you come across the most wonderful and unique items you cannot find anywhere else. And as we’re slowly heading towards the holiday season, it’s the perfect time to start finding those precious goods to surprise your loved ones with <3
That’s why, from this week until the end of the year, we will round up every Friday with a Crafty Gift Guide! A selection of 25 illustrated items, created by my favorite crafters. Spiky planters, fish bags, bear beanies and many more, all made with love and all currently available online.
Clicking the images will lead you directly to the shopping spots. Enjoy!
So tiny, so elegant, and entirely made out of paper! I did a little happy dance when I stumbled upon the plant sculptures of Raya Sader Bujana. I can’t get over how incredibly detailed these beautiful botanicals are. And those leaf pendants.. precious!
From her studio in Nottingham, paper engineer Sarah Matthews creates birds, flowers patterns and all kind of other loveliness using nothing but colorful paper. Her creations are used for a variety of things, from fotoshoots, visual merchandising to events. You can find many more of her paper creations on her site!
Ps: On Sarah’s blog you will find a step by step DIY tutorial to create your own plants you can’t kill 🙂
After some technical hiccups, the blog is finally back to its old self. And boy, did I miss sharing my favorite finds with you folks! Like these delightful papercut illustrations which caught my eye on Instagram the other day. They are creations by Catfriendo; a candy enthisuast who uses a swivel knife to transform pieces of wite paper into whimsical pieces of art. Love the slothmaid!
You’ll find all the works below and more available in her Etsy shop
Colombian artist Diana Beltrán Herrera is an absolute star in paper crafting. My favorite project: the bird postage stamps. These beautiful bird portraits are 3d sculptures in which Diana explores birds in their real eco system. They are not used as real stamps, but oh boy, how I would love to find these on an envelope..
Paper, wood, thread and more everyday materials hide in these not-so-everyday installations by Zim & Zou. Aren’t these gorgeous? I would love to walk around in their Paper Barcelona or get my hands on one of their beautiful handcrafted animals.
Helen Musselwhite’s love for arts began in her childhood days, on a day she received a vivid array of colored pens for Christmas. Immediately rearranging the colors of the pens in a way that pleased her better, it was the start of a creative journey that would lead her through studies of graphic design & illustration and a period of painting before arriving at the medium she loves the most: paper.