For a few months now my Instagram and Pinterest feeds have been filled with DIY woven wall hangings. You might remember simple weaving projects from your childhood, maybe you made a simple potholder or placemat at school or at summer camp, but now woven wall hangings made on lap looms seem to be all the rage in the crafting and DIY world. As home decor statement pieces they seem to be in every blogger’s home at the moment. I recently saw were one of my favorite bloggers has her own woven wall hanging book coming out soon!
As paper crafters we can easily incorporate the weaving trend into our own projects. From wall hangings and home decor projects to cards and even scrapbook pages, there are so many fun and creative ways to incorporate woven paper into your projects. You can even up-cycle magazines and newspapers so paper weaving can be a great “green” project as well. Did you know there is even such a thing as paper yarn? All you need to get started is paper (we all have that!), a few simple paper weaving patterns, and some inspiration (which you will find below) and you are ready to go!
Woven Paper Artwork-A perfect project if you are new to paper weaving. This project can be created in any size and color combination to match your decor.
Paper Weaving-Did you know you could use your paper shredder as a crafting tool?!
Paper Bag & Magazine Weaving-It’s hard to believe by looking at this project that it was made with recycled bags and magazines…eco-friendly and beautiful is a winning combination.
Paper Weaving + Scrapbooking-Paige is one of my favorite scrapbookers. Her use of pattern and texture is always so inspiring and I love how she incorporate weaving into her layouts.
Woven Wishes Card-A quick and easy way to use your paper scraps and add a woven touch to your card making.
Woven Paper Easter Eggs-Fill a basket (or 2) this spring with these colorful eggs made from newspaper.
Woven Paper Basket-Need a basket to put those woven eggs in you just created? Look no further than this simple tutorial.
Have you tried weaving before? If so what have you created?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.