Paper Mache Animal Head

How to make a DIY paper mache animal head

Jillian from I Am a Homemaker shares a tutorial to help you get in on the faux animal head trend without the expense! Jillian started with a basic piñata from the store, removed the head and brightly-colored paper, recovered it with newspaper and Mod Podge, and then attached it to a plaque for display. Here’s [...Read More]

Metallic Decorative Sphere Take Two

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Awhile back Andrea from Decorating Cents created a decorative sphere from embroidery hoops that she simply wasn’t loving. Instead of kicking the sphere to the curb, Andrea adopted the “rock what you got” mentality and revamped it with paper mache and spray paint. The paper mache was perfect for imitating the texture of metal. With a couple coats of spray paint, you’d never know the difference!

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Paper Mache Unicorn Head Wall Décor

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I am just loving this paper mache unicorn head that Ashley from Lil Blue Boo created for her little one’s playroom. It is unique and fun and really makes a statement! Ashley walks you through the entire process, showing you how she formed the head from newspaper, paper towels, and book pages. I love the look of the black and white text with the hot pink plaque. Didn’t Ashley do an amazing job?!?

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Octopus Ornament

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If you like ornaments that are a bit quirky and deviate from the norm, then this octopus ornament by Emily at Lemon Yellow Journal is right up your alley. Here’s what she has to say: “I saw this little guy on the Terrain website, and thought it was so cute and totally doable!  I used a small sized Christmas bauble, some newsprint, and some craft glue and went to town! I finished it off with some paint for the eyes, and now he’s happily perched on my tree.”

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Silver Starfish Bowl

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Gail from Purple Hues and Me had been eyeing a starfish bowl from the Z Gallerie for some time, trying to figure out the best way to recreate it. Amanda at House Revivals got Gail going with her paper mache starfish tutorial. Gail crafted several starfish and then attached them together to form her own [...Read More]

Paper Mache Starburst Mirror

DIY starbursts have been crazy popular and run the gamut when it comes to design from chunky wood to spindly metal rays. Amanda from House Revivals used the art of paper mache to create her starburst mirror that was inspired by mid-century compass rose clocks and a Horchow mirror. This was also an ecofriendly project [...Read More]

Industrial Style Letters

Everyone has seen the zinc letters for sale at Anthropologie and Restoration Hardware and probably a tutorial or two for making your own.  Erika from Retropolitan takes the industrial look one step further by adding silver scrapbooking brads for an even more urban look. It’s amazing how such a small detail can make a big [...Read More]

Papier-Mache Table

Jaime from Prudent Baby added a homemade papier-mache table to her new back patio last summer. She formed the table and chevron pattern with cardboard and then applied a papier- mache pulp and plaster. Since it was going to be outdoors, Jaime sealed the table to protect it as much as possible from the elements. [...Read More]