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Inspiration: DIY Hot Air Balloon Paper Mobile

In need of a unique baby shower gift or an extra special touch to your own nursery? Try these adorable paper hot air balloons! They make for super cute decor and an eye-catching mobile.

We received this great idea from Paper Source fan Michelle N. Michelle found 3D paper air balloon designs online and created her own pattern. She then used PS paper and card stock  to create the balloon and basket, which she stamped and embossed . To finish off, she added some baker’s twine to hang the balloons and embellished the baskets with ribbon and washi tape. Michelle created her paper balloons for a gender neutral woodlands-themed nursery, but different papers and stamps could transform her idea for any room!

We love seeing what crafts you come up with–share your own ideas in the comments, or email them to! 


Houston Inspiration: A Paper & Pool Wedding

Without a huge budget for her wedding, but with a certain level of quality in mind, Houston PS fan Kristina and her husband knew just where to go for quality, accessibility, and the perfect color palette. With a hand from PS, a lovely bridesmaid, and creativity, Kristina found the essentials she needed for her Paper & Pool themed wedding.

Photo by Andrea Pinon, Ethan Avery Photography

When it was time to start our wedding budget I knew we had to really save money and do the whole wedding with paper. One, I am a huge paper fan, and two, it was something that seemed to fit our personalities and theme. I have always loved the pool color from Paper Source so we went and bought all of the components of what we needed for our day. I didn’t go in with a real plan. All I knew I wanted was pinwheels!!

Photo by Andrea Pinon, Ethan Avery Photography

Kristina wanted a light and organic environment for her Houston wedding. Wedding invitations and Save the Dates where chosen from Pool, Soft White, Shimmer Silver, and to tie it all together, Paper Bag. To add detail, Kristina bought a PS stamp and embossed the corners of cards and wedding envelopes.


Photo by Andrea Pinon, Ethan Avery Photography

The actual reception was all paper. When you walked into the reception area you were greeted by these amazing HUGE white flowers, which my best friend, who was my bridesmaid, made out of poster paper!

Photo by Andrea Pinon, Ethan Avery Photography

Photo by Andrea Pinon, Ethan Avery Photography

The ceilings were draped with paper pom poms, the tables had paper placemats, and pin wheels made out of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper with embossed stamp textures added some shimmer. We also printed our names on small paper bags to use for the candy station. Our programs were made with the same paper as our invites, and we sewed spines in to add a little DIY touch! And I even made my own cake topper!

Photo by Andrea Pinon, Ethan Avery Photography

Thank you Paper Source Highland Village – for making me an embossing fanatic and helping inspire me to use different textures and styles!

Kristina V.R., Highland Village PS Customer
Favorite PS colors: peacock & pool
Favorite PS product: Paper Source heat tool

We’re so proud to know that we could help Kristina fulfill her dream of an extraordinary Houston wedding. This is one of the best DIY weddings we’ve seen to date. Paper Source’s mission to inspire you to “Do Something Creative Every Day” combined with our customers’ visions make for some excellent celebrations, and we hope to continue the inspiration combination!


New Workshops For March!

Check out March’s great workshop offering. Remember workshop participants receive a coupon for 10% off purchases after every workshop, so these classes are a great way to learn and shop!

March 14 – Itajime Folded Dyed Japanese Papers Workshop

Featuring the artful technique of folding and dyeing Japanese papers (called Itajime Shibori), which is similar to tie dying, this workshop is designed to help you create a collection of four beautiful designs (like the samples featured above). The finished 18 1/2″ x 25″ sheets are perfect for gift wrapping, book binding, or card making. In addition, you will also make a small swatch book collection to recall the folding and dying techniques learned during the workshop.

March 23 – Chevron Tray with Paper Vessels Workshop

Learn box making techniques to create this contemporary gold chevron patterned tray. The workshop will teach you how to glue book board, along with wrapping tips for fine and decorative papers. We will also review uses of PVA & Methyl cellulose adhesives and tricks for cutting papers. To complete the collection, we’ll create DIY accents to accompany your finished tray. Perfect for gifting this Mother’s Day or to keep for your own home decor.

Find a store and see our full line up of workshops online.

Lights, Camera…DIY! Oscars Party Inspiration

Roll out the red carpet! It’s Oscars weekend, and the party is ON. Set the scene with a little DIY Oscars party inspiration from Paper Source!

Bring the glamour of award season to your home with bold golds. This Friendsgiving Tablescape, created by a Paper Source Holiday Craft Contest winner, provides the perfect backdrop with our Chevron Table Wrapping Paper.

oscars party

Use Gold Chevron or Gold Confetti invitations to further accent your event. Print your menu, use as place settings or create an Oscars watching game.

Or, you can simply print the Oscars Ballot we’ve created: 2013 Oscars Ballot

2013 Oscars Ballot

While you’re watching the red carpet, have each guest fill out their guesses for this year’s winners. Throughout the show, attendees can keep track of their votes. Up the stakes by pooling a cash prize or simply supply your own prize (like a PS Gift Card). Once all winners are announced, the guest with the most correct votes takes all!

Oscars Party

You can also gift your favorite bottle to the winner, and complete your theme with a gold rosette. Create large versions for decoration or scale back for an accent, using this How-To-Paper-Rosette PDF

We’re sure this gold and glamour Oscars party will having you saying, “They like me, they really like me!”