Paper Circle Projects

Every time I mention my recycled letterpress paper circles, my mom laughs and muses about what buyers could be using them for. Several etsians have told me they’re using them for price tags in their shops and at craft shows—and if you’re not a seller, they make great gift tags as well.

When I first thought of the circles, I imagined they’d be popular with scrapbookers and card makers. Some paper, a glue stick and voila! Festive paper goods for any occasion.

If you’re feeling a little more ambitious, the October Afternoon blog has easy instructions for these adorable paper flowers.

With bunting and garlands gaining popularity at weddings and events as well as for home décor, a string of circles sewn together make for a sweet celebration. This is an easy project to do yourself or find them here!

The circles also create a beautiful textured pattern when glued in a fish scale pattern. Another easy project to DIY or click on the photo below!

Lampshade by Eclu
Lampshade by Eclu

Oh, what, you don’t come here for the bacon?

[see previous post if this title doesn’t make any sense to you!]

Sorry loyal readers, I’ve been a little bit all over the place lately. Bacon, houseplants… I don’t know what this blog is coming to anymore.

This weekend marked the first in quite a while (and the last for an equally long while) in which I didn’t have to devote any time to that job that pays my bills. I spent two days doing nothing but letterpress, and let me tell you, I am not in printing shape anymore. No, it’s not that strenuous, I am just that out of shape.

Anyway, that means loads of new work coming soon, and in the mean time, another way to bring a little letterpress into your life:

Super fun paper circles! For the last year or so, I’ve been holding on to all my scraps and test papers and pieces that didn’t turn out quite right. So they’re not perfect, but there’s still something really beautiful about the intersecting designs…too beautiful to end up in the trash can. Perfect for scrapbookers, card makers, artists or even just to use as confetti on your next party table, these little discs add whimsy to any project.