Playing with Paper

Good Morning & Happy DIY Monday!

I have the easiest DIY craft for you today. One of my favorite aisles to visit when I go to a craft store is the scrapbook paper aisle. If you are looking for an inexpensive craft or a way to add something on trend into your home, scrapbook paper is an easy way to achieve it.

Today I was totally feeling this glittery python cardstock! Isn’t it fun?!


I love to wrap vases and containers in paper. It’s fast and easy to change out when you want something new. I wanted a place to store stir sticks on my bar cart. I just cleaned out an old lidded candle jar I had on hand and cut the paper to size. I used Krazy glue and attached the paper around it using the raised edges as my guide.


This could be really pretty on a desk or nightstand too. You could also just take the lid off and put some flowers in it.

Right now it is serving a purpose on our bar cart:

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*If you want to purchase this same paper it is available at Michael’s Craft Stores.

Have a great day!


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20 Comments on Playing with Paper

  1. Shelly@confettistyle
    January 14, 2013 at 7:36 am (2 years ago)

    I’m a paper fanatic and now have a new project to add to my crafting list. Thanks for sharing!

    • thriftykristy
      January 14, 2013 at 9:51 am (2 years ago)

      You betcha, Shelly! I am too :) xo Kristin

  2. cuckoo4design
    January 14, 2013 at 7:41 am (2 years ago)

    Ahhh I noticed the Altuzarra (Neiman Marcus) Target 18K Gold glasses on your bar cart. I was just standing in front of them last Friday. They had them for 70% off. Love but still didn’t get them. My cabinets are overflowing :(
    Love the python pattern on the container too.

    • thriftykristy
      January 14, 2013 at 9:52 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Julia! Yes, I had to get them when they were 70% off! They work perfect on the bar cart :) xo Kristin

  3. Sarah
    January 14, 2013 at 8:01 am (2 years ago)

    What a fun update! That paper is just perfect on the bar cart.

    • thriftykristy
      January 14, 2013 at 9:53 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Sarah! Best 50 cents I have spent lately. What I love is the paper is clear-coated so it doesn’t look like paper at all. It has depth and is sleek. Never thought I would say that about cardstock! LOL xo Kristin

      • Sarah
        January 14, 2013 at 9:56 am (2 years ago)

        Ooh, that’s fancy! It’s the little things, right? (Like clear-coated paper). :)

  4. SaraBates
    January 14, 2013 at 8:08 am (2 years ago)

    Kristen-that paper is to die for! I have a handbag that looks very similar! Before I became obsessed with home DIYs (ie, before I had a house to play with!) I was a crazy scrapbooker! This project takes me back! Thanks so much for sharing. Xoxo

    • thriftykristy
      January 14, 2013 at 9:54 am (2 years ago)

      Hi, Sara! Too funny! I use to scrapbook too, I remember those days :) xo Kristin

  5. now at home mom
    January 14, 2013 at 1:41 pm (2 years ago)

    hum! I think I will get me some of this paper too!!! :-)

    • thriftykristy
      January 14, 2013 at 1:50 pm (2 years ago)

      YAY! It will be fun to see what you use it for :) Kristin

      • now at home mom
        January 15, 2013 at 1:09 pm (2 years ago)

        thinking of wrapping it around a vase and storing some cute painting brushes inside the vase or just display the vase wrapped around the paper :-)

      • thriftykristy
        January 15, 2013 at 6:40 pm (2 years ago)

        Fun! xo Kristin

  6. popsiclesandpinatas
    January 14, 2013 at 10:28 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks great! Using it on the container was a fantastic idea!! :)


    • thriftykristy
      January 15, 2013 at 7:11 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Michelle! xo Kristin

      January 16, 2013 at 4:15 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks, Jessica! xo Kristin


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