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!



  1. cuckoo4design says

    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.

    • says

      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

  2. says

    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


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