When I received my weekly newsletter from Crafts ‘n things magazine yesterday, I did a double take. Wow, it looked like a high-end museum catalog. Then I realized that I’d seen it before – those were the Safari Print Deco Spheres designed by Kathleen George. And here’s a behind-the-scenes secret – they’re made with tissue paper from a dollar store. Who knew you could create high-style home accents with a $1 pack of tissue paper?
And here’s a little more back story about that gorgeous photo. The cool bowls in the photo were made in Fairbanks, Alaska, from a wooden burl from an Alaskan birch tree. The deco spheres were made in Massachusetts, and the photo was shot in Cleveland by Dina at Studio Rossi. (She does a lot of our photography, and she’s really fabulous.) There’s a lot going on behind the scenes with this photo.
You’ll find the instructions for the Safari Print Deco Spheres in the Crafts ‘n things weekly newsletter, and the instructions are available for free till Tuesday, September 11. While you’re over there, be sure to sign up for the weekly newsletter so you don’t miss any of the crafty goodies.
Speaking of magazines, today is the last day to enter the fall inspiration giveaway, which includes the October issue of Crafts ‘n things, the fall 2012 issue of Stitch Craft Create, and the fall 2012 issue of Scrapbooking and Beyond. Last and certainly not least, the winner will also receive the Harvest Wreath, designed by Patty Schaffer, and featured in the fall 2012 issue of Scrapbooking and Beyond. Be sure to enter!
Which craft magazines do you read? Do you subscribe to any craft magazines? Or, are there certain magazines you find irresistible when you see them on the newsstand?