Safari Print Deco Spheres have high-end style, low-end price

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?

how to make mod podge & tissue paper deco spheres

These look like high-end decorative accents, but they were made with tissue paper from a dollar store.

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.

how to make inexpensive deco spheres from dollar store tissue paper and mod podge

The wooden bowls were crafted in Alaska, the deco spheres made in Massachusetts, and the photo taken in Cleveland.

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!

make a fall wreath with paper

You could win this wreath!

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?

Happy crafting.

Sharon

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4 Responses to Safari Print Deco Spheres have high-end style, low-end price

  1. simplyseashell says:

    What a stylish and thrifty project! Kathleen George always comes up with some good ones!

  2. debbie says:

    I love the spheres!! What a great idea and I have some of the same tissue paper from the dollar store. My granddaughter is really into animal print,she will have to make these at our next craft class.Thank-You for all the inspiration!!

    • Sharon says:

      What a wonderful idea! So glad to hear that you’re sharing your love of crafts with your granddaughter. Those will be special memories for both of you. Thanks, Debbie. Sharon

  3. Lisa M says:

    I love the harvest wreath.
    As for magazines I get Scrapbook Ect., Paper Crafts and a few I forget.
    I love to read about all the new products and try my hand at making a few of them.

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