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18 May, 2014

Fun and Easy Vintage Paper Crafts...Plus How to Age Paper

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage Paper Crafts Plus How to Age PaperIf you know me, you know that I love anything vintage-y and frenchy…so I have pulled together ten of my favorite paper crafts that combine those two elements to share with you. They are fun and easy to make, too! Some involve aging paper, some use sheet music, some are very Parisian and I’ve even thrown in a little Christmas for good measure! Enjoy!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Aged Paper CandlesFirst, I used paper that I "aged" (instructions included) and frenchy graphics to create a set of vintage-look French candle wraps.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Fairy Tale Book CoversGot some old paperback books? Give them a completely new…er, vintage…look with my French fairy tale book covers!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Country Living Inspired Filament Bulb CandlesNothing says vintage like old filament bulbs and these filament bulb candle covers inspired by Country Living are no exception!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Fun with Vintage Paris Maps I used print-outs of vintage maps of Paris  and a fun vintage Eiffel Tower to create the feeling of a little turn-of-the-century visit to the City of Lights!

Baby Kitty Baby Kitty says this is one of his favorites because he can play Catzilla and attack the tiny Eiffel Tower! Don’t let that sweet face fool you! ;-)

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage Book BundleSome wonderfully distressed old books and a few Paris postcards from the early 1900s stacked up to create my vintage book bundle with those same postcards for you to copy and use in your projects!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage Eiffel Tower Book Bundle And yet another Parisian project involving stacks of books…a vintage photo of the Eiffel Tower is spread across the spines to create my vintage Eiffel Tower book bundle.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage French Script Fruit Print-outs of old French advertisements from The Graphics Fairy were used to découpage plastic fruit and create my vintage French script fruit.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Sheet Music SailboatsVintage sheet music found at the flea market became fun sheet music sailboats, complete with masts and pennants…perfect for summer!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage Sheet Music Decorations More vintage sheet music went into making these projects…a sheet music wreath, candles and ornaments…not just for Christmas!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Shabby Christmas CenterpieceAnd finallly, sheet music…this time it’s actually scrapbooking paper…was used in these vintage paper trees! I love the way they turn simple greenery into a festive Christmas decoration!

And there you have it…my favorite vintage-y, frenchy, fun and easy paper crafts! I hope you found something that you like among them!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage Paper Crafts plus How to Age Paper
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my vintage paper crafts! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants. 
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Tuesday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays ,  French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday 
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  1. Such great ideas! I pinned greenery and sheet music trees to Pinterest! I have to do this for the holidays.
    Thanks for your sharing your projects.

  2. Some super ideas here. Thanks so much for sharing and for the images to download too. I'm going to try the candle wraps and the aged paper first.

  3. As a anything Paris-y and vintage-y lover myself,...i love all your going to try the paper wrapped fruit and books...thanks.

  4. Hy Debbie! I love this projects and this morning I already tried the first one - candle wraps. I don't have many candles, but I started wrapping a lot of things in my home.. Hugs, Cristina

  5. Pinning finger exhausted now. Thank you!!! I have a ton of candles, and I'm sure I could manage to hook up 10 or 20 with this treatment for a different look from time to time. So cool!!!!!!!

  6. Debbie,
    Love all your French paper crafts...still working on finding time to copycat all of them. :) Your projects turn out beautifully and look as though they came from a shop. Thank you for sharing how you do them and for the excellent instructions.


  7. Wow, these are so darling! Thank you- I pinned this for later.


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