Make woven paper balls, and more! | How About Orange

July 06, 2012

Make woven paper balls, and more!


PaperMatrix is an amazing website that catalogs the paper creations of Anna and Lene Schepper. They live in Denmark and have backgrounds in architecture and chemical engineering—and they also make wondrous things from paper. They share instructions and templates for everything on their site. Try a hot air balloon mobile, woven paper spheres, or jar boxes with lids!

Update: Find a new video tutorial to get you started right here.



Via Craftgawker.

32 comments:

maslinda said...

how, these look so pretty and delicate, they would make great tree ornaments come xmas too

Eleanor Rae said...

Oh wow! Those hot air balloons are blooming amazing! xxx

Lora said...

Wow, all of the designs you showed are stunning, I love it! I have a friend really into paper crafts and this would be so fun to do with her next time she visits. You always have the most interesting things on your blog, thank you!

Anna Zimmerman said...

These are amazing! I love the hot air balloons. Thanks for sharing Jessica.

Sarah Evans said...

These are just gorgeous! I really want to make some.

I now have slightly too many Summer Projects I feel.... oops!!

Sarah
http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/fabulous-etsy-fridays-vintage-love.html

Grandma G said...

Wow! How cool!

Mum

Miranda said...

Wow, those are really cool! Thanks for sharing!

Patricia said...

Oh my God! And their site!? I want to make everything!

Leyla Torres said...

Just beautiful. What a find. Thank you for sharing it!

Jessica Jones said...

I was pretty excited, I'll admit. Look out come December. My Christmas tree might be getting some new duds...

Hannah- Art.Paper.Scissors.Glue! said...

I just saw these! I can NOT figure out how to make these for the life of me based on their directions : (... when I saw in my email inbox 'Make woven paper balls, and more!' I got really excited because what a coincidence! It turns out you posted the site I already saw, haha. You don't by any chance feel like making a video tutorial or better step by step directions, do you? Ha : )

Larissa said...

I do not think I am smart enough to make these. They are too cool!

Melisa said...

Wow, they have some pretty amazing stuff on their site. I think I'll have to choose one of the simpler projects and try it.

Professoressa said...

So simple and creative.

I am not the most crafty person with such delicate projects but I am inspired by this.

So, I am going to venture out, see what Vancouver holds for fabric choices.
http://swistography.com/

And of course, I am going to look at orange options first.

Jessica Jones said...

Hannah, I'll keep it in mind! Or you could beg Lene and Anna to make a more detailed tutorial... they respond quickly to email, I learned, and are very helpful :)

alipsa said...

Jessica, thank you for sharing such wonderful blog resources. I appreciate your posts so much. (I finally found cardboard for making the iPad stand you highlighted a few weeks ago!). These beautiful numbers will be just the thing to get my Christmas crafting started.

Jessica said...

I've just been over to their site and they make the most incredible things... however I'm not brave enough to try any as they look super tricky.

Anonymous said...

I like these. I've just tried to make the hot air balloon. It is so hard! Mine doesn't look like the one on the picture! ;)It was my first 3D weaving trial though. I may try again. I read afterwards that you must use paper clips to secure your weaving as you go. This must help a lot!

Nicnax said...

WOW!!!!! These are awesome!! I love the hot air balloons!

Sherri27 said...

Thanks for pointing out this site. Great combination with my silhouette if I ever get it out :)

Lifestyle Crafts said...

Wow! Love these! :)

Emma said...

These are sooo cute! The bright colour combinations are so effective! It's amazing what can be made with a few pieces of paper!

Mytutorlist.com said...

So cool!!!

Missy Anne @ Wonder Lane Art said...

I now have an overwhelming desire to festoon my home with paper hot air balloons! So cute! Thank you for this delightful project!

jesslin said...

You terrible person, you! How dare you find such an awesome site!! I've already got printouts for a sphere on my desk, so I can make sure I know what I'm doing before I do up one of those boxes. Too, too cool!

And really? I do mean Thank You! :)

sigit hermawan said...

i'ts cool... thanks for attractive article..

marmollada said...

these baloons are fantastic, pretty decoration for a kids party

Jessica said...

Whoaa so I checked out their site after reading this. It's amazing how these objects were created out of paper! Thanks for the share

Jessica Jones said...

There's a video tutorial now, folks!
http://www.youtube.com/user/PaperMatrix

Anonymous said...

Is there any way I can order one of these? I'll pay to make me one and ship it to me. I'm trying to put together a birthday surprise for my husband (hot air balloon ride) and this would be perfect to put in a box to let him know what I have planned. Please please let me know ASAP!!!! Thank you! (aestina10@yahoo.com)

JazzyNM said...

Wow! These balloons are amazing! I just found your site from a pin on Pinterest. Too bad you are Albuquerque, New Mexico right now. You would sell a ton of these at the International Balloon Fiesta which begins tomorrow, Oct 6, 2012. Thanks for the tutorial!

dekoracija said...

Wow, these ideas for decoratios are so nice. I LOVE YOUR WORK, CONGRATULATIONS!

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