this perfect-for-summer project comes from brenna berger at paper + ink. she documents her amazingly clever custom invitation designs on her blog, so when it comes to paper it’s no surprise that she’s full of ideas. i love the simple, modern feel of these, and the fact that they cost next to nothing to make. on an semi-related note, i recently decided to have a movie marathon of all corporate “must make it big in nyc” movies from the eighties (wall street, secret of my success, working girl…you get the drift), but now i am definitely not going to start it until i have some paper and a thumbtack ready:) thanks, brenna! -kate
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we live in a (very) small house. having lived here for a little over a year, I have realized that as far as décor goes, less is more. to maintain this theme, i am paring down and switching out my dated photos for some clean lined, monochromatic pinhole art. i gathered some inspiration from heather smith jones, and chose a summery subject… seaweed. grouped on the mantle, these sea inspired paper pieces are detailed and soothing… just what our tiny house needs. on a small scale, each piece of pinhole art can be turned into a folded card for someone special, or wrapped around glass votive holder for some nighttime twinkle. relax, channel your inner zen, and poke away. -brenna
1. paper (preferably cotton)
3. pony bead and hot glue (optional)
4. scrap cardboard (at least as big as your paper)
6. image of choice (some options are available here)
1. securely tape your image on top of the cotton paper. then tape the paper to the scrap piece of cardboard. the cotton paper and the cardboard should be about the same size. i taped only one side to the cardboard so i could lift my paper and check my progress.
2. the pony bead acts as a spacer for the thumbtack. it keeps the pin from going too far into the paper and creating too big of a hole. for the bead spacer, put a dot of hot glue in the hole of the pony bead and place the bead over the pin of the thumbtack. let dry.
3. with the thumbtack, pierce through the top two papers, just until you hit the cardboard. if you are using the spacer bead, just push down until the thumbtack stops. poke along tracing the lines of the image while placing each new hole as close as possible to the last.
4. continue until you have traced over the entire image. lift the paper to insure a lovely image, and add any freehand holes if needed.
5. cut to size and you are done!