Blog Posts - Vintage Paper Ideas



Make This Scrappy Christmas Tree Card!

Do you need to send out some last minute Christmas cards? Did you run out of cards before you made it through your mailing list? Here is a simple card idea that does not require special Christmas papers or dies or stamps. Making these cards couldn't...
by House Revivals on Dec 1, 2016

How to Draw a Spring Tulip

Around this time of year, I am ready. for. Spring. How about you? Are you over winter, yet? I'm ready for a break from the clouds and the rain, and for my bones to warm up! Here's an easy tutorial for drawing tulips to put you in the spirit for sprin...
by House Revivals on Mar 1, 2016

10 Pretty Vintage Book Page Christmas Decorations to Make

You can get a head start on your handmade holiday gifts and decor, and recycle some vintage book pages with these easy tutorials! This little slipper, cone, and top hat ornament were fashioned from vintage book pages and junk mail! This shado...
by House Revivals on Nov 10, 2015

Make a Planner From a Vintage Book

It's that time of year again! I don't know about you, but I've always measured years by when the school year starts. As a kid, I loved getting a new book bag and pencils and notebooks. It was so exciting to get a new schedule and a clean slate! A...
by House Revivals on Aug 20, 2015

What to Put in Your Smash Journal

I recently shared a tutorial on how to put together a smash journal, using items from the dollar store as well as "found" items you may already have around the house. The post was getting pretty long, so I decided to break it out into a tut...
by House Revivals on Jul 7, 2015

How to Create an Altered Book the Lazy Way

Do you long to create art, but don't have a lot of time or experience or art supplies?  Art journaling or altered books might be a perfect way to explore color and texture and different art mediums without investing in lots of expensive materials, a...
by House Revivals on May 11, 2015

Make a Special Bookmark from a Damaged Vintage Book

Earlier this year, I rescued a damaged vintage home decor book. The front and back covers were transformed into a portfolio for my planner. The spine was just too fragile to use for the planner, and had ripped away from the book. For those of you...
by House Revivals on Apr 23, 2015

How to Create Altered Art Jewelry

Here is an easy and fun jewelry DIY that uses altered dog tags. These little necklaces take absolutely zero jewelry making skill and go together very quickly. Altering dog tags is a great way to get your feet wet, if you've been thinking of tryin...
by House Revivals on Mar 11, 2015

Make a Pocket Planner From a Vintage Romance Novel!

When I was in seventh grade, our neighbor gave me a huge box of 1950's era Harlequin romances, in exchange for babysitting. The books were sweet, unrealistic, and innocent. (this post contains affiliate links) Although I was a voracious reader...
by House Revivals on Jan 29, 2015

Make a Pretty Snowflake With Book Pages and Vintage Buttons!

I love vintage buttons, Christmas, and vintage book pages, so of course those loves often intersect at this time of year! Here is a simple way to use old book pages and buttons from your stash to create pretty snowflake ornaments. These ornam...
by House Revivals on Dec 11, 2014

Make a Pretty Christmas Banner Using Homemade Washi Tape

Are you looking for a quick and easy Christmas card or decor idea, using scraps of paper you already have? Look no further! You can make this darling banner (or make cards!) using old book pages and homemade washi tape. Of course, you can use sto...
by House Revivals on Dec 5, 2014

How to Make Artist Trading Cards With Recycled Materials

Have you tried making artist trading cards? It's a fun concept, where you create tiny little works of art in a 2 1/2 inch by 3 1/2 inch format. As the name suggests, the cards are meant to be traded. If you go to any art or craft store, you will...
by House Revivals on Nov 25, 2014

How to Make Your Own Alcohol Ink Spray

Hey folks! My husband and I had a little bit of fun last night making ink sprays. No, he's not a crafter (he is an artist, though he rarely admits it). The science of suspensions vs. solutions was what intrigued him. Plus, my top button had come undo...
by House Revivals on Nov 20, 2014

Cool Things to Make With Vintage Sewing Patterns

Remember when I shared about all those gorgeous vintage patterns I found at the local Goodwill? Now I'm sharing tons of awesome craft ideas using vintage sewing patterns! I love the idea of re-using old patterns for new projects -- the graphic...
by House Revivals on Nov 18, 2014

Make These Easy Mini-Book Pendants!

If you are looking for an easy project for gift giving this holiday season, look no further! These sweet little book pendants are the perfect project for the book lover in your life. I decided to figure out how to make them when my friend Cheryl...
by House Revivals on Nov 13, 2014

Materials to Use for Mixed-Media Art

Have you ever looked a piece of mixed-media art, or an art journal, and wondered how on earth the artist thought to use the materials they chose? The options are endless! I've been getting back into mixed media projects lately, and shared this...
by House Revivals on Nov 6, 2014

Vintage Sewing Patterns!

I don't often share thrift store hauls here on the blog, but I am doing the happy dance right now about my latest big find!  I have always loved vintage sewing patterns and pick them up whenever I find them cheap, so I was tickled to find several do...
by House Revivals on Nov 1, 2014

Juju Hat Wall Decor Tutorial

Earlier this year I shared a Juju hat inspired wall decor project made from vintage book pages. That project turned out pretty cute, but I wanted to try it again, using a technique that involved lots of scrunching of paper to give the project more te...
by House Revivals on Aug 28, 2014

Rolled Paper Beads

I just spent the most amazing vacation in Alabama visiting my daughter's sweet little family! My daughter's husband is a drill sergeant at Fort Benning, and they moved to Alabama with their toddler last year. You may remember that my daughter and her...
by House Revivals on May 1, 2014

{10} Knock Off Tutorials You Will Love!

Do you adore a great knock-off? Now, when I say knock-off, what I really mean is a new creation inspired by something, well.... inspirational! Here are ten favorite knock-offs from House Revivals! This Anthropologie knock-off is a knock-off of...
by House Revivals on Apr 12, 2014


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