Tag Archives: papier-mâché

Ornament Extravaganza

Paper mache ornament extravaganza! All made from up-cycled vintage* newspapers, cardboard, even paperclips for the hanging loop. {*no kidding, this stuff came out of a box marked 1991), acrylic and….wait for it…glitter. Click on each for a closer look!

{Art & Photos: OliveLoaf Design}



Hand-lettering with micron, marker & colored pencils.

Thankful by OliveLoaf Design

Paper Mache Turkey getting packed up and shipped to Seattle. Made with up-cycled newspapers, cereal boxes, cardboard boxes, acrylic apaing.

Paper Mache Turkey by OliveLoaf Design


A Custom Pets on Plaques® creation.  Custom Pets on Plaques® are a special and personal gift for an animal lover or pet owner, or a wonderful pet memorial. They are available in le Shoppe.

This is Dewey. .Dewey

Dewey by OliveLoaf Design

These are crafted with up-cycled newspaper & cardboard paper mache clay and acrylic paint on 7×9 oval wooden plaques. We’ll work together to create an amazing Custom Pets on Plaques®. Contact me via email: stacy@oliveloafdesign.com or head on over to le Shoppe to start your order.

Adjusting Sails

Here is a completed paper mache sailing ship with fabric sails. Up-cycled cereal box, paper bags, newspaper & denim; string, dowels, glue, embroidery & acrylic paint. I will be making more of these. So inspiring to try new techniques as this is based on a pattern/design by my idol, artist Ann Wood. Having one of those weeks…wish it was life size so I could sail away.

Paper Mache Ship by OliveLoaf Design

“She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” ~Elizabeth Edwards

Paper Mache Sailing Ship by OliveLoaf Design

{Art & Photos: OliveLoaf Design}

3 Flying Pigs

Here’s a recent custom order for 3 large Papier-Mache Flying Pigs. My only instructions were “no yellow.”  I think they turned out super cute and now they’ve flown off to live in a dental office in Connecticut. How fun!

All of my papier-mache pieces are made from up-cycled newspaper, cardboard, cereal boxes, etc; recycled masking tape, wheat paste, paint, re-purposed jewelry pieces, charms, buttons, found ephemera, magic & love.

Cosmos, inspired by Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Purple Sweetie

Lucky Green

If you are looking for a unique, handmade paper-mache gift please email me for bespoke/custom orders: stacy@oliveloafdesign.com.  Search “Paper Mache” to see my other creations.

new crafties update

hello lovely people….the blogging really got away from me!

i have been crafting up a storm & and i guess if i had better time management

i could accomplish both blogging AND crafting…but sometimes i get so obsessed with a project

and/or don’t really feel like i have anything interesting/new/clever to show and say here…that i lose spirit.

but in my many years on the planet…the only thing that inspires me and generates MORE creativity is to JUST DO IT!


it’s really hard sometimes,  i know {and there’s nothing wrong with taking a day off here & there}

but let’s make a promise to our creative selves…to…DO SOMETHING CREATIVE EVERY DAY.

okay…that’s outta the way {i feel so much better}

here’s some goings-on from the last few weeks…


new paper mache creations {available in the shop}


…sold a few items {aren’t the labels cute?}

and have gotten lots of treasury features on etsy…

so i have been pretty productive…just waiting for the valentine~themed items to start selling!

i wish you a happy belated new year & thank you dear fans for reading and for diggin’ OliveLoaf Design