Modern Paper Mache DIY Project Ideas

Modern Paper Mache DIY Project Ideas

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Dabney Frake
Jul 2, 2015

Summer is a great time to take your DIY projects outside, get a little messy, and make something great in the process. You can channel your inner child with paper mâché, but the end result is decor that’s all adult style and sophistication.

Cake Stands: Above, The House That Lars Built shared these super graphic dessert tiers.

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin)

Lampshades: Ashley Poskin shows you how to make these paper mache lampshades, which you can use to customize a basic lighting kit.

Faux Cacti: We shared these adorable cacti before, from from David Stark for Design*Sponge.

(Image credit: Ideas Magazine)

Hanging Art: These decorative eggs, from Ideas Magazine (via Poppytalk), are sculptural and delicate and so very interesting.

(Image credit: Kelli Murray)

Bowls: These handmade bowls from Kelli Murray are a combination of paper mache and gold leaf.

(Image credit: Design Sponge)

Tabletop Decor: These barnacles, made by Brenna for Design Sponge, are so realistic looking and have fantastic texture.

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