Archive for the ‘DIY’ Category

Call for Entries

Two Hands Paperie is excited to announce our fall 2014 Call for Entries: Ofrenda. Create a boxed Ofrenda (Spanish for ‘offering’) and submit it to Two Hands Paperie between October 1-25. Ofrendas are a colorful part of the Mexican celebration Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). These personalized, sacred altars can incorporate photos, […]

Etsy Craft Party 2014

Two Hands Paperie was thrilled to host an Etsy Craft Party in Boulder this past week. Every year, Etsy invites people to host a themed craft party in their city to celebrate makers worldwide. Last year, our friends at Whimseybox threw a  spectacular party, so we knew we had big shoes to fill! We kicked off the […]

Spring Cherry Blossom Window

On Thursday, April 3rd staff, patrons, and friends of Two Hands Paperie gathered together to create a new spring display for the Pearl Street facing window. Participants folded and cut each and every flower. Then, flowers were dipped, dyed, or hand painted with several beautiful colors, all donated by Peerless Watercolors (which is one of […]

It’s easy being green

Two Hands Paperie has always kept the environment in mind when selecting bulk stationery and envelopes to offer our customers. We’re happy to say our packaged, blank stationery is 30% post consumer recycled, but we’re even prouder to now offer a selection of 100% post consumer recycled papers! It makes us happy to go green […]

Firefly Craft Night and Pajakis

How much fun can 15 ladies pack into one room? A lot. Two Hands Paperie hosted a free craft night to teach volunteers how to create Pajakis. Two Hands Paperie co-owner and Pajaki-maker extraordinaire Mia Semingson gave instructions and tips to the group on fabricating these intricate paper chandeliers using crepe paper for flowers, waxed […]

Firefly Handmade Craft Night

Petite Parcel Sets

Some fun new products available both in-store and online are the Petite Parcel Sets by Cavallini & Co. There are endless ways to use this set, and I am excited to share some of my ideas. This blog explores the Vintage Owls Petite Parcel Set, but there are other themed sets available including: Paris, Sweet […]

A Durable Duct Tape Wallet For My Field Notes

Anyone who is a fan of Field Notes Brand notebooks will tell you that they never leave home without one. These small notebooks slip easily into any pocket, making it super-easy to never be without a place to put your shopping lists, Tesla coil modification sketches, alien sighting data, or other earth-shattering ideas. I tend […]

The Art of Pajaki Making by Fran Meneley

Pajaki is a traditional Polish paper chandelier made from straw and pieces of paper scraps. Our guest blogger, Fran Meneley, attended a Pajaki making class with Two Hands Paperie owner, Mia Semingson. Fran writes about her experience making these beautiful chandeliers and how it has inspired her to continue being creative. “As we begin the slide […]

Small Wonders: Visiting Artist John B. McRae

Two Hands Paperie is excited to host two events this September with visiting artist John B. McRae. John imagines himself as an eighteenth century toy maker with a little shop in France, crafting paper toys and constructing small wonders that turn, move, nod, bobble, or change magically into something else. He loves to scour flea […]