Paper Relics was created by Hope Wallace Karney in 2004. Little did she know that her love of old paper and glue would turn into a full time job. Hope grew up nurturing a huge imagination, which, coupled with her sentimental tendencies have helped her develop a unique product line.
I have seen various versions of Faux Rosewood Wreaths in just about every store and catalog for the upcoming season; most with a price tag running upwards of $40 or more. Some are crafted of paper and other of real wood shavings. Last year I made a few rolled flower gift toppers from recycled book pages and they remind me so much of the curled wood roses I thought they would make a good substitute.
Brighten up a simple floral arrangement by using a colorful paper lantern as a sleeve for a vase. Center the vase over the bottom opening of a cylindrical paper lantern (available at crafts stores), and trace around the base of the vase. Using scissors, cut along the traced line.