Okay, so first off if you haven’t been reading Sweet Paul Magazine, you must go and do so right now! It is absolutely gorgeous + free, and available online right here. The Holiday issue has far too many beautiful features to list, so I am only highlighting one favorite: a lovely spread featuring tons of ideas for decorating with old family black & white photographs. You have some laying around somewhere, don’t you? I know I do, and a whole lot of good they are doing me cooped up in an old box in my basement!
I think these ideas spoke to me because they are really meaningful and also artsy :) It reminds me that the season, to me anyway, is about drawing in closer to home and taking time to treasure family, friends, and other good things!
Paul includes easy-peasy instructions for each project, from a unique family tree to gift tags, wrapping paper, calendars, and even this very modern-looking silhouette art:
What do you think? Would you try any of these projects? I personally haven’t had time yet to get to the many, many sweet little decorating ideas I have stored up…but I will be adding this to my idea file, with the hopes of trying out one or two of Paul’s projects over an upcoming weekend!
Visit Paul on his blog, and read his magazine to get all of the details on the projects featured here as well as gads of fabulous recipes (that had me drooling). Paul Lowe created Sweet Paul with his own personal funds, and if you read the magazine you know how much goes into it – so if you like what you see, why not make a little donation to support the project?
(all images: Sweet Paul Magazine)