Category Archives: Decopatch

A treasure box for Jane

The plain papier maché box
The plain papier mâché box

In Switzerland,  even the supermarkets have a handicrafts section and there are lot of emporia where you can buy everything – from painting and modelling to knitting and sewing and lots, lots more.

Treasure box
Treasure box

I bought the papier mâché box several years ago in Migros – a large Swiss supermarket near where Jane lives. Now that she is coming for a  weekend I finally got round to covering it with Decopatch paper. Jane specialises in making up boxes of little gifts for our birthdays. I will fill hers with bits and pieces from MUJI and from various art galleries I’ve visited lately.

A is for Abby

Paper patchwork
Paper patchwork

My daughter Louise, her two children and I had a phase of covering all sorts of papier maché letters, boxes and animals with Decopatch paper. I used the covered letters as birthday cards. A and L were easy – all straight lines and sharp angles while S for Simon, B for Bernard, J for Jane were more tricky but the Decopatch paper is very forgiving.