Everyday Items Made from Old Paper


You may want to think twice before you throw away your old Thomas Guides, vintage postcards, children’s books and pattern packets. Perhaps you can turn them into works of art! That’s what Jennifer Collier does – she takes these old, discarded paper products and turns them into incredible replicas of everyday items like typewriters, cameras, clothes, and even shoes.

Collier begins each project by finding the paper she’ll turn into fabric. She scours flea markets, charity shops, fruit and vegetable stalls, antique shops and more until she finds what she’s looking for. Then, as she says on her website, “by bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching I produce unusual paper 'fabrics', which are used to explore the 'remaking' of household objects.

“The papers are treated as if cloth, with the main technique employed being stitch; a contemporary twist on traditional textiles.”

Here are some of our favorite items from her website.

Map SLR Camera

Teacup with Spoon

Super 8 Camera


Singer Sewing Machine

Map Baby Shoes

Pattern Packet Baby Shoes

Little Women Stilettos

Spice Jars with Rack


Watering Can

Alice Kid Gloves

Jennifer Collier’s website
via [ArtistaDay]

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