I have been wanting to try to make the beautiful woven paper hot air balloons from PaperMatrix for a long time now, and finishing up the nursery gave me the motivation to give it a shot. PaperMatrix generously provides free pdf templates that you can print off, cut out, and weave into amazing 3D works of art.
If you have a Silhouette or some other kind of cutting machine, this project will be a lot quicker for you. However, it is definitely possible to cut this project by hand, and, honestly, it’s kind of a relaxing thing to do.
What do you guys think? Have you tried paper weaving? Is this a project you would tackle? There are some seriously fantastic projects over at PaperMatrix that I’d like to give a shot in the future. I may have to get a paper cutting machine first though.