colorful fruit paper cuts are my fave (giveaway!)

May 13, 2014

astro brights paper

It’s painful for me to tell you that it snowed in Denver yesterday. Although I may have wanted to resort to violence (punching a hole into the wall) I decided to instead pull out my Astrobrights paper stash and colorize instad. With Beck by my side, I created these fruit paper cuts while he practiced what I will call color theory (getting marker all over everything).

This project requires no fine art skills (believe me, I have none), only a few supplies you probably already have on hand, and is kid friendly if they know how to use a pair of scissors. Simply freehand cut the fruit and geometric shapes and use a glue stick to put it all together.

astro brights paper
astro brights paper
astro brights paper

You could create a whole slew of fruits (pineapples are all the rage right now).

astro brights paper
paper fruit cutouts

Ready to bust out your own colorful project? I’m giving away a customized package of Astrobrights paper (proof that it’s amazing) and a $50 gift card to Office Depot to help you colorize this spring. All you need to do is comment on this post telling me what projects you have in mind. This giveaway is open for 48 hours. Winner will be randomly selected then contacted by me via email. Good luck!

astro brights paper

Astrobrights is a yamf sponsor but I would like their paper even if they weren’t. See more colorful projects on Facebook and Tumblr.


  • On May 13, 2014 , Mel said:

    Great project! I want to make some cards for my 2 year old son to send to our family in New Zealand! We’ve just moved to Helsinki so will be doing loads of craft. Snowed here last week too

  • On May 13, 2014 , kate said:

    Is letting a 2-year-old scribble on/crumple up paper a project? Cuz it is to me!

  • On May 13, 2014 , Laura said:

    Handmade Father’s Day cards with all the help I could want from a 2 year old and a 3 year old is what I am thinking…

  • On May 13, 2014 , Vicki said:

    I am in full-on graduation party decoration making mode here. Only a few more weeks until the big day.

  • On May 13, 2014 , Gillian Helm said:

    I have an almost-two-year-old and this would come in handy for party planning!!

  • On May 13, 2014 , Sara said:

    This would be great for card making!

  • On May 13, 2014 , Katie said:

    Oh, this would be amazing! I have been wanting to sew a paper garland to hang in my apartment for a while and this paper would be perfect. (Your instagram shot is making me drool!).

  • On May 13, 2014 , Priscilla L said:

    I would create a picture collage craft project with my kids of all their events during this school year.

  • On May 13, 2014 , Anne said:

    I am thinking some bright and bold paper lanterns for the kiddies’ new playlet. Perfect for summer!

  • On May 13, 2014 , Kelly Smith said:

    Cute Mel, very cute!

  • On May 13, 2014 , Jen N. said:

    I’m thinking I’d make some kind of fun bunting for my craft space.

  • On May 13, 2014 , Wendi S said:

    My big craft project is getting prepare for my nieces baby shower in the beginning of August. Most of which will be DIY. I always want to fish my own kids scrapbook since my oldest is 12 but I never seem to get to them.

    wendishifflette at yahoo dot com

  • On May 13, 2014 , Roxanne Russell said:

    Is it lame that I am already planning on Christmas ornaments?

  • On May 13, 2014 , Julie said:

    I’ve just started learning to make woven tapestries – I’d love to mock up new designs with this colorful paper!

  • On May 13, 2014 , Christa said:

    Bright fun! I love the designs.

  • On May 13, 2014 , Lori! said:

    I want to make a colorful garland for my son’s reading nook… something fun and whimsical!

  • On May 13, 2014 , Kiri said:

    We just move into our new apartment and our white walls are crying for a bright and cheerful garland!

  • On May 13, 2014 , Nancy said:

    I am a student teacher and currently teaching a classroom full of 20 third graders. I’d love to have my students create artwork, inspired by your own, to thank the teachers in the school as the school year winds down!

  • On May 13, 2014 , Jen Park said:

    I would love to get my hands on these for my classroom decorations and cards this fall! Thank you for introducing this!

  • On May 13, 2014 , Marybeth Isley said:

    I plan on making either a colorful paper bunting or rows of colorful falling stars to brighten up the drab wall in my apartment.

  • On May 13, 2014 , Stephanie said:

    Homemade cards!

  • On May 13, 2014 , Andrea said:

    Summer projects for the kiddos!

  • On May 14, 2014 , Jess Z said:

    I’m party planning for my daughter’s first birthday and I would use these for that! I need banners and decor! 🙂

  • On May 14, 2014 , Joana Silva said:

    I love them! <3
    They would be great for birthday parties!

  • On May 14, 2014 , Janet said:

    Definitely cards or a banner of some type, yes definitely both 🙂

  • On May 14, 2014 , Susanne Kindel said:

    Summer journal with my 5 year old!

  • On May 14, 2014 , Dale said:

    I want to make a scrapbook for my anniversary

  • On May 14, 2014 , Joyce said:

    I’d love to create some nice bunting for my living room!

  • On May 14, 2014 , Rachel said:

    Birthday cards for my friends!

  • On May 15, 2014 , Vanessa K. said:

    washi tape + astrobrights = colorful birthday signs for my nephew’s 1st birthday party!

  • On May 15, 2014 , Rebecca said:

    I’d love to use it to make envelopes, cards, and little personalized notes for people. *Maybe even scrapbooking in the future if I become ambitious!

  • On May 15, 2014 , Kelly Smith said:

    I love this project. And I love this paper!

  • On May 15, 2014 , Cindy Pastorius said:

    I would use it to make cards! I love making handmade cards and this paper would be pretty spectacular to use!

  • On May 15, 2014 , rachel said:

    It’d be awesome to make a calendar or art for my baby’s room.

  • On May 15, 2014 , verity said:

    planning a colorful party soon and it would be perfect for invites, labels, signs, and so much more!

  • On May 15, 2014 , marcia said:

    These are the perfect papers to make decorations for a “Welcome, Summer” party!

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