We are a couple who work as fulltime freelancers. We are fond of collecting unique things, handicrafts and anything that looks extraordinary – be it a small flowerpot, a wind chime or simply a bottle opener. One day we were hopping from one shop to another in a mall and a wall hanger caught our attention.
We had recently closed a row three windows on one wall of our bedroom with a wooden board. The board looked perfect with a money plant covering its one side and sticky notes the other, for I has my workstation leaning against it. But we always wanted to fill the wall with our pictures, a few plants and other things.
This is the reason why we immediately purchased the wall hanger, fixed it on the wall and spent the next two days thinking how and what exactly would we hang on it. At that moment, we knew that we had to create a few things ourselves to give it a special touch.
We ended up creating handmade photo frames and small wall hangings. We also planted minute indoor plants in small pots and hanged them. After our wall looked perfect – as we had always imagined – I ended up creating a few stylish bookmarks ripped out of an old denim. I uploaded the photographs on Facebook and a long lost friend of mine asked me to create one for a close friend of his.
“People actually like what we were doing, isn’t it?” was the question that we ended up asking each other. We created a bookmark using the same denim and a few colored popsicle sticks and voilà! He loved it..
And we decided not to stop after that!
We eventually became so engrossed with the habit of creating useful stuff. We started to recycle waste material at home and started creating lamps using glass jars, wall hangings using newspapers, desk organizers using boxes and flowerpots using glass bottle. Mobile phone cover, pen stand, photo frames and table lamps – the list is endless!
Within a few days we created a Facebook page named “Paper Leaf” and started inviting our friends, their friends and other acquaintances. It soon spread to others through word of mouth and because of out genuine pricing and exquisite product design. And you know what, they all loved and still love what we do!