Handmade crafts made from recycled, upcycled and repurposed materials

Welcome to Paris en Rose

Paris en Rose is a bilingual blog dedicated to making beautiful and practical things out of discarded or recycled objects, found on the streets of Paris.

Paris en Rose was created by Rose Cima, an English designer living in Paris. With a background in architecture, art, graphic design and web design, Rose is passionate about all kinds of creative and design projects.

In addition to the Paris en Rose Blog, Rose runs creative workshops in Paris and sells her creations in shops around Paris, as well as from the Paris en Rose etsy shop.

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Shrink plastic jewellery with recycled bottle tops
Shrink plastic jewellery with recycled bottle tops

Make your own personalised shrink plastic jewellery with recycled bottle tops

This is an idea of how to make shrink plastic jewellery with recycled bottle tops. You can use this method to turn metal bottle tops into beautiful necklaces, earrings, brooches and more.(more…)

Recycled hair clips
Recycled hair clips

Make these recycled hair clips by re-purposing bottle tops, nespresso capsules, buttons and more !

Here are a few simple ideas to make your own recycled hair clips by using different re-purposed materials for decorative effect. There are many items from your day to day lives that can be used to create original, colourful and beautiful creations. The bottle tops from your favourite drink, the colourful capsules used to make coffee, old buttons, and even odd pieces from games or toys.(more…)

Recycled paper for display
Recycled paper for display

A project to make recycled paper for display at the exhibition Afriques Capitales

I recently had the opportunity to work with an artist to make recycled paper for display as part of an art installation that is currently being shown at la Villette as part of the Afrique Captitales exhibition. Here are some photos, as well as a short description of the project and how it was completed.(more…)