We were sent the Paper FX Dream Weaver machine for review purposes. All images and opinions are our own.
We love crafting and I have a particular fondness for paper crafting. My family have owned a small printing and stationery business for around 50 years now, so I’ve always had ready access to all the paper I could ever need, which is nice.
This week we have been playing around with the newly re-launched Paper FX Dream Weaver machine from Flair. It’s a set which includes everything you need to weave paper into pretty new things. It’s designed for people aged 7+, though I think it would probably need an adult to help set up and show how the process works; but once they’ve done that, then it’s really quite simple.
You can weave all kinds of beautiful accessories, gifts and decorations from old magazines, wrapping paper, posters, junk mail and scrap paper. It’s a great way of recycling waste into new items.
The kit comes with a really detailed set of instructions, which walk you through the process step by step. The instructions take you from basic weaving, up to more complex things, like making bags.
How to use Paper FX
To use the Paper FX Dream Weaver, you just cut some sheets of paper using the measure, then crease them using the creasing machine. You will need to supply your own glue stick, as you will need to glue the folded strips of paper together. Once the glue has set you can then weave the strips on the loom.
The four step process is simple; tear it, crease it, weave it, make it. The set can be a little fiddly to use at first, but once you get the hang of it, it’s really very simple. We were really impressed with what we made with it.
You can make all kinds of things, like handbags, purses, wallets, belts, as well as mats, coasters and more. Once you get the hang of it, the only limit is your imagination.
The Paper FX Dream Weaver costs around £19.99 and it doesn’t need batteries. All the moving parts are hand cranked. You need to supply your own paper and glue, but all the weaving equipment you’ll need is in there, plus a really detailed set of instructions.
Watch my Instagram reel on how to use Paper FX.
We really liked that you can take waste paper and turn it into lovely upcycled accessories. We’ve been using some plain coloured paper; but I think mixing in some magazine pages or newspaper would look really great too.
Paper FX is available now from Argos and Amazon now. It costs around £19.99 and is suitable for ages 7+.