Giant Mother’s Day Giraffe

Made by Noah Brennan

This project started when I first stumbled across Ultimatepapermache.com some time ago. I shared a picture of Jonni’s Giraffe with my mother, and she fell in love with it. What I didn’t know was that she had always wanted a giraffe sculpture to sit among her beloved plants. I offered to make her one for mother’s day, but there was a catch: She wanted a BIG version. I bought the pattern, enlarged its dimensions, and extended the neck. The process for making it was the same, except for the addition of extra support for the bottom of the neck.

I really love how this one came out, and more importantly, so does the recipient of the gift. Thank you Jonni for the pattern.

Side View of Giraffe Head sculpture

Giraffe Head sculpture for mother's day

4 thoughts on “Giant Mother’s Day Giraffe”

  1. Noah, you mother must be absolutely thrilled – what a nice gift. It’s going to look amazing among her plants. Do you have any tips on how to make the pattern larger? Did you do it at home, or did you take the pattern to a print shop?

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    • Funny you mention it Jonni. Actually, I work in a print shop. I used photoshop to enlarge and separate the pattern pieces, then printed them on regular 8.5×11 paper. I didn’t have access to large format paper so… there was a lot of taping involved.

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      • I can imagine that took a long time! I’ve heard that a printer can be set to print the pages larger, but on the letter size paper, and then you can tape the pages together again. That doesn’t sound very easy, either – but your mom’s giraffe came out so nice, I know it was worth the trouble.

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