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This craft category is a HUGE collection of creative paper repurposing / upcycling / recycling crafts! Paper upcycling crafts, magazine upcycling crafts and newspaper upcycling crafts (paper weaving), creative recycling crafts for kids with paper (toilet paper tube crafts), organizing solutions with cardboard boxes and cereal boxes, cardboard upcycling ideas (cardboard furniture, cardboard toys), toilet paper tube decorations, gardening and life hack ideas with newspapers and magazines,frugal home decors from magazines and many more DIY ideas about paper upcycling and recycling!
DIY boho flower wall hanging from egg cartons
If you’re looking for a cheap and easy DIY home decor, this recycling (spring/Easter) craft project is for you!! Seriously this DIY boho flower wall hanging  she created using egg cartons is one to take the cake! It's soo gorgeous but still super easy (and fun) to make and also inexpensive!  You can use this gorgeous hanging flower wall decoration to decorate your home at spring/easter and this brilliant craft project is also a great way to repurpose some egg cartons which is also a very nice thing! You can make this fun egg carton spring flower wall decor with the kids at spring, they will love it!
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Easy DIY egg carton flowers - spring craft for kids
Recycled crafts are the best crafts! If you’ve got a couple of egg cartons laying around use them to make these gorgeous egg carton flowers! You can use this gorgeous egg carton flower art to decorate your home at springtime / Easter ( or at any time of the year ) . This brilliant kids' craft project is also a great way to re-purpose some egg cartons which is also a very nice thing! These egg carton flower s are appropriate for many age groups as they are fairly simple to make and look really pretty. In this easy to follow craft tutorial Easy-Peasy And Fun will show you how to make them:
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How to make folded  paper (origami) bracelets - craft for kids
We love simple but clever craft ideas which involves gorgeous water color patterns and requires only simple household materials such as a plain sheet of A4 paper! This origami (paper folded) bracelet is a brilliant way to ignite your inner creativity and create gorgeous jewelries from out of almost nothing! To make a folded paper (origami) bracelet you need to begin by cutting lots of strips of paper. The strips need to be 12cms x 3cms (bigger or smaller as long as the size ratio is 1:4).They would make an unusual and one of a kind gift don’t you think!? You can fold a really big one to make a crown as well!
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Jewelry orgainzer box from cardboard - upcycling and organizing
You wont believe me if I say this gorgeous and useful jewelry organizer box was made entirelly from paper junks! ( Cardboard and a little wrapping paper ! ) Unbelievable , isn't it? Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to make this beautiful jewelry box for yourself or as a nice present for your friends/family! You can use differen t wrapping papers to personalise the jewelry boxes , it will be beautiful in any form! This useful little jewelry organizer box is perfect to store all of your jewelries ( necklaces, rings, earrings, watches etc ) because all of them has a special space in it!
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DIY Mother's day paper plate puppet craft
This Mother's day, don't forget to give your mother a big hug ! When it comes to giving your mom the perfect gift for Mother's day, it's the thought that counts, which makes this lovely paper plate puppet craft by The Joy Sharing a perfect Mother's day gift! Every mom loves a gift comes from the heart! This paper plate mother-child hug puppet craft is a simple craft , and it will make you smile every time you animate the hug. This paper plate Mother's day puppet craft is just the perfect gift to tell your mom just how special she is!
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DIY tassel garland
We just LOVE these Tassel Garlands by Pizzazzerie! If you are looking for a cute and easy DIY project to add some fun to your parties, shower, wedding, or office, then you must try these cute tassel garlands. You can up-cycle almost any kind of paper ( or fabrics ) to make these fabulous tassels. Visit pizzazzerie.com and learn how to make a tassel garland with step-by-step photo instructions ! String your fancy new garland anywhere you like – on a wall, in a doorway, on the banister, in a tree! You kind of can’t go wrong.
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DIY fabric wrapped mobile phone case with extra pockets
Do you love upcycling ? Are you looking for an easy, quick, inexpensive but still unique and useful mobile case ? Try this cute fabric covered mobile phone case ! This phone case completelly made from cardboard ! Unbelievable, isn't it? We love cardboard because it's super easy to handle and almost costs nothing! You can easily personalise this beautiful and useful mobile case with different color and pattern fabrics. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to create one fabric covered cardboard mobile case for yourself ( or for as a nice gift ) easily in minutes!
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Handprint and paper plate bitten apple - fun fall craft for kids
We love paper plate crafts for kids ! Nothing beats crafting with a frugal material, and we can all agree paper plate craft fits the description! Paper plates are such easy and thrifty craft supplies, and handprints make such gorgeous keepsakes ! The two come together brilliantly in this fun bitten apple craft by Kids Craft Room. Who could resist taking a bite out of a big red juicy apple like that? This handprint and paper plate bitten apple craft is so fun to do with the kids , so don't hesitate! Get the tutorial and let the fun begin:
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Adorable paper plate bee - paper plate craft for kids
Looking for a fun and easy spring craft for kids to make? This paper plate bee craft by Simple Everyday Mom is just perfect! ( Simple kids' crafts that involve paper plates are always the best! ) This adorable paper plate bee is not just only a very easy and fun spring craft for kids but it also can be a nice spring decor in your home or the classroom. This time Simple Everyday Mom will teach you how to make your very own adorable paper plate bee.
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DIY Personalized Valentine's puzzle - fun Valentine's day gift
There's nothing more thoughtful than a DIY Valentine gift ! Making your own puzzle is even more fun, and adds a whole new dimension to the activity! This time Little House Of Four shows you how to make one! H omemade puzzles make heartfelt gifts that you can customize and personalize for the unique people in your life. Depending on the materials you have at your disposal, you can make a new puzzle from an old unused one, or you can make a simpler puzzle with cardboard. Either way, friends and family will love putting together your handcrafted puzzles !
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DIY Rocking paper plate Santa - fun Christmas craft for kids
Why make a regular paper plate Santa when you can make one that doubles up as a toy ? This fun little rocking paper plate Santa craft by Easy Peasy And Fun isn’t just for making : once done you can push it and it will rock left and right and even slightly forward or backward, depending on how you push it. Fun, isn't it? Or you can use the finished paper plate Santas as an ornament : just hang it on a string. This fun little Santa craft makes a pretty cute classroom or home decoration ! Besides of it's super fun and adorable, It’s also super easy ! Ready to make one? Let’s get Christmas crafting :
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10 DIY super cute (kawaii) recycling ideas
Are you looking for a super fun, super cute ( kawaii ) DIY craft project ? Try one of these! With upcycling a few simple household material ( such as mason jars, toilet paper tubes, shoe boxes etc ) you can create an ultra kawaii and useful ( kids ) room decor in minutes! In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make an adorable ultra kawaii trash can from a shoe box , a puppy/dog pencil holder from a mason jar, a stationary organizer from toilet paper tubes , and unicorn decor from a simple tin can , and a kawaii chocolate bonbon box from cardboard pieces! This DIY kawaii craft video is absolutely worth the time if your are a kawaii fanatics just like us!
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Diy Toilet paper roll penguin - winter craft for kids
Any penguin lovers around? Here is an incredibly cute paper roll penguin craft by Easy Peasy And Fun! This lovely little TP roll penguin is great as a fun winter kids craft, preschool craft and also great for learning about winter animals. You can use simple toilet paper rolls, kitchen towel rolls or even craft rolls. This little toilet paper roll penguin will be both fun to make and to play with. Follow Andreja's easy instructions and learn how to craft an adorable penguin today:
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DIY Paper plate frisbee - fun summer craft for kids
We love all things simple, which might be why love paper plate crafts so much! No need for anything too fancy, expensive or complicated. This paper plate frisbee by Crafts By Amanda is a fun summer project for kids that can be made easily and with little supervision. When the frisbees are done, have fun tossing your new paper plate frisbee around with your friends. This paper plate frisbee craft is great for spring, summer, or as a group project.
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DIY Cupcake liner fish - fun summer craft for kids
Did you know cupcake liners make the perfect base for a fish kids craft ? With following along I Heart Crafty Things' step-by-step tutorial you can create the most adorable ocean fish scene out of cupcake liners ! This adorable fish kids craft is a great craft for any time of the year but especially on those hot summer afternoons when you need to take a break inside. Fish crafts are always a delight to create with children ! These cupcake liner fish are simple enough to do in kindergarten and still fun for older kids too.
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Adorable scarecrow paper plate craft for kids
We couldn’t be more excited about sharing this adorable paper bowl scarecrow craft with you today because we love everything about the fall season ! Apples and pumpkins and Halloween and scarecrowsFall time is the best! If you are looking for a fabulous fall craft to make at home or in the classroom this scarecrow craft is perfect. This cute little paper plate scarecrow would be perfect hung up on a harvest themed bulletin board!
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DIY Toilet paper tube rainbow blowers - fun paper craft for kids
These cardboard tube rainbow blowers by Kids Craft Room are a wonderful way to recycle paper tubes  into something colorful and most importantly fun ! Kids will love to huff and puff down their rainbow blowers and see all the colorful streamers blow and billow about. It’s a fabulous rainbow craft to go along with weather learning themes and songs, and as a St Patrick’s Day craft too. These rainbow blowers look wonderful hanging up too and double up as pretty windsocks when the kids have had enough of playing with them!
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DIY  Vintage book storage box from cardboard ( decoupage )
In today's step-by-step video tutorial Isa will teach you how to make a gorgeous jewelry box/storage box book in shabby chic vintage style! If you love books , vintage/shabby chic style and you have some unused cardboard ( boxes ) you will love this brilliant and stylish craft idea, the cardboard vintage/shabby chic book storage boxes ! This vintage book is a nice way to repurpose cardboard boxes and create a gorgeous and useful decorations at the same time! Of course you can decorate the cardboard books in any other style than shabby/vintage and you can use it to create gorgeous gifts for any occasion!
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Egg carton snowman - fun winter craft for kids
If you're looking for a quick and easy winter craft, look no further! It's always fun to craft from trash! It’s a great way to encourage kids to care for the environment and it makes the crafting session thrifty too. This time turn egg cartons into adorable snowmen by following along Papelisimo's step-by-step tutorial. This adorable egg carton snowman is not only a great way to recycle some leftover egg cartons , but it’s a really fun project and it’s fast and simple to put together! Watch the video and learn how to make them:
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Paper Plate Robin Craft - Kids Craft Room
Simple kids' crafts that involve paper plates are always the best! This cute paper plate robin is not just only a very easy and fun fall craft for kids but it also can be a nice autumn decor in your home or the classroom! This time Kids Craft Room will teach you how to make your very own adorable paper plate bird/paper plate robin. To create this cute paper robin bird you will need: paper plates, glue, and construction paper.
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Cardboard box viking helmet (free template & video tutorial)
With this fun free downloadable wing template that ZygoteBrown Designs developed, you can make this winged viking helmet as well as the horned version! All which are great additions to any dress-up box or for that next costume for Halloween. Once you have made the base cardboard viking hat you can decorate it however you like, either using wings or even horns. Watch the video at the end of the tutorial to learn how to decorate it with fun wings ! If you want to add horns you can find them in Zygote's site with many other fun cardboard costume ideas !
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Toilet paper roll snowman - easy winter kids craft idea
Let’s make a snowman or two! Today Easy Peasy And Fun shared with us this cool paper roll snowman craft! Grab all the rolls you can and lets make a bunch of these cute snowmen! These adorable toilet paper roll snowmen are super easy to make, even the smallest crafty hands can create some on the most boring winter days. This recyling winter kids craft project can be a very fun group project as well! All you need to create some of this adorable paper snowmen is: tp rolls, white paper, colored papers and a black marker.
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DIY Paper plate sun and rainbow craft - fun summer craft for kids
Is it an indoor play day and you are stuck for a craft idea to do with your little ones ? Welcome summer or sprin g with this sweet paper plate sun and rainbow craft by Easy Peasy And Fun! This paper plate sun and rainbow craft is such a fun classroom project to make as one paper plate makes two crafts and you can use scrap materials for everything else. Making paper plate crafts in the classroom is always so much fun! Your c lass or kids will enjoy making these fun paper plate suns with you.
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Christmas ornament holders - table decors from cardboard boxes
This gorgeous Christmas ornament holder table decor has made from a simple (sturdy) cardboard box! Brilliant, isn't it? We love recycling craft ideas and so far this is our Christmas favourite! You can combine these Christmas ornament holder trees with your favourite (handmade ) Christmas tree ornaments and use as a gorgeous table decor, or you can gift them  to your loved ones! In this nice craft site you can find the free template and a nice step-by-step assembling and decoupage tutorial! You can create whimsical, funky or even vintage/rustic style decors with this brilliant upcycling craft, it will look gorgeous in any form!
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5 Retro DIY school supplies - back to school crafts
Customize and personalize all of your favorite must-haves for back-to-school season! In this video aPasos Crafts DIY will teach you how to make these unique DIY School supplies in retro style: a pencil case from a simple cereal box, fun pencil decorations , a post-it storage box and an amazing magic notebook! These back to school crafts are perfect to personalize your school supplies and to spark your creativity! Having the coolest school supplies is one of the best ways to start the school year ! Watch the video and let's get crafting:
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Table soccer / football game from a shoe box
With this nice upcycling/recycling video craft tutorial you can learn how to make a table top soccer or football foosball game by recycling a cardboard box ( shoe box ). Trash to toy ! Up-cycle an old Christmas box and some wrapping paper scraps, use some wooden sticks and cloth pegs , and make your own soccer toy. Brilliant idea, and it's also cost nothing! You kids will surely enjoj it!
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Easy DIY paper fall leaf wreath - stylish fall decor
Fall is in the air and that means it’s time to bust out all the fall crafts ! We love decorating our home for fall and we're always searching for fun new ways to do that. This little DIY paper fall leaf wreath by The Craft Patch Blog is SO pretty and super easy to make! All you need is a few sheets of metallic and glitter scrapbook paper and a cutting machine ( or - of course - you can cut out the leaf shapes with a scissors which makes this paper fall leaf wreath a fun scissor practice activity for the kids ) This step-by-step tutorial by The Craft Patch Blog will teach you how to make a simple fall wreath out of metallic and glitter scrapbook papers:
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Adorable reindeers - paperweaving
With this nice christmas / winter craft tutorial you can make these adorable paper weaved reindeers. With paper weaving you can not just only create cheap home decorations but you can upcycle magazines and newspapers. If you new in paper weaving for the basic materials and technique look at this >>>basket weaving tutorial<<<.
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Adorable toilet paper tube owls
These adorable toilet paper roll owsl are not just super cute (and low budget) decorations to your home at fall , but this easy kids paper craft can be a perfect gift as well! (Because if you fold the tp rolls into pillow boxes, you can put in them small candies and treats!) This fall kids craft is so easy, even the smallest crafty hands can create some! You can use autumn colors to decorate the toilet paper tube owls  or you can use any vibrant colors! (Or you can make themed owls fore other holidays/seasons as well!)
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Fun fish wind toy from toilet paper tubes
This flying koinobory ( japanese flying carp ) / fish toilet paper roll wind toy  is a super easy spring or summer kids craft idea, and also a super fun toy! You can wave them around and watch the pretty colours fly! This DIY is very kid friendly. If you have a son or two, why not celebrate Boy’s day with them and make some? You can use any type of paper (or another light materials) to make this colorful wind toy , and it's almost costs nothing!
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DIY phone case and mobile phone holder from milk carton
Do you love upcycling ? Are you looking for an easy, quick, inexpensive but still unique and useful mobile case ? Try this cute mobile phone case& holder made from recycled milk cartons ! This phone case completelly made from milk cartons ! Unbelievable, isn't it? We love m ilk cartons because it's super easy to handle and almost costs nothing! You can easily personalise this beautiful and useful mobile case&phone holder with different color and pattern p apers. Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to create one mobile case & mobile stand for yourself ( or for as a nice gift ) easily in minutes!
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