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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 cereal box magazine holder - desk organization
Make a cheap but still gorgeous magazine holder / file organizer from an empty cereal box ! It's not just a super cheap home decor / oragizing craft idea but you also can upcycle some paper "junk" with this nice craft project which is good for our Earth. You can decorate this cereal box magazine holder with any type of paper ( you don't need expensive scrapbooking paper , ordinary gift wrapping paper also works well ). This project is perfect for organizing magazines / files or the kids drawings and also for decorate your office / home on budget.
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How to make pompoms - DIY cardboard pom pom maker
In this step-by-step video tutorial Red Ted Art will teach you how to make a pom pom maker out of cardboard, and use it to create pom poms in various sizes and colors. Yarn pom poms are great fun for making your own decorations or unique accessories: turn the pom poms into keychains, zipper pulls, pencil toppers, pom pom bookmarks, pom pom mats, pom pom ornaments.. the possibilities are truly endless! watch this video and learn how to make your own cardboard pom pom maker:
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How to decorate a glass bottle - frugal home decor idea
Look at these gorgeous and unique home decors! And it's just a few glass bottle, paint , yarn and household junks!  Brilliant, isn't it? This upcycling craft project is a perfect way to repurpose empty glass jars and bottles, and a lot of (broken,unused) things around your craft table! You can use:masking tape, buttons,figurines,twines,feathers,craft foam leftovers.. Almost anything! If your arrangement is done just simply paint it with a nice color of acrylic paint, and add a dab of gold paste and voilá' you have and unique, frugal and gorgeous home decor piece!  You can use the champagne bottles as a vase or decorate a mason jar for a cool pencil holder!
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How to make a tablet holder from cardboard
Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make stylish unique tablet cases /tablet holders from simple craft materials such as cardboard, colorful ( construction ) paper, transparent self-adhesive foil and a rubber band ! This tablet case/ tablet holder is not just very useful if you often watch movies or videos in your tablet but also can be a brilliant unique personalized tablet accessory that fits perfectly, because you can make it in any size! ( It can be a great case for mobile phones as well! ) The 2 larger cardboard panel is your tablet 's size ( width&height ) , the 2 thin piece is 1-1- cm wide, and the last piece is a half of your tablet 's size.
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DIY gingerbread house gift or cake boxes from cardboard
Which can be better to wrap your presents than a gorgeous gift/cake box that costs almost nothing? Thats why we love upcycling! This cute gingerbread house gift box has made from a simple cardboard box with a corrector pen! Brilliant idea, isn't it? You can use these adorable and magical gingerbread boxes to wrap your handmade presents/cakes or you can simply use them as gorgeous winter/christmas decors in your home. The cardboard box gingerbread houses will look good in any size, so you can create a whole winter wonderland village! (You could bake a few gingerbread man as villagers as well!)
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Paper plate Rudolph reindeer craft - fun Christmas craft for kids
We love reindeer and what time is better for reindeer crafts than Christmas ? With Christmas slowly approaching it's time to create fun reindeer-themed kids crafts ! We just love simple paper crafts here on Mindy and are super excited to show you this fun and easy paper plate Rudolph craft by Easy Peasy And Fun. Aren’t they super adorable? These colorful paper reindeer are so quick to make and so cute! You can hang your finished paper plate Rudolph as an adorable Christmas ornament or stick them onto homemade greeting cards! Get the step-by-step tutorial at www.easypeasyandfun.com and let's get crafting :
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DIY Toilet paper tube snowman bowling - fun winter game for kids
A few fun winter activities stashed in your back pocket for a snowy day can end up being a lifesaver. This fun toilet paper tube bowling game by From ABCs To ACTs is just the perfect winter craft for the kids! It's super easy to make, almost costs nothing and also super fun to play with! Head to fromabcstoacts.com learn how to make this fun toilet paper tube snowman winter game and voilá': you’ve got yourself a fun winter game for kids that will make you forget all about the fact that you’re stuck indoors!
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DIY Toilet paper Trolls - fun paper craft for kids
Have you seen the Trolls movie? Today with Pysselbolaget's help you can create your own Trolls from simple toilet paper rolls and colorful paper! This cute little paper craft doesn't require expensive craft materials and it's super easy to make which makes it a superb craft project for the kids! Besides of it: the troll's hair is a perfect scissors practice! ( If the hairstyle becomes too short, just replace the hair and start over! )
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DIY Paper plate unicorn - easy paper craft for kids
Today Red Ted Art and Fun for Little Ones are sharing this super sweet and easy to make unicorn paper plate craft with you. Who can resist unicorns ? Don't they capture all things childhood and magical? This is the most adorable paper plate unicorn craft kids will fall in love with. This fun unicorn craft is simple to make and comes with a free unicorn template to help make the unicorn project easy. We really love easy paper crafts especially plate crafts , so let's get crafting:
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DIY Message in a bottle - summer beach decor
We all know how important it is to recycle bottles ,but chucking your old glass bottles in the recycling bin isn’t your only option! Create this DIY Message in a bottle summer beach decor with Sadie Seasongoods! Besides of that it's a lovely summer decor, upcycling your old glass bottles can be an enjoyable, thrifty and rewarding eco-conscious activity. get the tutorial at sadieseasongoods.com and create your very own message in a bottle! ( You can age paper with coffee if you haven't got old book pages at hand )
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DIY Valentine's paper ribbon topiary - Valentine's day decor
We love to decorate the house for Valentine’s Day and we also love frugal and fun paper crafts ! This year decorate your home with this gorgeous DIY Valentine’s day paper ribbon topiary ! Beautiful, isn't it? This time Holly ( Ribbons & Glue ) teaches you how to make this gorgeous paper topiary which is just perfect for decorating for any special occasion ( or you can give it as a beautiful handmade gift ) ! Grab a bunch of colorful patterned craft paper , get the tutorial at ribbonsandglue.com and let's get crafting!
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Candy filled easter egg carton chicks
"Don’t you love simple crafts you can easily do with your kids?  Easter is coming and these fun little candy filled Easter egg carton chicks are a super cute craft idea for kids.
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Easy paper pumpkin lanterns with paper mache
Do you have Halloween pumpkin lanterns in your front yard yet? If you haven't got artistic pumpkin carving talent, or you just need a simple inexpensive jack'o lantern alternative try this brillant craft idea: the paper mache pumpkins!  These lanterns are created with paper mache, a simple but genious craft tecnique, out of tissue paper that’s thin enough for the flame to shine through! Paper mache is absolutelly inexpensive, all you need is a little paper (orange tissue paper or newspaper) and a little homemade paper mache glue (from flour and water! If you need a nice homemade paper mache glue recipe search for "glue" in our site!)
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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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Paper weaved wreaths from newspaper (step-by-step tutorial)
With a few sheet of newspaper you can make this gorgeous super inexpensive ( low-budget ) Christmas wreath ! Brilliant idea, isn't it? This recycling craft - the paper weaved ( Christmas ) wreath is much easiear that it seems! This super video step-by step tutorial will teaches you how to make one! Well, making one is a bit time consuming but worth every minute! With paper weaving you can upcycle paper junks and create gorgeous home decors at the same time which is a very nice thing! Paint the finished wreaths with acryllic paints to a color that fits into your home or the season/holiday !
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DIY Desk organizer (pencil holder) from cardboard
This fun and useful cardboard art supply organizer is not just only a low budget and super fun way to store your coloring stuff but it can be also a perfect gift for any occasion! Watch this nice detailed craft video tutorial and learn how to make one useful cardboard office desk organizer in minutes! To create your own cardboard art supply organizer you will need: sturdy cardboard pieces, some wrapping paper and glue! You can store pencils, sharpies, notebooks, drawing papers, pens and and other things in it, so this little stationery organizer box can be a perfect addition to your office desk !
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Collepsible playhouse from cardboard
If you don't have lots of space in your home, and you are looking for a cheap , fun and eco friendly kids room decoration  this cardboard playhouse is a perfect choice! This playhouse can be easily disassembled and stored behind your big dining room cabinet when not in use. You can make it from thick carboard boxes or  foam boardsFoam board would be the quickest/easiest material to work with. A foam board playhouse certainly won't last forever, but you can use this nice house template for a masonite version that your kid can use outside too.
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DIY cardboard fireplace - gorgeous winter or Christmas decor
This video is a step by step tutorial on how to make a fireplace with recycled cardboard. This cardboard box fireplace is a good idea to decorate your home at Christmas , but you can have it all year, because it's so gorgeous and useful to display small decors . This cardboard box fireplace was made as if it were a cardboard furniture , so it is very strong, just like wood. Whith is super video craft tutorial making one gorgeous cardboard box fireplace will be a piece of cake, and everyone will be jelaous to your new Christmas /winter decor creativity!
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3 Simple DIY fall decor (twig pumpkin, tp roll pumpkin & leaf suncatchers)
Even though it's tempting to spend all your days outside enjoying the crisp autumn weather, make time for these adult and kid-friendly fall crafts! In this step-by-step video tutorial Megan Weller will show you how to make 3 fun crafts you can make to decorate your room for fall : the twig pumpkin ( wood stick pumpkin ) , the toilet paper roll pumpkins and the gorgeous leaf suncatchers ( or fall leaf galand ). These fun fall crafts are really easy room decor projects that you can make using things you probably already have at home! So, don't hesitate: watch the video and learn the how-tos:
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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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How to make a cardboard T-shirt folding machine - life hack
In this video he will show you a brilliant idea about how to make a clothes folding board at home! A hand made falding device is made to fold any clothes ( including shirts, T-shirts, sweaters, trousers, linen and towels ) f ast and carefully. I really don't like to fold clothes , however, folding isn't as bad when you use a magic tool to help you get the fold right! In fact, it can actually be fun and the end result is a beautiful drawer of perfectly folded t-shirts ! This life hack is absolutelly genious! You just need some cardboard to make one t-shirt folding machine for yourself or for the kids and teach them how to fold t-shirts in the quickest anf funniest way!
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DIY paper clip love birds
These paper clip love birdies are super cute and also really easy to make! ( and you probably already have all the supplies you need to make them! ) You can use these paper birds as cute spring home decors, or seat cards at a fun party, or you can adapt this technique and create decors for other holidays (imagine a whimsical black crow for halloween or a christmas themed paper bird with wrapping papers and holly leaves/berries !) Of course instead of paper clips you can use any bendable wires, and you can create the paper birds in any size that you want.
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Corrugated cardboard snowmen - easy Christmas ornaments
These cute smiling snowmen are made from simple corrugated cardboard sheets with a little acrylic paint. Aren't they adorable? Corrugated cardboard snowmen can be a perfect quick and inexpensive winter/chirtsmas decor in your home or a fun craft project for the kids in boring winter afternons. This happy cardboard snowman also can be a perfect group craft project in the school (or kindergarten) because it's super easy to make! You can use any other paper leftovers and decos to create a few snowmen, they will look gorgeous in any form!
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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 Jewelry organizer box from paper junks
With this super detailed video craft tutorial you can create this gorgeous and practical j ewelry organzer easily in an afternoon! If you love upcycling and organizing this is a perfect craft project for you! This paper tube and cardboard box jewelry organziner is not just only a super cheap jewelry ornaginzing alternative, but it's also a perfect decor for the girls room! You can create the organizers with any craft paper ( or leftower wrapping papers ) , or simply cover it with paint ( and decorate later with decoupage, stickers, blings etc.. )
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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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Handmade cardboard box dollhouse
Today's tutorial is a beautiful recycling craft , one of those good ideas for gifts at Christmas. This brilliant handmade dollhouse is easy to do and inexpensive , a perfect gift for your kids ! Sometimes handmade toys and presents are brings much more fun and happiness than the store bought versions especially dollhouses, because you can personalise it to your little girls taste as much you want! You can create an ice castle for Elsa, a pink Barbie house or a cute little forest house or fairy house , the possibilities are endless! With this nice step-by-step cardboard box doll house video tutorial you can make one easily for your daughter ( or a superhero version for your son )
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DIY Paper plate bunny wreath - Easter wreath
These paper plate bunny wreaths by Kids Craft Room can be made in just minutes and are a fun way to decorate the house or classroom for Easter when you’re short on time. This paper plate bunny wreath is such a fun and inexpensive craft! If you need a fun kids craft to do with a whole class of children without breaking the bank, this craft is the perfect choice for you! In this step-by-step tutorial Kids Craft Room will teach you how to make this fun paper plate bunny wreath in no time:
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DIY Rudolph (reindeer) advent calendar from brown paper bags
With all of the hustle and bustle of the holidays , it's not hard to lose track of time. Before you know it, it's Christmas ! Countdown to Christmas with this super adorable and super easy to make DIY Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer advent calendar by Craft And Creativity. Whether you want a grown-up or kiddie version, this advent calendar is just begging to be made. Not only is this a wonderful holiday decor , because of the anticipation it builds, but it's also a great kids' craft too. Not to mention that this Christmas calendar makes great, frugal Christmas decor. This paper bag advent calendar will brighten up your day every time you see it, because who can resist this cute little reindeer face ?
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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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DIY Egg carton Easter carrot treat bag with felt bunnies
Easter is right around the corner so now is a great time to hop into some spring crafting ! Today CreativeMamy will show you how to transform an ordinary egg carton into a super cute carrot treat bag. This egg carton Easter treat bag is just a perfect addition to your little one’s Easter basket! These little carrot treat bags hold lots of goodies. They make a really fun alternative to those little plastic eggs! And they will last, so you can fill them year after year! These carrot Easter treat bags are small and easy , making them a great craft project for beginners, b ut they are still big enough to hold plenty of treats ! You can make a few or make a whole bushel.
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