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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 Ribbon basket with newspaper weaving - upcycling craft
Do you love recycling crafts, or you just looking for a gorgeous organizing idea which almost costs nothing? Try these beautiful paper woven baskets! You will be surprised how easy is to make one!  Even the kids can create some to organize their toys / stationary. You can can paint  the finished woven paper baskets with acrylic paints/varnish for extra durability. Of course you can make the newspaper baskets in any size and shape that fits into your home decor! Paper weaving is not just perfect because it's usefulness and gorgeousness  but it also helps the environment with upcycling some paper trash! . . .
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DIY Cardboard spaceship (UFO) costume - free template
With this fun free DIY Cardboard spaceship ( UFO ) template that ZygoteBrown Designs developed, you can make this DIY Cardboard spaceship ( UFO ) in no time! which is a great addition to any dress-up box or for that next costume for Halloween . Once you have made the base you can decorate it however you like, either using metallic paints, old circuits,foil, or other fun stuff. Read this tutorial to learn how to make your own spaceship costume ! This spaceship costume can be great for both adults and kids even just for play! . . .
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DIY Swan princess costume from a cardboard box
This DIY Swan princess costume is so simple and and so fun! With a little paint and a cardboard box ,this gorgeous swan princess costume can make all your little girl's dreams come true! And for under $5, this cute Halloween ( or dress up party ) costume is a win for parents too. The free templates for the swan body piece can be found in this nice craft blog as well! Feel free to be creative with the colors and decorations ! And don’t hesitate to make this adorable Halloween or dress up party costume for an adult! It's super easy to size up . . . .
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Easy DIY wind-up doll Halloween costume for kids
Turn your little one into a real life vintage wind-up doll for Halloween. All you need is a bit of cardboard, spray paint, elastic and glue. Dress your child in an old-fashioned doll-like outfit, then slip the keys' elastic around their shoulders like a backpack and voilá' you have a super cute wind-up doll costume! This DIY dress up party or Halloween costume can be a great choice even in the last minutes because it's so easy and quick to make! And of course it can be great as an adult costume as well! . . .
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DIY Spinning fidget spinner costume from cardboard
We are so excited to share this fun giant fidget spinner cardboard costume! If your kids got in on the fidget spinner craze this past year, they will love dressing up as one this Halloween. What's amazing is that this giant fidget spinner actually spins ! Plus it's made from just recycled cardboard and a few items so you don't need any difficult tools or materials to make one.Beyond a costume ,you can make it as a giant fidget spinner that kids ( and even adults ) will love spinning just for fun ( check out the video to see it spin in action as a costume, in the air and on the floor! ) . . . .
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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! ( You can find a  free viking helmet pattern >> here . . .
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DIY Cardboard box Minecraft (Creeper) mask - easy costume
Making masks is fun, especially if they are pixelated! Today, you can learn how to make a Minecraft mask out of a regular paper bag (or cardboard box) and colorful paper. To create your very own Minecraft (Creeper) mask you will need: a paper bag, green paper in different shades, glue and a pair of scissors. ( Do not forget to leave a few blank spaces for the eyes! ) Of course this fun mask making technique is perfect for creating another pixelated (Minecraft) characters as well! This DIY mask is a perfect last minute costume  for Halloween or Minecraft parties! . . .
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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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Easy DIY party photo background - sequin photo booth
Happy New Year ! New Years Eve is the perfect occasion to make something from your giant sequins or from some of your leftover gold Christmas wrapping paper! This easy DIY party photo background will look so glamorous in your living room at your New Years Eve Party. We think this sequin wall would work great as a photo booth backdrop but besides that it could be cool decorations for a party or wedding . It’s pretty hard to be in a bad mood in the presence of so many sparklies! This party decor project is actually pretty easy but of course goes faster and better with helpers. . . .
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DIY Shooting star party pinata -  fun party decor
With New Year's eve comes parties! And what says party more than a piñata ? This DIY shooting star piñata is great for new year's eve ,summer or really for any time of year. It’s a shooting star ,so it can easily be adapted for celebrating summer nights, graduations, birthdays, or make it in patriotic colors for Fourth of July. It’s a pull piñata ,so it’s great for indoors as well as out. Kids take turns choosing a curling ribbon to pull. So, you still get the element of anticipation to see who is going to be the lucky one to crack it open and you save dad from having to whack the thing to death to finally get it to open.Plus! You can keep the piñata and use it as decor later, or reuse it for another party. Just reattach more ribbon to the bottom and you’re gold. . . .
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DIY Christmas cracker - new year's edition
We love crackers ! These super fun New Year's crackers are based on simple, traditional Christmas crackers . If you're not familiar with Christmas crackers ,they're basically a paper-based bon-bon that two people pull apart, making a bang and revealing small gifts , jokes and paper crowns. Crackers are a lot of fun to make, and you can personalize them with handmade gifts for your friends. In this step-by-step video tutorial ,you'll learn how to create your own New Year's crackers from scratch. . . .
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Toilet paper tube Elsa doll - easy paper craft for kids
Sick of Frozen yet? We are not! A snowy winter day is such a good time to watch the movie and create easy paper crafts with the kids!  This little Elsa toilet paper tube craft will be a fun snowy day activity.  So grab a few toilet paper tubes and create Elsa (and her friends)!  This super easy Elsa toilet paper roll doll is  a perfect winter paper craft project for the kids in the classroom or at home! (Even you can use them as fun Frozen party favors just fill them with candies or small toys! ) . . .
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Easy DIY cardboard Christmas tree - vintage Christmas decor
For this Christmas make gorgeous pine trees out of cereal boxes! Start with cutting out scales from a simple cardboard sheet . Starting at the bottom and gluing them side by side. Continue all the way to the top and then paint with a quick wash of white. In this nice Christmas decor tutorial Lucy will show you how to make this gorgeous paper pine tree ! You can use a styrofoam cone base or simply fold a paper cone and save some money. This paper Christmas tree decor is a little bit time consuming winter craft project but its absolutely worth the time! . . .
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DIY Dancing Christmas elf - newspaper craft for kids
It’s that time of year when our minds turn to Christmas crafts - isn’t it? We just adore the opportunities the festive holiday s brings for all sorts of colorful and jolly arts and crafts for kids . This year kick off the season with an adorable dancing newspaper elf craft! You can of course make this cheeky elf from ordinary paper or card but we love the r ecycled element! Not only does this newspaper dancing elf craft look super cute but you can play with it too and make it dance ! It has long legs that are folded in a way that allows them to move freely as if the elf was dancing a jolly Christmas jig! . . .
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Easy DIY egg carton angel - Christmas craft for kids
What's a Christmas tree without an angel ? Tree topper or ornament, these lovely egg carton angels make the sweetest of decorations and are one of our favorite craft of this Christmas season. Combine the egg carton angels with a piece of lace and you have yourself a joyful & beautiful reminder of our reason for celebrating. And as an extra: this Christmas & upcycling craft is so easy even the smallest kids can create some! So, roll up your sleeves and join us in making these vintage style egg carton angel ornaments: . . .
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Paper mache snowman from plastic bottles & newspaper
Look at these little paper mache snowmen! They are so adorable! If you are suffering a bit of paper mache withdrawal over the past few weeks, this Christmas craft will surely brighten up your day!  In this nice step-by-step craft tutorial MollyMoo will teach you how to create these super cute paper mache snowmen with simple newspaper and glue.  You can find a super easy to make and cheap homemade paper mache glue recipe in Mindy as well (but of course you can use mod podge or other store bought water soluble glue to create the paper mache snowmen ) . . .
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Easy DIY paper plate snowman face - Christmas craft for kids
Let’s make a paper plate snowman craft! This one will shine and sparkle just like it would if it were made out of real snow. This easy DIY  paper plate snowman face is perfect both as a Christmas craft or as a winter craft. You can even staple together 2 or 3 paper plates and make the whole snowman body. The kids will be so proud they can help decorate for Christmas! This  paper plate snowman craft is super easy to make and so cute, it can be a perfect home or classroom decor at Christmas / winter ! . . .
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Easy paper plate snowflake yarn art for kids
The end result of this paper plate snowflake yarn art is so gorgeous on the back of the paper plate. We loved how both the multi-colored snowflake turned out and the blue ones. You can make several and thread them together to make a fun winter themed banner to hang in your home. Or decorate your snowflakes even further with sequins, glitter glue and craft gems. Not only is this a perfect activity for the winter months but it’s great for beginning sewing and fine motor skills. . . .
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DIY Concrete door stopper with rope handle
How to make concrete door stopper – prepare yourself it’s so easy and beautiful! We love stylish and modern home decor ideas especially when they involves playing with instant concrete! This beautiful concrete door stopper (despite it's look) is a super easy home decor DIY project, which can be made literally in minutes! (Plus a few days of drying time.) To make one stylish concrete door stopper you will need: a milk carton, a rope, and quickrete or other instant concrete mix, water and a little patience. You can play with the molds as well,for example: imagine a gorgeous concrete door stopper out of fun plastic rose cake molds! . . .
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How to make paper clay from newspaper (paper clay recipe)
We fall in love with  this super quick and super cheap homemade paper clay! DIY paper clay is different from paper mache in that you create a clay like mass, instead of using paper mache paste and strips of paper. You can make this paper clay using shredded paper or newspapers. watch this nice and easy video paper clay making tutorial by RedTedArt and learn how to make your very own frugal paper clay! . . .
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5 Easy DIY Halloween party decorations from paper
Watch this fun Halloween craft video tutorial and learn how to make 5 DIY Halloween party hacks and crafts from simple household materials such as cardboard boxes, paper cups, paper plates, toilet paper rolls and other cheap materials!  These fun halloween party crafts makes horrific decorations and treats for your Halloween Party! And the kids will love to make them as well! Create a fun pumpkin candy monster, an ice cream brain witch, zombi puppets, bat utensil holders and paper plate UFO's with Box Yourself and Øistein Kristiansen . . .
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DIY 3D cardboard bear statue (free printable)
Are you looking for a simple but stylish decor idea which doesn't require fancy craft materials and high crafting skills? Do you love cuddly bears & rustic / vintage decors? Try this simple but gorgeous 3D paper bear statue! This dimensional paper bear can be perfect addition to your home decor or you can make some with the kids just for fun! In this nice craft site you will find the free paper bear statue pattern and a few ideas about how to decorate with them! This easy 3D paper craft is super simple,super quick and also super fun so even the smallest crafty hands can create some in no time! . . .
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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 Thankful tree- easy cheap fal paper decor
A branch tree in a room seems to bring attention to itself, but this time take this branch tree and give it a name, a purpose! This branch tree is called “The Thankful Tree” because it's decorative paper circle ornaments are miniature notes with sweet thankful messages! You can write the things that you are thankful for, also you can leave some blank then your family and friends can write on them as well, when they visit. This nature craft can be a great frugal decor in your home thorough the fall season or your can use it as a lovely Thanksgiving decor! . . .
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Paper plate fox - fun fall craft for kids
Simple craft ideas which involves recycling are always the best! This cute paper plate fox are not just only a very easy and fun fall craft  for kids but it also can be a nice autumn decor in your home/classroom/nursery! In this nice craft blog   you will find a step-by-step tutorial on how to make your very own adorable paper plate fox!  All you need is to create this cute paper fox is a paper plate and construction paper. The kids will love this easy fall craft project ! . . .
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Paper plate yarn weaving apple ( weaving for kids )
Have you ever tried paper plate yarn weaving?If you're going through an apple craft phase,you just had to try this cute paper plate yarn weaving apple craft.We love how the apple core turned out! There is one easy trick though you need to know about circle yarn weaving. You can find it in this nice step-by-step yarn weaved apple craft tutorial! This paper plate yarn weaving apple can be a great decor in the classroom at fall or the kids can give the finished apples as teacher appreciation gifts! . . .
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Easy DIY fall wreath from upcycled paper bags
All you need are a few paper bags and a foam round for making this pretty fall wreath that will look great on your front door. Adorn with a few acorns or an arrangement of silk flowers from the dollar store for an extra pop of color. You can make this DIY wreath last through the season by simply adding a pop of red or fresh pine tree clippings as Christmas approaches. It's in the bag with this basically free fall wreath. . . .
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Halloween garage door decor from cardboard with led lights
We love cheap but still gorgeous outdoor Halloween decors! This eerie Halloween scene covering your garage door will have a lot of impact! Rather than cutting it out of wood board you can use simple cheap cardboard as a substitute! Add some extra spook factor by lighting it from behind.This outdoor halloween decor took some work, but the result is well worth it. It will be a traffic stopper on your street! You could use this gorgeous cardboard or wooden board Halloween decor mounted on a large wall, or staked into your yard with lights behind it - it will be a great hit in any form! . . .
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DIY Book page acorn banner - easy fall paper craft
If you are on a hunt for a quick to do fall decor idea, this beautiful fall acorn book page garland is certainly your thing. We love all the diversity simple book pages and fabric leftovers offer when it comes to crafting ( and these acorns prove that ).  If you are in a need of a fun fall craft idea for a classroom these are your thing as you can easily thread them on a string and make a fantastic fall garland. You wouldn’t even need to limit yourself (and the the kids) to sticking an acorn silhouette for this paper craft project, this book page and fabric garland will look gorgeous with any pattern!  Naturally this is also a wonderful project to do with your kids at home. . . .
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DIY Floating candles with glue gun and paper rolls
Bewitched candles illuminate Hogwarts’ Great Hall, floating high above the students and staff of the school. Now you can safely recreate the floating candles in your own room! These make for great Halloween accents or year-round decorations for diehard Potterheads. Read on to find out how to craft this flame-free floating candle decoration from simple household items such as paper towel rolls! Switch on the LEDs, turn down the lights, and watch as candles float magically overhead. . . .
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Toilet paper roll bats - Halloween craft for kids
These hanging bat party favors are a great Halloween craft. Kids can make these hanging bats to decorate for Halloween or fill them full of treats for party favors. The supplies are inexpensive and they come together quickly. This toilet paper tube hanging bat  is great party favor that also makes a great party decoration! And it almost cost's nothing to make!  This toilet paper tube craft is very easy, even the smallest crafty hands can make some to decorate the  classroom or the kindergarten at Halloween! This bat also can be a perfect halloween gift if you fill them up with small candies/treats! . . .
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DIY Super quick and easy phone speaker from paper roll
Don’t have any mobile phone speakers handy, but really want to boost the volume of the music or audio coming from your phone? If you have a paper towel roll and two plastic cups, you’re good to go with this goofy and sort of effective DIY phone speaker solution. It works, at least to amplify the sound. Does it sound any better? Well, no, not really, but it definitely sounds louder, and if louder is your intention then cutting a little hole into a paper towel roll and jamming your phone into it while blasting some music or a podcast will serve the purpose to amplify the audio with very little effort. . . .
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