You can recycle your own cardboard boxes and get sheets of beautiful, handmade paper. It's quite easy. You'll need a paper mold, but those are very easy to make (you can use a cake pan or baking dish in a pinch!)
Make Handmade Recycle Paper
Making handmade paper adds a personal touch to invitations, stationary, and other crafts. Learn how to make your own recycled handmade paper with this free paper making video series. Part 1 of 9 - How to Make handmade paper. Make handmade paper - Part 2 of 9. Click through to ...more
Put a use to all that scrap paper lying around. Learn how to make your own paper out of paper you'd like to recycle with the steps outlined below. Perfect for a stationary project or decorative invitation! You Will Need: • Recycled paper • A blender or food processor • A basi ...more
You can make custom handmade paper yourself using these easy to follow steps. You need a blender and some patience.
Watch to learn how to change the color of handmade paper with a Glimmer Mist spray.
Watch to learn a quick and easy way to make your own paper using a pouring method.
Everyone loves the personal touch of a homemade greeting card, so why send such a beautiful gift in a plain white envelope? To maintain the crafty beauty of your card, why not make a custom envelope to go with it? In this tutorial, learn how to make a very easy homemade envelo ...more
Stop throwing out the rolls when the paper towels are gone. There are dozens of good uses for them. You Will Need * Empty paper rolls * Imagination Step 1. Make gift boxes Turn them into gift boxes. Paper rolls are great for holding small items, plus they’ll keep the recip ...more
Learn how to recycle used paper. It's just a little project for your kids/students. You can add food colors or small flowers in order to make original paper for love letters, greetings, etc. You can also store the remaining mixture for future paper-making.
Inspired by Jules Verne sea demons, Bea Szenfeld's “Sur la Plage” collection includes 12 pieces handcrafted with cardboard. The idea of unconventional material constraints is a classic art school "test", as well as a typical (and somewhat tired) formula for competitive design ...more
This is a video demonstration on how to recycle your own paper from old newspapers using household items.
If you need to protect your toilet paper rolls from overactive pets, or want a way to travel with tp without having it unroll, you can create a quick and easy toilet paper holder just using an old case for blank CDs and a box cutter.
Unwanted advertising is everywhere. Annoying pop-up ads, overly loud late night commercials, spam...it never ends. And before spam, there was junk mail. Junk mail is even worse because unlike TV commercials and internet ads, it's physical. You can't just delete or ignore it—an ...more
Make this Valentine's Day one to remember! Well... because you forgot. But don't worry, you can still make that heart pitter-patter for your love by saving face and getting some last minute Valentine gift ideas on the cheap. There's no reason to shop at Hallmark or buy expens ...more
This is something creative and useful to do with the mountains of paper constantly delivered. Try these different origami projects to recycle paper.
You can turn all your paper trash - from paper towel rolls to cereal boxes to paper scraps - into treasure by watching this tutorial, which takes all these usually thrown away materials and blends them with flower petals to create a gorgeous looking paper. Learn how to make t ...more
A wallet is something everyone carries around. Stand out with this wallet which you can make yourself! Start with a regular eight and a half by eleven inch sheet of paper. Fold it in half width wise. Then open it out again. Next fold the paper into fourths by folding the halve ...more
Tim Carter demonstrates how to use recycled cobblestones. Cobblestone can be used to edge gardens, driveways and walkways. These paving stones make a great border. People recycle cans, paper and plastic bottles, but how about recycling building materials. Cobblestones that we ...more
Want to celebrate New Year's Eve, but haven't a clue how to do so? Maybe some of these New Year's Eve pa rty ideas will help you bring in 2011. These New Year's Eve ideas include things like cheap DIY decorations, cool 2011 party glasses, exotic jellyfish shooters, and even k ...more
These festive Christmas crackers serve as both party favors to hand out to guests and name plates on your dinner table. In vibrant colors of green and red, they simply scream out Christmas. Check out this crafting video to learn how to make these cute paper crackers. Learn h ...more
In this tutorial, learn how to craft a cute bird out of a toilet paper roll with your kids. This adorable little birdie makes a fun activity and is incredibly cheap to make. All you need is some feathers, glue and an old cardboard roll from a used thing of toilet paper. So, in ...more
Etsy is the place to get all your handmade needs and wants met. Etsy encourages personal connections between sellers and consumers. On Etsy you can connect with the handmade and crafty communities, and learn more about the process of making handmade goods like soaps, candles, ...more
You don't have to own a Cricut, several volumes of themed scrapbooking paper, pinking shears, and ribbons in each color of the rainbow to call yourself a crafter. More complicated crafts do call for this kind of deep and expensive preparation, but the craft presented in this v ...more
Shiho Masuda Teaches you to make 3-D origami star using recycled materials. The materials required are leftover wrapping paper, ribbons, two 3. 25" cardboard squares, ruler, scissors, glue, double sided tape and an X-acto knife. She cuts out 8 6"x6" squares from paper and glue ...more
Rosettes can be used to add a little extra touch to nearly any craft project. You don't need to spend a lot of money to buy them - you can take a stack of scrap paper and recycle it into lovely, colorful paper rosettes!
Your home office is missing something… hmm… maybe something to hold your recycled printer paper, and what better to hold your recycle paper than a recycled paper tray? Nextraker shows you a neat hack involving a few dust-collecting compact discs that will make a eco-friendly p ...more
Preserving the environment is not only the right thing to do—it can result in significant cost savings for your business. Step 1: Educate yourself Educate yourself about the local, state, and federal environmental regulations that apply to your business. Step 2: Evaluate you ...more
This is a lovely idea that allows you to celebrate the whole year on your Christmas tree! These cute handmade paper ornaments feature a tiny calendar surrounded by flowers, beads, accents and symbols of the season the month falls in.
It's easy to find yourself drowning in a pile of papers and nick-nacks if you're not armed with a good organization system. By taking the time to set up a system where everything is condensed and has a place you'll find it much easier to keep it that way. If that clutter-clog ...more
Are you packing a handmade paper bow? Chances are, you're going to need arrows to go along with that paper bow. Instead of wasting money buying wooden arrows, why not make your arrows at home out of paper as well? In this two-part video, learn how to make sturdy paper arrows f ...more
Adorn any headband, broach, pair of earrings, or pendant with these adorable handmade paper flowers! Learn how to make these precious accessories step by step using this two-part video tutorial as a guide. Step out in style & unique to your friends by dressing up regular store ...more
Recycle scrap paper and have fun in the process! Make a jumping paper frog with origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents a complete instructions on how to make your own leaping paper amphibians from folded paper. For ...more
Looking for a fun project to do with your kids? Try making decorative paper at home with flower petals and bits of recyclable paper. Supplies needed to make paper are 2 identical wooden frames, the cheapest you can find, a piece of screening, duct tape scissors, sponge, bucket ...more
Learn how to make a fairy Christmas ornament to place on the top of the tree. Step 1. Gather your materials. Step 2. Fold the handmade paper in half and in half again. Then fold it diagonally to make a cone shape. Step 3. Trim into a perfect cone. Step 4. Bend the wire into a ...more
Christmas and the holiday season can generate quite a bit of trash on their own, so what do you do when you want to maintain your green lifestyle over the holidays? This tutorial gives you tips on how to recycle packing material, wrapping paper and even your Christmas tree.
This instructional origami video will show you how to fold an origami recycle bin out of recycled paper. You will need one piece of scrap paper complete this origami project. When you are finished folding this origami box, don't forget to recycle it.
Looking for a stylish new look without the price tag? This video tutorial will teach you how to make jewelry on a budget, with your main material being none other than paper and plastic tubing! This step by step instructional video by craftside shows you how to recycle old car ...more
Don't waste a bunch of money on new wrapping paper and bows. Recycle your old wrapping paper and use it to make decorative bows for your presents following these steps. You Will Need: • Wrapping paper • Scissors • Ruler • Tape • Newspaper (optional) Step 1: Wrap your pr ...more
Are your magazines piled so high they're spilling over your desktop? Throwing so much paper away is a waste, so recycle your old magazines instead by making the origami flowers presented in this video. With six petals and a fluttery, accordian-style stamen, these flowers are ...more
You can create handmade love letters and personal paper gifts by using your very own homemade ink. This video goes in depth on how you can make your own ink at home using an ink stick and ink stone. This is the traditional way that the Chinese make their ink to use in Calligra ...more
Don’t throw out those beautiful holiday cards you received! Recycle them into something useful. You will need: Christmas cards scissors or a paper cutter glue cardboard ribbon or string potpurri You can recycle your Christmas cards into Christmas postcards, gift cards, napk ...more
Recycle, reduce, reuse...and follow this video to learn how to make a paper envelope out of an old issue of Wired Magazine. Now, if only making money could be this easy.
In this video, you will learn how to make a wallet out of paper. First, you will need a piece of paper, a pen, a straight edge, and something to cut the paper. Place the paper on a flat surface. Fold the paper in half, hamburger style and unfold. Fold the bottom half up to the ...more
Here's an easy way to decorate your Valentine's Day handmade cards, gift wrap, envelopes, or gifts. Prima roses are teeny paper roses you can certainly purchase at a store, but they're a lot cheaper to make at home. Make your own baby Prima Roses. Use your Cricut or paper pun ...more
Spring is baby season, so if you know a friend who's expecting rather soon, make sure both she and her baby are welcomed with a fond, handmade sentiment. Check out this paper design video to learn how to craft a "New Addition" baby arrival card. Card made using Graphically S ...more
Join Emma & Grace as they show you how to recycle old cereal boxes, coffee carriers, artwork and junk mail into beautiful works of art. Watch this instructional video to shred pieces of paper garbage, blend it into a pulp and press your own recycled paper.
This video teaches you how to make a paper gun sniper rifle. You'll be amazed how quick and easy it is to make a proper paper gun that shoots just like a sniper rifle. This video is perfect for anyone looking to have fun with some paper guns. Make sure you reuse, reduce, and r ...more
This video represents a union between two spheres of crafting - sewing and cardmaking. You can create some decorative stitching on your handmade greeting cards by using your sewing machine. Here's how you can sew on paper without ruining the paper or cardstock.
All you need is some stiff paper, like craft paper or card stock. Then follow this video to fold two pieces (make sure they are roughly the same size) into a lovely and easy gift box. Then wrap it and stick it under the tree!
Cathie and Steve from the DIY Network are here to show you how to make handmade hardware jewelry sure to wow passersby! In this segment, learn how to paper a washer and use it as a necklace pendant to create a unique piece of jewelry for cheap. Customize the washer with paper ...more
If you need to decorate your house fast for the holidays, then supersized decor is the way to go. Yeah, you could buy those tacky big Christmas ornament balls fastened with big red ribbons at the store, but if you're looking for elegant Christmas decor then making it is the wa ...more
Instead of throwing away the streamers from your latest party, why not be eco-friendly and recycle it as a lovely folded flower? In this tutorial, learn how to make cute homemade roses from left over streamers. That thin, colorful paper can be used for more than decoration and ...more
In this video, we learn how to recycle cans and make decorative candle votives. First, you will use a straight edge to remove any paper from the top of the can. Then, use the straight edge to cut parallel holes in the bottom of the can. Grab sharp scissors and continue to cut ...more
Learn how to wrap your presents in Furoshiki (cloth) to avoid using wrapping paper. Unlike wrapping paper (which usually can't be recycled) Furoshiki can be used again and again. With the economy the way it is, now is a good time to recycle and reuse, instead of wasting throw ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to recycle an old t-shirt into a no-sew head scarf. First, lay your shirt out flat on a table and download the paper pattern from the video. From here, measure sixteen inches from side to side on the t-shirt that you are using. After this, follow ...more
In this article, you'll learn how to create deconstructed roses in less than five minutes with your leftover fabric scraps. It's a great way to recycle your leftover fabric! Follow the instructions below and watch the videos for a demonstration. Draw the Flower Shape. Draw a ...more
In order to make a snowflake wreath ornament, you will need the following: a snowflake punch, adhesive, foam, rhinestones, card stock, a hole punch, a circle cutter, scraps of paper, and ribbon. Punch out 17 white snowflakes and 17 blue snowflakes for each side of the ornamen ...more
It’s that time of year (in the U.S. anyway) when people are focused on getting organized -- or rather wishing they were organized. Being organized is great, it affords physical space, mental space and all but insures higher efficiency. But wishing and doing are two entirely di ...more
Recycle spare paper and earn good luck in the process. With this guide, you'll learn how to fold a lucky paper star using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to ...more
Take a few old cardboard boxes or packing boxes and recycle them into snazzy and cool photograph frames. All you need, apart from the boxes is some tape, string, a little wrapping paper for decoration - and, of course, some scissors and the photograph you want to frame.