Browsing the "paper crafting" Tag

Weddings + Showers: 18 Eco-Friendly DIY Wedding Bouquets and Flowers

January 7th, 2014 | by Julie Finn

Worried about the ethics of the floral trade? Struggling to find organically-grown, fair trade cut flowers? You may want to skip the politics altogether, and simply make your own bouquet and other floral pieces for your wedding. You'll invest more time in the process, definitely, but you'll definitely save money, and your wedding will be all the greener for it


Crafts for Kids: Decoupaged Building Blocks

November 19th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

My kiddo used to be over her building blocks. Whereas she once spent hours building entire wooden cities, she's into superheroes now. So I made these outdated toys brand-new again, kicked her building block play back into high gear, and totally thrilled the socks off of her just by decoupaging comic book images onto some of her blocks


Tutorial + How-to: Upcycled Glass Jar and Tissue Paper Luminaries

October 15th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

Gently glowing, flickering luminaries are a beautiful sight in the evening. They're also an excellent, easy kid's craft. Using any old glass jar as a base, kids will LOVE pasting colorful tissue paper squares to make pretty pictures, and they'll be thrilled to see how gorgeous their creations look that night, with a lit candle inside to start the magic


Book Page Prints into Greeting Cards from Spooky and Bright

August 26th, 2013 | by Julie Finn

How to make your own greeting cards that aren't super cutesy and twee? Include something vintage! I made these DIY greeting cards not with rubber stamps of teddy bears or foam stickers of ducks in bonnets, but with vintage book pages. Pages trimmed from a ratty, torn copy of The Turn of the Screw and an old dictionary, embellished with paint, compose the front images of a set of all-purpose blank cards, suitable for either the kids or the adults in the family to use


Crafty Book Review: Side by Side, by Tsia Carson

July 1st, 2013 | by Julie Finn

It's no problem to find crafts for kids to do. It's no problem to find crafts to do for kids. Crafts that you can do along with your kids, however? Collaborative crafts that work well even when one participant is young and one is old? Projects that an adult doesn't have be bored by or bossy about, that a kid can contribute meaningfully to, that they'll both enjoy just as well? Yeah, those are a little harder to come by


“I Love You” Wall Art

February 14th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

In honor of Valentine's Day, I wanted to share one of the pieces I just put together for my craft booth— "I Love You" wall art!


Craft Booth Ideas: Recycled Paper Price Tags

January 25th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

In addition to my dry erase price signs, I need to price each item individually with my booth code. Many antique/art stores do this in order to keep track of which booth earned money. Instead of using new price tags from the store, why not make your own from recycled paper? They're so much cuter and way more eco-friendly!


Recycling Christmas Cards: Framed Art

December 28th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

While visiting family this week, I noticed my mom received a stack of Christmas cards from family and friends. She had a genius idea that I just had to share! Several of the cards had beautiful graphics that weren't too "Christmasy" and were worth saving, so she decided to frame them!


Recycling Christmas Cards

December 21st, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Isn't it hard to part with the beautiful Christmas cards that you receive from family and friends? Last year I made a New Years banner from Christmas cards and Becky has shared Seven Ways to Recycle Greeting Cards, but here are 5 more ways you can recycle all of those gorgeous cards!


Recycled “Mitten” Gift Holder

December 14th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

This week I searched Pinterest to find a cute way to give small gifts this Christmas. I saw several projects of the traditional laced mittens and laced stockings, and thought it would be great for small items! I simply added an eco-friendly twist by using book pages. If you want to impress your co-workers with a cute gift, or dress up that gift card for a friend, this is the perfect project for you!


A Quick and Eco-Friendly Christmas Gift!

December 13th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

If you follow us on Pinterest, you probably saw this idea from Alisa Burke that Becky pinned to our board. I've also seen these beautiful pieces of art from Creative Genius Art, too. I fell in love with the idea, so I decided to make my own version for Christmas gifts!


Recycled Utensil Holder

November 8th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Last weekend I was looking for Thanksgiving table decorations on Pinterest. I came across these fabulous utensil holders from The Idea Room. I decided to use their idea, but put an eco-friendly spin on it by using a recycled cardboard box instead of cardstock



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