Browsing the "Paper Crafts" Tag

How To: Sheet Music Tree

August 9th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

This week on Pinterest, I came across a really adorable scrap book paper tree from Two Girls Being Crafty (via Everyday Mom Ideas). I loved the concept, so I decided to turn it into a completely upcycled project by using reclaimed sheet music instead of scrap book paper!

How To: Upcycle Candle Holders into Colorful Organizers!

June 22nd, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Do you remember my Upcycled Candle Holder into a Mini Easter Basket post? Well, I decided to give my candle holders another makeover so that I could use them daily, instead of once a year. Grab your candle holders, candle jars, or any small jar that you may have, and transform them into colorful organizers!

How To: Eco-Friendly “Sparklers”

June 15th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Have you seen this Fourth of July post from Martha Stewart? I absolutely loved the red, white, and blue pom-poms she used to decorate the buffet table for the Fourth of July, so I decided to make my own eco-friendly version!

How To: Music Wall Art

May 25th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

In a few weeks I'm moving into a rental home with two other roommates. We're all musicians, so it's a no-brainer that we're going to have lots of musical items/instruments to decorate. My head is spinning with ideas, so I decided to finally work on some wall art for our music space!

How-to: Handmade Graduation Card

May 18th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Graduation time is here! Cards are so expensive to buy and are such a waste because most people throw them away. Instead, make your own from materials you already have!

10 Last Minute Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

May 11th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Let's face it, Mother's Day is two days away and even though I've warned you, you still haven't made anything for your mom. Well, no fear my friends, I've put together a list of fabulous eco-friendly and last minute gifts for Mother's Day!

How To: Mother’s Day Plant “Flag”

May 3rd, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

When thinking about more Mother's Day ideas, I thought about how my mom prefers to receive a plant rather than flowers. Then, I remembered that Becky shared 5 awesome ideas for DIY plant markers last week. I've seen little plant markers before at hospitals where they say "It's a boy" or "Get well soon," so I decided to make a plant "flag" that says, "Happy Mother's Day!"

How To: Recycled Rosettes

March 9th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

This week I was researching some ideas for a wedding shower that I'm hosting at the end of this month. I came across this beautiful dessert table set up from Hostess With the Mostess and I thought, "I bet I could make that with recycled materials!" I couldn't get the idea out of my head, so I decided to go ahead and give it a try with magazine pages!

5 Fun and Eco-Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Projects!

March 8th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

St. Patrick's Day is next Saturday, March 17-- have you crafted for it yet? The only projects I've made so far are the Toilet Paper Roll Shamrocks. I needed inspiration to make my St. Patrick's Day even more crafty! To get all of us inspired, I found 5 fun and eco-friendly projects for us to try!

Upcycle Your Chocolate Heart Boxes into Wall Art!

February 3rd, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Every year I receive some of these yummy chocolates, as I'm sure most people do too (or I shamefully buy them for myself!). Once the chocolates are gone, though, the average person would think these cute boxes don't really have a purpose. However, if you have a crafty, eco-friendly mind like me, these adorable hearts can have new life! What did I do? I created awesome wall art!

Toilet Paper Roll Valentine

January 27th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

This Valentine's Day, make something different and fun for your kids to hand out to their friends-- a toilet paper roll Valentine! It's more eco-friendly and they are one-of-kind Valentines!

10 Ways to Upcycle Maps!

January 26th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Maps are one of those things that just look cool. I look at one and I'm immediately inspired to travel the world and see everything each place has to offer. Why not utilize such an amazing item to spice up every day, boring pieces? Here are 10 incredible ideas to transform those boring items into inspiring ones!

How To: Cardboard & Toilet Paper Roll Tree

January 20th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

This week I wanted to create a project that brought the outside, in (because it's too cold to go outside right now!). I looked around my house for inspiration and I found a cardboard box and toilet paper rolls. I've done projects with toilet paper rolls before like the Toilet Paper Roll Christmas Lights and the Christmas "Candle" Cover, but I wanted to make something more natural-looking. Drawing inspiration from a fall project I did on my personal blog, I created a Cardboard and Toilet Paper Roll Tree!

How To: Sheet Music Bottle

January 13th, 2012 | by Bonnie Getchell

Most people know I love crafting, so they always give me items that they think I could use (which I absolutely love!). My friend and her family saved a few wine bottles for me after one of their family gatherings and I was so excited to do a a project with them! Then, a few weeks ago, I found several books of sheet music at a thrift store for 50 cents each. Add these items together and you get a really fun and recycled decor piece-- a sheet music bottle!

5 Eco-Friendly Organizing Projects

December 22nd, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell

Even though Christmas isn't here yet, I'm already thinking about my goals for the New Year! If you're anything like me, the New Year motivates me to get organized and generally deep clean my life (room, car, closet, etc). With organization on the brain, I want to share 5 incredible projects that will inspire you to get organized in 2012! Not only are these projects great for organizing, but they upcycle items you probably have around your home!

How To: Make A Recycled Gift Tag & Ornament

December 8th, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell

After last week's post, How To: Laundry Cup Wall Art, I started thinking about other uses for rolled magazine pages. Then, I was inspired by Julie's Five Sustainable Wrapping Solutions post to create some recyclable gift solutions of my own! Put the two together, and I made my own gift tags that can double as ornaments!

How To: Laundry Cup Wall Art

December 1st, 2011 | by Bonnie Getchell

An amazing reader asked if we had any ideas for the cups/lids that come with laundry detergent. This question got my crafting wheels turning! With laundry cups/lids, magazines and magazine ads left over from the Black Friday madness, I made some cool wall art! This project is the perfect way to save those pointless and wasteful magazines and turn them into something worth looking at!

The Finished Objects Dilemma

February 17th, 2011 | by Beth Holmes

We appraised our situation like the mature adults we are. It was determined, with my full agreement, that I was making too much stuff, and that I needed to figure out what to do with this stuff when it’s complete. Something better than “I’ll just set that right here for now” and then leaving it to get buried by piles of mail and library books

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