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My trash to treasure recycledcrafting Etsy shop


Hurray, I have finally opened my Etsy shop called recycledcrafting. I have been planning on doing so for a long while. For now there are only two items listed there. Those are my decoupaged can box and doll box.

etsy shop paper mache projects: doll box

etsy shop paper mache projects: doll box

You can order my handmade things throgh my Etsy recycledcrafting shop or directly by contacting me at kievtranslator@gmail.com.

I love crafting and most of my crafted items are very usable. I love to make treasures from trash and give new life to things by upcycling them. It’s a great and healthy way to live green.

Paper mache projects: my first handmade doll box


I found this interesting idea for paper mache projects on Youtube. I just fell in love with the handmade paper mache doll box. I have two daughters, so I’ve got many old dolls at home.

paper mache projects: doll box

paper mache projects: doll box

Here is what I used for this paper mache project:

Old plastic doll (top part)

Newspapers and handmade glue (corn glue)

Decoupage glue and napkins

Old scarf and some ribbon

paper mache projects: doll box

paper mache projects: doll box

I have to admit that it took a while for the paper mache skirt to dry up. I decoupaged it with rose napkins.

paper mache projects: doll box

paper mache projects: doll box

I glued the fabric onto the decoupaged surfaces using rubber glue. This paper mache project was not easy to do, but it’s a first paper mache project for me. I love the result.