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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.

 

 

Making a box how to: recycled craft aluminium can handmade Christmas box


This is one of my new recycled craft projects. It took me a while to finish it up. It’s a handmade Christmas gift box made out of aluminium cans.

handmade Christmas gift box made out of aluminium cans

handmade Christmas gift box made out of aluminium cans

You may buy this unique recycled box on my Etsy shop.recycledcrafting.  I have a step by step how to for this handmade box for you:

handmade Christmas gift box made out of aluminium cans

handmade Christmas gift box made out of aluminium cans

That is where you start. Get enough cans, cut them up to make aluminium sheets and clean them.

Make a paper layout and pattern for your future box.

Then cut out the pattern out of aluminium. I used two sheets of aluminium for each side of the box. So, I had to double the number of sheets I cut out and then fix them together.

handmade Christmas gift box made out of aluminium cans

handmade Christmas gift box made out of aluminium cans

Looks tidier, right? Now I had to prick holes in the aluminium sheets. I used a paper pricker for it.

Then I painted one side of the plates, as I wanted to get a white box.

When my can box plates dried up, I started to crochet them together through the pricked holes.

Finally, I assembled the handmade can box by crocheting it together.

Then I moved on to decorating it.

handmade Christmas gift box made out of aluminium cans

handmade Christmas gift box made out of aluminium cans

I have decoupaged it with the Christmas bell on the top, as I did with one of the decoupaged glass bottles. The great thing about decoupage is that you can decoupage almost anything, if you cover it with paint first.

I decoupaged the box with snowflakes on the sides, I cut them out of napkins.

handmade Christmas gift box made out of aluminium cans

handmade Christmas gift box made out of aluminium cans

handmade Christmas gift box made out of aluminium cans

handmade Christmas gift box made out of aluminium cans

That is how this handmade can box for Christmas looks from inside. I plan on using the can box for Christmas gifts and candies.

Recycled carft project: diy box, flowers and other things you can make out of plastic bottles


Recently I have discovered a new material for my recycled craft projects. Recycled art and crafting is a great way to upcycle water bottles. You can make amazing handmade flowers from this material.

recycled crafts: water bottle flowerIt takes about 5 min to make this blue flower, the stem and the leafs. All of it is made out of water bottles.

recycled crafts: water bottle flowerThis while flower is also a part of my recycle craft box project and it is made out of plastic bottles.

recycled crafts: water bottle boxThis was my main recycle craft project of the week. It’s a jewelry box made out of plastic bottles.

recycled crafts: water bottle boxIt’s my first try in making something like this. Here is a quick step by step how to for this plastic bottle DIY box:

1. Cut plastic bottles to make sheets of plastic

2. Make a paper pattern of the box

3. Cut out the plastic (you should fold two sheets of it together. Each side of the box is made out of two sheets of plastic)

4. Make holes on the edges with a pricker

5. Crochet each of the sides over with yarn using crocheting hook.

recycled crafts: water bottle box

6. Stitch the box together with the hook and yarn.

7. Decorate it.

I have to admit, my first box turned out to be a little crooked. That’s because I did not make a paper pattern for it and cut the pieces unevenly. But still I really like it. It’s a nice recycled craft project to start with.