Step 7: Paper beads

This is one project I keep meaning to try, but I've never found the time. Making beads is an excellent way of re-using old wrapping paper, and here's an instructable by Mzuribeads which tell you how.
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These are great ideas! I would love to see how to make those ornaments in the first picture.<br><br>Had to laugh about your illegal fur coats. :)
Lots of excellent ideas. Thanks for posting ! BTW, would you happen to know where I might find templates for the figures in the paper doll idea? (It was my favourite) ;0)
Sorry, no template available... I just drew those on a piece of card stock, cut them out and colored them... But I'm sure you would be able to find something online if you don't feel like sketching figures yourself.
And to make the clothes, just draw around the bodies and include little rectangular tabs you can use to fold over and make the clothes stick on. (I too am a DIY paper doll veteran.) :-)
This is terrific! I love the ideas from the shredder. Another great use for wrapping paper is embellishing altered books and/or scrapbooks. You can pay so much money for nice paper for doing this.
I updated my instructable to include your idea... thank you so much for posting your comment!
'We were a little unsure about anatomy'... loved that, it made me smile. I too made do with scraps of whatever was available to dress my paperdolls and also my regular dolls. I agree that the commercial paper dolls and kits were so not the point. My Mom drew well, she always would draw wonderful 20s and 30s style females and their clothing . She was born in 1923 so she drew her dolls as she did when SHE did them for herself and her sisters. Great memories of her doing those drawings whenever I asked. Thanks for that mental jar:)
Great ideas. I love the trick with the paper shredder!
Love it! You could be my twin I think.
Very nice! Thanks for sharing!<br>Sunshiine

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