Instructables: exploring - living - Paper - popular Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:34:41 PST BLOX v1.01 Atomic Snowflakes
Atomic Snowflakes - More DIY How To Projects]]> AngryRedhead Who doesn't love a little mid-century modern, particularly when the cost isn't sky high due to demand?These snowflakes were inspired by the atomic age and all the fabulous designs of that time. There are antennas, atoms, bubbles, and sunbursts, and the template is free and printable! Gather Mater...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:00:35 PST
grocery bag pendant lamp
grocery bag pendant lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> blissful2015 Trader Joe's is one of my favorite grocery stores – yummy foods, happy people, and those cool looking paper bags!This pendant lamp is made with one and a half paper bag. All you need is a little folding.And the magic of origami: it can shape-shift into a much smaller object! Materials, tools, & a ...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:30:22 PST
McLaren P1 DIY Paper-Super-Craft
McLaren P1 DIY Paper-Super-Craft - More DIY How To Projects]]> visualspicer The McLaren P1 is one of my favorite supercars and now another addition to my expanding automotive papercraft collection. This paper model measures 30" (76cm) long when assembled from 139 parts on 40 pages. VIEW THIS PROJECT - Watch the making of the McLaren P1 Paper-Super-Craft. See how well t...
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 10:38:50 PST
Watercolor Holiday Cards
Watercolor Holiday Cards - More DIY How To Projects]]> plkap74 This is a really easy technique for making painted cards that look very professional! It is also my new favorite technique for combining digital design and painting: using the Silhouette digital paper cutter to cut vinyl stickers as paint masks on watercolor paper. The results are extremely crisp. T...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:43:25 PST
Origami Fireworks
Origami Fireworks - More DIY How To Projects]]> momoluv Hey momoluvers it's momo and today I'm making an awesome craft that makes cute decor for Christmas. It's called origami fireworks because it looks like fireworks when you spin it Supplies 1- scissors2- 15 sheets of 9x9 cm paper Fold Fold the paper diagonally both waysNow fold the paper in four...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 12:35:36 PST
Quill and Ink Vintage World Map
Quill and Ink Vintage World Map - More DIY How To Projects]]> mimaki cg60 Ahoy there and welcome aboard. This ible will take you on a journey along the coastlines and across all of the 7 wretched seas on a spirit of freedom and high adventure (without scurvy and other sailing-related misfortunes of times gone by). And oh, we have sea monsters too.Poetics apart, this instr...
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 13:29:09 PST
Easy Leather Mini Notepads
Easy Leather Mini Notepads - More DIY How To Projects]]> assemblyrequired A friend of mine loves to write, so for the holidays, I thought a nice little notepad to jot down sudden inspirations might be nice. I knew already that I wanted to make something, so I tried my hand at very basic leather working to get the results you see above. This was an easy project (so easy I ...
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 18:54:52 PST
Origami Ball - Kusudame
Origami Ball - Kusudame - More DIY How To Projects]]> Makermom2 This is a beautiful Kusudama Ball. If you’ve never done origami before, don’t be scared away. Take your time and you too can accomplish this.I’m not 100% sure on the time frame. I have never started a project like this and worked it to the end. I usually take a few breaks … chocolate breaks! :) ...
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 16:33:38 PST
Paper chain snowflakes
Paper chain snowflakes - More DIY How To Projects]]> dogsrule0909 Fun snowflake chains, great for decorating windows or walls! Things you'll need PaperScissorsX-acto knifePencil Beginning Start by printing out the snowflake template from the included PDF. Next cut out the flake and set aside.Take the piece of paper and cut a strip from it that is the same h...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 17:42:22 PST
Paper Trees
Paper Trees - More DIY How To Projects]]> Hofkissed These gorgeous trees are easy to make, but look like they took you hours! Easy-peasy holiday decor in minutes. What you need... PaperScissorsTrimmer (optional) - to trim your paper into squares.The smallest square I've used is 4"x4" and the largest is 12"x12". Fold your square... Fold your sq...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 10:20:22 PST
Loading Message Card
Loading Message Card - More DIY How To Projects]]> goldlego This is an awesome hand-made "Loading Message" card and it is super easy to make! Watch as you pull the card out from the envelope the bars will actually "load"! This card isn't just great for techies, its great for everyone! The card measures about 6.5 inches wide and 3.6 inches high and will fit n...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 14:55:54 PST
Large scale origami sheets
Large scale origami sheets - More DIY How To Projects]]> nathan nash Have you been inspired by the recent success of the "white elephant" by Sipho Mabona or any other of the large scale pieces of origami, but don't have the $24,000 needed to fund it and don't want to crowd fund it. Well then you've come to the right place as this instructable has all the information ...
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 09:37:25 PST
How to Draw anatomicaly correct Manga Cats (it can be done!)
How to Draw anatomicaly correct Manga Cats (it can be done!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> aartcritique Things you'll need:GIMPA basic knowledge of GIMPorPaperA pencilA penColored pencils or markersHello, everyone!  Despite what some may say, it is possible to draw in a good-looking manga style and still have everything anatomically correct for any subject.  I will show you by creating an anatomically...
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 19:32:39 PST
How to Make a Decorative Paper Bow (with template).
How to Make a Decorative Paper Bow (with template). - More DIY How To Projects]]> Hallmark UK Yes folks! It’s that time of year already!!! And if you’re anything like us you are bound to have leftover scraps of wrapping paper from the previous year’s Yuletide season!Instead of banishing this bounty to the recycling bin however… why not try up-cycling your old gift wrap into a beautiful decor...
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Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:39:15 PST
Dodecahedron 2015 Calendar
Dodecahedron 2015 Calendar - More DIY How To Projects]]> blissful2015 A fun DIY 2015 calendar you can hold in your hands instead of flipping the pages – a 3D dodecahedron calendar made of just 2 pieces of paper! This would be fun to use as Christmas tree ornaments as well, and let your guests help themselves to a mini desk calendar for the new year! Print and cut...
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:42:34 PST
Small Paper Bags for your Small Gifts
Small Paper Bags for your Small Gifts - More DIY How To Projects]]> Elotopia A simple way to make creative and different paper bags for your small gifts.You can make paper bags any size with this simple technique. The problem I had a problem! I had these awesome brown paper bags to wrap my gifts at the craft fair. However, the smaller gifts were too small for these. So I ...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:51:00 PST
Lizard Man Papier Mache Figure
Lizard Man Papier Mache Figure - More DIY How To Projects]]> drdorward Hi Everyone,This is my first attempt at an Instructable and I hope you enjoy it.It has been on my mind for a number of years to try making things from papier mache. After the summer was over this year I started making lawn characters to add to my Halloween display. After having made a number of char...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:45:23 PST
Giant C Clamp Headphones
Giant C Clamp Headphones - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad Wait, wasn't this contest to make something into a handtool?Did you ever feel the need to crank up the volume to earsplitting levels and needed something to keep your head from exploding. Well, now there are these Giant C Clamp Headphones that get it together and do a fairly decent job of skull crus...
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:24:10 PDT
DIY Papercut Lamp
DIY Papercut Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> polethzav In this tutorial we’ll show you how to make a papercut lamp It´s beautiful, simple and not expensive decoration . Video Tutorial You need: -cardstock in the colors of your choice-a x-acto knife -pencil -glue stick -ruler Cut a 15 by 15 inches cardstock square .but you can cut any size and ...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 10:46:58 PDT
how to make PAPER
how to make PAPER - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tom Howbridge Homemade paper Is fairly easy to make and is very rewarding. Make a wood frame I used a mitre saw to make a frame with mitred joints then just glue two blocks at ether side and put 4 screws in you could also use a handsaw and just overlap the corners or you could even use a picture frame. Addin...
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 03:37:35 PDT
REMIX - Papercraft Pocket Siren
REMIX - Papercraft Pocket Siren - More DIY How To Projects]]> krummrey This is a remix of the Pocket Siren by Kiteman, a laser-cut turbine whistle. don't have access to a laser cutter. But I do have a personal paper cutter a cricut explore I've won here on instructables btw. :D So I decided to build the siren with paper i...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 11:32:43 PDT
How to deboss paper in a machine shop
How to deboss paper in a machine shop - More DIY How To Projects]]> ma77er What you will need for this instructable:Debossing platePressPaperSoft support for paper (rubber, cork, etc) Create the design you want to deboss The first step is to model your design. For my plate, I decided to use catenary curves to create a simple network with thickened nodes where each strin...
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 09:57:38 PDT
Stingray Paper Airplane
Stingray Paper Airplane - More DIY How To Projects]]> Childrens Museum of Houston This is one of the projects for our Instructables: Made In Your Mind (IMIYM) exhibition at the Children’s Museum of Houston . Produced in partnership with Instructables, IMIYM is an exhibit where families work together to build different fun, toy-like projects that help construct knowledge and skill...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:36:59 PDT
DIY Construction Paper Solar Prints
DIY Construction Paper Solar Prints - More DIY How To Projects]]> DeandrasCrafts On a camping trip with our new Cub Scout troop and their families, one of the projects that was done while we were there was to meet Elective 12a, making solar prints as part of the Nature Crafts Elective that we were trying to fulfill while on this camping trip.The Cub Scouts all picked out their r...
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:51:25 PDT
How to make an Origami Ninja Star
How to make an Origami Ninja Star - More DIY How To Projects]]> Filipp Hi,In this Instructable I will show how to make a cool origami ninja star or shuriken. If you are having problems tell me in the comments section. Materials You will need 2 pieces of square paper, preferably printer paper or construction paper, but you can use any type of paper you like. I us...
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:10:42 PDT
Senbazuru : 1000 Paper Cranes
Senbazuru : 1000 Paper Cranes - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lendss Thousand Origami Cranes (千羽鶴 Senbazuru?) is a group of one thousand origami paper cranes (折鶴 orizuru?) held together by strings. An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane. Some stories believe you are granted eternal good lu...
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:38:47 PDT
Yin Yang jewelry
Yin Yang jewelry - More DIY How To Projects]]> emilyvanleemput My first idea to make yin yang jewelry, came when browsing pinterest, where I saw a beautiful wire wrapped yin yang pendant. I tried to make a simplified version of this pendant myself, but lets just say my attempt looked like someone found some wire, bended a base (which didn't go that bad) and aft...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 13:59:12 PDT
Boomerang Paper Airplane
Boomerang Paper Airplane - More DIY How To Projects]]> CoopPen Now you you can make a wonderfully attractive paper airplane that, if thrown right, will come back! Gather Your Materials Now you need to collect ALL of your materials. Materials to gather: -1 sheet of A4 paper Begin Folding Now to begin folding. You start by folding your paper in half l...
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Sat, 1 Mar 2008 18:09:10 PST
How to Make Papyrus Paper
How to Make Papyrus Paper - More DIY How To Projects]]> wood is the word Aren't you tired of seeing people with e-readers and tablets? Do you think that paper books are just too modern? Do parchment and vellum not seem authentic enough? Well this is the Instructable for you! Using this tutorial, you will learn how to take the Papyrus plant and turn it into good ol' Egypt...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 13:25:55 PDT
Homemade Flower Hat
Homemade Flower Hat - More DIY How To Projects]]> Erica_DIY It’s a French tradition dating back to the 1800s where a couple would preserve mementos from their wedding and marriage together in a glass cloche bell jar. One of the many sentimental items included, besides jewelry, photographs and locks of their babies hair, is the bride’s wedding crown which...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:41:20 PDT
Flexahedron with 3M Post-It Notes and Scotch Tape
Flexahedron with 3M Post-It Notes and Scotch Tape - More DIY How To Projects]]> jeremycrandell There are so many cool paper projects of folks creating origami and geometric amusements out of paper or cardboard or plastic that I was inspired to try. There is a plethora of 'flexahedron' examples out there (search for 'Andreas Markus Hoenigschmid' to have your mind blown). However, I don't have ...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:35:26 PDT
Welcome to the Jungle- Elephant Head Papercraft
Welcome to the Jungle- Elephant Head Papercraft - More DIY How To Projects]]> Verticees Hello Everyone!Each summer I take on a new project, and this year, it's designing my own paper craft models. I have been making papercraft models for about two years now, but I have never designed my own. However, after acquiring some knowledge about creating my own 3D Models and using Pepakura (and...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:08:03 PDT
Paper Motorized Walking Machine "Sculpture"
Paper Motorized Walking Machine "Sculpture" - More DIY How To Projects]]> CreativLiMade In this Instructable I show how I created a motorized "walking machine/sculpture" made out of paper. I will be taking you through all the stages from concept to design and all the way to the end of the build. This will hopefully be sufficient enough to act as a guide if you choose to create and impr...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:48:10 PDT
Teach Investigative Science with a Simple Glider
Teach Investigative Science with a Simple Glider - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kiteman I've been using this glider to teach general science skills for some time, and so many colleagues have reacted positively to it, I thought I'd share it with the wider world.Don't worry; if you only want to learn how to make the glider, I'll make the educational parts obvious so that you can skip ove...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:18:20 PDT
Flower Vase in Magazine Paper
Flower Vase in Magazine Paper - More DIY How To Projects]]> arungvijay Here is a great looking flower vase made of magazine papers and package boxesNo buying required for making this flower vase. All we need is papers and a pieces of thick card boardsOnce we are practiced with one or two vases. We can start trying different shapes of the sameLet's see the step by step ...
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 02:32:36 PDT
Puzzle invitations - solve it and you're invited!
Puzzle invitations - solve it and you're invited! - More DIY How To Projects]]> kamadesign Make something fun with your wedding invitations: These invitations may look like usual ones, but when your guests open the flaps they are met with puzzle pieces! To know where and when the wedding is they need to put together the puzzle (shouldn't be too hard as it's only 9 pieces). If you want to ...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:28:15 PDT
Dollar Bill Flower Bouquet
Dollar Bill Flower Bouquet - More DIY How To Projects]]> LoMac A Bouquet worth diving for!Are you tired of plain old natural flowers? Maybe you are a bank robber and have stacks of money that needs to be laundered. Well have I got the project for you. Introducing The Dollar Bill Flower Bouquet! Works with other denominations other than the Dollar. You can use a...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 23:49:54 PDT
Bigger on the Inside Invite
Bigger on the Inside Invite - More DIY How To Projects]]> Brooklyntonia So, I've seen some beautiful homemade invites before, but they all seemed so complex that only a crazy person would attempt to make even 10 of them, much less 100! I wanted to make an invite that was not only cool, but practical in terms of making them and guests receiving them. The last wedding inv...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:12:11 PDT
Casting with molds made with papercraft models
Casting with molds made with papercraft models - More DIY How To Projects]]> krummrey You dont't have to use paper. Cardboard, plastic sheets, even metal would work.Any cast starts with a mold. You need something to pour your material into, be it concrete, plaster, resin, wax, whatever. You can user everyday objects like bowls, packaging or make molds from existing objects.But what i...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:57:31 PDT
make and bind the ~perfect~ notebook from scratch
make and bind the ~perfect~ notebook from scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> emtsevilla here we're gonna try to bind a notebook with stuff you already have at home. seriously, the most "special" materials you'll need are the canvas and some beeswax (and even that's optional)but before anything else, what the hell is my definition of the perfect notebook? for me, - the pages should open...
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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:38:57 PDT
Paper Magnolia Mobile
Paper Magnolia Mobile - More DIY How To Projects]]> sinansoykut I've been wanting to make this mobile for a while and a friends wedding is coming up soon, which means it won't have to live at my mobile-saturated house anymore. The construction was pretty simple if a little time consuming. The main difficulty lay in balancing the thing after due to limited branch...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:21:58 PDT
Kusudama Light (Chandelier/Centerpiece)
Kusudama Light (Chandelier/Centerpiece) - More DIY How To Projects]]> boddhi15 As you may have seen from some of my other recent instructables, I am engaged and in the process of planning a wedding with my fiance. We are having an art theme wedding and love to do crafts. I designed some wedding jewelry for the bridal party based on the Kusudama origami flower. Along that them...
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 00:11:19 PDT
Paper Bracelet
Paper Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> Diabolik Danger In this instructable you can read how to make a bracelet from an old book, copper wire and some steel wire. Materials Materials: Copper wire (2 mm) Steel wire (0.5 mm) Paper from an old bookTools: Steel rod Wood glue Tape Diagonal Cutter Needle nose pliers Round-nose pliers Exacto knife Cut the...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 15:40:20 PDT
Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame! - More DIY How To Projects]]> doodlecraft Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!This frame is visually stunning with lots of texture and pops of color!'s menace runs deeper.It was the most tedious and time consuming project I've ever wrangled my kids into doing.It all started like this. I had been planning this craft for a while...and my ...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 18:13:36 PDT
Poseable Paper T. Rex
Poseable Paper T. Rex - More DIY How To Projects]]> robives A Poseable Paper T.Rex to download and make. The finished model has moveable arms and legs as well as a head that moves up and down and an opening mouth full of slightly terrifying teeth.This project was originally published on where there are loads of other paper projects to download an...
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Wed, 14 May 2014 12:45:08 PDT
Quilled Paper Jewelry
Quilled Paper Jewelry - More DIY How To Projects]]> boddhi15 So in an effort for mother's day gifts, I tried to make an assortment of paper jewelry for my mother (I know, i know, pretty cheap, but she still says she loves it when I make her things). While trying different things, I tried paper quilling. I really liked the look of the tight circles and the a...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 00:23:39 PDT
Paper Flowers
Paper Flowers - More DIY How To Projects]]> ziggiau I wanted to make a bouquet of paper flowers for my mother-in-law which were also child friendly to create. These flowers needed to last rather than be glorious for a brief moment in time. So I went hunting for paper flower instructions. There were so many fantastic origami and kusadama examples, and...
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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 23:22:45 PDT
Paper StrandBeest
Paper StrandBeest - More DIY How To Projects]]> dombeef Edit: This is now outdated, please go to Paper Strandbeest Mk 2 Well I was bored one weekend and I had nothing to do so I was going to make a mini Strandbeest out of cardboard to hold a cup or other objects. This is fairly easy but don't use corrugated cardboard if you are making it small because ...
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Thu, 6 May 2010 14:04:44 PDT
One piece paper cutting art
One piece paper cutting art - More DIY How To Projects]]> Quang Vinh Basically, this one piece of A4 paper. It's only cut out and glue together, no order piece is added. It's my first time trying this project so I design a simple one. Sadly, I don't know how to draw the template on computer so you will have to draw them yourself (if you want to make them). I will put...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:16:14 PDT
DIY Recycled Paper Baskets
DIY Recycled Paper Baskets - More DIY How To Projects]]> Muhaiminah Faiz Want to make something useful, creative and eco-friendly? Well, you can always use old newspapers, magazines, calenders, brown paper bags and so on to make a number of unique and awesome craft projects. Recycling old newspaper, magazines, calender into eco-friendly baskets is one of the amazing eco-...
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Tue, 6 May 2014 07:10:44 PDT