DIY (16) – Earrings made with newspaper stripes

How about these earrings?

Can you believe that they are made with paper (newspaper) strips.

Depending on the colors of your stripes, it will also change the appearance of the earrings.

Once you become familiar with this technique, you can also create pendants, and many other objects such as vase covers, pins, etc.

Let’s start!

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newspaper strips – hot glue – scissors – hooks – aluminum wire (or hooks bought ready) – beads or other decorations that you have at home

Take a newspaper and cut it into strips (possibly all of the same size). The more colored the paper, the more lively your earrings will be.

Attach them togetherFold them up like straws.

Now roll them up in a sort of spiral (see last picture). Add some hot glue once in a while so that it doesn’t unravel.

When you get almost to the end, insert the hook and finish rolling. Finish with some hot glue and insert the hook into the hook.

Your earrings are ready!

DIY (15) – Recycled boxes – decoupage

We’re back with the box recycling projects.

Today we will use a very simple technique to decorate the boxes that we often have in our homes: with découpage.

It takes very little time and effort !

For them to really come out nice, however, you need to use the right kind of paper. The best one is the one with the consistency of paper napkins, so if you find nice ones I suggest you buy them right away.

I used gift wrapping paper, but it’s harder to roll out, and it could show flaws.

Let’s start!

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cardboard boxes – acrylic color – brush – beads or other decorations that you have at home – hot glue – colored paper (the thinner it is, the better it will work, the best consistency is that of napkins) – vinyl glue

First of all, let’s prepare the our box:

First pass the acrylic color on the box and let it dry.

Cut the paper you have chosen (into pieces not too large to allow you to attach it well, without creating lumps).

With a brush, place some vinyl glue on the box, place over the colored paper and apply another layer of vinyl glue. Proceed in this way with the whole box until it is completely covered. You can also use some white paper and some colored paper inserts, as you like.

Apply the decorations

Now attach the rose with hot glue (to see how to make simple decorative flowers in felt go to the post: You can also use other decorations if you prefer.

Your decoupage box is ready.

DIY (13) – Recycled boxes – decoration in rhinestones and pearls

Surely you have boxes at home that you don’t know what to do with.

Today we will see how to recycle them in a simple and very nice way.

You can use them to store your items or to make a gift.

Let’s start!

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boxes – acrylic colour – brush – rhinestones and beads – hot glue

First of all, let’s prepare the our box:

Color your box with the acrylic and let it dry.

Apply the decorations

Here you will have to leave space to your creativity using rhinestones and beads (if you do not have them at home, you can buy them in Chinese stores or online).

Attach the decorations with hot glue.

Your precious box is ready!

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