5 Unique Paper Crafts

by Susan Myers on February 7, 2013

5 unique paper crafts

The Sitcom specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind craft tutorials, and with over 100 tutorials to choose from, sometimes it can be difficult to decide where to start.  So, I thought I’d show you five of my favorite unique paper craft tutorials.  Each of these projects take just pennies to make.  They range from incredibly easy to make, to the more difficult.

magnetic mousetrap clips

After coming across a pack of mousetraps at the hardware store, I envisioned cute little magnetic mousetrap clips for the refrigerator.  Using clip art and the 3D method of paper tole, they soon came to life.  A simple tutorial that creates a colorful conversation piece.  Mousetraps.  Who knew?

iris folded bookcovers / suzys artsy craftsy sitcom

Challenged by Astrobrites paper to create something amazing from their brightly colored card stock, I used the paper folding technique of iris folding to create colorful bookcovers.  This tutorial includes the free pattern needed to create these.  It’s a lot easier than it looks.  Promise.

paper tole and chicken egg art

I found another thing to do with eggs besides create Ukrainian eggs!  Here, I used the art of paper tole again, to create a 3D image with clip art inside the shell of a chicken egg.  Cute!  I have one hanging from my rear view mirror as we speak!  This one takes a bit of patience, but the end result is very unique.

cut paper art from recycled magazines

This project involves recycled magazines.  Cut Paper Art is fun to put together and I just love all the colors!  The tutorial includes two different free patterns for you to use!

quilled starry night paper craft

And finally, I took the art of quilling to a whole new level and recreated my version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night.  This project took thousands of strips of colored cardstock.  And quite a few hours.  The post itself is my most popular post ever on the Sitcom, with the photo of the finished project featured on the website of the Associated Press!  If you have a bunch of patience, the tutorial on Quilled Starry Night walks you through the process.

See anything you want to make?  Well, go grab some paper and get started!

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1 Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. February 13, 2013 at 10:17 am

How cool is that Van Gogh Starry Night quilling?? L.O.V.E.

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2 Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage February 11, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Your mousetrap art is fabulous – what a fun idea – and the mice of the world thank you! Pinning this!
Kelly

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3 Paula February 9, 2013 at 12:35 pm

love the mouse trap magnets, wonder if quilling would look good on these,lol!!!

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