6 Unique ways to create with paper!

I enjoy creating with paper for many reasons.  Paper is easily manipulated and can be made into an unlimited number of things.  It can be colorful and as I’m sure you know, I do love color.  But the most impressive thing I find about paper is that it is cheap!  The tightwad inside me just loves that fact!

So, I decided to put together a few of my more popular paper art posts for you.  Ranging from incredibly simple to the not as simple, these tutorials show you how to create beauty from a simple piece of paper!

paper art quilled topiaries

Create Quilled Paper Topiaries

Created from colorful cardstock, these Quilled Topiaries will brighten up any table!  Yes, the flowers take some time to make, and yes, you have to make a bunch of them, but look at the color!  And money-wise, this project was less than $10 to complete.  Just in time to bring in Spring!

craft paper reed frames from recycled magazines

Create Paper Reed Frames with Recycled Magazines

This is a fun project that even the kids can do!  Be sure to check out the tutorial.  We made these on a “girls trip” and each project was totally unique and beautiful.

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iris folded book cover

Create Iris Folded Book Covers

And talk about color! These Iris Folded Book Covers are sure to make an impression!  Iris folding is an easy paper art, that involves simple folding and gluing of paper using a predetermined pattern.  I offer the free pattern for these book covers here on the Sitcom!


Create a Paper Butterfly Wreath from recycled magazines!

I love to recycle and create new from things that are normally thrown away such as toilet paper tubes, disposable pans and magazines.  And craft magazines are particularly hard for me to get rid of.  So, I pulled a few of them aside and decided to create a Recycled Paper Butterfly Wreath.

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Magnetic Clips made with Mouse Traps (Paper Tole)

One of my most popular projects on this website is Magnetic Mouse Trap Clips!  Don’t worry, we take the mouse trap apart so that it isn’t as “snappy” as usual!  And they make great clips, don’t they?  Why are these in paper art?  Well, check out the cute 3D images on them!  That is a paper art called Paper Tole.

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Quilled Paper Paisley Monogram

Create a unique look with paper quilling!  Quill a monogram with a paisley touch!  And the monogram is even made with recycled cardboard.  You can’t get much more thrifty than that!

unique paper quilling projects

Take a few moments and check out these paper art tutorials and my entire section of paper art crafts!  Paper is fun to work with and the possibilities are endless!

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