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33 Recycled Handmade Paper Crafts

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33 Recycled Handmade Paper Crafts

This collection of 33 Recycled Handmade Paper Crafts makes it easy to recycle your tall paper grocery bags, leftover tissue paper, and coffee filters. These projects are great inspiration for making all sorts of cool handmade paper crafts. When everyone is trying to reduce, reuse, and recycle, these green recycling crafts are a simple and fun way to do this. Besides, instead of taking all your old magazines to a recyclery center, you can make little gifts for your friends. So, don't throw out that stack of papers. Instead, take a peek at these projects for some great ideas on making some beautiful projects.

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Paper Bag Crafts

Use your ever-growing collection of tall paper grocery bags with these paper bag crafts. These projects teach you how to make jewelry, placemats, journals, and scrapbooks. You can be both green conscious and fashionable with the jewelry making techniques or the adorable and eco-friendly placemats. Impress your friends and help save the planet at the same time!

Magazine Crafts

Do you have a large collection of magazines that you've been meaning to sort through? Well, make recycled paper work for you by trying these interesting projects. Use all the images from your back issues to make gift bags for your next party, or just cut them out and keep them in a journal that's more personal than words. Whatever you decide to make, those glossy images are perfect for these cute handemade paper crafts.

Tissue Paper Crafts

These projects are perfect if you have leftover tissue paper or scraps of tissue paper that couldn't be reused for gifts. Decorate your home with these delicate and cool handmade paper crafts. If you've been looking for simple and inexpensive ways to update your home, these tissue paper crafts are a great way to get started. The virtue of tissue paper is that it's translucent, making window decorating a breeze. Try some of these tissue paper crafts to quickly brighten up your home.

Coffee Filter Crafts

This may sound like an unusual idea for a recycled paper craft, but using old coffee filters can be a great way to recycle them into something beautiful. If you bought a coffee maker that no longer uses filters, try out these pretty coffee filter crafts. Brighten up your home with some flowers that will never die, in all of your favorite colors.

Handmade Paper Ideas

Now that you're inspired by all the ideas for various recycled paper crafts, learn how you can make your own paper by recycling paper that's already been used! Check out the amazing and innovative tutorials below. Get the kids involved! Teach a wonderful lesson about the importance of recycling with these handmade paper ideas.

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