Tag Archives: Paper Mache

Faux Concrete House Numbers

Make a cool and natural looking house number plaque in no time with a fun tutorial on Think Crafts.

I live in a duplex without house numbers on the doors, which can be very frustrating for people delivering packages. It turns out that I have very expensive taste in numbers and couldn’t bring myself to spend over $50 on numbers for a house that isn’t permanent. I finally came up with a relatively inexpensive and fun DIY idea and I love the result!

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Kids’ Crafts: Celebrate Earth Day

Teaching kids how to be more sustainable by Reducing, Reusing and Recycling is part of our daily routine. By now my little ones correct me if they see me being careless about water usage or throwing something away that could be useful. Earth Day crafts are a great way to celebrate the Earth and our home and brainstorm more ways that we can preserve our resources and protect the environment. Join me and my little ones in our celebration with these great tutorials for Earth Friendly Crafts!

I’ve been looking for a new paper mache project to make with my school aged nieces (5 and 7). This project is beautiful and interesting to make but it’s also a great opportunity to answer questions they might have about our planet, how it differs from the other planets, what kinds of resources we have and what we can do to protect and conserve them.

Paper Mache Globes Housing a Forest

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Faux Sugar Eggs

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

It looks like the real thing, but you won't be tempted to eat this faux sugar egg

When I was growing up, it was a tradition in our home to make hollow sugar eggs with a little Easter scene in them.  Damp sugar was firmly packed into plastic Easter egg halves, hollowed out, and then allowed to dry.  Once dry, we assembled and decorated them with frosting, and then placed a small figure of a bunny or chick in some Easter grass inside, and usually some small jellybeans to represent colored eggs.  Here’s a method to make your own faux sugar eggs that are just as fun to make, but offer a more permanent decoration that you can use year after year.

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Bird House Tea Lights

Show off cute scrapbook paper and create a fun centerpiece to celebrate spring!

Slowly but surely, the weather is starting to warm up here in Portland. I’m ready to air out my house and welcome the fresh air after having it closed up all winter. With a fresh, new feeling filling my home, it seemed pretty necessary to add some new decorations as well.

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Retro-Style Paper Clay Snowman

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Create your own snowman for the top of your tree, your mantle, or a centerpiece!

Bring some retro charm to your Christmas home this year with this whimsical paper clay snowman.   Follow the directions to make your own, one-of-a-kind, cheerful and glittery winter friend that stands nearly 18-inches high.

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