The best thing about DIY crafts is that these crafts are not limited to rich and costly items to get prepared. There are some unexpected thing using which, you can prepare some outstanding DIY crafts for your home décor! Among such interesting and unique items, newspapers are the things which we can use. Newspapers can be used very interestingly to prepare some admirable DIY newspaper craft!
Yes, you guess it right! Today we are here with an amazing DIY newspaper handbag which will simply stun you! Have you ever wondered how a beautiful and strong handbag can be prepared from thin sheets of newspapers? Let’s solve your dilemma with this creative craft idea!
Things You Need To Make A DIY Newspaper Craft
Decorative pretty buttons
Steps To Make A Stylish Multi Use DIY Handbag From Newspapers
Let’s start with making the cover of the bag using newspapers. Take a newspaper and fold it from both the sides. Press the newspaper and you will get a paper with three sections traced. Cut the second folding so you will get a newspaper folded from the centre. Again cut this fold with a scissor and you will get three equal sized sections of the newspaper. Keep the newspaper long and lean to prepare a stylish handbag.
Now, open up the pieces and take a drinking straw. Place it to the corner of the paper and roll it with the newspaper. While rolling the paper, when you reach the end of the paper, apply some glue to the corner of the paper and continue rolling. This will make the paper stick easily to the newspaper.
Remove the straw from the paper roll and use it for rolling the other newspapers. Perform these steps for all the papers you trimmed in equal sections. This way, you will get multiple newspaper rolls using a single straw! Here you are done with a huge task now!
Take the newspapers rolls and press these rolls flat, one by one, press the rolls and make them thin and broad. Now take a single roll from this bunch and apply glue on it. One by one, stick all the rolls on this roll in a vertical manner. Arrange all the paper straws with glue and let it stick properly. Stick one paper roll on the bottom of that one roll while another on the top of the roll. This way you will get a stick loaded with paper rolls on both the sides.
Its time you become a little tricky now! When you get all the rolls glued properly place it on the table. Bend the rolls on the upper layer into the opposite direction. Bend every alternate roll in the opposite direction and thus, you will get these horizontal rolls upwards as well as downwards. Also apply some glue on the main roll to stick these oppositely bent roll properly.
Now, apply some glue on all the rolls on the main stick facing downwards. You need to stick this roll in the bottom and then cover it up with the rolls you just raised in the upwards direction. Apply glue and reverse the rolls which you glued in the upwards direction. This way, the second horizontal roll you glued will get tightly sandwiched between the vertical rolls and you will get a strong upper part of this entire construction!
Repeat the process multiple times until you get the entire vertical section get filled with horizontal rolls. This way, you will get a square board like structure with blocks of newspapers. You will get a thick and beautiful criss cross pattern which will give the handbag a strong base. Trim the extra ends and part form the edges when you get this mat like structure.
To give this mat a perfect finishing, stick the roll ends with glue and make it perfectly square. Cover all the 4 sides and make it look perfectly done! Also make 2 such small mats with newspapers for preparing the sides.
Now, it’s time to give a perfect look to this mat. For this, take a bow, add some water and glue. Mix this solution and apply it on one side of this paper mat. Buckram cloth is a cloth which gives a very natural and cool look to the DIY objects. Thus, to give a covering to this newspaper mat, we will use buckram cloth. Paste this cloth on the newspaper mat and stick it. Stick the ends properly with a glue gun and seal it.
Now, bend this mat from the centre. Bend it in a way that the newspaper side is in the front side and buckram cloth is in the interior. It’s time to use the small 2 mats for sealing the sides of this handbag. Bend the large mat and take the measurements of its side on the small mat and cut it with a scissor.
Give these sides a perfect finishing while sticking the ends but let some ends remain as it is. This will help you help you stick the sides to the handbag easily. Now, stick these sides in the interior of the folded bag thoroughly. Press it nicely and let I get dry.
Once you got a strong base and edgy sides ready, now it’s time to make the interior look perfectly amazing. Get the glue and apply it in the interior of the bag. Paste the buckram cloth in the centre and sides of this bent bag. Let it get dry and stick which will make the bag stronger.
Now, we need to prepare the opening and closing fold of the newspaper. For this, you will need to make such other two woven newspaper mats but leaner than the original one. Make 2 straps around 3-4 inches broad and 6 inches long. Stick these straps on the handbag. Apply some glue on the bag measuring the straps and glue it. Stick both the straps on one side of the bag and let it set.
Take some glue and apply it on the entire side of the bag. Now to make the closing and opening flexible, stick Velcro on left and right straps. This Velcro will stick on the front of the bag wherever it fits perfectly. Apply a piece of paper on the Velcro and apply some glue on it. Close the bag and stick the Velcro to the front.
Now it’s time to decorate this beautiful handbag. For this, we will use buttons to decorate the straps. Take a huge decorative button and stick it in between both the straps. Take the small buttons to decorate the straps. Stick 3 buttons on both the straps and let it set. This will give a very modern and contemporary look to the handbag. Your beautiful DIY newspaper handbag is ready to use!
This is such a classy and modern handbag which you can use for storing all your belongings like hair accessories, makeup products, money and much more. It is an easy to handle clutch bag which gets ready with simple steps and using some super cool reusable products!
Make this interesting DIY Newspaper Craft and decorate it with beautiful decorative items! Don’t forget to share your experience and pictures with us!
Cute adorable gift bags are loved by all, especially ladies. Isn’t it wonderful to have a customized paper gift bag for every occasion? Gift paper bags also come in handy when you want to gift your loved one for a special occasion. Be it a dinner date, or a birthday or a wedding present, you can put your precious gift in a lovely designed gift bag before offering it to your loved one. DIY Paper Gift bags are creative and pretty. Wondering how to make a gift bag for your loved one? All you need to follow is a simple step by step procedure using a color paper or cardboard.
Now paste the Velcro on the flap of the bag, using a glue gun. Paste decorative beads on the flap of the bag.
Decorate the bag using decorative pearls and flowers. Your easy DIY paper bag is ready.
DIY Paper gift bags can be easily customized using different color papers and cardboards. You can use this paper bag as a personal handbag or use it to place your gift inside it before gifting your loved one. You now no longer need to buy decorative boxes or bags to place your gifts. Making your own gift bag is an inexpensive and creative way to surprise and amaze your loved ones!!
Earrings are a regular accessory and all the girls like wearing them. The earrings give you a complete look. You can opt for the common studs or ornament yourself with beautiful hanging earrings. The drop quilling earrings look really traditional and can be adorned for any occasion. You can wear them both with the traditional or western outfit. These Quilling earrings can be easily made at home. Let us see how to make the lightweight paper quilling earrings easily at home.
Take different colour quilling strips such as brown, pink and blue strips.
Make loose scrolls at one end of the strip.
Place these loose scrolls one after the other in a vertical fashion such that the different colour scrolls are placed end to end and the other end of the strips are together.
Paste them together using a glue.
Now paste this combination pattern to the other end of the blue ring.
Take some yellow tight coils and arrange them in the colourful pattern.
Take a blue strip and cut it into two halves lengthwise.
Make a small circle with this strip using the quilling needle.
Take a pink strip and again cut it into two halves lengthwise.
Make a small circle such that it fits inside the blue circle.
Paste the pink circle inside the blue circle and paste it on the outer surface of the blue ring.
This acts as the loop for the earring.
Insert the jump hook inside this loop and attach the earring hook to the hook.
Decorate the earrings with decorative pearls.
Use some pearls on the coils and decorate the outer surface with these pearls.
Your drop earrings are ready to use. You can wear them for party or functions. The biggest advantage is, it is light weight and can be worn anytime. It looks great and reflects your creativity. Therefore make these beautiful earrings and flaunt them anywhere.
Please have a look at the step by step video tutorial on how to make paper quilling earrings easily at home.
Gift boxes are required for almost every occasion. During the festival season, the demand for these boxes is very high. People like to exchange gifts and sweets. You can also give some nice gift to your loved ones. So why not make an attractive gift box DIY craft at home itself? It is eco-friendly and can be made easily. What’s more, the handmade gift box will carry your personal touch and affection towards the person for whom you have made it. So let’s begin –
Please have a look at the step by step procedure for the making this handmade gift box DIY Craft.
Things Needed For Making This Gift Box DIY Craft
Stones and decorative pearls
Step by Step Procedure For Making Paper Gift Box
Step 1 : Take a printed paper sheet. The size of the sheet depends on how big you want your box to be. The sheet should be printed on one side whereas the other side should have a white background.
Step 3 : Usually, in printouts, two different lines appear on the outline. The regular lines should be kept to form a box whereas the dotted lines need to be eliminated. First, cut the dotted lines and remove it completely. With the remaining markings, we need to make the box.
Step 4 : Use a cutter to slowly run along the markings of the sheet. It provides ease in folding the sheets.
Step 5 : Now mark 1.5cm distance in all four corners of the sheet. Cut these markings as well. It serves as a fix for the edges.
Step 6 : To place the ribbon, again draw 1.5cm markings across the sheet. With the help of a ruler, measure and find out the centre of the sheet. Draw approximately 10 uniform markings. Use a cutter to cut these markings.
Step 7 : Now use a satin ribbon and carefully insert it into the sheet through these cuts. Finally, make the box and tie the ribbon in a bow shape.
Step 8 : Decorate the box to give it a unique look. Use a glue gun to fix the stones on the box. Use decorative pearl strands on the ribbon. You can place a big pearl at the centre to complete the look. Your box is now ready to use.
Everyone loves roses. Roses are considered to be the king of all flowers and are the perfect choice for each and every one of us. Roses are perfect to offer in any occasion be it a birthday, a romantic date or a wedding. Apart from offering it to someone special, you can also use them to decorate your own home. But roses are expensive, aren’t they? One cannot afford to buy them at every occasion no matter how much we love them. There is an easier alternative to this problem by making your own DIY crepe paper roses at home.
All you need are a few craft materials and a simple step by step procedure to make DIY crepe paper roses at home.
There you go! Your crepe paper roses are ready. You can choose different colored crepe papers to make your roses look more special. You can gift them to your loved one on any occasion. You can also use them to adorn and decorate your own home. You no longer need to invest in real expensive roses. These crepe paper roses are an exact alternative to real roses and give the same attraction you are looking out for!
We all adorn each other with gifts for various occasions and try to find creative ways to wrap our precious gifts to loved ones. Often, we resort to colourful or expensive gift wrapping paper to wrap our gifts and make them look unique. But have you wondered that you can easily make DIY paper gift bag at home?
Not only are they inexpensive, but you can also find various creative looking gift bags to make at home, with the usage of some simple accessories at home.
Choosing the Texture Design for Your Small DIY Paper Gift Bag
The texture design and colour for your gift bag is the most important as it decides how your gift bag should look. Unique designs, colours and texture can be chosen from Graphic Stock. Following are the steps involved in choosing and printing your preferred design and texture for the gift bag.
Step 1: Firstly, visit the website Graphicstock.com
Step 2: Create an account following some simple steps as directed
Step 3: Upon account creation, you will be directed to the homepage and dashboard.
Step 4: Type in the preferred type of texture design in the search tool box at the top corner of the home page.
Step 5: You will be directed to a list of textures and designs. Choose your preferred one and download in JPG format.
Step 6: Upon downloading the file on your computer, open the image with Adobe Photoshop and select the appropriate size that you would like to print.
Step 7: Now print the chosen design, texture, and size on a good quality white paper.
Things Needed to Make Small DIY Paper Gift Bag
Now since the textured paper is ready, let’s look into other things needed to make your paper gift bag ready.
Now that all the materials required are set and ready to use, let’s look into the simple step by step procedure to make your paper gift bag
Take the printed textured paper and mark the dimensions of 4cm, 4.5cm, 7cm, 4.5cm, and 4cm horizontally in the same order as mentioned. Now mark the dimensions 8.5cm and 4cm vertically. Cut off the remaining extra paper.
Erase the markings from the corner squares. Mark the dimensions to get the pattern for the paper bag.
Now cut the boundary of the marking.
Slowly run the cutter on the marking to enable easy folding. Do not cut the paper.
Apply glue and join the flaps to make the sides of the bag.
Decorate the bag with decorative stones and pearls. You can choose to add different coloured stones on the handle and different on the bag.
Have a look at the step by step video tutorial on How to make DIY paper gift bag.
There you go! Your cute paper gift bag is ready. You can now use this colourful unique bag to place your gift inside and gift it to someone. You can also keep it for yourself for different occasions.