Finally the brutal Winter is receding and Spring is forthcoming! The most hopeful season will bring us beautiful flowers, bright colors, warm sunshine, and the glorious smell of Spring. This time of the year inspires us to break out the mops and the brooms, donate our old belongings to charity, and fill a clean vase with fresh flowers. The aesthetic of Spring stimulates our creativity, encouraging floral prints, pastel colors, and fresh looks to crop up in our crafts and decor. It is the perfect time to get crafty with Springtime and create something beautiful for your wall or table top. These simple repurposed paper crafts for spring are inexpensive and easy for all with breathtaking results! Carve out a little time for you this week and use your paper crafting time to center yourself. Crafting, as you may know, can be a relaxing and lovely time for reflection and peace. Feel free to post your beautiful results in the comment section!
Make this year’s Spring cleaning about reusing old things instead of throwing them out. You won’t believe what you can do with just a little imagination!
If you are like me, you have a huge box of magazines under your bed that you’ve convinced yourself you will someday use in some sort of crafting venture. Today is your lucky day! Turn the colorful glossy pages into colorful butterfly decor. You can use a little tape or sticky tack to affix your creations to the walls or wherever you’d like. I’m sure you will think of something.
For those of you who choose paper over plastic, this is a lovely way to recycle your grocery bags. Use a weaving technique to create fun new texturized placemats for spring. This craft requires a little glue, a little paint, and a little gloss to seal it all up. Choose your favorite color and go wild.
Gift bags have always felt like money down the drain to me. You spend anywhere from $2-$15 on an adorable bag for your present and it inevitably ends up in the trash after it’s opened. Instead of wasting money on a bag with a short-lived purpose, recycle your daily newspaper by creating these adorable gift bags. There is no shortage of style when you choose to wrap presents the economically ecologically friendly way.
Sometimes paper flowers in a glass vase can be as pretty as real flowers and require a lot less upkeep. Not to mention, you can customize the flowers’ colors in whichever fashion you’d like. These instructions tell you to use colored card stock for flower-making, but I encourage you to branch out for repurposing purposes (Ha!) and use newspaper glued together (for thickness), magazine covers, or old construction paper. Get creative and match the flowers to your own unique motif.
Recycled paper crafts aren’t exclusively for decor or gift wrap. You can also use recycled paper in jewelry making. Save some money on gems and jewels and instead spend a little time to make a fabulous one of a kind pair of earrings that will surely turn heads.