Upcycling Ideas from Marina and Maggi!
We love upcycling here at Graphic 45. We love to take old things and make them new again. Our DIY Craft Rolls are perfect for this! Today, Marina BlauKitchen and Maggi Harding share two upcycling ideas that are just wonderful!
"Since I have DIY Craft Paper Rolls in my hands I can’t stop to think about what I can upcycle more. I found two old wood letters at the bottom of a drawer in my craft room and I thought it would be nice to give them a new life. While I was covering them with DIY Paper I imagine them as part of a bookend so I made it!
It is gratifying to give a new life to objects that seem useless, they can become a unique piece admired by all who see it, so do not hesitate to start your imagination and make something beautiful with any object." ~Marina BlauKitchen
4501292 DIY Craft Paper Architecture & Alphabet
#4500840 Shabby Chic Ornate Metal Key Holes
#4501294 Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys
#4501166 Botanica Bella Deluxe Collection page Botanica Bella
Stampedous dot sparkles silver
#1145250 Petaloo Vintage velvet dogwood red
Two wood or cardboard letters
"I've given new life to an old curio cabinet that has been laying around the house forever by using the new Graphic 45 DIY craft papers. Love that these papers are large (19.5" x 27") and therefore, suitable for your larger projects! The paper is double sided and is flexible making it great for wrapping around corners and such!
I'm going to use this cabinet to store little bottles and pots and so, I've purposely kept it quite simple. I don't want a lot of embellishments taking up valuable storage space!
Tip: Be sure you have a sharp blade in your craft knife when you're making little cuts as I did in this video AND be careful!
When using matte medium, Mod Podge, or similar products, be sure to coat both the surface you're covering and you paper with medium so that you get a really good seal and no air bubbles. Use a brayer, rolling from the center outward, to smooth out your paper and eliminate air pockets." ~Maggi
DIY Craft Paper Curiosity Collage & Butterflies
Graphic 45 Communique DCE Shutter Speed
Graphic 45 Staples Washi Tape Set
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Clock Keys
Graphic 45 Staples Metal Key Holes
Prima IOD Vintage Art Decor Mould-Baroque 3
Distress Black Soot Ink
This week we are giving away a great prize pack full of Mon Amour goodies. This is such a romantic collection and we have included some Staples that will make these products shine. To win, just comment here on the blog or on our Facebook page! Have fun entering and stay tuned for us to announce a winner on Friday!
What do you have lying around that needs new life with Graphic 45? We can't wait to see what you upcycle!
The G45 Family