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August 30, 2016

Upcycling Ideas from Marina and Maggi!

Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45 

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!

First, Marina BlauKitchen shares incredible bookends upcycled with our DIY Craft Rolls! Amazing!

"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!

Tip:

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


Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45

Check out How to Make a Bookend Using Graphic 45 DIY Craft Paper by Marina Blaukitchen on Snapguide.  

Marina BlauKitchen's Snapguide Tutorial

Before

Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45

Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45

Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45



Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45


Upcycle  Bookend Cardboard bases Before DIY Craft Paper Tutorial by Marina Blaukitchen Product by Graphic 45

Supply list:

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
Some cardboard
Decoupage glue
Some embellishments

Now, Maggi makes some knock-out storage with DIY Craft Rolls and our Washi Tape. We love the clever ways she uses Washi Tape to cover those trickier areas.

"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

Before

Before photo cabinet, Maggi Harding,

After


Before photo cabinet, Maggi Harding,

 

Maggi's Video Tutorial


Before photo cabinet, Maggi Harding,


Before photo cabinet, Maggi Harding,

Before photo cabinet, Maggi Harding,

Supply List

Graphic 45
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
Other:
Gold Paint
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!


Mon Amour prize pack!

What do you have lying around that needs new life with Graphic 45? We can't wait to see what you upcycle!

Happy Papercrafting,

The G45 Family

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Comments

I love this company Graphic 45 they have the best papers and embellishments.

Such wonderful ideas. Love the book ends.

Me encanta ésta colección, a ver si hay suerte!

I love seeing what others do with "rubbish" and these are great.
Many thanks.
Sue M

Marina's book ends are stunning! I've never seen a more beautiful pair! And I need Maggi's curio! lol I have so many bottles & such that need a more organized home. OK, now I have to make one ... thanks for the inspiration!

Beautiful projects! I love to see things upcycled. Thanks for the inspiration!

this would be perfect for my bedroom
thanks

Maggi's storage piece has definitely gotten a new lease on life!! So pretty!! Marina's book ends are a project that I will be craftlifting!! What a great idea! I love it!! TFS!

Very cool ideas!!! Thanks!

Thanks for these adrable projects. Can't wait to try it myself.

Beautiful way to use these papers.

Nice projects.
I will make one of them, the bookend. I love it.

I love how smooth that paper adhered to the letters! What lovely projects.

Wonderful projects! I've recently done two up cycle projects - an old picture frame box (using the Come Away With Me collection) and a little card set box with cards as a thank you for a friend. I love up cycling!

Gorgeous upcycling projects! Graphic 45 products help make anything old fantastic again. :)

Thanks for the fabulous album projects last week! The projects inspired me to start a G45 Christmas album on the weekend. Too fun!

Terrific upcycles today! Love the Mon Amour collection and would love to win:)

Awesome upcycling!!! And I just love the beautiful prize package. I have a jewelry box that I am going to upcycle and your prize would be just perfect for it.

Gorgeous book
ends and the
shadow box is
awesome!
Carla from Utah

Love upcycling! These are wonderful!!

Great product package...a mini album in the making!

Outstanding projects! Great ideas for reusing and recycling.

Very nice upcycling projects. I especially love the transformation of the curio cabinet!

Wonderful home decor pieces, that curio cabinet is amazing!!!!

Fabulous work, the book ends are just brilliant!

Love the curio cabinet. Love it for storage.

Absolutely amazing creations!

Great ideas with these projects. I love to recycle!

Great projects. I hope we see more designs in the larger paper rolls! Keep on...keeping on Graphic 45!

The letters are a fun idea. I'll have to try that one.
Love the shelf unit - good to see something saved from the trash. So many memories could be displayed on the shelves.
thanks for sharing.

Oh man, now I have to go in search of letters! Great projects!

Great inspiration both! The storage are awesome. If I win the prize I will give it to my mother, she will love it!

WOW ! what inspiration from these projects , wonderful work.

The storage unit is Awesome. Great way to see all those bottles!

Very unique and wonderful projects! What fun!

Love that storage unit!! anyone could use that item!

Beautiful projects!!! Thank you G45 for the chance to win this wonderful prize!!!

Fabulous book-ends! love that idea!

Fabulous projects from the Graphic 45 Design Team. Thanks for the Tutorial and Instruction Viedo....very helpful. I really Love Graphic 45 products.

Hugs,
Diane

Love the gorgeous bookends and the storage cabinet!! Well done! Would love to win this amazing prize!

I am ALWAYS amazed at what Graphic 45 does with paper... just gorgeous!

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