Monday, July 18, 2016

Upcycle with DIY Craft Paper Rolls from Graphic 45


If you have never heard or used the DIY Craft Paper rolls from Grapchi 45, it's just about time to begin doing that :)

The rolls come in 6 designs:
DIY Craft Paper-Bicycles & Polka Dots
DIY Craft Paper-Number & Stripe
DIY Craft Paper-Curiosity Collage & Butterflies

Each package includes 2 of the paper sheets which measure 19.5" x 27". They are thin, easy to use with mod podge and are just perfect for covering large surfaces, as well as for altered art and for the upcycling projects.

Today I want to show you how you can change the look of a storage box, a candy packaging and a cling wrap tube with the help of the DIY Craft Paper.

Let's start with the storage box. This is the embellished box:

I've used the "Architecture and Alphabet" roll, as well as a metal key and a metal pull. I've also used one of the ATC policy envelopes at the background. The flowers are from I Am Roses

The inside is covered with DIY paper too:

And this is the "before" picture of the box:

The second item is a former candy packaging. I used the DIY Bicycles & Polka Dots for altering it:

Not something fancy, but just another idea for using the DIY paper rolls :) This is how it looked like before:

The third one is a full functioning kaleidoscope which I made from the cling wrap empty tubes and used the Curiosity Collage & Butterflies roll to cover it on top:

Inside the kaleidoscope there is an acrylic triangular mirror tube. I used the transparent sequins for the front chamber. You can find a very helpful and comprehensive tutorial on how to make a kaleidoscope here. It's the same exact tutorial which I used for building up my kaleidoscope.

This was how the construction process began:

I hope you will give a try at using the DIY paper rolls while working on one of your next projects too.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. These rolls are new to me too. What a beautiful job you have done. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. Love your altered box and the creation of a kaleidoscope is an amazing idea perfectly executed, so fun! :) xx


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