Recycled Mags Waste Paper Baskets

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Want something to do this summer that’s both good for you and for nature? This sculptural waste paper craft will keep you and the kids happily entertained for a while, and is made with 100% recycled materials. Isn’t it the most gorgeous office waste paper basket or serve as kitchen display baskets?

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100% recycled magazines;

beautiful, like an art sculpture.

Cool Summer Crafts for Kids - recycled paper baskets

Tip: start collecting waste paper now. Stop by neighbors and friends to recycle their magazines as well, as you will need a lot of magazine pages and mini rolls to make this lovely piece.

Craft Books Filled with Tutorials

Interested in doing this craft? Find the instructions in this book:

Full instruction and detailed images are in this wonderful craft book. Mark Montano’s The Big-Ass Book of Crafts . Here are 377 pages filled with inspiration and instructions for (recycling) craft projects that you will want to make. The DIY projects & crafts range from home decor ideas; all-natural body products; designing your own unique stationery; and many other cool and beautiful crafts that kids would enjoy making and that would particularly befit family homes with kids or dorm rooms.

BTW. Mark just brought out another book, called the ‘Big Ass Book Of Home Decor. This too is already a much-loved book by readers. “It contains 105 practical, simple, and “decidedly unboring” projects for every space in your home. Montano’s wizardry—accomplished with masking tape, spray paint, and glue—transforms everything from accessories, to walls and windows, to lighting, to major pieces like headboards, tables, dressers, and chairs.”

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(basket photo credit: LoveThing at;u=49464)

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