Best Out of Waste: A Beautiful Wall Piece Using a Paper Plate

Updated on May 25, 2015

Turn Recyclables Into Art

Collect together materials you have around and follow the steps below to create something beautiful for your wall.
Collect together materials you have around and follow the steps below to create something beautiful for your wall.

Some of the things that would otherwise end up in the dustbin make great materials for craft projects. Families can have lots of fun setting aside clean materials to create works of art.

Here are a few examples:

  • Paper, including envelopes, scraps, and colored pieces. It's good for the environment and saves money to use good paper rather than toss it out.
  • Old magazines contain photos and other graphics that can easily be cut up and used in art projects.
  • Old newspapers are useful for papier mache and collage.
  • Clean ice cream and popsicle sticks.
  • Fabric, ribbon, lace, and buttons.

Creating new things out of waste is very satisfying, and this certainly is one of the best pieces I have created. Since I started making art out of recycled materials, I have developed a habit of saving things. I can make small flowers out of bits of colored paper, pencil shavings, ice cream sticks, and beads. The possibilities are almost endless!

I've broken this project into step-by-step instructions so you can make a beautiful wall piece out of waste material that can be easily found at home.

Collect These Things Together

Eight Items:
1. One styrofoam plate.
2. Acrylic paints and a brush.
3, A few sheets of colored, textured, and shiny paper.
4. A glue stick.
5. A pair of scissors.
6. Some paper with shapes or figures that you like.
7. Six ice cream sticks.
8. Ribbon or double-sided tape.

What You Will Need:

A thermocol styrofoam plate.
A thermocol styrofoam plate.
Acrylic paint, a brush, six ice cream sticks, a glue stick, scissors, a few sheets of colored, textured, and shiny paper.
Acrylic paint, a brush, six ice cream sticks, a glue stick, scissors, a few sheets of colored, textured, and shiny paper.
Paper with images you like.
Paper with images you like.

Step One

Using acrylic paint and a brush, paint the plate. Choose some textured paper and cut out a circle the same size as the plate's interior. Paste it into place on the plate.

Step Two

Place three ice cream sticks next to each other vertically, one inch apart. Then glue three other sticks horizontally over the first three. Place a heavy object on top until the sticks are firmly attached.

Step Three

Using another sheet of colored paper, cut out eight small flowers. Using some glittery paper, cut eight small circles and paste them to the center of the flowers. Create some diamond shapes on another sheet of shiny paper and cut them out.

Step Four

Create one big flower and paste a smaller flower on its center.

Step Five

Cut three more flowers of varying colors.

Step Six

Using your thumb and fingers, bend the petals a bit to create a 3-D look. Cut out a few leaves and shapes from the design you chose (I chose butterflies). Glue the leaves to the back of the big flower. Glue the big flower, small flowers, and other shapes to the ice cream stick base.

Step Seven

Now paste the base onto the plate. Be careful!

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Hang Your Craft and Enjoy!

Your new wall piece is ready!

Use doubled-sided tape to attach a ribbon on the back, so you can hang the piece, or use it as a center-piece on a table.

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        Gurleen 

        5 months ago

        Very nyc and please show me the scenery with waste materials

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        khushi hooda 

        11 months ago

        It is so amazing

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        Rs 

        12 months ago

        Wonderful

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        Dinesh Yeshi 

        13 months ago

        Very nice

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        gopi 

        13 months ago

        Nice

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        Shreya 

        14 months ago

        Can we use something else in place of ice cream stick ??

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        Sharwari Thakur 

        2 years ago

        Very Attractive,,, lovely and gorgeous wall hanging

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        VN 

        2 years ago

        very nice

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        ais 

        2 years ago

        very very very very beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        MONIKA 

        2 years ago

        VERY NICE

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        shyamal 

        2 years ago

        very nice

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        ajay k sharma 

        2 years ago

        marvellous ,beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        renuga 

        2 years ago

        very nice

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        Rishita Chauhan 

        2 years ago

        it is tooooo nice

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        Aradhya 

        3 years ago

        Very niceeeee....

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        simran 

        3 years ago

        ossum idea!

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        Darsh 

        3 years ago

        fantastic idea to learn waste make best

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        selina 

        3 years ago

        awesome

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        kavitha 

        3 years ago

        nice and super for school activities!!!

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        HD 

        3 years ago

        Nice

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        3 years ago

        Supper

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        rahul 

        3 years ago

        very nice

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        jeyshree 

        3 years ago

        Good thinking

        Smart

        Nice

        Easy

        Beautiful

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        Bhawna panchal 

        3 years ago

        It is tooooooo!good. Really.

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        shreya 

        3 years ago

        very ossum i liked it very much

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        princess sai 

        3 years ago

        its so amazing!!!

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        tanvi shirsat 

        3 years ago

        i like you have shown me

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        prerana kukreja 

        3 years ago

        very ousum !very very nice !

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        Mounica Thanniru 

        3 years ago

        Really very good....

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        sonijeet jeetsoni 

        3 years ago

        Nice and awasome style for waste things

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        nikki 

        3 years ago

        Its superb and fantastic ..... Reallyy u r creative person:)

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        tan 

        3 years ago

        really good

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        prankster 

        3 years ago

        very nice............................................................................ ...................................................................................................................thank you......................................................................................................................................................................

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        haritha 

        3 years ago

        its wonderful

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        sangeetha 

        3 years ago

        nice to look & colourful

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        krishna 

        3 years ago

        It is veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy beautiful.

        It is ossom

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        dolly 

        3 years ago

        Very nice amazing artist it helped me so much veryyy osmmm

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        Siva 

        3 years ago

        Superb

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        ritu 

        3 years ago

        Very nice.......

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        Megha 

        3 years ago

        Thanks to share your photos with us. It's very helpful to make my children school project.

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        Kajal Rajput 

        3 years ago

        It is very interesting and easy to makeAdd Your Comment...

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        prabhsimar 

        3 years ago

        Very nice g

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        Sanjana sawant 

        3 years ago

        Its Amazing...

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        zeenat naaz 

        3 years ago

        it's really amazing

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        nausheenkazi 

        3 years ago

        Excellent.and interesting.

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        vasanth 

        3 years ago

        It Is Really Very Nice

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        niki 

        3 years ago

        It awesome

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        Bob Stephen 

        3 years ago

        Really so nice

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        khushi 

        3 years ago

        its very nice to learn waste make best

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        anjali 

        3 years ago

        :-) very nice

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        anjali bhargava 

        3 years ago

        It is very nice

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        Veenoo 

        3 years ago from India

        Thanks to all for appreciating my work...i had no idea while making this that it will be liked so much....i will soon upload a video of the same.

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        yag 

        3 years ago

        nice

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        Khushi 

        3 years ago

        It is Extremely color full

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        Shubhangi 

        3 years ago

        They are very nice.It helped me in making my projects

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        Sangam 

        4 years ago

        good crafts.

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        ammu 

        4 years ago

        thankyou it is very use full to my b.ed cource

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        rajik ali 

        4 years ago

        Beautiful craft

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        Rhonda Lytle 

        4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

        This is so cute! I love the Popsicle lattice work, adorable!

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        anita 

        4 years ago

        Very cool ideas.can b easily carried out at home

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        Aditi pattanashetti 

        4 years ago

        beautiful ,interesting to do

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        shyla 

        4 years ago

        beautiful very creative

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        Veenoo 

        4 years ago from India

        Thanks all for appreciating.

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        7879019686 

        4 years ago

        Very good creativity........

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        kiran 

        4 years ago

        amazing

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        dfgghhhj 

        4 years ago

        good

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        harkiran 

        4 years ago

        i really love this....

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        Rakhi 

        4 years ago

        Its all so precious and request to all the makers not to finish this art. It's a god gift 4 u.......

        Thankyou

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        priya bhasin 

        4 years ago

        it helped me a lot in my project.

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        chanchal kundu 

        4 years ago

        its awesome

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        Veenoo 

        4 years ago from India

        Thanks you all for the feedback.

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        Chandni 

        4 years ago

        Beautiful creativity

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        pinky 

        4 years ago

        so unique items.

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        chetna choudhary 

        4 years ago

        U r such a amazing artist♥

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        Veenoo 

        4 years ago from India

        Thanks Shruti, Sengottuvel and Nikita for your comments.

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        nikita bharti 

        4 years ago

        thank you for helping me

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        shruti 

        4 years ago

        it is just beautiful sir u r extremely creative and artistic and r showing a fantastic ,artistic way to save our enviroment

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        Veenoo 

        4 years ago from India

        Thanks Roshni....lovely comment.

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        harshashah 

        4 years ago

        Verynice

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        uzair ali 

        4 years ago

        nice and easy

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        Veenoo 

        4 years ago from India

        Thanks neha.

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        neha s 

        4 years ago

        It is so collourful

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        prathyusha 

        4 years ago

        It is beautiful

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        rahul 

        4 years ago

        Nice

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        mayank 

        4 years ago

        this is amazing, brilliant!

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        Veenoo 

        5 years ago from India

        Thanks Jaya.

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        Sanghita Chatterjee 

        5 years ago from Kolkata

        This is just beautiful!!!!

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        Veenoo 

        5 years ago from India

        Thanks Rajan sir.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

        Absolutely amazing creation. It makes sense to save the environment for the betterment of the future generations.

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