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

Updated on May 25, 2015

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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!

Source

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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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 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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      Veenoo 3 years ago from India

      Thanks Rajan sir.

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      Sanghita Chatterjee 3 years ago from Kolkata

      This is just beautiful!!!!

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      Veenoo 3 years ago from India

      Thanks Jaya.

    • mayank 3 years ago

      this is amazing, brilliant!

    • rahul 3 years ago

      Nice

    • prathyusha 2 years ago

      It is beautiful

    • neha s 2 years ago

      It is so collourful

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      Veenoo 2 years ago from India

      Thanks neha.

    • uzair ali 2 years ago

      nice and easy

    • harshashah 2 years ago

      Verynice

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      Veenoo 2 years ago from India

      Thanks Roshni....lovely comment.

    • shruti 2 years ago

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

    • nikita bharti 2 years ago

      thank you for helping me

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      Veenoo 2 years ago from India

      Thanks Shruti, Sengottuvel and Nikita for your comments.

    • chetna choudhary 2 years ago

      U r such a amazing artist♥

    • pinky 2 years ago

      so unique items.

    • Chandni 2 years ago

      Beautiful creativity

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      Veenoo 2 years ago from India

      Thanks you all for the feedback.

    • chanchal kundu 2 years ago

      its awesome

    • priya bhasin 2 years ago

      it helped me a lot in my project.

    • Rakhi 2 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

    • harkiran 2 years ago

      i really love this....

    • dfgghhhj 2 years ago

      good

    • kiran 2 years ago

      amazing

    • 7879019686 2 years ago

      Very good creativity........

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      Veenoo 2 years ago from India

      Thanks all for appreciating.

    • shyla 2 years ago

      beautiful very creative

    • Aditi pattanashetti 2 years ago

      beautiful ,interesting to do

    • anita 2 years ago

      Very cool ideas.can b easily carried out at home

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      Rhonda Lytle 2 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

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

    • rajik ali 2 years ago

      Beautiful craft

    • ammu 2 years ago

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

    • Sangam 2 years ago

      good crafts.

    • Shubhangi 2 years ago

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

    • Khushi 2 years ago

      It is Extremely color full

    • yag 2 years ago

      nice

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      Veenoo 2 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.

    • anjali bhargava 2 years ago

      It is very nice

    • anjali 2 years ago

      :-) very nice

    • khushi 2 years ago

      its very nice to learn waste make best

    • Bob Stephen 23 months ago

      Really so nice

    • niki 23 months ago

      It awesome

    • vasanth 23 months ago

      It Is Really Very Nice

    • nausheenkazi 23 months ago

      Excellent.and interesting.

    • zeenat naaz 22 months ago

      it's really amazing

    • Sanjana sawant 22 months ago

      Its Amazing...

    • prabhsimar 21 months ago

      Very nice g

    • Kajal Rajput 20 months ago

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

    • Megha 20 months ago

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

    • ritu 19 months ago

      Very nice.......

    • Siva 19 months ago

      Superb

    • dolly 18 months ago

      Very nice amazing artist it helped me so much veryyy osmmm

    • krishna 18 months ago

      It is veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy beautiful.

      It is ossom

    • sangeetha 18 months ago

      nice to look & colourful

    • haritha 17 months ago

      its wonderful

    • prankster 17 months ago

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

    • tan 17 months ago

      really good

    • nikki 17 months ago

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

    • sonijeet jeetsoni 17 months ago

      Nice and awasome style for waste things

    • Mounica Thanniru 16 months ago

      Really very good....

    • prerana kukreja 16 months ago

      very ousum !very very nice !

    • tanvi shirsat 16 months ago

      i like you have shown me

    • princess sai 15 months ago

      its so amazing!!!

    • shreya 15 months ago

      very ossum i liked it very much

    • Bhawna panchal 15 months ago

      It is tooooooo!good. Really.

    • jeyshree 15 months ago

      Good thinking

      Smart

      Nice

      Easy

      Beautiful

    • rahul 15 months ago

      very nice

    • 15 months ago

      Supper

    • HD 15 months ago

      Nice

    • kavitha 14 months ago

      nice and super for school activities!!!

    • selina 14 months ago

      awesome

    • Darsh 14 months ago

      fantastic idea to learn waste make best

    • simran 14 months ago

      ossum idea!

    • Aradhya 14 months ago

      Very niceeeee....

    • Rishita Chauhan 11 months ago

      it is tooooo nice

    • renuga 10 months ago

      very nice

    • ajay k sharma 9 months ago

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

    • shyamal 8 months ago

      very nice

    • MONIKA 7 months ago

      VERY NICE

    • ais 7 months ago

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

    • VN 7 months ago

      very nice

    • Sharwari Thakur 6 months ago

      Very Attractive,,, lovely and gorgeous wall hanging

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