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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!

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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      Shreya 9 days ago

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

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      Sharwari Thakur 14 months ago

      Very Attractive,,, lovely and gorgeous wall hanging

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      VN 15 months ago

      very nice

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      ais 15 months ago

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

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      MONIKA 15 months ago

      VERY NICE

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      shyamal 16 months ago

      very nice

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      ajay k sharma 17 months ago

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

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      renuga 18 months ago

      very nice

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      Rishita Chauhan 20 months ago

      it is tooooo nice

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      Aradhya 22 months ago

      Very niceeeee....

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      simran 22 months ago

      ossum idea!

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      Darsh 22 months ago

      fantastic idea to learn waste make best

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      selina 23 months ago

      awesome

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      kavitha 23 months ago

      nice and super for school activities!!!

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      HD 23 months ago

      Nice

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      23 months ago

      Supper

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      rahul 23 months ago

      very nice

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      jeyshree 23 months ago

      Good thinking

      Smart

      Nice

      Easy

      Beautiful

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      Bhawna panchal 23 months ago

      It is tooooooo!good. Really.

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      shreya 23 months ago

      very ossum i liked it very much

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      princess sai 23 months ago

      its so amazing!!!

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      tanvi shirsat 2 years ago

      i like you have shown me

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      prerana kukreja 2 years ago

      very ousum !very very nice !

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      Mounica Thanniru 2 years ago

      Really very good....

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      sonijeet jeetsoni 2 years ago

      Nice and awasome style for waste things

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      nikki 2 years ago

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

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      tan 2 years ago

      really good

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      prankster 2 years ago

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

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      haritha 2 years ago

      its wonderful

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      sangeetha 2 years ago

      nice to look & colourful

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      krishna 2 years ago

      It is veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy beautiful.

      It is ossom

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      dolly 2 years ago

      Very nice amazing artist it helped me so much veryyy osmmm

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      Siva 2 years ago

      Superb

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      ritu 2 years ago

      Very nice.......

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      Megha 2 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 2 years ago

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

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      prabhsimar 2 years ago

      Very nice g

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      Sanjana sawant 2 years ago

      Its Amazing...

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      zeenat naaz 2 years ago

      it's really amazing

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      nausheenkazi 2 years ago

      Excellent.and interesting.

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      vasanth 2 years ago

      It Is Really Very Nice

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      niki 2 years ago

      It awesome

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      Bob Stephen 2 years ago

      Really so nice

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      khushi 2 years ago

      its very nice to learn waste make best

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      anjali 2 years ago

      :-) very nice

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      anjali bhargava 2 years ago

      It is very 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.

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      yag 2 years ago

      nice

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      Khushi 2 years ago

      It is Extremely color full

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      Shubhangi 2 years ago

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

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      Sangam 2 years ago

      good crafts.

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      ammu 2 years ago

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

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      rajik ali 2 years ago

      Beautiful craft

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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!

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      anita 2 years ago

      Very cool ideas.can b easily carried out at home

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      Aditi pattanashetti 2 years ago

      beautiful ,interesting to do

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      shyla 3 years ago

      beautiful very creative

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      Veenoo 3 years ago from India

      Thanks all for appreciating.

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      7879019686 3 years ago

      Very good creativity........

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      kiran 3 years ago

      amazing

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      dfgghhhj 3 years ago

      good

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      harkiran 3 years ago

      i really love this....

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      Rakhi 3 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 3 years ago

      it helped me a lot in my project.

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      chanchal kundu 3 years ago

      its awesome

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      Veenoo 3 years ago from India

      Thanks you all for the feedback.

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      Chandni 3 years ago

      Beautiful creativity

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      pinky 3 years ago

      so unique items.

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      chetna choudhary 3 years ago

      U r such a amazing artist♥

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      Veenoo 3 years ago from India

      Thanks Shruti, Sengottuvel and Nikita for your comments.

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      nikita bharti 3 years ago

      thank you for helping me

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      shruti 3 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 3 years ago from India

      Thanks Roshni....lovely comment.

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      harshashah 3 years ago

      Verynice

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      uzair ali 3 years ago

      nice and easy

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      Veenoo 3 years ago from India

      Thanks neha.

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      neha s 3 years ago

      It is so collourful

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      prathyusha 3 years ago

      It is beautiful

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      rahul 3 years ago

      Nice

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      mayank 3 years ago

      this is amazing, brilliant!

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      Veenoo 3 years ago from India

      Thanks Jaya.

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      Sanghita Chatterjee 3 years ago from Kolkata

      This is just beautiful!!!!

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      Veenoo 4 years ago from India

      Thanks Rajan sir.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 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.