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Doodle Craft...: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!

Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!

This frame is visually stunning with lots of texture and pops of color!

However...it's menace runs deeper.

It was the most tedious and time consuming project 

It's a great way to recycle old magazines, paper the kids brought home from school...or junk mail!
We also added some Astrobrights Paper in there for some bright pops of color.

You will need:

Paper

Wooden frame 
(upcycle one you have on hand, or get one to refinish at the craft store..my advice: think small!)

Paper cutter
(you could use scissors...but that would make this project suck even more)

Tape roller
 (you could use glue...but that would make this project suck even more)

Either a quilling tool or a toothpick
 (just something to roll the paper around)

Hot glue/gun

paint/spray paint for the frame

Time....lots of it.
and movies to play in the background...or an audio book!

Doodle Craft...: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
 Let's begin...right...like I've totally convinced you to make your own!!!
Hahaha.
I used the paper cutter to cut half inch strips.
Doodle Craft...: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
 Cut magazines and Astrobrights paper!
Doodle Craft...: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
 Now, fold all those strips in half.
fun, right?
Doodle Craft...: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
 We used quilling tools to get the rolling started and then
 mostly switched to just finger rolling.
 Alternating magazine strips and paper strips.
Using the tape gun to tape on additional strips...and finally taping the strip to
 itself once we were satisfied with the size.
Doodle Craft...: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
 Over and over and over again!
Doodle Craft...: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
 At this point...the point of no return...maybe an hour into the process...
we thought we were rocking it!
They looked great and we were cranking them out!
Doodle Craft...: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
 And then I put them on the spray painted frame...ouch.
This was going to take forever to fill that sucka up!
Doodle Craft...: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
 Don't give up!  Maybe this would be fun for a family reunion!
Everyone could sit around and roll and chat...many hands make light work!
Doodle Craft...: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
 Hailee got tired of rolling, so she switched to just folding the strips...
that made it easy for me to roll and use the already folded strips...you
 just have to make the most efficient system.
Doodle Craft...: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
 Half way!  Onto another movie!
Doodle Craft...: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
I decided to hot glue them in place as we worked...no chance that the tape
on those things would give up and unroll!
Doodle Craft...: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
Plus it gave us measurable progress!
Doodle Craft...: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
 We spent the last bit of time making tiny little rolls to fit in the gaps.
But we wanted some of the teal paint peeking through
 and were just plain sick of it anyway!
Doodle Craft...: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
 Amazing right?!!!
Totally worth the time...right?!!
Doodle Craft...: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
 I really do love the frame!
Haven't thought of what to put in it yet...what could possibly merit all that time?
Maybe a wedding picture?  Maybe a diamond!
Doodle Craft...: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!
 It does look super cool.
And the kids were proud of their accomplishment!
It was like the marathon of crafting!
Doodle Craft...: Upcycled Rolled Paper Frame!

Source: http://goo.gl/JxmLSP


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