Save that tissue paper and copy these clever ideas

Tissue paper is that beautiful, gauzy wrapping you often find inside a gift bag. You might have held some in your hand before and said, "What gorgeous paper! Too bad I don't have a use for it." Fortunately, there are many uses for the lovely stuff, and now, you won't have to feel bad about throwing it out, especially when it's a color or pattern you simply love.
Because of its many designs and versatile nature, tissue paper can be used in lots of different ways — and to drive lots of different arts and crafts projects. Below are several tissue paper-centric crafts, which you can easily create at home and with limited materials. So if you're looking for something to do on a free evening during quarantine, or you simply want a fun and thrifty DIY you can work on with the whole family, we've got some amazing ideas for you.
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How to decorate a frame with tissue paper
This project is easy and elegant. All you need to make it happen is a little glue, a paintbrush, a ruler, scissors and a frame. Simply measure and cut strips from your tissue paper, then glue them onto the frame to create a beautiful work of art no one else will be able to buy in the store. Get the tutorial here.
How to make a tissue paper clock
Does your tissue paper have a fun design on it like these adorable birds? You can cut out each individual picture, and glue it onto a hand-painted clock face. The materials aren't expensive, and when you're done, you'll have a piece that's as practical as it is original. Get the tutorial here.
How to make tissue paper planters
Brightly colored tissue paper can easily turn cheap planters into something stylish and eye-catching. For example, you can make tissue paper confetti while you binge your favorite show online, then use decoupage glue to adhere it to the surface of your planter. There are plenty of ways to do this, and the planters make awesome gifts when they're finished. Get the tutorial here.
How to make a make a tissue paper notebook
Creative individuals often spend lots of money on decorative notebooks where they can store all their best ideas. A clever way to avoid that extra cost is to decorate your own with some gorgeous tissue paper and twine. You can enjoy all the fun of writing in a pretty notebook and get the added bonus of the pride that comes with utilizing something you designed yourself. Get the tutorial here.
How to make a tissue paper bowl
This one takes a bit of time and patience, but it's worth it when you're through. Using glue, a balloon and small pieces of tissue paper, you can create a bowl from basically nothing that looks charming as a centerpiece or a jewelry holder — or both! Get the tutorial here.
How to make a tissue paper napkin ring
Don't want to throw anything out, but still want your older items to look their best? You can dress up a plain or worn-out napkin ring with just a little coiled tissue paper and a hot glue gun. The truth about crafting is that it's easy to breathe new life into inexpensive objects, and this project is the perfect example of this. Get the tutorial here.
How to make tissue paper coasters
Dress up a plain, wooden coaster with some tissue paper and twine — or, if you don't have any coasters, cut some yourself from a piece of unfinished wood. This craft is simple and pretty, and like most of our tissue paper DIYs, anyone from kids to grown-ups can get in on the fun. Get the tutorial here.
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So, there you have it! From coasters to bowls to clocks to planters, there are plenty of things you can dress up — or even create from scratch — using lovely, inexpensive tissue paper.
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