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PaperWeight Making From Trash To Treasure Upcycling Ideas

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PaperWeight Making From Trash To Treasure Upcycling Ideas

Hello Friends,

As you know I am always fond of recycling & reusing extra/used stuff, So here Today again I will be sharing reuse of a totally trashed thing! I love this colorful piece of art by me after so long..hehe..seriously..well do you have any guess about what is this colorful thing made of?? you may read the caption of the image so no more mystery here..

PaperWeight Making From Trash To Treasure

clay paperweight Making From Trash To Treasure
dough crafts

Actually once upon a time I made some Homemade Dough for crafts & jewelry type things, and I made a few things too but later I totally forgot that I still have it saved in my crafty closet… When I saw the tight jar in which it was saved I said to myself “oh yeah its something important inside” BUT when I pick it up, it was dry & in a lump shape.. totally trash!! But I thought why not to create something with this trash.. so at the same time a light bulb blinks in the Khadija’s Creative Mind & it started working on….!! have a look what was the colorful/useful thing I have done with a trash dry dough..

clay dough crafts paper weight making From Trash To Treasure upcycling ideas
dry clay reuse

Let’s see what to do if the dough gets dry or the making of dough failed for any reason.. So now you will not be throwing your failed dough lump outside.. wait until it dries & then start working on by making this colorful Paper weight.. its super easy & so fun! best for kids crafts..and not bad for gifting others..

dough craft ideas PaperWeight Making From Trash To Treasure Upcycling Ideas

This is how it was saved in my closet, I keep the dough in a plastic bag & knot tightly, then save it in a air tight jar/box.

Now check the easiest How-To reuse the dry dough/ failed dough. All you need to have for this fun idea is just a few markers & a paper cutter. you can also use scissors too for giving it a cracks/mosaic/abstract look.( Mod podge is optional)

dry dough reuse craft PaperWeight Making From Trash To Treasure Upcycling Ideas
clay/dough reuse

First I torn the plastic bag in which the dough lump was fixed. Then I take the paper cutter with a slim nib & started making abstract designs & lines with the cutter. and then I picked up some sharp colors of brush markers/markers.

clay crafts PaperWeight Making From Trash To Treasure Upcycling Ideas
PaperWeight Making From Trash To Treasure

The cracks look was so fun, So I tried to enhance it by using black color marker, First I cover the cuts with black marker line & it looks like a web over the lump..isn’t it? wait a moment so the marker color will get dry..

paperweight making kids crafts
PaperWeight Making From Trash To Treasure Upcycling Ideas
PaperWeight Making

Then I start filling the area with different colors one by one. And at the end I cover it with Mod Podge Gloss.. That’s it.. how easy & quick reuse of trash!

dough crafts ideas
PaperWeight Making From Trash To Treasure Upcycling Ideas

Oh yeah I must be sharing this image too.. its the other side of the paper weight, because of plastic bag knot its looking like this, but I make it little plain with the help of sandpaper..

You can check the recipe of this handmade dough HERE & see all the crafts I have done with this recipe HERE. I hope you will be Enjoying my all ideas & Tutorials related to dough crafts..

Have a colorful day everyone!

Khadija ~

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I am Khadija Kiran, A girl blogger, content creator & digital marketer. I started this blog in 2010. It's pleasure sharing interesting stuff related art, fashion, food and lifestyle. You can enjoy my 350+ DIYs on this blog. I also sell my handmade art work. Stay tuned to see more!



  1. danikhan_

    December 16, 2013 at 3:04 pm


  2. monsterscircus

    December 17, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    This is such a great idea and so Khadija with alle the lovely colors:-) Thank you and enjoy your day, best Mette

  3. LaVoice

    December 19, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Another great idea put to good use.

  4. Khadija's Creative Mind

    December 20, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Thank you All :)

  5. Katherines Corner

    December 22, 2013 at 4:38 am

    lovely, colorful and fun! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Wishing you a lovely weekend♥

  6. Ambreen ( Simply Sweet 'n Savory )

    December 23, 2013 at 11:23 am

    You always have some wonderful ideas, so colorful!

  7. Becky S

    December 23, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    This is great! Love the stained glass effect :D

  8. andrea cammarata

    December 27, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Here’s wishing you and yours a New Year that is filled with Love…Compassion…Health…Joy….Faith…Friends…Family…Charity…Humanity…Insight…Happiness…Insight…Peace and Inner Peace! Also we wish you all that is good in the world because YOU are special! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Lisa

    March 2, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    This is a cool idea! I love the way you decorated it

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