DIY: 10 Stunning Paper Mache Projects

It’s hard to believe that all of these things were made with paper. It’s amazing how a little moisture and glue can transform paper scraps into something truly beautiful, from low-cost furniture to totally giftable tableware. And my favorite thing about paper mache: You can do it with the kids! Check out 10 Stunning Paper Mache projects and get to crafting…

  • End Table 1 of 11
    End Table
    Make a high style end table for under $20.
    Get the tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Treat Filled Eggs 2 of 11
    Treat Filled Eggs
    Make paper mache easter eggs and hide some sweet treats inside.
    Get the tutorial at Not Martha.
  • Tea Cups 3 of 11
    Tea Cups
    Make beautiful decorative tea cups with this free pattern.
    Get it at Ann Wood.
  • Shiny Bowls 4 of 11
    Shiny Bowls
    Make beautiful gold frosted bowls - you can hardly tell they are paper mache.
    Get the tutorial at A Subtle Revelry.
  • Golden Tray 5 of 11
    Golden Tray
    This stunning tray would look beautiful in any home.
    Get the tutorial at Little Green Notebook.
  • Hanging Boats 6 of 11
    Hanging Boats
    I love a maritime themed room, which these boats would be a perfect edition to.
    Get the tutorial at Ann Wood.
  • Baby Elephant 7 of 11
    Baby Elephant
    Maybe you need a life size baby elephant? Well now you can make one!
    Get the tutorial at Creative Paper Mache.
  • Taxidermy 8 of 11
    Taxidermy in paper mache looks ultra modern.
    Get the tutorial at Design Sponge.
  • Nursery Wall Letters 9 of 11
    Nursery Wall Letters
    Choose any font you like to create a paper mache letter for a nursery wall.
    Get the tutorial at Me Like Stuff.
  • Doll House Furniture 10 of 11
    Doll House Furniture
    Using paper mache to make dollhouse furniture is a genius idea you can redecorate without breaking the bank.
    See how one mom did it at La Factoria Plastica.
  • Is there a project we missed? 11 of 11
    Is there a project we missed?
    Share it in the comments!

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Jaime Morrison Curtis is author of the bestselling book Prudent Advice: Lessons for My Baby Daughter (A Life List for Every Woman) and founding co-editor at Prudent Baby, the premier DIY destination for crafty moms seeking ways to make their lives even more stylish and beautiful.


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