Recycle and Make New

Hi, Tuko here. I’m not really very crafty but I saw something so clever I had to share it.  I was also inspired by Karen Elaine’s post. What you need:

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Yasutomo Nori Paste, Yuzen Origami Paper, cardboard roll from toilet paper, a brush for applying the glue, and scissors.

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Apply the glue on to the cardboard roll, just a lengthwise strip to start.

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Attach the origami paper on that glue start, centering the roll to the paper. The paper will be too long on both ends.

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Add more glue in length wise strips on to the cardboard roll and wrap the paper all the way around, glue down the end.

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Make cuts to the roll on both sides for easy folding over. The cuts don’t have to be that close together.

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Fold over and glue down on both sides for a nice neat edge, very important in origami (and gift wrapping).

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Now you can take a messy cord like this and clean it  up. Wish the cleaning fairies would come and clean up the rest of my studio.

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2 thoughts on “Recycle and Make New

  1. This looks a LOT better than using rubber bands–which disintegrate really quickly in Phoenix. I also use this method (by cutting the tube into more narrow rings) to hold matching socks together. Much better than wearing one navy and one black sock!

  2. I love that idea, so useful and Pretty!

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