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Do you all of a sudden have a ton of brown paper bags at home thanks to the recent Metro-wide laws banning plastic in groceries and other establishments? Do you feel the need to keep them around and not throw them away, just yet? Well, dear friend, you are not alone. I guess it's time for --- a lesson in arts and crafts!

A quick search on Pinterest will reveal many art projects you can do at home with your family. Oh, and while you're at it, do follow the 8list crew on Pinterest. That's where we post a lot of our goodies as well!

[text_image img="https://8list.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/8-paper-flowers.png" width="100%" type="subheading"]8. Paper Flowers[/text_image]
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Looking for some cheap party décor, look no further. Crumple it. Fold it. There's beauty in this mess.


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[text_image img="https://8list.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/7-temporary-planters.png" width="100%" type="subheading"]7. Temporary Planters[/text_image]
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Paper planters are very convenient and are pretty enough to give away.


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[text_image img="https://8list.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/6-mettalic-leaves.png" width="100%" type="subheading"]6. Metallic Leaves[/text_image]
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Make metallic leaves for Christmas! (It’s the only time for them, I guess.)


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[text_image img="https://8list.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/5-paper-nests.png" width="100%" type="subheading"]5. Paper Nests[/text_image]
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Nope, you won’t need a shredder for this. Just scissors, glue and free time.


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[text_image img="https://8list.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/4-sculptural-origami.png" width="100%" type="subheading"]4. Sculptural Origami[/text_image]
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This takes some advanced paper folding skills but you can work your way to it. Just look at it. Origami folding level: ARTISAN.


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Or you can just make something creepy-cute like this bearcrow.


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[text_image img=" https://8list.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/3-masks-you-can-wear.png" width="100%" type="subheading"]3. Masks you can wear with disturbingly regular clothes[/text_image]
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For your next party?


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[text_image img=" https://8list.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/2-a-badass-looking-painting.png" width="100%" type="subheading"]2. A badass-looking painting[/text_image]
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For that blank wall you wanted to build some “texture” on.


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[text_image img="https://8list.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/1-cooking-eggs-and-bacon.png" width="100%" type="subheading"]1. And for cooking…bacon and eggs…over a fire[/text_image]
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This. Just. Looks. Beautiful. (Best to use clean paper bags for this, obviously.)


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Image Credits

Jozza Alegre Palaganas

Jozza has two life pegs: Martha Stewart and Jonah Peretti. She dreams of one day owning a juicer and the Internet. In the meantime, she's 8List's managing editor.

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