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Easy and cheap way to add pizazz to atcs and cards!
Once you do a few of these they are just a snap to make and everyone is so impressed when they get a card with a shaker on it!

Posted by VeganSprinkles from Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States • Published See VeganSprinkles's 33 projects »
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  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather you supplies!
    I used a 2 inch paper punch (blue)and a 1 1/2 inch paper punch (green).
    The package of foam is from the dollar tree.
    I used scrap bits of paper for the shaker and to punch out confetti.
    The paper punches for the confetti were at walmart for $1 each.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 2
    Step 2

    You can buy clear acetate or printed acetate sheet from the craft store, usually with the scrapbook paper.
    For this I am going to use the plastic packaging from some sizzlet dies I bought a while back. Many packages use clear, thin plastic fronts you could use for this.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 3
    Step 3

    I cut a flat piece of the package so it will fit into my paper punch.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now I am going to punch out a 2 inch circle to be the top of the shaker.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Place the circle to the side for now.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 6
    Step 6

    I am decorating the paper that will become the background of the shaker.
    I just stamped a similar color first.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 7
    Step 7

    I then stamped a focal point in a darker color.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Center your image in the 2 inch paper punch. You may have to trim the edges of the paper to get it to line up in the window.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 9
    Step 9

    This is the top and bottom of the shaker- they need to be the same size.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 10
    Step 10

    The foam creates the well to hold the confetti. Start by cutting a 1 1/2 inch circle out of the foam. This is the window space of the shaker.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now center the hole in the 2 inch punch. This is giving us a surface to glue it all together.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 12
    Step 12

    Repeat the process with the foam cutting out as many rings as you want for the depth. I like to use 3 rings.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 13
    Step 13

    Using the same paper as the background cut out another ring- the same as you did with the foam. This will be the frame around the shaker window.
    Cut out a 1 1/2 inch circle.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 14
    Step 14

    Center it then cut out a 2 inch circle.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 15
    Step 15

    I wanted mine to have the same pattern as the background so I stamped it too- you could do this before punching it out too.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 16
    Step 16

    Now we should have 3 foam rings, 1 paper ring, 1 paper circle bottom, and 1 plastic circle top.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 17
    Step 17

    Add glue around one of the foam rings.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 18
    Step 18

    Place this onto the paper circle background.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 19
    Step 19

    Add more glue to the top of the foam ring. And place the next foam ring on top.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 20
    Step 20

    Now we have all 3 foam rings glued down to the paper backround creating the base of the shaker.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 21
    Step 21

    Punch out some confetti to fill you shaker.
    You can also use store bought confetti!

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 22
    Step 22

    Fill your shaker base with the confetti.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 23
    Step 23

    Glue around the foam ring.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 24
    Step 24

    Press the plastic circle onto the foam.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 25
    Step 25

    Add glue around the paper ring. And press onto the plastic circle.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 26
    Step 26

    Resist the urge to shake until it is dry!
    If shaken when the glue is still wet the confetti will be stuck to the top or sides.

  • How to make a papercraft. Upcycled Paper Shaker  - Step 27
    Step 27

    Once it's dry you can shake until you heart's content! This is easily glued to cards and atcs!

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tabitha3687
tabitha3687 · Seymour, Tennessee, US
Cute but do you have to have all that stuff
VeganSprinkles
VeganSprinkles · Colorado Springs, Colorado, US · 50 projects
You could probably make a circle pattern out of paper and just trace around the pattern and use scissors to cut the circles out. If you didn't want to use confetti inside you could try plain glitter or just using an office hole punch to get circle confetti. You also wouldn't need stamps and ink pads if you wanted a solid color background or you could handdraw on the paper or use patterned scrapbook paper.
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