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A detail of "QuickBrix," created by artist Jan Mollet. Attachable with adhesive or magnets, the bricks are unique paper decor that can be laid out in a variety of ways.

Recycled paper in home decor

Many designers and artists see possibilities in the paper products that usually end up in our recycle bin.

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A detail of "QuickBrix," created by artist Jan Mollet. Attachable with adhesive or magnets, the bricks are unique paper decor that can be laid out in a variety of ways.

A detail of
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A detail of "QuickBrix," paper decor that uses everyday cardboard packaging created by artist, Jan Mollet. Attachable with adhesive or magnets, the bricks are unique paper decor that can be laid out in a variety of ways.

Restoration Hardware Baby & Child has papier mache
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Restoration Hardware Baby & Child has papier mache animal heads, including sharks, antelope, giraffes and stags, made by Haitian artists out of recycled paper similar to newsprint.

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Restoration Hardware Baby & Child has papier mache
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Restoration Hardware Baby & Child has papier mache animal heads, including zebras, made by Haitian artists out of recycled paper similar to newsprint.

Restoration Hardware Baby & Child has papier mache
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Restoration Hardware Baby & Child has papier mache animal heads, including giraffes, made by Haitian artists out of recycled paper similar to newsprint.

Framed herbarium prints, mounted under glass from Restoration
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Framed herbarium prints, mounted under glass from Restoration Hardware. Framing ephemera is a creative way to use paper as wall art.

A 19th century framed herbarium print mounted under
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A 19th century framed herbarium print mounted under glass from Restoration Hardware.

A 19th century framed herbarium print mounted under
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A 19th century framed herbarium print mounted under glass from Restoration Hardware.

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Artisans use paper in a number of creative
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Artisans use paper in a number of creative ways, by folding, or decoupaging, or spooling it as in these vases from HomeGoods.

Recycled paper nesting boxes are a creative storage
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Recycled paper nesting boxes are a creative storage option, available at HomeGoods.

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