Creative Collage Materials

List of Items You Can Glue Onto Your Collage Base

Collage materials
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You can use almost anything you like to create your collage. A few commonly used items are magazine pictures, photographs, or fancy paper. Go through your craft cupboards, magazine racks, and even your junk drawers to find unique items you can use. There are plenty of other mediums you can use that you might not think of, check out this list of creative collage materials.

  • Confetti
  • Craft Foam
  • Crayon Shavings
  • Fabric
  • Fancy Napkins
  • Fancy Paper (like those used in scrapbooking)
  • Feathers
  • Flower Petals
  • Greeting Cards
  • Leaves
  • Magazine Pages
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Photographs
  • Playing Cards
  • Postcards
  • Puzzle Pieces
  • Rice
  • Rubber Bands
  • Sandpaper
  • Seeds
  • Sequins
  • Spices
  • Stickers
  • String
  • Tinsel
  • Tissue Paper
  • Toothpicks
  • Wire
  • Wrapping Paper

I know, I know, this list does have some more dimensional items on it, but I included them because they are small and almost flat. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to make a collage. Choose an item above to use, use your own unique items, or even make a collage using a variety of items. It is up to you!

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