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Crafting With Newspaper
Newspaper crafts are popular for both kids and adults! Newspaper is cheap, readily available and an accessible medium to use. Also, newspaper crafts are environmentally friendly. Many people like to recycle paper rather than throw it away into a landfill. Newspaper crafting is perfect for those that love to make things and are passionate about eco-friendly practices.
Most people associate paper mache with newspaper crafting, but you can make much more from recycled papers. It's possible to... create wall decor, furniture and even clothing from newspapers. We've rounded up our favorite crafts constructed from recycled newspaper that will just amaze you.Continue to 2 of 27 below.
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Newspaper Decoupage Letter Wall Decor
Buy a premade paper mache or wood block letter from your local craft store. Transform it into beautiful wall decor with newspaper, black paint and decoupage medium. Add some decorative elements and a nameplate to the design for a decorative initial that perfect for a kid's or teen's room.Continue to 4 of 27 below.
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Sew a Newspaper Dress
It is possible to make clothing from old newspapers! Just substitute newspaper for fabric and you will end up with a most unusual outfit. The dress in the photo takes about 8 hours to construct and looks so cute! Make it for Halloween or for a special party occasion.Continue to 6 of 27 below.
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Wedding DIY: Homemade Newspaper Toss Bouquet
This homemade newspaper toss bouquet is perfect for the bride that's looking to get creative and save a bit of money on her wedding. The floral paper toss is made from one or two Sunday papers.Continue to 7 of 27 below.
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Newspaper Home Decor
Give your living and dining rooms a newspaper decor upgrade. It costs almost nothing to revamp these areas. Cover some lanterns, and add a newspaper tablecloth for instant fun and avant-garde design in your home decor.Continue to 9 of 27 below.
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Recycled Newspaper Pots
Why pay for expensive peat moss pots for your spring seedlings when newspaper works just as well? When you are ready for planting, merely place the entire newspaper pot seedling into the ground. The newspaper will decompose with time and not harm your seedlings whatsoever.Continue to 10 of 27 below.
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Turn Old Book Pages Into Bags
These adorable stamped bags are created from book pages, but there is no reason you couldn't use newspaper. Add a black stamp, washi tape and a clothespin to your bag to add some beauty and pizzazz.Continue to 13 of 27 below.
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Fox Painting on Newspaper
Young children will love this craft project. A sheet of newspaper is scanned and then printed onto computer paper. A fox outline is drawn with a black marker and is then filled in with paint. The newsprint peaks through the face. We think this project is just adorable, and perfect for use in the classroom.Continue to 14 of 27 below.
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Rolled Newspaper Lamp Shade
It's fantastic how professionally made this lamp looks. It's simply made from rolled newspaper strips cut at various lengths and attached to a lamp fixture with glue. We think this light would be fabulous painted white with a high gloss varnish. You would never know that the lamp is made from newspaper!Continue to 15 of 27 below.
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Van Gogh’s Sunflowers Recreation
Lee Kyu-Hak is a Korean artist who specializes in recreating famous paintings using wood blocks wrapped with colored newspapers. The example above is a recreation of Van Gogh's famous painting Sunflowers.
Why not take some inspiration from Lee Kyu-Hak and make some newspaper art recreations of your own?Continue to 16 of 27 below.
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Life Size Building Blocks
Are your kids complaining that they are bored? Make some memories with newspaper. Build an impressive fort for your kids from paper and then they can enjoy hours of fun using their imaginations. What a thrifty, delightful craft project!Continue to 17 of 27 below.
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Snow White Mirror
Do you have a space on your wall that needs a mirror but no money to buy a high priced piece from your home goods store? Newspaper to the rescue! Paint, roll and hot glue newspaper coils in an artistic fashion around an inexpensive circular mirror. It makes a cute and fun addition to your wall decor.Continue to 18 of 27 below.
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Shredder Chic Furniture
Can you believe it's possible to make furniture from shredded newspaper? Students Peter Plantan and Nusa Zupanc have proven it is possible. They designed this paper chair using finely shredded newspaper and recycled foam board held together with a glue made from flour and water. You can make one for yourself following the directions here.Continue to 20 of 27 below.
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DIY Roman Blinds Out of Newspaper
The crafting possibilities with newspaper never end! Make some DIY Roman Blinds from rolled newspaper strips. They look fabulous just like that, but you could paint them a reddish brown color to imitate bamboo. Add a high gloss finish over the paint, and people will never suspect your blinds are made from newspaper.Continue to 22 of 27 below.
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Durable Handmade Paper Beads
We just love this bracelet made from newspaper beads. Add some sparkly glass beads to finish the bracelet and get ready to receive some compliments! Everyone will love your one of a kind handmade jewelry item.Continue to 24 of 27 below.
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DIY Paper Mache Nesting Bowls
This is not your ordinary paper mache bowl. It is a work of art you will be proud to display in your home. Make a regular paper mache bowl, then spray paint it gold on the inside and black on the outside. Use a white oil based marker to draw a floral pattern on the outside of the bowl. So simple and so beautiful!Continue to 25 of 27 below.
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