35 New Uses For Old Newspapers And Magazines

Don’t worry, these are less offensive than DIY book projects

1. Starburst Clock


Who needs numbers on their clocks? Instructions here.

2. Trashcan


OR an even better recycling bin, because you know, you’re recycling the materials. See the tutorial here.

3. Envelopes

White envelopes are just sooo boring. Directions here.

4. 3D Butterfly Art


More ideas and tutorial here.

5. Subscription Card Bracelet

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Hey, subscription inserts have to have their use too. Learn how to make this bangle here.

6. Award Ribbons

Because you’re #1! (In the crafting world, that is.) Click here for directions.

7. Mini Basket


That underwater basket weaving class is coming in handy. Instructions here.

9. Notebooks


Cool journal, bro. Additional steps here.

10. Pop Art

Make your janky apartment fancy with this eye-catching project.

11. Origami Bows


These will make any gift pop! Perfect your bow here.

12. Hanging Triangle Banner


Get your party started the right way with this banner.

13. Cutout Art

WALL-E!!! Directions here.

14. Newspaper Dress

NEW TREND??? Instructions here.

15. Sculptures

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You better get started…

This piece is by artist Yun-Woo Choi, and you can view more of the collection here.

17. Suitcase Pattern


Don’t buy a new duffel Ever. Again. Step-by-step guide here.

18. Wedding Bouquet

A cheap, but creative arrangement for the DIY bride. Check it out here.

19. Silhouettes


Forget the bear, you need to make one of your cat, ASAP. Click here for directions.

20. Side Tables


For the “I’m too lazy to get real tables” part of you. Furnish your home with this tutorial.

21. News Nails

If you don’t have rubbing alcohol, any drinking alcohol like vodka and whiskey will work. Simple steps here.

22. Enhanced Leaves


Nature meets journalism. Follow these instructions.

23. Frames


Directions here.

24. Confetti Magazine Bowls

Can I put cereal in this bowl?

25. Wreaths


This craft is proven to get more knocks on your door.

26. Gift Bags


Click here for the bag on the left and here for the right.

28. Decoupaged Chairs


For more pictures click here.

Check out the comments on this post for simple instructions.

29. Hair Bow

So. Cute. See the tutorial here.

30. Small Bags


Perfect for little knickknacks. Tutorial here.

31. Garland

Directions here.

32. Trivet

A trivet protects the countertop from hot pans and dishes — so why not make this cute one?

33. Soil Pots


The inexpensive way to grow plants from scratch.

34. Beads

People won’t even know these beads are made from paper.

35. Sailor Hats

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DUH. Make a classic with this step-by-step guide.

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