35 New Uses For Old Newspapers And Magazines

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

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

Time Out NY / timeout.com

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

Caroline Williamson / design-milk.com

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

Lisa Stout Photography / lisastoutphotography.wordpress.com

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

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