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Newspaper can easily substitute regular paper for so many projects – give one of these creative newspaper crafts a try today!

Newspaper Upcycle Crafts

Check out these unique ways to use old newspapers

Recycled crafts are a thoughtful way to get creative while reducing waste. Newspaper can easily substitute regular paper for so many projects! Newspaper crafts can be very decorative allowing you to make beautiful items for your home at a very low cost.

These Craft and DIYs truly highlight how versatile newspaper can be as a craft supply. From wall art and wreaths to lamp shades and even furniture makeovers, options are limitless when it comes to newspaper crafts.

Have you ever used newspaper in your crafts? What projects would you make?

My Favorite Newspaper Crafts

1. DIY Newspaper Garlands

DIY Newspaper Garlands

Do you need some last-minute party décor? Maybe there’s no time to go shopping? Try these fun and colorful DIY newspaper garlands from The House That Lars Built. Who would have thought some newspaper sheets and paint can turn into such a vibrant party garland?

2. DIY Heart Wall Art

DIY Heart Wall Art

This wall art idea is so easy, you can let the kids in on this one. DIY Inspired shares the super quick process of making this adorable DIY heart wall art that kids can gift their friends and family on Valentine’s Day.

3. Decorative Newspaper Planter Bag

Make a fun and stylish newspaper bag planter for a house plant or spring greenery with a sheet of newspaper with this easy upcycle craft tutorial.

I absolutely adore an easy upcycle project, and this project fits the bill. Whip up this decorative newspaper bag that can be used to display potted plants around your home.

4. DIY Fall Wreath

DIY Newspaper Wreath

Give your mantel or door an update with this rustic fall wreath you can make with an old newspaper and paint. Hawthorne And Main framed it against a dark wood background, and it looks really lovely!

5. Weathered Old Newspaper Lamp Shade

DIY Newspaper Lampshade Project

The weathered newspaper lamp shade Stow And Tell U made has completely transformed an old lamp to a vintage cutie. This is a quick Mod Podge craft with wonderful results.

6. How To Make Gift Bags From Newspaper

How To Make Gift Bags From Newspaper

You’ll be surprised how easy it is to create gift bags from newspaper with this tutorial from How About Orange. I am sure this can work with other paper leftovers, magazines included.

7. Mod Podge Newspaper Furniture Makeover

Mod Podge Newspaper Furniture Makeover

Did you know you can use Mod Podge to give your furniture a refresh? Dream A Little Bigger details this easy process for a newspaper chair makeover that adds such a nice vintage vibe to it.

8. Newspaper DIY Frame Kids Can Make

DIY Newspaper Picture Frame Craft - Creative Newspaper Crafts

Even little kids can get crafty making newspaper coils which can then be used to make adorable photo frames — as Red Ted Art explains. The kiddos can use them as gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and other occasions.

9. DIY Origami Flower Pots From Recycled Newspaper

DIY Origami Flower Pots From Recycled Newspaper Crafts

Here is a craft that is more on the practical side. The Things We’ll Make created these newspaper origami flower pots that can be planted directly in the ground with your seedlings. They are biodegradable and will turn into compost over time.

10. DIY Newspaper Lampshade Makeover

DIY Newspaper Lampshade Makeover

The bright color of this lamp base makes the newspaper lampshade really stand out. Landeelu uses Mod Podge and newspaper strips to bring this old lampshade back to life, and you can use this method to make your own.

11. How To Make Pom Poms With Newspaper

How To Make Pom Poms With Newspaper

DIY Candy’s newspaper pom-poms are an eco-friendly alternative to the ones made from fabric or string. They can be used as vase fillers, tree decorations, to create garlands and so much more!

12. DIY Chicken Wire Cloche Tutorial

DIY Chicken Wire Cloche Tutorial

Gorgeous table décor can be accessible if you DIY it! Salvaged Living created a beautiful chicken wire cloche perfect for Spring and Easter table decorating. Newspaper strips are used to create a rustic nest adding an interesting texture.

13. DIY Newspaper Basket

DIY Newspaper Basket

I see so many uses for this DIY newspaper basket Look What I Made crafted. Of course, it’s perfect as magazine storage but you can also use baskets like this one to store many other things.

14. Easy Newspaper Flower Pots

Easy Newspaper Flower Pots

Cute flower pots can liven up any room of the house. Average But Inspired Made some beautiful newspaper flower pots using Mod Podge. They’re super decorative and make wonderful gifts as well.

15. Newspaper Heart Garland For Valentine

Newspaper Heart Garland For Valentine

Let the kids decorate your home next Valentine’s Day with a fun recycled craft. They can use old newspaper sheets to make a super easy newspaper heart garland following the simple instructions provided by Red Ted Art.

16. DIY Newspaper Framed Mirror

DIY Newspaper Framed Mirror

Purple Hues And Me has a lovely newspaper framed mirror project that costs next to nothing to make! The weaving pattern of the frame gives it an intricate look that might be intimidating. In fact, the process is pretty straightforward. It does take a bit of time to finish, but it’s super relaxing to make.

17. Recycled Newspaper Envelopes With Brown Bag Liners

Recycled Newspaper Envelopes With Brown Bag Liners

I know sending letters via snail mail is a dying art, but these cute envelopes would make anyone want to sit down and write a letter to put in them. This is the ultimate upcycle project: fold an envelope out of newspaper, and then line it with old brown paper bags.

18. Upcycled Decorative Paper Bags

Upcycled Decorative Paper Bags

Ok, these decorative paper bags are technically made from old book pages. But, they were just too cute not to share. Plus, there’s no reason you can’t use newspaper instead.

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Newspaper Upcycle Craft Ideas

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