07th Jun2011

10 Creative Ways to Recycle Newspaper

by Dinah Wulf

10 Creative Ways to Recycle Newspaper

So I just figured out how you can go to a party with a newspaper basket present wrapped in newspaper, inside a newspaper gift bag wearing a newspaper dress, newspaper coat, and newspaper bracelet carrying your newspaper purse. Oh yeah, and the party is decorated with newspaper oragami and a newspaper Happy Birthday banner and you can sit (un)comfortably on your newspaper bench.

Don’t throw away that old newspaper! When it comes to creativity like this, recycling is a must! You can start simple by making a banner or wrapping a gift, but those who are more adventurous? I say, try the making the newspaper coat or newspaper bench!

Here are 10 creative crafts from recycled newspaper.

  1. The first one is the obvious one! Use it as gift wrap.
  2. Make a bracelet.
  3. Make a Happy Birthday banner.
  4. Make a gift bag.
  5. Build a bench.
  6. Make oragami!
  7. Make a basket.
  8. Make a dress.
  9. Need a coat to go over that dress?
  10. And of course you’ll need a purse to go with that outfit!


Click on the links to view tutorials and photo sources.

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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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