How about putting another end to these old magazines or old newspapers? Reusing materials is a great opportunity to learn and save. Aside from being a trend, the arts and crafts made with newspapers and magazines can be very elegant if done well. To do this, you need to know the best examples.

Ideas and references of the craft with old newspaper and magazine

Check out the best references on the internet that we share with various objects such as boxes, trays, picture frames, baskets, vases and many others.

Newspaper boxes and trays

Newspaper boxes are a great choice for storing small items. You can use the newspaper to the edges of the box, or even paste a paste into an existing box, but that doesn’t look very nice. So you can paint it or draw a picture think about newspaper clippings and magazines.

Photo 1 – Mini box made with newspaper


Image 2 – Newspaper box for storing objects from the TV room.


Figure 3 – Several boxes of different sizes of newspaper.


Image 4 – Boxes lined with newspaper collages.


Picture 5 – Shoe boxes with newspaper.


Image 6 – Small newspaper box.


Picture 7 – Box with newspaper comics.


Image 8 – Tray with newspaper crafts.


Fig. 9 – Newspaper compartment for storing objects.


Newspaper baskets

Baskets are the most used objects when it comes to newspaper crafts. It is a great choice for table space and storage of small items like keys, papers, fruits, vegetables, and others. You can also make a large basket to store clothes and heavier items. To finish, one chooses whether the basket should have a lid or a handle. See the references below:

Image 10 – Newspaper basket for magazines.


Figure 11 – Simple newspaper basket.


Image 12 – Basket with newspaper handle.


Image 13 – Newspaper basket with handle.


Picture 14 – Colored baskets with newspaper.


Image 15 – Nice newspaper basket.


Figure 16 – Underside of the colored newspaper basket.


Figure 17 – More options for colored baskets for tables.


Image 18 – Newspaper basket with blue color and illustration in the middle.


Picture 19 – Large basket with newspaper and painted with floral motifs.


Picture 20 – Large basket with newspaper.


Image 21 – Basket with fruits and vegetables for the table.


Newspaper flowers

Flowers made of paper or newsprint are used as small decorative objects. In addition to making pots and bouquets of flowers, you can also put together wall paintings, for example to decorate a wall. Don’t forget the colors! A very important feature that is the main identity of a flower, in addition to its shape.

Image 22 – Newspaper flowers with soft colored contours.


Image 23 – Bouquet of flowers with newspaper.


Image 24 – Flowers with colorful newspaper strips.


Picture 25 – Simple newspaper flowers with newspaper strips.


Mandala and wall decorations

How about changing the face of a neutral wall without spending too much? The wall decorations made of newsprint can have different shapes and sizes, see the following references:

Image 26 – Purple mandala made with newspaper.


Picture 27 – Craft of newspaper for the wall. Nice contrast with mustard color.

Mandala wall 2

Picture 28 – Wall decoration with newspaper.

Mandala wall 3

Picture 29 – Another flower-shaped wall decoration made of newspaper

Mandala wall 4

Picture 30 – Delicate embellishment of the newspaper for the door or wall.

Mandala wall 5

Image 31 – Wall decoration made of newspaper in the format with a fan structure.

Mandala wall 6

Picture 32 – Wall with recycled newspapers.

Mandala wall 9


Use the newspaper to change the old ceramic pot. With due care, you can make beautiful pots or even coat an existing vase with newspaper strips (at the end of this post you have one how to do that).

Image 33 – Beautiful pink vase made with newspaper.


Picture 34 – Newspaper glass seen from above.


Photo 35 – Vase for a square newspaper plant.


Image 36 – Vase with newspaper collages.


Image 37 – Vase with bottle of wine and newspaper collages. An easy and practical way to use.


Picture 38 – Vase made with small rolls of magazine paper.

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Newspaper frame

The newspaper frame is one of the easiest examples to learn.

Picture 39 – Colored picture frame made of newspaper.

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Picture 40 – Simple newspaper frame.

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Picture 41 – Interesting frame format with small newspaper rolls.

Picture 42 – Photo frame with spare newspaper.

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Table lamp and lamp

The newspaper in lampshades and lamps should be used as a coating of other heat-resistant material.

Picture 43 – Tablecloth covered with newspaper.


Picture 44 – In this model the newspaper is used with glue of the globe surrounding the base of the lamp.


Image 45 – This lamp has small layers of newspaper on the outside.


Newspaper bag

Picture 46 – Colored bag with layers of newsprint


Picture 47 – Recycled bag made with newspaper and then colored in green color.


Picture 48 – Several models from the same handicraft line.


Other newspaper crafts

Let’s get away from the pattern? We separate other innovative examples of needlework with newspaper with different objects:

Picture 49 – Small pines with newspaper made for the holiday party.


Picture 50 – Small bracelet made of several layers of magazine paper and newsprint.

Other bracelet

Image 51 – Small black earring with newspaper.


Picture 52 – Puppies made from recycled newspaper.

Other dog

Picture 53 – Small stars made of newspaper and paper.

Other star

Figure 54 – Beautiful decorative objects made with newspaper to celebrate Christmas.


Image 55 – Small party pompom with string.


Picture 56 – Coaster made with newspaper.

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Image 57 – Cup holders with different formats.


Picture 58 – Simple solution: a small clock with newspaper.

Other clock

Picture 59 – Gift bag with newspaper.


Newspaper crafts step by step

Step by step to set up a newspaper box

See the following pictures below for how to assemble a box of newsprint:

Newspaper basket twisted step by step

In this video, the Hellen mac explains step by step how to braid a party with newspapers. You’ll need ink, cardboard, scraps of newspaper, scissors, and glue. see below

Newsprint compartment made step by step

See the video at Co-Channel Pop Craft , The Step-by-Step Guide to Assembling a Newspaper Tray. You also know how the paper straw is used in most of the handicrafts in this category.

Step by step to a small, colorful and creative newspaper basket with glitter

Take a step-by-step look at how to put together a colorful basket. You will need newspaper, glue, paint, scissors, plastic bags, glitter, and varnish.

Step by step to coat a bottle or vase with newspaper strips

In this channel video The Art of Making Art, you learn step by step how to coat pots and bottles with newspaper strips. Clock:



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