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42 Newspaper Craft Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind

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Are you tired of throwing away old newspapers and looking for a way to unleash your creativity? Look no further! In this article, we have gathered 42 mind-blowing newspaper craft ideas that will ignite your imagination and help you transform those seemingly useless papers into stunning works of art.

From stylish baskets to elegant home decor items, get ready to discover the endless possibilities of newspaper crafts. Let’s dive in and explore the exciting world of newspaper crafting together!

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Stylish Newspaper craft basket

One of the most stylish and practical newspaper craft ideas is the creation of a newspaper craft basket. This versatile and eco-friendly basket can be used for storing items, organizing your space, or even as a unique centerpiece for your home. With just a few simple steps, you can turn your old newspapers into a functional and visually appealing basket that will impress your friends and family.

To add some extra flair to your newspaper craft basket, consider incorporating different colors or patterns. You can achieve this by using colored pages from magazines or painting the newspaper strips before weaving them together. This will add a touch of personalization and make your basket truly unique.

You can use your newspaper craft basket to store magazines, books, or any other items you’d like to keep organized. You can also use it as a decorative piece by placing flowers, succulents, or other small objects inside.

By turning old newspapers into a functional and fashionable basket, you not only unleash your creativity but also contribute to sustainable living. 

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DIY newspaper basket // How about orange

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Newspaper favor basket

DIY Easter basket with newspaper

DIY paper bowl // PaperVine

Newspaper craft ideas for decoration

Newspaper craft ideas for decoration are a great way to add a unique touch to your home or workspace. Create on a dime vase, banners, wreath or frames following these easy step-by-step for inspiration.

Not only are these crafts eco-friendly, but they also allow you to showcase your creativity and create beautiful decorative pieces that will impress anyone who sees them.

Vintage Newspaper Wreath / Medallion

DIY Newspaper wreath 


5 points Paper star

Beautiful gift (or favor) bags


Newspaper vase DIY

Newspaper Heart Garland - a great way to upcycle newspapers and create some lovely room decor. Make this newspaper DIY for valentine's day or just because!

Newspaper heart banner

DIY rose frame with newspaper

DIY newspaper garland

Newspaper banner DIY 


DIY Paper star garland

Ballons aus Papier

DIY Balloon decor

Paper wreath DIY (with newspaper or old books)


Easy to make ornaments with Newspaper

recycled paper projects

DIY Newspaper coasters

Newspaper pom poms

Newspaper pom poms

Gift Wrap and Bow

Gift wrap and bow with Newspaper

Små tidningsägg - Craft & Creativity

Newspaper eggs DIY

Covered vase with newspapers

DIY Newspaper lantern

DIY Newspaper banner

Paper top // Curious Kangaroos

paper star 14

DIY Paper star

DIY paper rings (Photo: The 2nd funniest thing)

Seeding pots // Johanna Rundel

DIY newspaper forts // MPMK


DIY Newspaper Flowers: Add a Touch of Elegance to Your Decor

To make your own DIY newspaper flowers, you’ll need a few simple materials. Start by gathering a stack of old newspapers, a pair of scissors, some wire or floral stems, and a hot glue gun. With these supplies in hand, you’re ready to unleash your creativity and transform ordinary newspaper into stunning floral arrangements.

You can create a bouquet of these newspaper flowers, display them in a vase, use them as a centerpiece, or even attach them to a wreath for a charming door decoration. Their unique texture and earthy charm will add a touch of elegance to any room, making them a perfect addition to your home decor.

Newspaper Hyacinth flowers

Bunch of Newspaper Roses -lightly spray the top of the petals with bronze ink, when dry gently open them out

DIY Rose flower with newspaper

Easy Paper flowers bouquet

DIY sunflowers with paper

How to make paper rose bouquet

Button-Centered Flowers

Newspaper and button flowers

How to make paper poppies

Make a Newspaper Wall Art: Add a Personalized Touch to Your Space

Adding a personalized touch to your space is a fantastic way to express your creativity and showcase your unique style. By repurposing old newspapers, you can transform a plain wall into a stunning piece of art that reflects your personality and adds character to any room.

To begin, gather a collection of newspapers or old magazines that you’d like to use for your wall art. Consider selecting newspapers with interesting headlines, striking images, unique colors or articles that hold meaning to you. This will give your wall art a personal touch and make it even more special.

Once your newspaper wall art is fully assembled and the adhesive has dried, it’s time to hang it up and enjoy the fruits of your creative labor. Choose a prominent spot in your home where it can be appreciated by both you and your guests. Your personalized newspaper wall art will not only add a unique touch to your space but also serve as a conversation starter, showcasing your resourcefulness and artistic flair.

Owl Wall decoration

DIY Newsprint wall frames


DIY Newspaper wall art

Newspaper wall art and frames

Cardboard figures // El hada de papel

How to make paper flowers medallions // The enchanted petal

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In a world increasingly focused on sustainability and creative reuse, newspaper crafts offer a unique and eco-friendly way to unleash your creativity. From stylish baskets to elegant decor and personalized wall art, these 27 newspaper craft ideas will truly blow your mind.

By transforming old newspapers into remarkable works of art, you can add a touch of elegance to your decor, create fashionable accessories, and find stylish storage solutions.

So, don’t let those old newspapers go to waste – start crafting today and unlock a whole new world of artistic possibilities. Turn ordinary newspapers into extraordinary masterpieces. It’s time to unleash your creativity and let these newspaper craft ideas inspire and amaze you. Happy crafting!

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Anna Chapman

Wednesday 25th of November 2015

These are so great and creative ideas! I even found inspiration for some Christmas decoration :) This post is a good source of recycling projects and I'm sure my daughter will enjoy making some of these. Thank you for sharing!

Ama Ryllis

Wednesday 25th of November 2015

Thanks Anna. These bloggers are very talented!

Lo dico Lo faccio

Thursday 14th of May 2015

very interesting, so cute!!!Carmen