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59 Amazing Newspaper Art and Craft Ideas

Loraine loves arts and crafts and used to volunteer at an elementary art class. She loves sharing fun and easy craft tutorials.

This beautiful bouquet is just one of the many lovely things you can create from newspaper!

This beautiful bouquet is just one of the many lovely things you can create from newspaper!

Turn Old Newspapers Into Art and Craft Projects

One of the easiest craft supplies to find is newspaper, and we all know that it's good to recycle. I've found some craft projects made from papers that I think you will enjoy. In this article, I'm going to list the projects that I found, show a picture, and give you the name of the site and a link where you'll find the directions.

How Do I Make the Newspaper Bouquet?

For the tutorial to make the beautiful wedding bouquet shown above, go to Popsugar.

Newsprint Ghosts

Newsprint Ghosts

1. Newsprint Ghosts

This is such an easy craft idea that you can bet the kids will love. You'll find this idea at Serving Pink Lemonade.

Tea Party Hats

Tea Party Hats

2. Tea Party Hats

This is exactly what I have been looking for. My little granddaughters want to have a dress up tea party and these hats will be perfect. The instructions for how to make them can be found at Maya*Made.

Flowers on a Branch

Flowers on a Branch

3. Flowers on a Branch

I think this flowered branch is an elegant and unique piece to add to the home décor. You'll find the tutorial for making this project at The Eco Chic blog. A couple of ideas that would change the looks somewhat would be to spray the flowers with glue and sprinkle on fine glitter, or spray paint the completed project with gold spray.

Ballard-Inspired Newsprint Dress Picture

Ballard-Inspired Newsprint Dress Picture

4. Ballard-Inspired Newsprint Dress Picture

There's no need to pay well over $200 to get have a newsprint dress picture. Crafty Butt has a terrific tutorial for making your own Ballard-inspired newsprint dress picture. She also has a complementary picture with a purse, gloves, and shoes. Fantastic project!

Wall Art

Wall Art

5. Wall Art

You'll find a very thorough tutorial at DIY Enthusiasts for making this attractive wall art. Choose the colors that will enhance your decorating scheme.

Newspaper Valentine Wreath

Newspaper Valentine Wreath

6. Newspaper Valentine Wreath

Make a beautiful Valentine wreath using newspaper. Find the tutorial for making this project at Blue Purple and Scarlet.

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Gift Bags

Gift Bags

7. Gift Bags

Now make all the gift bags you need. They'll be unique and you'll be saving money. The directions for these great gift bags can be found at How About Orange.

Newspaper Art

Newspaper Art

8. Newspaper Art

Although the directions for this art uses book pages, I think newspaper would work just as well. Find out how this project was done by finding the instructions at Visit StudioSeena’s Website.

Fringed Paper Wreath

Fringed Paper Wreath

9. Fringed Paper Wreath

This wreath is way more beautiful than you would imagine, since it is made with newspaper. Maybe even a spray of adhesive and then sprinkled with iridescent glitter would look elegant. For the directions, go to Les Tissus Colbert.

Earth Globes

Earth Globes

10. Earth Globes

Although this project can be a bit messy, the kids will have so much fun making these earth globes, that it'll all be worth it. I love how they finished by making the globes look starry. Find the tutorial for making the earth globes at Housing a Forest.

Silhouettes on Newsprint

Silhouettes on Newsprint

11. Silhouettes on Newsprint

Although this example is done in a Halloween theme, I think with different silhouettes, the art could be a year round piece. See how the project is put together at She Wears Flowers.

Gift Wrap and Bow

Gift Wrap and Bow

12. Gift Wrap and Bow

The newspaper wrap and bow make an attractive gift wrapping that anyone would be pleased to receive. Go to Craft Discoveries for the directions.

Cityscape ala Paul Bent

Cityscape ala Paul Bent

13. Cityscape ala Paul Bent

Make your own cityscape in the Paul Bent manner and then frame and hang it. This is a beautiful work of art. Go to the Kids & Glitter site for the directions for this art project.

Newspaper Beads

Newspaper Beads

14. Beads, Beads, Beads

Change the colors, change the shapes, make this project your own by doing it your way. Large beaded necklaces seem to be the fashion look today, and sometimes many strings of them worn together. Get the directions from A Storybook Life and then go for the gold.

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15. Woven Basket

Take your time and make a couple of these neat baskets. A great place to put your newspapers. For the directions, go toCraftionary.

Rose Frame

Rose Frame

16. Rose Frame

Isn't this a beautiful frame? You'll find the directions on how to make this frame on Michele Made Me.

Shimmer Tree

Shimmer Tree

17. Shimmer Tree

This tree with just the edges sprayed with glitter, will find a place on your mantle or as a decoration for a winter wedding. Find the directions at Bella Dia.

Coiled Paper Ornaments

Coiled Paper Ornaments

18. Coiled Paper Ornaments

Go to Saved by Love Creations to see how to make these beautiful coiled paper ornaments. The directions use magazine pages to make these ornaments, but I think they would look exceptional by using newspaper to make the coils and then spread on a thin coat of glue and sprinkle the ornaments with fine glitter.

Newspaper Birds

Newspaper Birds

19. Newspaper Birds

The kids love doing this art project using a tissue painted background behind the newspaper tissue painted birds. To find out how to make this project, go to Kids & Glitter.

Large Flowers

Large Flowers

20. Large Flowers

Simple and easy. A project that the kids will love to make. Go to Thriftyfun for the directions.

Newspaper Matting

Newspaper Matting

21. Newspaper Matting

I really think this is a great idea—picture matting made from newpaper. And the picture with the print stamped on is outstanding. Go to A Girl With a Glue Gun for the directions.

JOY Banner

JOY Banner

22. JOY Banner

When you need a banner for a special occasion, this is a great idea. At a baby shower, the letters could spell BABY and if you know the gender, maybe tint the banner in a color. This great idea and instructions can be found at April’s Homemaking.

Seedling Pots

Seedling Pots

23. Seedling Pots

I've made and used pots like these to start tomato and pepper seeds. Worked great too. For the directions, go to Crafty for Home.

Pirate Swords

Pirate Swords

24. Pirate Swords

Let the kids play pirates with these swords made from newspapers. Much safer, and less hurtful, than the plastic swords that you can purchase. Follow the tutorial at Alpha Mom to make these pirate swords.

25. Tube Beads From a Newspaper

Decorated Container

Decorated Container

26. Decorated Container

Use vintage paper or burn the edges and crumple the paper before making this neat container. You can get the directions for making this project at Rustic Crafts.

Newspaper Wigs

Newspaper Wigs

27. Newspaper Wigs

The ultimate wig. If you want a unique costume accessory, this is a great one. To find out how to make it, go to Martha Stewart

Watercolor Flowers

Watercolor Flowers

28. Watercolor Flowers

Even the littlest kids will love making these watercolor flowers. A great project that's fun and inexpensive.

Flower Bouquet

Flower Bouquet

29. Flower Bouquet

I like the tinted flowers that let the newsprint show in these flowers. You'll find out how to make these flowers at The Trendy Treehouse.

Stitched Star Garland

Stitched Star Garland

30. Stitched Star Garland

This stitched star garland is a nice patriotic touch for any room of your home or for a themed party. Go to Factory Direct Craft.com for the instructions.

Newspaper Carrot

Newspaper Carrot

31. Newspaper Carrot

I think these newspaper carrots make a very unique project. A basket of these sitting on the counter in a wire basket would be very interesting looking.

Coiled Coasters

Coiled Coasters

32. Coiled Coasters

What a neat recycling project. Not only are the coaster useful, they are attractive. If you would like to make these cute coasters, go to Saved by Love Creations for the directions.

Sunflower Sunshine

Sunflower Sunshine

33. Sunflower Sunshine

Just a bit of sunshine for your home when you display a vase of sunflowers. You will find the directions on how to make them at That Artist Woman.

Newspaper Pears

Newspaper Pears

34. Newspaper Pears

Use paper from a newspaper, a magazine or a book to make these very beautiful, modern pears. You can simply tear small pieces of newsprint and decoupage them onto fake fruit (pear) using Mod Podge or a mixture of glue and water.

Newspaper Eggs

Newspaper Eggs

35. Newspaper Eggs

Make your own decorative eggs and display them in a beautiful glass bowl. I think I'd be inclined to add iridescent glitter while the eggs were still wet. You'll find the instructions at Craft and Creativity.

Haunted House

Haunted House

36. Haunted House

The kids will have a great time making these houses and the houses would be a nice addition to your Halloween décor. Go to Parents.com for the directions.

Snowman

Snowman

37. Snowman

A nice 'getting ready for Christmas' project. If you want to make a snowman, go to Fab Mums for the directions.

Simple Flowers

Simple Flowers

38. Simple Flowers

These simple flowers would be a great school or party activity for the kids. Go to Easy Peasy and Fun for the directions.

Newspaper Imaged Vase

Newspaper Imaged Vase

39. Newspaper Imaged Vase

I realize this picture shows the vase made using music sheet paper, and it's beautiful. But, since this is an article about crafts using newspapers, just imagine the vase made with newspaper. I think it would be very attractive. Go to How About Orange to see how to make a vase like this.

Shredded Newspaper Lantern

Shredded Newspaper Lantern

40. Shredded Newspaper Lantern

This project, with directions at Reduce, Reuse, Redecorate, uses a paper lantern and shredded newspaper to make a beautiful, unique lantern.

Button-Centered Flowers

Button-Centered Flowers

41. Button-Centered Flowers

You'll find the tutorial for the beautiful newspaper flowers at Red Ted Art. A terrific idea to give to Mom on Mother's day or her birthday.

Newspaper Envelopes

Newspaper Envelopes

42. Newspaper Envelopes

I imagine if you affixed a white label to the envelope, the written address would be easy to see. For the tutorial to make envelopes using newspaper and brown paper bag, is found at Kanelstrand.

Newspaper Kite

Newspaper Kite

43. Newspaper Kite

There's no need to buy a kite when you can easily make one using newpaper pages. Go to Living Well Spending Lessto learn how to make one.

Decoupaged Pumpkin

Decoupaged Pumpkin

44. Decoupaged Pumpkin

I love the looks of this Halloween pumpkin. It has an elegant look that will fit into even the fussiest décor. Go to Make and Takes to find the directions.

Paper Star

Paper Star

45. Paper Star

This is really an awesome project. You can learn how to make this newsprint star by finding the instructions at World of Scrap.

Newspaper Owl Art

Newspaper Owl Art

46. Newspaper Owl Art

This would be such a cute classroom project. See how this art is made by going to I Heart Crafty Things for directions.

Huge Fall Leaves

Huge Fall Leaves

47. Huge Fall Leaves

I love the simplicity of this craft with directions at Life With Little Ones. Because I'd want to keep these leaves from year to year, I think I would glue a light wire along the outside edge of the leaves, or maybe just over the veins of the leaves. That would also make it possible to shape them a bit without taking the thin look of them away.

Pencil Holder

Pencil Holder

48. Pencil Holder

Make a useful pencil holder for your desk, while recycling. You can see how to make this pencil holder by going to World of Scrap.

Spooky Faux Bones

Spooky Faux Bones

49. Spooky Faux Bones

Making faux bones to use in Halloween decorations is the first thing I thought of when I saw this project. To make the faux bones, go to Inner Child Fun for directions.

Pumpkin Perfection

Pumpkin Perfection

50. Pumpkin Perfection

I love the look of this pumpkin. It is so simple, but this pumpkin will look great no matter what your decorating style is. Go to Crafted Niche for the directions.

Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Ornaments

51. Christmas Ornaments

Although there really are no specific instructions for this project, the pictures make it really easy to understand how to make them. Go to Kleefalter to see what I mean. Really beautiful ornaments!

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