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11 Ways to Reuse Newspaper

on 4.6.2017 at 3:58pm

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If you’re like me than you probably have piles of newspaper at your house. Life as a couponer usually ends up with an excess of newspaper. Here are 11 ways you can reuse your old newspaper in fun and useful ways.

11 Ways to Reuse Newspaper

Craft & DIY Ideas:

Newspaper Flowers: add these to a vase to make a beautiful bouquet of paper flowers.

-1 sheet of newspaper
-wooden skewers

How to:
-fold the long piece of newspaper up about 2- 3 inches
-cut off the rest of the paper
-cut this piece of paper in half and tape the open edge together

-cut small strips from the folded edge leaving about 1/2 in left

-tape to the skewer then start twisting the paper around the skewer

-after you’ve rolled the full piece of paper, tape to skewer to secure

Newspaper Party Pom: these make great decorations for any event and are super easy to make.

-4-6 sheets of newspaper
-string or twine

How to:
-lay pieces of newspaper out flat on top of each other
fold from the bottom about 1 inch, continue folding back and forth all the way up (like a fan)

-cut paper in half

-tie the string around middle of the piece you just cut
-gently peel out the newspaper layer to create a floral effect

-continue separating until you get the full pom look

Newspaper Gift Bag: these make really cute gift bags and they are way more economical than buying them at the store.

Make Picture Frames: this is a great way to make a beautiful and artsy picture frame. Here are a few ideas of how to make your own picture frame from newspaper.

Picture Frame From Rolled Newspaper “Reeds”
Recycled Newspaper Picture Frame

Make a Wreath out of Newspaper: No need to buy a wreath base when you have newspaper laying around. You could then decorate your wreath with newspaper roses.

Newspaper Nail Art: this is a fun new trend where you can transfer newspaper print onto your nails.

Newspaper Party Pom Poms: these pom poms would make super fun party favors for a kids birthday party.

Useful Ideas

Clean your windows or glass: yep that’s right, a crumpled up piece of newspaper with water and a touch of white vinegar can clean windows without any streaks or harmful chemicals!

Use as kindling: we use rolled up pieces of newspaper all the time for a quick fire starter instead of those fire starter logs.

Make a weed barrier: my husband uses newspaper all the time in our garden as a weed barrier, it works great!

Biodegradable Seedling Pots: these are perfect for starting seedlings and can then just be planted right in the garden since the pot will biodegrade.

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