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  • Chel

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    May 1, 2024 at 12:03 pm
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    Repurposing old newspapers into beautiful crafts for your home is a creative and eco-friendly way to give new life to these materials. Here are a few ideas for crafting with old newspapers:

    1. Paper Mache Vases: Tear the newspapers into strips and create a paper mache mixture using equal parts flour and water. Inflate a balloon to the desired size of the vase and cover it with several layers of the paper mache mixture. Allow it to dry completely, then pop the balloon and remove it. Paint and decorate the vase as desired.

    2. Rolled Paper Wall Art: Cut the newspapers into long, thin strips. Take a strip and roll it tightly from one end to the other, securing the end with glue. Repeat this with multiple strips and arrange them on a canvas or wooden board to create interesting patterns or designs. Once you’re satisfied with the arrangement, glue the rolled strips into place and frame the artwork if desired.

    3. Newspaper Baskets: Cut the newspapers into long, thin strips. Dip the strips in a mixture of equal parts water and glue, then lay them over an inverted bowl or a balloon, overlapping the strips to create a basket shape. Allow it to dry completely, then remove the bowl or balloon. Trim the edges neatly and paint or decorate the basket to your liking.

    4. Newspaper Woven Coasters: Cut the newspapers into thin strips and weave them together to create coasters. Start by weaving a horizontal strip over and under vertical strips, then weave another horizontal strip under and over the vertical strips. Continue this pattern until you reach the desired size. Apply a layer of decoupage glue or clear sealant to secure the woven strips and provide durability.

    5. Newspaper Flowers: Cut the newspapers into petal shapes of different sizes. Layer the petals together, starting with the largest and gradually adding smaller petals on top. Secure the layers with glue or a brad in the center. You can also paint the petals to add a splash of color. Attach a green pipe cleaner or wire stem to complete the flower and arrange them in a vase or use them as decorative accents.

    Remember to get creative and experiment with different techniques and designs. With a little imagination, you can transform old newspapers into unique and beautiful crafts that add a personalized touch to your home decor.

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