Isn’t it funny how newspapers and magazines are clutter, while books are totally permissible to keep in large numbers? It’s true though â€“ I’ve moved a fat stack of magazines from one apartment to another, and everyone always thinks I’m some crazy hoarder until I use the pages to make them envelopesâ€¦or wrapping paperâ€¦or saint candlesâ€¦.or decorative lightersâ€¦.you’re seeing my point, no? Magazine and newspapers are easy raw material for a plethora of projects â€“ and impromptu wall art and collages are just the beginning.
You green thumb types will dig the completely compostable seedling potsâ€¦which pretty much involve rolling a newspaper into a funnel shape then folding the bottom up. Yep Folding. Pretty complicated, right?
If you’re feeling confident about those folding abilities, try out the newspaper gift bags â€“ these involve some cutting and gluing as well, but you’re basically still just folding newspaper into a box and gluing down the edges.
When you’re feeling ambitious, or you’ve finally got the Walking Dead downloaded and a grip of time on your hands, try weaving paper. Start off basic, like a basket or the ever ubiquitous coaster set, then get creative:
Weaving with paper will require spending a lot of time cutting paper into strips, then weaving the strips into overlapping patterns but the perfect irony of taking your clutter and making a handy box out of it is just too good to pass up. (If you’re looking to extend the life of your paper project, consider sealing it with silicone.)
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