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Top 10 Recycled Magazine Crafts



Tin Can Pencil HoldersInstead of tossing out that pile of old magazines you have lying around, turn them into one of the Top 10 Recycled Magazine Crafts? Not only is making crafts from recycled material fun and easy, its also kind to the environment. With these amazing suggestions on how to use up all those old magazines, you'll find yourself with an empty magazine rack in no time. 

These recycled magazine crafts are also great for teens and tweens, and fun way for the whole family to craft together on a rainy or snowy afternoon. If you like to make easy paper crafts or need an excuse to get rid of that giant stack of magazines, now is the time to get to work.

There are plenty of recycled magazine crafts and there ideas are sure to get your creative juices flowing. If you've ever wanted to know how to make magazine paper crafts that look sophisticated, you're in luck. These recycled magazine crafts are versatile, practical and eco-friendly.

Top 10 Reycled Magazine Crafts

Top 10 Recycled Magazine Crafts
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Cool Paper Crafts

Crafts From Recycled Materials


11 Earth Day Projects + 11 New Ideas


One you start making crafts from recycled materials, you'll want to find new and innovative ways to craft with recyclables. Luckily, our collection of 11 Earth Day Projects + 11 New Ideas features a ton of fun and innovative ways to craft with what you have. Even if it isn't Earth Day, you can still draw plenty of inspiration from these free craft projects. In addition to recycled magazine crafts, you'll find tin can crafts, wine bottle crafts and so much more.





Cool Paper Crafts

  1. Upcycled Water Jug BankUpcycled Water Jug Bank: Recycled magazine crafts give you a chance to transform a boring object into a work of art. A water jug may not seem like an opportunity to show off your artistic skills, but this project will change your mind.
  2. Sunburst Clock: Start your day with a burst of color. Turn a boring old clock into a work of art - all you have to do is add old magazine pages. You only need a few common supplies like scissors and glue to complete this recycle craft.
  3. Magazine Purse: This is truly a recycling double whammy because not only do you use recycled magazines, but you also need a pair of old jeans. There's no need to head to the craft store when you're creating crafts from recycled materials.
  4. Tin Can Pencil Holder: Here's another recycle craft idea that uses a variety of eco-friendly supplies to create one meaningful piece. If you're looking for crafts to make with magazines and tin cans, this is the project for you.
  5. Beautiful Paper Beads: Recycled magazine crafts tend to be related to home decor or gift wrapping. Well, it's time to expand your knowledge about recycled magazine crafts and create homemade jewelry. Save big on your next bracelet or necklace by creating your own handmade beads.
  6. Recycled Magazine Floral Wreath: No matter the time of year, you can't go wrong with a decorative wreath. Some crafts to make with magazines aren't fun to look at, but this one really breaks the mold. Decorate your door during the spring or summer and enjoy the pretty colors and unexpected look.


31 Newspaper Crafts + Recycled Magazine Crafts

Sure, recycled magazine crafts can help you cut clutter, but what about those newspapers? They seem to pile up and in the end, you just throw them into the trash. Use what you know about crafts made from recycled materials and channel that into these 31 Newspaper Crafts + Recycled Magazine Crafts. In addition to easy paper craft ideas, you'll find DIY jewelry crafts, homemade flower patterns and more. Going green has never been this much fun!



Crafts From Recycled Materials

  1. Shredded Paper Frame ArtShredded Paper Frame Art: Decorate your wall with a handmade piece of art. Shred the pages of an old magazine and cut out some inspiring words or phrases. Add them to a shadowbox and hang it on the wall. Recycled magazine crafts don't have to be complicated or time consuming. In fact, you can create this project in an afternoon.
  2. Repurposed Magazine Gift Bag: Giving a gift in a boring bag is just criminal. Show someone how much you care by creating recycled magazine crafts that really stick out. This gift bag is both pretty and eye-catching - it won't get lost among a sea of store-bought wrapping paper.
  3. Recycled Magazine Cork Board: This clever and thrifty cork board is a great addition to your craft room or office.  Use magazine pages to create a cool border around your cork board for a decoration that's pretty and functional!
  4. Green Crafting Gift Wrap Bow: Why spend money on all those holiday bows when you can easily make your own?  This tutorial will teach you how to create your own paper bows out of old magazine pages.

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May 23, 2014

Using your used materials can save you cash instead of buying new one. Recycling like used plastic bottle is one way process to create new things. In some states, recycling fraud occur when a law regarding on recycling the plastic bottled passed. Your search is over, all of the info you need is at MatchFinancial.com.


Oct 4, 2013

what ever happened to the angel that you make out of your phone book? Doesnt anyone do that one anymore I am sure that one can be changed around to be more festive for christmas


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Sep 14, 2013

it sounds like fun. I have never seen anything made from mag. I would like to find a pattern if u can help me. thank you, jeannie


Jan 19, 2011

hahaha thats too funny! that is my post on crafters!... the magazine bag! here is the updated version though. and by updated i mean still yearrrsss old. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=61439.msg581969#msg581969


Dec 30, 2010

When I click on: 10 Things to Do with Old Wine Bottles, I am taken to the favecrafts.com home page. I have tried left clicking same results. I have tried right clicking, asking it to open in a new tab as well as a new page same results. Is this web site no longer available? Thanks.


Dec 30, 2010

There is no mention of beadmaking with magazines. It can really make beautiful beads. I first found out about it from a gift from a friend. In other countries, women are making them to provide for their families.


Jun 10, 2010

When you click into the article, you also need to click on "garbage can" in the 2nd paragraph and it will take you to the site that gives you instruction and pictures. It's a beautiful craft and I'm going to give it a try!


May 8, 2010

When you go the site for the trash can, it doesnt really give youany intruction on what to do! I was really disappointed.


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