There are no unnecessary things in the house of a creative person – even old newspapers and magazines turn into material for creativity. If this is about you, we present as many as 15 ideas on turning outdated paper into an art object and harmoniously fit into the interior.
This is probably the first thing that comes to mind at the sight of a stack of yellowed pages with long irrelevant news. This sadness has a unique charm and a philosophical spirit, so why not transfer it to the walls?
It is unnecessary to cover the entire wall because original collages are obtained from printed publications, which are not difficult to make. Take the object you like as a basis, outline the outline and fill it with newsprint. Collages like these look great in offices and living rooms.
It is good to decorate the wall in the dressing room with a collage from the pages of fashion magazines – this idea will appeal to those who like to dress with taste.
Paste over several wooden frames with old newspapers, and apply a drawing on top through a stencil – you will get an excellent panel, which even a person who is far from art and not too attentive can make.
The cut and torn pages of old magazines can become the material for an absolute masterpiece in the style of pop art, but not everyone can cope with such a creative project. To begin, draw a simple outline using a pencil on a sheet of paper. Then, using glue, assemble it from various pieces.
It is easy to decorate a photo frame or baguette with the help of magazine tubes and glue. Sticks can be of different lengths, located straight or at an angle, twist into spirals and rectangles – it all depends on your desire.
It is not difficult to decorate the wall clock with the same pipes, making a rim around the dial. But it is not necessary to take a real, working piece of furniture as a basis if you are pursuing purely creative goals.
This material is directly related to the office, so why not do a convenient module for storing writing instruments out of it? This can be done from the tubes already mentioned many times or go the simple way.
Those who have already filled their hand and confidently weaves a paper vine into the desired pattern will like the idea of making a box for needlework, a casket, a bread box, a candy bowl, and any other container for storing dry items.
If you’re interested in weaving with magazine pipes but haven’t tried it before, start from the beginning and construct numerous coasters for hot cups and plates. Diagrams and detailed video guides for those wishing to master this simple technique are easy to find on the net.
10. A bag
The same technology is suitable for the independent production of bags and shopping bags, and it is not necessary to use them for their intended purpose. Such items fit well into the kitchen interior and serve as decorative storage for food, dishes, or household utensils.
Your guests will undoubtedly be surprised when they see how creatively you have decorated ordinary flower pots. The pots for them can be woven from old magazines according to the principle of a birch bark basket or willow basket, or it can be glued from tubes in a spiral.
12. Roller blind
If you disassemble a large magazine for spreads or use newspaper strips, the length of the sticks will turn out to be sufficient to assemble a full-fledged curtain.
Using the decoupage technique, you can decorate any surfaces and objects using old magazines and newspapers, from countertops and furniture facades to vases, candlesticks, and decorative bottles.
14. New Year decoration
Pages dotted with letters will become a fertile and non-trivial material for creating decorations for the New Year and Christmas: Christmas trees, angels, birds, cones, garlands, wreaths, and Christmas balls. Making them, of course, is more enjoyable with children.
Stop cutting, tearing, and twisting the old print press, and it looks great in the interior and as a whole. For example, a table can become a coffee table in the unexpectedly literal sense of the word. And from a pile of magazines, it is not difficult to build a pretty pouf.