Have you ever wondered what to do with all those old newspapers that somehow gets collected, in spite of your best efforts to get rid of them? Well, I have some creative home ideas for you to explore using those old papers. All you will need for this home decor project are old newspapers, paper glue and a glue gun, a slim rod (you can use chopsticks), a small paintbrush, a few bottles of various sizes (we will use them to make the different sized newspaper wheels), spray paint (color/s of your choice), a couple clothes pins and time! I find that home design tips are a dime a dozen, but I felt that this particular one was worth giving a shot especially since there are many preconceived ideas regarding recycled newspaper crafts, however, contrary to what you have heard these little tutorials are really just a treasure trove of awesome home ideas that allow us to be creative and environmentally responsible. It might not be the latest in home decor trends, but it’s been pretty consistent in the arts and craft community. So without much ado, let’s begin on newspaper (decorative) bowl.
Clear away a nice flat work surface and fold your newspapers into halves, don’t do too many at a time, since you might risk tearing the paper unevenly. Depending on the length of the papers fold again and cut in half. Next, we’re going to use that wooden rod and place the newly cut paper in a position to be rolled around the rod (start at the end of the paper, but the middle of the rod for stability). It should look like a replica of the rod except made of paper; slide the rod out and glue the end of the paper and fold it inwards until you get to the end and then glue that end onto the wheel that you just created (use a clothespin to secure it until it dries). Repeat this process until you have a wide enough wheel that looks like a small placemat; place glue in a circular motion over the top and use a paintbrush to spread evenly (let it dry). Next, make a smaller wheel that will be used as a base to support our bigger wheel and repeat the gluing process.
Finally, using the small bottles start making "circles" by wrapping the rod-shaped newspaper tightly around the bottle (remove when it’s sturdy enough for you to continue without the bottle support". Make enough that it can be glued around the circumference of the bowl. Now that the larger wheels have dried gently press the paper inward until you create a bowl type shape, then glue the smaller wheel to the bottom of the bowl and let dry. It’s time to whip out the glue gun and start gluing the different sized circles you created to the edge of the bowl; do this until the entire rim has been covered. When that has dried, spread a sheet of paper to cover the floor and place the bowl in the center, spray any designs that you may like, we used bronze and silver over the entire bowl (outside and inside). When the bowl is dried, fill with your favorite candy and showcase your work proudly!
Gather up all your old newspapers for this project | diy home decorating
Find a thin long rod for the rolling | home decor art
Get your paper glue out and use it sparingly here. | how to home decorate with newspapers
Slide the rod out and begin rolling into a tight pinwheel. | very cheap home decor
Use you clothespin to keep everything compact.
Time for the decorative accents to be created.
Again glue those ends in to keep it from unraveling.
Here’s another way to use the nail polish bottle for the paper circles
Make sure you use enough glue to keep everything together
Finish applying glue in a spiral pattern for the bowl
Spread the glue using a paintbrush to firmly adhere the rolls together
Dried wheel is now ready to be molded into a bowl!
Decorative circles on deck and ready for application!
Get the glue gun hot and ready for this part of the project
Spray painting our finished (and lovely) newspaper bowl!