Recycled Newspaper Picture Frame

Recycled Newspaper Picture Frame

Still coiling paper over here.  I went to the local fair trade store and found a picture frame made from coiled newspaper pages.  Here is my version.  It took about 3 hours total.  I reinforced the coil attachements using crochet thread.  For the hanging mechanism, I made beads from long, thin,  triangular shaped newspaper strips as shown in this tutorial.  Lining the inside of the coils is a rolled newspaper tube, to “frame” the picture, which is 3×5, but you can make it any size you want, using more coils. For instructions on making the coils, see my earlier tutorial, here.  The only difference is the newspaper page is longer than the magazine page.  Use the entire length of the unfolded newspaper page, cutting it in half width wise.  You get a bigger coil from each strip compared the the shorter magazine pages.

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  1. how neat! i see things like this in local stores, but i’ve never thought to make one myself. it can be done! yours looks great!

  2. I saw your post because you linked up at, and I have to say I LOVE your idea!!! This is something I would buy in a heartbeat, not suspecting I could make it myself. Thanks!!!

  3. This is so cool! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Fantastic. It has a great folk art look.

  5. This is awesome! Love it! Stopping by from Lamb Around.. hope you will stop by and visit me @ and share with my Pink Hippo Party tomorrow!

  6. This looks soooo cool :) I’m definitely going to have to give this a try!

  7. I love this – so cute and such a fun take on the recycled magazine bowls and containers out there!

  8. What an awesome way to recycle! Loving it. I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! The link is still open.

  9. I absolutely love what you’ve been doing with upcycled newspaper and magazines. Some of the finest pieces I’ve seen!

  10. Oh wow! That’s so cool. Nice job!

  11. This looks great, I love it!! Thanks for sharing :)

  12. Hi! I LOVE this; am thinking of making these with my clients, I’m a therapist and love in corporating arts into their treatment. I notice that when I use magazine pages, the coils tend to break, do you have any tips for handling this part of it? Thanks soooo much


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