Recycled Newspaper Coasters

by Johnnie Collier

recycled paper coastersIf you read the end of my last post, you had to know that coiled newspaper coasters were next, right?!  These are quite simple to create.  Not quick, as folding the paper into strips is time consuming, but easy and essentially free.  For my tutorial on creating the strips, click here.

Begin coiling your strips like you are making a circle and morph into square as shown below.  Or you could make round coasters!


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To make the handy little coaster holder, make rectangles and attach them using hot glue and or crochet string.  Don’t forget to waterproof your coasters by sealing with Mod Podge (I prefer Matte finish for these) or your sealant of choice!

recycled newspaper coasters

Hmmm… what will I make out of coiled paper next???

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 MD August 9, 2011 at 4:21 am

Bravo, superbe réalisations


2 john August 9, 2011 at 6:05 am

nice. very decorative and functional !


3 Jen August 9, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Wow, that’s cool! Very creative and very inexpensive!


4 Vivienne @ The V Spot August 11, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I can’t wait to see what you do with rolled paper next…


5 mag August 12, 2011 at 1:50 pm

this is such a good idea.


6 Madigan August 13, 2011 at 7:19 am

These look wonderful! What a great way to reuse old mags. I’ve always wondered how they are held together.


7 cheryl @ nefotlak August 13, 2011 at 9:58 pm

love these!! must try.
thanks so much for sharing them.
cheryl xox.


8 Rosemary August 13, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Great repurposing.


9 Lilioshka August 14, 2011 at 12:59 am

Great idea! How creative!!!


10 Beth@Wiccan Make Some Too August 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I love these & will be putting this craft on my to do list. I would love for you to show this off at my Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! Linky is still up & running.


11 Lisa August 16, 2011 at 9:48 am

These are very cool! Such a unique look and I bet they would sell for $$ at little boutiques!


12 Carrie September 19, 2011 at 12:53 am

Great idea, and great for the earth!

Your newest follower,


13 Jenene November 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Where did the instructions (and photos) for the newspaper coasters go? I gathered all my supplies, but now I don’t know how to make them. :(


14 SavedByLoveCreations November 18, 2012 at 4:48 pm

The pics on how to make the strips are linked in the post. I didn’t take step by step photos. Just start coiling, then pinch corners to gradually form the square shape shown in the final piece. Hope that helps.


15 Jenene November 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I guess I’m not seeing the post then. (?) There are no photos, no instructions, just comments. Could you please direct me to the actual post? Thanks!


16 Jenene November 18, 2012 at 5:11 pm

OK, never mind, it was my computer. Problem solved.


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