Recycled Newspaper Coasters

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???


  1. Bravo, superbe réalisations

  2. nice. very decorative and functional !

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

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

  5. this is such a good idea.

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

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

  8. Great repurposing.

  9. Great idea! How creative!!!

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

  12. Great idea, and great for the earth!

    Your newest follower,

  13. 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. :(

    • SavedByLoveCreations says:

      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.


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