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25 Ways to Reuse Junk Mail

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25 Junk Mail Crafts

Grab that pile of junk mail, and let’s get crafty!

1. Junk Mail Notebook – turn security envelopes into a mini notebook.

2. Junk Mail Paper Beads – what a fun way to get the kids in on repurposing junk mail!

3. Make Stationery – old junk mail makes beautiful new stationery for your holiday letters

4. Paper Crane Tree – fold some paper cranes and turn that old junk mail into an upcycled decor piece.

5. Accordion Book – accordion books are super fun, and junk mail envelopes are great for making a sweet, miniature version.

6. Paper Starburst – turn catalog pages into mod wall art.

7. Make Garland – grab some paint and transform your junkmail into a garland. Holiday party decoration, anyone?

8. Bookmarks – got a reader on your holiday list? These sweet corner-page junk mail bookmarks make great stocking stuffers!

9. Snowflakes – cut colorful catalog pages into junk mail snowflakes to decorate for the holidays.

10. Flying Paper Crane Ornament – Junk mail is great for folding origami, and these ornaments will bring a little luck to your holiday season.

11. Junk Mail Wreath – more junk mail holiday decor! Make a cute accordion-style wreath.

12. Washi Tape – Japanese paper tape is super hot in the craft world right now. Here’s how you can use junk mail to make your own.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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6:12AM PDT on Aug 18, 2013

Great article. Thank you.

11:01AM PDT on Mar 13, 2013

Great ideas.Thanks for sharing

6:59AM PST on Feb 28, 2013

some of these were pretty awesome. Thanks

7:33PM PST on Feb 13, 2013

These also work great with magazines you are finished with.

6:47AM PST on Feb 12, 2013

I loved some of these!! Thanks for sharing...

6:18PM PST on Dec 26, 2012

Plenty of ideas! Awesome, thanks :-)

12:58PM PST on Dec 13, 2012

So many ideas! I'll start with the bookmarks, because I have a lot of books, and I like to read more than one at the same time. ;)

9:08PM PST on Dec 11, 2012

All of these options sound really fun and interesting to do!

6:24AM PST on Dec 9, 2012

Go to Buy their envelopes and send them the back pages of catalogs you don't want to receive. They do the rest.

5:52PM PST on Dec 7, 2012

I recycle.

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