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25 Ways to Reuse Junk Mail


13. Junk Mail Wall Art – grab a few simple craft supplies and turn junk mail into vibrant wall art!

14. Desktop Mobile – use those origami skills and fold some junk mail cranes to make this cute desktop mobile.

15. Party Hats – turn junk mail into festive party hats.

16. Paper Bowl – catalog pages and glue come together into a cheery paper bowl.

17. Paper Chain – what can I say – I love a garland! This junk mail paper chain is so simple and sweet!

18. Business Cards – if you’ve got sewing skills, grab some scrap fabric and junk mail and stitch up some DIY business cards.

19. More Wall Art – loving these organic-shaped collage pieces!

20. Make a Dollhouse – turn reclaimed cardboard and some junk mail into a functional dollhouse.

21. Gift Bows – adorn your holiday gifts with a little junk mail.

22. Ornament – turn old junk mail into a flying paper crane for your Christmas tree.

23. Mini Christmas Tree – speaking of Christmas trees, grab the glitter and junk mail and make a tiny tree for your mantle. The best part? You don’t have to remember to water it!

24. Cover a Box – update an ugly old box from the thrift store with junk mail paper “reeds.”

25. Coasters – this Flickr set gives a pictorial on how to make woven coasters from your junk mail stash

What about you guys? What are your favorite ways to reuse junk mail?

Image Credit: Photo by Heather Mann

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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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