Talk about utilizing boring paper! Newspaper is the ultimate upcycled craft material, in my opinion, because it’s ubiquitous–not only do we get a big bunch of it on our porch every day, but so do our neighbors. If we need more, there’s always the Recycling Center!
This newspaper leaf garland from Stitch/Craft is so simple–just leaves cut out of newspaper, watercolors, and string for hanging. The concept would work just as well for any shape that you’re contemplating, whether it’s Christmas trees or Valentine hearts.
[Image by Stitch/Craft, used with attribution]