Natural and Thrifty in 365: #114 Make Beads Out of Newspaper

Here’s a great way to recycle newspaper, and make a great gift this year that costs practically nothing!

Check out this tutorial on how to make your own beads out of newspaper on A Storybook Life.

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  1. I’ve done beads from magazine pages before. They’re colorful and exotic looking. Takes a few to get the strips cut and rolled though. Good mindless activity.

  2. Ok, paper beads are SO hard! I have tried them! One of my girls got a craft kit of paper was so bad I left it out for the sitter! ha

  3. I want to try this as well. The magazine papers would be ideal for adding color without having to paint. May try this over the next week or so. Thanks for sharing.

  4. i so had this bookmarked as a DIY gift for my sister, we’re making earrings and a stretching bracelet…it’s on our list of crafts this week!!

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