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Recycled Paper Crafts: Magazines, Coffee Filters, Cardboard, Oh My!

Yes, you can decorate on a budget. No, you do not need to sacrifice style to be thrifty. At AllFreePaperCrafts, we have a variety of stunning recycled crafts that will appeal to your aesthetic and appease your wallet. Grab a pile of old magazines, a pinch of extra coffee filters, and a handful of newspapers to get started on some fabulous paper crafts.

Magazine Crafts

Magazine Crafts and Other Recycled Paper Crafts

Isn’t this framed art amazing? You can use any stenciled image and set it on top of the colorful magazine strips to create a stunning piece of DIY home decor. Find even more incredible magazine crafts below. You’ll be amazed by what you can do with this handy material.

Rainbow Recycled Magazine Crafts

Magazine Paper Bowl

Magazine Paper Dish and Lid

Recycled Magazines Bow

 Magazine Paper Cross

Coffee Filter Crafts

Cute and Colorful Coffee Filter Flowers

Can you believe this beautiful flower begins with coffee filters? Coffee filters come in huge quantities, so grab a few from your stash to make some of these beautiful projects. With the help of dye, punches, and other handy supplies, these coffee filters will go from drab to fab!

Cute and Colorful Coffee Filter Flowers

Lovely Coffee Filter Cherry Blossoms

Completely Incredible Coffee Filter Roses

Crafty Coffee Filter Wreath

 Whimsical Wrist Corsage

Cardboard Crafts


This beautiful journal is so artsy and fun, and the crafty cover features a cardboard base! Learn how to dress up cardboard in a variety of ways for a variety of projects. Decoupage glue will become your new best friend with many of these projects, and find out how you can use duct tape to spruce up your next cardboard craft.

Watercolor Travel Journal

 Upcycled Cardboard Flowers

 Upcycled Cardboard Bookmarks

Kooky Cardboard Kaleidoscope

 Recycled Box Desk Organizer

Cereal Boxes Desktop Organizer

 Organizing Hanging Boxes

Twisted Flowers and Precious Memories Box

Recycled Cereal Box Photo Book

Which recycled material craft would you like to see more of: magazines, coffee filters, cardboard, or something else? Let us know below in the comments!