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Earth Day Recycled Newspaper Sign

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
Promote Earth Day and have a great time doing it with this cute sign made with recycled newspaper.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Black, 2 oz.
Item #20504
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Denim Blue, 2 oz.
Item #21354
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Flag Red, 2 oz.
Item #21469
Versatile, high quality acrylic paint for crafts. Excellent coverage. Fast-drying. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are AP certified non-toxic and waterbased.

$0.99

Apple Barrel ® Colors - Crisp Green, 2 oz.
Item #21890
Apple Barrel Colors ® are the crafter's choice for quality, selection and value. This all-purpose acrylic craft paint is waterbased, non-toxic and dries to a durable finish. Suitable for most paintable surfaces: wood, plaster, tin, craft foam, Styrofoam, terra cotta, and more. Deep, rich tones dry to a soft matte sheen. Easy soap and water clean-up.

$0.99

Plaid ® Stencils - Value Packs - Letter Stencils - 1-1/2" Old School
Item #30579
Letter-perfect stencils are ideal for all paper crafts, scrapbooking, school crafts and everyday needs. Alphabets contain one each: A-Z, 0-9, $&!@?;""

$5.29

Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
Item #CS11301
Mod Podge ® is quick-drying for multiple coat build up and dries clear. Can be sanded to a smooth finish. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.

$7.29

Other Supplies
Newspaper
Brown paper bag
Medium cardboard box
Twine
Pencil
Ruler
Hot glue
Scissors
Pencil
Craft knife
1/4" wood dowel

Instructions

  1. Make 36 rolls with the sheets of newspaper. Start at one corner with a pencil and roll the paper around the pencil up to the opposite corner. Use a touch of hot glue to hold the corner to the paper to keep it from unrolling. Cut each roll to 12”. 
  2. Cut two strips of cardboard from the box 2”x18”. Place the two pieces about 6” from each other and start gluing the rolls to the cardboard starting at the bottom. Cut off any excess cardboard at top with scissors. 
  3. Cut out a 9” circle from the cardboard box. Paint it with Denim Blue. Allow to dry and then paint the green. Allow to dry and then stencil the Flag Red heart onto each. Hot glue it to the center of rolled papers.  
  4. Stencil “EARTH DAY” on brown paper bag in Black. Take the square stencil and dry brush around the edges of the stencil.
  5. Cut out squares and Mod Podge to the rolled papers around the earth.
  6. Paint the dowel Flag Red. Allow to dry and then insert into the top roll and tie the twine around each end and hang.
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Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.