How to Make Newspaper Handbag – DIY Newspaper Craft!

The best thing about DIY crafts is that these crafts are not limited to rich and costly items to get prepared. There are some unexpected thing using which, you can prepare some outstanding DIY crafts for your home décor! Among such interesting and unique items, newspapers are the things which we can use. Newspapers can be used very interestingly to prepare some admirable DIY newspaper craft!

Yes, you guess it right! Today we are here with an amazing DIY newspaper handbag which will simply stun you! Have you ever wondered how a beautiful and strong handbag can be prepared from thin sheets of newspapers? Let’s solve your dilemma with this creative craft idea!

How to Make Newspaper Handbag?

Things You Need To Make A DIY Newspaper Craft

Things You Need For Newspaper Handbag

  • Adhesive
  • Brush
  • Pencil
  • Scissor
  • Glue gun
  • Glue stick
  • Buckram cloth
  • Newspapers
  • Decorative pretty buttons
  • Velcro
  • Decorative beads
  • Drinking straw

Steps To Make A Stylish Multi Use DIY Handbag From Newspapers

Step 1-

Newspaper Handbag

Let’s start with making the cover of the bag using newspapers. Take a newspaper and fold it from both the sides. Press the newspaper and you will get a paper with three sections traced.  Cut the second folding so you will get a newspaper folded from the centre. Again cut this fold with a scissor and you will get three equal sized sections of the newspaper.  Keep the newspaper long and lean to prepare a stylish handbag.

Step 2-

Newspaper Handbag DIY

Now, open up the pieces and take a drinking straw. Place it to the corner of the paper and roll it with the newspaper. While rolling the paper, when you reach the end of the paper, apply some glue to the corner of the paper and continue rolling. This will make the paper stick easily to the newspaper.

Remove the straw from the paper roll and use it for rolling the other newspapers. Perform these steps for all the papers you trimmed in equal sections. This way, you will get multiple newspaper rolls using a single straw! Here you are done with a huge task now!

Step 3-

Newspaper Handbag DIY Craft

Take the newspapers rolls and press these rolls flat, one by one, press the rolls and make them thin and broad. Now take a single roll from this bunch and apply glue on it. One by one, stick all the rolls on this roll in a vertical manner. Arrange all the paper straws with glue and let it stick properly. Stick one paper roll on the bottom of that one roll while another on the top of the roll. This way you will get a stick loaded with paper rolls on both the sides.

Step 4-

DIY Newspaper Handbag

Its time you become a little tricky now! When you get all the rolls glued properly place it on the table. Bend the rolls on the upper layer into the opposite direction. Bend every alternate roll in the opposite direction and thus, you will get these horizontal rolls upwards as well as downwards. Also apply some glue on the main roll to stick these oppositely bent roll properly.

Step 5-

Newspaper Handbag Recycled Craft

Now, apply some glue on all the rolls on the main stick facing downwards. You need to stick this roll in the bottom and then cover it up with the rolls you just raised in the upwards direction. Apply glue and reverse the rolls which you glued in the upwards direction. This way, the second horizontal roll you glued will get tightly sandwiched between the vertical rolls and you will get a strong upper part of this entire construction!

Step 6-

Newspaper Handbag DIY Recycled Craft

Repeat the process multiple times until you get the entire vertical section get filled with horizontal rolls. This way, you will get a square board like structure with blocks of newspapers. You will get a thick and beautiful criss cross pattern which will give the handbag a strong base. Trim the extra ends and part form the edges when you get this mat like structure.

To give this mat a perfect finishing, stick the roll ends with glue and make it perfectly square. Cover all the 4 sides and make it look perfectly done! Also make 2 such small mats with newspapers for preparing the sides.

Step 7-

Newspaper Handbag Utility Craft

Now, it’s time to give a perfect look to this mat. For this, take a bow, add some water and glue. Mix this solution and apply it on one side of this paper mat. Buckram cloth is a cloth which gives a very natural and cool look to the DIY objects. Thus, to give a covering to this newspaper mat, we will use buckram cloth. Paste this cloth on the newspaper mat and stick it. Stick the ends properly with a glue gun and seal it.

Step 8-

Newspaper DIY Handbag Recycled Craft

Now, bend this mat from the centre. Bend it in a way that the newspaper side is in the front side and buckram cloth is in the interior. It’s time to use the small 2 mats for sealing the sides of this handbag. Bend the large mat and take the measurements of its side on the small mat and cut it with a scissor.

Give these sides a perfect finishing while sticking the ends but let some ends remain as it is. This will help you help you stick the sides to the handbag easily. Now, stick these sides in the interior of the folded bag thoroughly. Press it nicely and let I get dry.

Step 9-

Newspaper DIY Handbag Craft

Once you got a strong base and edgy sides ready, now it’s time to make the interior look perfectly amazing. Get the glue and apply it in the interior of the bag. Paste the buckram cloth in the centre and sides of this bent bag. Let it get dry and stick which will make the bag stronger.

Step 10-

Newspaper DIY Handbag Utility Craft

Now, we need to prepare the opening and closing fold of the newspaper. For this, you will need to make such other two woven newspaper mats but leaner than the original one. Make 2 straps around 3-4 inches broad and 6 inches long. Stick these straps on the handbag. Apply some glue on the bag measuring the straps and glue it. Stick both the straps on one side of the bag and let it set.

Step 11-

DIY Handbag Recycled Craft

Take some glue and apply it on the entire side of the bag. Now to make the closing and opening flexible, stick Velcro on left and right straps. This Velcro will stick on the front of the bag wherever it fits perfectly. Apply a piece of paper on the Velcro and apply some glue on it. Close the bag and stick the Velcro to the front.

Step 12-

DIY Handbag Utility Craft

Now it’s time to decorate this beautiful handbag. For this, we will use buttons to decorate the straps. Take a huge decorative button and stick it in between both the straps. Take the small buttons to decorate the straps. Stick 3 buttons on both the straps and let it set. This will give a very modern and contemporary look to the handbag. Your beautiful DIY newspaper handbag is ready to use!

This is such a classy and modern handbag which you can use for storing all your belongings like hair accessories, makeup products, money and much more. It is an easy to handle clutch bag which gets ready with simple steps and using some super cool reusable products!

Handbag Recycled Using Newspaper

Make this interesting DIY Newspaper Craft and decorate it with beautiful decorative items! Don’t forget to share your experience and pictures with us!

Happy crafting!

How to Make an Easy Handmade Paper Gift Bag?

Paper gift bags are eco-friendly and hence everyone is promoting the use of paper bags. It can be a great gift box too for gifting small items in it. There are several occasions in which you need gift boxes to gift sweets, chocolates, and other items to your near and dear ones. You mostly purchase the same from the markets. However, very attractive handmade paper gift bag and box can be made at home itself. Below we shall make one such simple yet decorative gift box.

Handmade Paper Gift Bag

Things Required

Paper bag

  • Colour sheet
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Glue
  • Cutter
  • Decorative pearl laces and pearls
  • Scissors

You will love to know How To Make a Handmade DIY Printed Paper Bag!

Step by Step Procedure to Make Handmade Paper Gift Bag

Step 1-

Take the colour sheet. With the help of a ruler measure the width as 11.5cm and mark the same with a pencil. Now fold the sheet from the marked area.

Diy paper bag

Step 2-

Mark the dimensions on the sheet with the help of a pencil. Draw the geometric figures only on the folded portion of the sheet. Please check below for the markings. This is how the sheet will look after all the dimensions are drawn on the same.

Paper bag crafts

Step 3-

Now cut along the marked areas with the help of scissors. Use a cutter to cut the petal shaped objects.

Diy paper gift bag

Step 4-

From the lower edge of the petal shape draw vertical lines. Draw as many lines as the number of petals present on the sheet. Use a cutter to rub on the surface of these lines. Do not cut these lines. This process is only to make the folds easier and get the perfect folds.

Paper gift bag craftPaper gift bags

We bring here cool craft of a small Mini DIY Paper Bag which is of multipurpose uses!

Step 5-

Draw scalp shape on the top edge of the petals and cut it uniformly. From the center of the scalp make marking and use a cutter to smoothly run on it. Now fold the center of the scalp.

Step 6-

Join the two ends of the paper with the help of the glue stick. Also seal the bottom ends of the box and make the box stand on its base.

Paper gift bag diy

Step 7-

Now use the decorative pearl places to fix on the hexagonal cylindrical surface. Paste the artificial pearls on the top edge of the box to give it an attractive look.

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Step 8-

You can place some chocolates or small gift items inside the box. Now to seal the mouth of the box, use a decorative lace. Tie this lace on around the neck of the box.

Paper gift box crafts

Your decorative paper gift box is now ready. You can use colour sheet of your choice. It is easy to make and the materials used are readily available, therefore it serves as a perfect gifting item. Make several gift boxes and present them to your relatives and guests. You can use your own imagination and creativity to decorate these boxes.

Have a look at this step by step video tutorial for making an easy handmade paper gift bag.