Plaid Mod Podge Earth Day Recycled Newspaper Sign

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by Sherri Ragsdale, Plaid

Plaid Mod Podge Earth Day Recycled Newspaper Sign

Earth Day is the perfect day to make a banner out of newspapers!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint.
  • 2
    Make 36 rolls with the sheets of newspaper. Start at one corner with a pencil and roll the newspaper paper around the pencil up to the opposite corner. Use a touch of hot glue to hold the corner to the newspaper paper to keep it from unrolling. Cut each roll to 12 inch.
  • 3
    Cut two strips of cardboard from the box that are 2 inch x 18 inch each. Place the two pieces about 6 inch from each other and start gluing the rolls to the cardboard starting at the bottom. Cut off any excess cardboard at top with scissors.
  • 4
    Cut out a circle that is 9 inch in diameter from the cardboard box. Paint it with Cobalt Blue. Allow to dry and then paint the land areas Green Clover. Allow to dry. Draw a heart onto the Cobalt Blue and Green Clover pieces. Paint the heart Flag Red.
  • 5
    Stencil “EARTH DAY” on paper bag in Black. Take the square stencil and dry brush around the edges of the stencil.
  • 6
    Cut out squares from the paper bag and Mod Podge to the rolled newspapers papers around the earth.
  • 7
    Paint the dowel Flag Red. Allow to dry and then insert into the top roll and tie the jute around each end and hang.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Black 104107352
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Flag Red 104769881
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Green Clover 104770127
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cobalt Blue 104107403
  • Plaid Mod Podge Waterbase Sealer Glue and Finish 8 oz. Matte 104107932
  • Newspapers
  • Medium Cardboard Box
  • Brown Paper Bag
  • Nicole™ Crafts Wood Dowel 1/4 inch x 36 inch 104146700
  • 1 to 2 inch Stencils of Your Choice (such as Martha Stewart Crafts Alphabet Stencils Typewriter 48 pc. 104588688)
  • Darice 3 ply 28-1/2 lb Natural Jute 104243963
  • X-ACTO Precision Instruments No. 1 Knife 104135101
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 2 104464400
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Pencil