Junk Mail Into Art

17 Feb

I don’t know about you, but I get a lot of junk mail.

Every day I get at least one piece of mail, usually a college pamphlet that nobody has ever heard of.

And I feel bad when I throw them away.


Because they spent money on those colorful, thick packets (not to mention how many trees they are killing). Almost all of them land in the trash.

So what can we do to make ourselves feel better about throwing away junk mail (who am I kidding…most of us don’t feel bad)?

The answer is junk mail art.

That’s right. Keep all of your colorful junk mail because you are going to learn how to create it into fancy/cool artwork.

(keep in mind these pictures aren’t mine)

-Using a black sharpie, draw teardrops onto the pamphlets. You can keep them the same size, or make them all different. Remember, you can have words in the droplets, it gives them a little variety.

*You can make a bunch of these or very few. It all depends on what design you want to make.

-Cut them out, making sure you cut outside the black outline (as in make sure we can see the black marker).

-Arrange the droplets on white paper (you can use colored paper, but white give it a clean look). Glue them on using regular stick glue (or liquid glue).

-You can frame them to make it looked even cleaner and more finished…or you can use it as wrapping paper.

Now you don’t have to make an exact replica of the above artwork. Make something unique. Something that suits you.

And you don’t have to do water droplets. Any shape can do. Circles, triangles, weird squiggle shapes…or even straight lines.

Or you could get more artsy and make them into flowers and birds…then use watercolors to make it a spring feeling.

No matter what you do, it will probably turn out great.


2 Responses to “Junk Mail Into Art”

  1. payday loans 05/25/2013 at 7:52 am #

    Howdy! This article could not be written
    any better! Going through this article reminds me
    of my previous roommate! He always kept preaching about this.
    I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he’s going to have a good read. I appreciate you for sharing!

  2. stayathometatte 02/17/2012 at 9:58 am #

    I am decidedly in the minority of people who actually really enjoy getting “junk mail”. One of the highlights of my week is Thursday afternoon when the big roll of flyers shows up on the driveway. I did, however, always think it was an awful lot of paper to be looked at only once and then thrown away.

    This looks like a great idea. I bet the kids would love it!

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