How to Hang Newspaper on Walls


A funky alternative to hanging wallpaper is hanging newspaper. Newspaper might not be very attractive on all four walls in a room, but it could be very cool and attractive on one wall. Plus, it's a great way to recycle newspapers while giving your home a personal touch. Perhaps you could use vintage reprints of famous headlines, or maybe your favorite section of the newspaper.

Things You'll Need

  • Putty
  • Sponge
  • Soap
  • Water
  • Screwdriver
  • Smoothing brush
  • Scissors
  • Wallpaper adhesive paste
  • Prepare the walls by looking for nail holes or cracks. Fill them with putty.

  • Clean the walls with a sponge, soap and water.

  • Take off the electrical and light switch plates with a screwdriver. The screwdriver you use will depend on the screws you have.

  • Apply paste to the side of the newspaper that you will stick on the wall.

  • Place the newspaper on the wall, paste side down, starting in any top corner.

  • Smooth the paper with a smoothing brush. Make sure you get all the wrinkles out.

  • Continue steps 4,5 and 6 until the whole wall is covered.

  • When you get to the bottom or end of the wall, you may need to cut the paper. Use a ruler and get the exact dimensions and then using a pair of scissors, cut the newspaper.

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