Magazine Paper

Magazine Paper Bowl

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This is a good way to put to use the old magazines lying around.
Follow the picture above step by step. First, cut a sheet of magazine paper in half(Step 1,2). Then fold it in to halves 3 times(Step 3,4,5). Once you have about 50 plus folded strips like the one in step 6 start gluing them together in circles starting with the first one like in step 7.
Once you reach a considerable width for the base, start gluing the strips a little higher than the previous strips, increasing the height on each circle around the bowl.
When the bowl is done,apply one coat of gloss mod podge on the inside and outside and let it dry for about half an hour.
The bowl can be used for a variety of stuff, for example, I’ve used it to display my lovely bracelets on the dressing table!

Ruffled Paper Flowers

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Now that I have made quite a few flower vases I was running out of flowers to display in them.
Then I wondered, why not make my own flowers. So I made these out of magazine papers. Its better to select papers that have a single color pattern so that the flower looks more natural!

Magazine Paper – Flower vase

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This flower vase is made out of just magazine papers. Roll the magazine papers with the help of a pencil and glue them at few points all the way to the end. Measure the height of an empty can and cut all the strips leaving a 1/2 inch gap at the top.
Glue the rolled strips to the sides of an empty can. It can serve as a pencil holder or a flower vase.

Magazine Holder

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An empty carton box can turn into a cost efficient magazine holder. Cut out the extra piece of cardboard that serves as the lid. Apply Fevistick all over the outside and wrap with gift wrappers. Similarly stick the inner area with plain white paper or patterned tissue paper. Line the border with ribbons, buttons or stickers. Its just about creativity!

Paper bow

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Cut thin strips out of magazine paper, using different length for the different layers of the bow. Fold each strip into an eight and staple at the center. Place the pieces adjacently until they form the layer of the bow. Repeat the layers, using shorter strips for top layers.

 

Paper Fold Art

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My colleague is a craftsperson and while I was talking to her one day over a coffee she showed me a paper cut into a circle and showed me how to make few specific folds and how when eight of these pieces are put together will make a decorative pattern like the one below.
Use a thick paper, preferably a magazine paper and cut out eight circles with 5 inches diameter. Then make the folds respectively as numbered for each of the eight circles.
Now join the eight pieces on the sides using a glue. Several of these patterns can be used as wall decorative for parties.