33 Crafty Ways to Use Old Magazines ...

By Neecey

33 Crafty Ways to Use Old Magazines ...

Despite the vast quantity of digital material we read there's nothing like a shiny glossy printed magazine is there? But what do you do when you finally decide to get rid of your stockpile? Don't throw them in the recycling because there are some very crafty ways to use old magazines.

1 Magazine Gift Bags

handbag,art,pattern,fashion accessory,textile, Via {Tutorial Tuesday} Magazine & Paper ...
Don't buy gift bags. Make your own.

2 Don't Have a Bow?

art,origami,petal,origami paper,art paper, Via 23 Tricks To Take The ...
You can make one out of magazine pages

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3 Subway Art

text,poster,advertising,MOVIE,TIME, Via Subway word art: a DIY ...
Paste your favorite inspirational words and phrases cut from magazines to make a motivation board.

4 Art Vase

art,vase,lighting,bead,glass, Via 30 Genius Things to Make ...
Make your own unique piece of art.

5 Recycled Magazine Basket

art,patchwork,textile,quilt,quilting, Via calico: recycled magazine basket
Time to get weaving.

6 Confetti Magazine Bowl

art,fashion accessory,shape,jewellery,bead, Via Confetti Magazine Bowl - Think ...
You need patience to tear up the magazine pages into confetti pieces.

7 Heart-shaped Dish

spiral,fashion accessory,art,jewellery,bead, Via Things to Make From Magazine ...
The link will take you to a tutorial on how to roll magazine pages which will help you with many of these crafts.

8 DIY Art

art,textile,bed sheet,pattern,material, Via Art Wall Evolution
Just strips of magazine glued to a canvas

9 Party Balls

flower,leaf,butterfly,invertebrate,VAANII, Via Mark Montano: PARTY BALLS!
A great way to make cheap party decorations.

10 Collage

color,blue,wall,painting,modern art, Via Make a Mod Podge Silhouette ...
This looks more difficult than it really is.

11 DIY Wreath

wreath,christmas decoration,art,petal,bead, Via michele made me: Series 6: ...
so easy and so effective.

12 Photo Frame

advertising,modern art,book,honey, Via 35 New Uses For Old ...

13 Woven Basket

wheel,fashion accessory,glass, Via .....
That's quite an amazing way to use old magazines.

14 Rolled Paper Wreath

art,circle, Via sol y sombra: December 2009
Stick a mirror in - yes?

15 Coasters

art,fashion accessory,mosaic,pure, Via How To: Make Recycled Magazine ...
You can never have too many coasters - right?

16 Silhouette Art

finger,fashion accessory,hand,nail,crayon, Via How to Upcycle Old Magazines ...
Oh boy, clever.

17 Magazine Bowls

art,fashion accessory,jewellery, Via Art Teacher Creature: End of ...
Love the star shape.

18 Paper Ewer

vase,pottery,ceramic,porcelain,art, Via How to Make Recycled Paper ...
What a wonderful shape.

19 Lidded Boxes

money,cash,art,currency,thread, Via 100 + Ways to Reuse ...
Great for storing all sorts of things.

20 Picture Frame

picture frame,art,modern art,drawing,painting, Via Main Ingredient Monday-20 Magazine Projects
I love pictures in homemade frames. They seem to have a little extra dose of love.

21 Another Wreath

color,christmas decoration,wreath,art,flower, Via 35 New Uses For Old ...
I prefer the look of this one over the earlier one.

22 Balloon Vase

bead,art,fashion accessory,jewellery,circle, Via Magazine Waste Basket · How ...
Another one of the great crafts that starts with a blown up balloon and finishes with a popped balloon.

23 Paper Roses

color,food,dessert,flavor,cuisine, Via reuse. recycle. create. / paper ...
Pretty aren't they?

24 Stack Stools

art,LSINIAA,Grech,sues, Via Recycled Magazines Crafts: Stack Stools
How very clever.

25 Statement Paper Bead Bib Necklace

jewellery,necklace,fashion accessory,bead,earrings, Via Items similar to Statement Paper ...
Did you think paper beads were just for junior high? think again.

26 Square Coasters

color,art,painting,picture frame,fes, Via Square Upcycled Green Earth Friendly ...
Another super coaster idea.

27 Envelopes

art,paper,pattern,art paper,Vstes, Via 30 Genius Things to Make ...
What a great excuse to send a letter.

28 Round Coasters

spiral,art,circle,dishware, Via Coaster Tutorials: How to Make ...
Yeah - you guessed it - you can make circular coasters too.

29 Paper Curtain

urban area,wall,window,art,door, Via What I learned on Wednesday ...
Made from strings of paper beads.

30 Mirror

room,furniture,shelf,shelving,interior design, Via 7 Ways To Decorate & ...
A truly unique piece of décor.

31 Magazine Dish

art,fashion accessory,thread,textile,material, Via Crafts & Activities | Babble
Love the Middle Eastern feel to this shape.

This magazine dish is an easy and creative way to use old magazines that would otherwise be discarded. This craft is inspired by Middle Eastern design, giving it a unique and interesting look. It is perfect for holding small items like jewelry, keys, or coins.

To make the dish, start by cutting out a circle from a magazine page. Then, fold the circle in half and make small cuts along the sides. Fold each piece outward to make a petal shape. Keep doing this until the entire circle is filled with petals.

Next, use a hot glue gun to attach the petals to each other. Make sure to leave some space in the middle for the dish. Once the glue has dried, you can use a paintbrush to apply a coat of Mod Podge to the dish. This will help preserve it and make it water-resistant.

Finally, you can decorate the dish with colorful beads, sequins, or other embellishments. Once the decorations are attached, you can use the dish to store small items. This craft is great for all ages and can be adapted to suit any style. Whether you want a modern or a traditional look, this magazine dish is sure to add a unique touch to any home.

32 Wristlet

bag,handbag,fashion accessory, Via Magazine Wristlet - PURSES, BAGS, ...
Makes quite a statement doesn't it?

33 Starburst Clock

art,twig,christmas decoration,clock, Via DIY - Junk Mail Starburst ...
Time to get crafting.

Are you inspired to have a go at your glossies and turn them into something useful or pretty?

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Cool ideas 😄

love this article

Great ideas..

Very Eco-friendly, I usually just pass my read mags onto family or recycle them.

I've been doing a lot of magazine crafts today 🌝

Love it



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