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betkins
« on: August 15, 2007 09:24:59 AM »

I really want to make a mirror/picture frame like this for my friend's birthday, but I'm not sure how to do it: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&id=13076880&color=00

If you look at the close-up picture of the mirror, the magazine pieces are rolled up very tightly. Does anyone know how to do this? What would I wrap the magazine pages around to get it so tight, and also what kind of "sealant" or coating would I use on top of the magazine rolls to finish the craft? Thanks. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007 08:49:37 PM »

You could use a straw as the center for your magazine rolls.  The cheap skinny ones would be easy to cut and would provide a solid enough base to roll the pages around.  Looks like a fun project!
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2007 07:26:13 AM »

Thanks! That's a great idea. I think I'll have to try that.
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2007 05:58:31 PM »

Yow! Urban Outfitters is charging $52 for that! I hope the people who make the mirrors get a hefty percentage.  Start rolling those magazine pages...
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2007 12:26:14 PM »

We used to make similar beads when we were kids. We rolled triangle strips of magazines on toothpicks. I would say just use long rectangular strips and roll them on really thin wooden dowels. We used to seal them with clear nail polish to give them a shine, glue and clear spray might work just as well. We usually used a block of clay and stuck the toothpicks in them as the beads dried.
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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2007 12:50:02 PM »

Mod-Podge or a glue-and-water mixture would probably do to finish it since it's made from paper.
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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2007 02:01:57 PM »

I would use a thin knitting needle to wrap around it - you could try a few sizes to see what you prefer. That would be a lot sturdier than a straw or something hollow, so you could probably use a little more force to get it rolled really tightly.

I agree with pp, I'd use Mod Podge or some kind of decoupage sealant to seal it.

I totally remember making those paper "beads" out of magazines!

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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2007 01:04:42 PM »

The diameter of the rolls in the picture make it look like they were using thin wood dowels or the like.

I also wonder if you could use a large foam wreath base underneath to glue them to? That would keep it very even all the way around...
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2007 09:21:09 PM »

geez only $52! I take it the product is made overseas, probably in some developing country?
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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2007 12:13:24 AM »

geez only $52! I take it the product is made overseas, probably in some developing country?
Looks like a LOT of work doesnt it!!!!!!!
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