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« on: January 25, 2004 02:11:10 PM »

i have a ton of magazines. they really arent cut up from decopaging, only a little. i saw the bowls and stuff made out of the magazines, but does anyone know how to make funiture? or anything useful? help me please!
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2004 04:30:17 PM »

Ok, I just spent the day doing the first item here and realized it may help other people.  So here we go:
 
1.  Pages from magazines you want to keep:  Scan them into your computer and sort them by topic.  Then, write the files onto a cd.  I tried the old filling system in hanging folders and in 3-ring notebooks but once you reach about 10 years of magazine clipping it gets out of hand.

2.  Ideas from TV, shopping and Crafster:  I bought a hard bound book with no lines in it and numbered the pages.  I normally draw in the ideas and write down all the info I can.  I do this for any idea that is nea even if I'm not planning on using it.  When the book is almost full, I write out an index in the back.  Works pretty good as it takes about 3 years to fill one up.

3.  Sewing patterns:  When I get a new pattern, I copy the front and back and add it to a 3-ring notebook.  I then take it with me whenever I'll be going where there may be fabric.  This is the handiest thing to have so I don't end up buying too little fabric or a similar pattern to what I have.

Anyone else have some tips to share?    Love to hear them!  
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2004 05:37:16 PM »

Wow that scanning images from magazines makes sense.

I have organized my magazine clippings for collaging in an expandable file folder. But soon I am going to get my self a hanging file 2 drawer cabinet.

I have sorted pictures from the web of clip arts and crafty ideas in to detail folders almost creating my own album. I then back them up every 2 months so not to loose any valuable info or ideas.

I also organize my tutorials and patterns that I find on the web in the same way.

Then I can print them when I need them so I dont loose them as often (but if I do I can easily re-print them)

Okay I have rambled long enough!!!

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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2004 05:40:20 PM »

i found this on a japanise site. http://www.eotoday.com/fashion/diy/bag/index.html

the pictures helped me see that they used vinyl to protect the magazine clippings.

good luck! Jaime
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2004 07:42:08 PM »

I like the cheap photo albums with the static pages. They are often 2/$5 or something ridiculous at ACMoore.
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2004 08:08:20 PM »

don't listen to what they say!  There are no uses for old magazines.  Just send them to me, and I'll...uh...I'll use them in my campfires this summer!  waste not, right?!





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anywhoo...now I forget what I was really going to advise.

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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2004 08:45:12 AM »

Oh, yeah!  I bet those are great for all the small clipping and such.  Plus you can decorate the outside.  Good one!
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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2004 10:03:41 AM »

Thanks for the organization ideas! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2004 12:59:39 PM »

I have *no idea* how this was done, but it's soooooo cool looking and made of newspaper - so presumably mags would work too.
http://www.recycledplanetstore.com/home%20accents%202.htm
also check out pages 2 & 3 on the handbags section.

Anyone have any clue about this stuff?
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2004 01:51:28 PM »

there are some fantastic bags on ebay... just put 'magazine tote' into the search...

there's a thread about it here somewhere too  Smiley
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