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« on: May 30, 2012 01:27:25 AM »

Hi everyone!

I'm looking for ideas for making things out of magazine pages. My in-laws got me a subscription to House and Home magazine at Christmas, and whilst I appreciate the sentiment, it's really not my sort of thing! But I feel bad just putting it straight in the recycling every month, and the paper feels like it's really nice quality too, so I wondered if I could make something useful from it!

So does anyone have any ideas? I would prefer practical things rather than purely art things, for example jewellery, storage boxes, things like that, and I don't want anything that would take too long since I've got plenty of other crafty things going on at the moment!

I look forward to your suggestions :-)
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2012 01:55:49 AM »

Magazine baskets? http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=373151.msg4391697#msg4391697

Coiled paper wastebin?http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=381191.msg4511538#msg4511538

There's all sorts of origami you could do as well.

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2012 02:09:21 AM »

Those baskets are excellent - I can see me making a few and filling them with some nice stuff for Christmas presents for the in-laws!
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2012 08:05:46 AM »

Cool, I hope you get a few more ideas you can use.

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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2012 06:23:58 AM »

You could:

cut the pages into strips and make paper beads
use and envelope template and make decorative envelopes
make pleated paper medallions for a swag
make miniature gift bags - add a ribbon handle
make paper boat hats for paper dolls
make a set of decorative pencils by cutting paper to size and gluing to regular store bought pencils
make origami paper throwing stars for the kids (if you have any Smiley)
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012 11:42:14 AM »

I make envelopes from mine.  Love them. :-)

Also drop off as you receive them at a local hospital, clinic, etc.

Dawn Milburn
St. Louis, MO
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