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Topic: Recycled Magazine pages to a Party Ball decor  (Read 1329 times)
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« on: September 20, 2013 03:53:04 AM »

What do you do with old magazines??? instead of throwing them away .....Learn how to make recycled magazine party balls and save some money next time you decorate for a celebration! Make these unique looking party balls for free and embellish your party space within minutes...

For the entire free tutorial with pictures visit http://www.pinkonnet.com/recycled-party-ball
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2013 06:46:10 AM »

That is cute. I'll bookmark the tute for later, but you could post that here and be approved as a tutorial contributor.

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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2013 03:50:16 PM »

Hi this is for you...hope this helps!!!

Step 1: You start with using a 7 1/2" plate for your circle pattern. Use the sketch pen to make the outline and cut to shape using a scissor.

Step 2:Fold the circle into 12 equal pie parts on similar lines as shown along side.

Step 3:Once the circle is folded notch on the folds using the scissor.

Step 4:Draw a line along the diameter of the circle at the centre. Trace around the plate once again on a stack of 15 magazine papers. Fold your pattern and draw a line through the centre of the circle. Staple the stack together on the line drawn atleast at 3 points. Placing the pattern make notches on the front page of the stack as shown...


Step 5:Cut out the stack of circles using the scissor. You make notice that due to the polished smooth surface of the magazine, if the staple clips are not stapled at 3 points the pages may move giving uneven edges and wrong output.
Using the scissors make notches on the stacked papers exactly on the marked points.

Step 6:Time for the final touches....First fold the stack into half on the line drawn.  Starting with the outermost page using the hot glue gun, make 3 glue dots as shown with one in centre and the other two in the notches on either side.

Turn to the next ge and glue 2 dots on the remaining two spots. Continue the same for the remaining sides...first 3 dots...then two...thus a make a glue dot on every other notch. Continue alternating the glued notches until there are no more pages left. Each stack of 15 magazine pages makes one half of each party ball. In similar fashion complete both sets of 15 magazine papers each.

Step 7:Once each half is ready they looks gorgeous! Hot glue each of these halves together and also place a ribbon on between the two party ball haves....
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2013 03:06:57 PM »

Very lovely. And great instructions. I have made something similar, but I did mine with tissue paper, only did half, and put it inside an altered book as a pop-up feature when that page was opened. I like your idea with the magazines. Lord knows I have tons of those EVERYWHERE. I was wondering a good project for some of them.

Maybe another idea would be old phone books? And ink the edges of the sheets, for a nifty color mix. Newsprint takes rubberstamp ink well. Ooops...I would switch to a different glue for the newsprint. Elmer's will wrinkle it. I would go with a silicone base, or something with an "oil resist" to it. I would glue every other set of pages together, with wax paper between signatures, then dry, and go back for the go betweens. Darn. I need to get my camera set up and blog  Roll Eyes

You can also cut bell shapes {wedding}, Hearts {Valentine} same process, you just have to figure out the best place for the accordian offset, for the honeycomb part. Great share.  Grin

I have also done similar with fabric for holiday ornaments. No glue, just bar tack stitching for where the felt or fabric is needed to honeycomb. Machine or by hand. Starch fabrics first. And smaller for the tree. I don't remember how many "pages" that I put into those...I think I just had to experiment based on the thickness of the fabrics. I just used scraps.

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