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Topic: magazine bowls (first project post!) TUTE ADDED!!! (have pic hosting issues..)  (Read 203793 times)
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Deirdre
« Reply #230 on: June 12, 2007 08:26:39 AM »

No, mine's little!  I don't get it.  I used Jane magazine and Allure magazine, so I have plenty of paper.  I'm cutting each page into 2 inch stripes (by 11 inches or however long the magazine is) and folding them in half so they are 1 inch strips 11 inches long.  Then I am gluing each strip together and coiling them into a wheel. 

My wheel is currently about 5 inches wide.  When I push it into the bowl shape, it's about the size of a medium clay flower pot.

I really want a large shallow platter.  But it's going to be so heavy and take so many magazines.

Oh well.
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« Reply #231 on: June 12, 2007 09:08:43 AM »

Try not cutting the pages.  I took whole pages and rolled them up, it makes each strip much fatter and should make your bowl bigger.
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« Reply #232 on: June 12, 2007 09:32:45 AM »

Ah!  I will try that.

Thanks!

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« Reply #233 on: June 12, 2007 07:20:07 PM »

Here it is:

Side view:



Front view:



That's about 10 hours of work, and the disc is about 7 inches in diameter.
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« Reply #234 on: June 12, 2007 07:23:46 PM »

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ones I saw were sheets of magazine paper rolled into tubes. I folded these sheets into 'slats', and made the bowls like collapsable cups. I will make a picture tutorial soon.

OMG!!!! What a good idea! I made a picture frame like you described above and it was HARD!!!! I was gonna make two, but it was difficult I only finished one, although I have lots of flattened paper tubes left.

I would prefer to make bowls with your method: much smarter, AND they look awesome!
GREAT JOB on coming up with such a good idea!

 
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« Reply #235 on: June 12, 2007 07:29:30 PM »

Try not cutting the pages.  I took whole pages and rolled them up, it makes each strip much fatter and should make your bowl bigger.

I agree.

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ones I saw were sheets of magazine paper rolled into tubes. I folded these sheets into 'slats', and made the bowls like collapsable cups. I will make a picture tutorial soon.

OMG!!!! What a good idea! I made a picture frame like you described above and it was HARD!!!! I was gonna make two, but it was difficult I only finished one, although I have lots of flattened paper tubes left.

I would prefer to make bowls with your method: much smarter, AND they look awesome!
GREAT JOB on coming up with such a good idea!

 

Aren't the ones the OP made with the tute already collapsible? Mine were. Huh
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« Reply #236 on: June 12, 2007 07:43:04 PM »

That is pretty small. You can push out the pages a bit more to reach it's maximum.
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« Reply #237 on: June 19, 2007 07:57:22 PM »

How wonderful!  I've been looking for something to do with all of those magazines I knew I shouldn't have thrown away when cleaning out the basement!  AND I'm going to have a tea party/craft date with a few friends tomorrow, and this will be a FANTASTIC project!  Thanks to all of you who answered questions and posted finished bowls, and certainly to Cbass' original post and tute!
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« Reply #238 on: July 17, 2007 07:25:23 PM »

I did it!  I made a bowl!  Thanks to everyone in the post who shared advice!



Woo hoo!
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« Reply #239 on: July 17, 2007 07:37:29 PM »

I love how its in rainbow colors! Great job!
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