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1  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: TONS of old magazines on: October 04, 2012 01:06:13 AM
I too collect old magazines. I don't have much of a stash yet, but I'm working on it. I want to make paper beads.

Here are some instructions on making paper beads and some good pics:

This is a really cool 3D star. Look three quarters of the way down the page for the star made out of old book pages, but any paper could be used. I think I might use sheet music or magazine pages in pretty colors:

This is a magazine page bowl with lid. They are very sturdy and pretty.

this star is done in sheet music, but any paper could be used

spiky 'star'. This is done in plain white paper, but could be done in any paper. It would make a good christmas ornament or just home decor

Spiky bow for package

Bigger, more decorative spiky star. I would use double thick magazine pages for this. (I am actually going to make some out of the cardboard from old cereal boxes. Paint them, then cover in pretty paper. You could use pretty magazine cutouts for this.)

If you have never been on Pinterest you should check it out!! This is where I got a lot of these ideas. You can just type in magazine pages to see different things. I even saw a small shelf with doors made out of rolled and stacked magazine pages. I couldn't find this pic unfortunately.

I hope some of this helps.

2  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: TONS of old magazines on: October 04, 2012 12:30:31 AM
You take one page at a time and roll lenthwise into a tube or straw like shape. You then flatten them out into thick strips and roll each one of those end to end to form circles. Glue them well and let them dry. Then you blow up a balloon and starting from the bottom you glue each little circle 3/4 of the way up the balloon gluing well as you go. You give that a long time to dry all the way then pop the balloon.

You can also glue it around the underside of a kitchen bowl.

3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Glass table top on: October 04, 2012 12:11:27 AM
Recently I went to take out my garbage and there was a piece of glass sitting there. It looks like a table top. It is about 2'x4' and probably 1/2" thick. It has a black border all the way around the edge that is about 2" wide. I don't know how it was applied, but I'm pretty sure the color is inside the glass somehow. There are no cracks or chips or scrapes of any kind. I just had to take it home, but have no idea what to do with it. Oh, and the edges are beveled. It would make a way cool picture frame, but unfortunately it is too heavy and I would have no idea how to attach something to hang it.

My thought is to make a coffee table from it, and I do need a coffee table. I have two upholstered stools and would rather have something to set stuff on, but then I will miss putting my feet up......

I'm at a loss for what I could use for a table base. I know I could get premade table legs at a home improvement store, but I don't have woodworking tools to make the rest. I wish I could find a metal base of some sort. I think that would look best. Wrought iron would be awesome, but spendy to have made.

Does anyone have any idea's for me??? For a table base..... For another use...... Huh Undecided Embarrassed Roll Eyes
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