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« on: September 13, 2009 09:33:07 AM »

ok, so I saw a couple of these posted here and I just had to try it for myself!
"Props" to the crafsters' who did it first!  Grin

Here is my version of the recycled magazine vase/basket. I'm not totally sure what I will use it for. Originally I was thinking of using it as a umbrella/cane holder, but I really like how it came out and I don't want it to get trashed, so I think I am going to use it as either a plant basket or a vase...not sure yet.  Tongue

I used about 2 and a half issues of Cookling light magazines (about 120 pages each). I rolled them up and then closed them with tape and then hot-glued them together. I used a coffee container lid for the base and then when I was done I gave it a coat of varnish to help protect it.

and YES, I do have WAY to much time on my hands! LOL! I lost my job and I'm trying to keep busy so I don't completely loose my mind...

onto the next project....what next? Hmmmm......
« Last Edit: September 13, 2009 09:41:54 AM by craftycuban » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2009 09:49:30 AM »

Brilliant and beautiful! Not sure I'd use it for plants, though. I'd be afraid it would get wet.

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2009 09:53:31 AM »

i've been meaning to make one of these, they look so cool!  how long do you think it took you?

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2009 10:03:40 AM »

wow, talk about patience!!
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2009 10:51:07 AM »

Thank everybody! :-) It took about a week to make. the longest time was rolling all the pieces up. I had rolled a magazine's  worth and glued it, but wanted it taller so I just kept on rollin'
Glad you liked it!  Grin

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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2009 01:00:16 PM »

Love the project and I like the shape you used for the vase.  Do you think it would work well on a smaller scale as well? maybe like a pen or pencil holder?
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2009 01:05:38 PM »

THANKS! Its funny you say that...I was thinking of making a whole "desk set" with a pencil holder and a square shape for note pats/posits...  Grin

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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2009 10:38:07 PM »

Great job!  Its quite fantastic. 
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