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Topic: magazine bowls (first project post!) TUTE ADDED!!! (have pic hosting issues..)  (Read 241213 times)
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« on: January 03, 2006 07:58:40 AM »

I was inspired to make these after my trip to Chicago in May, except the 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. Anyways tell me what you think.


1) Rip out magazine sheets that have lotsa colour in them, and colour that goes all the way to the edges cause that is what you will see.

2) Flip over the page you wish to use and start folding corner to corner. Figure out how wide you want your slats to be before beginning and try and make them all the same or else some will stick out.

3) Once you have folded it to the end glue the last flap over.

4) Then run glue along the finished slat and then start to roll, as tightly as you can to create your base. (As you go on DO NOT glue all slats together you want them to be able to move so you can bring the sides up to make the bowl shape.)

5) Now tape the end to keep it nice and tight.


There has been som confusion on this point. The following pics look similar to the ones above but notice I am adding a second ring and you will add every additional ring in this way:The end of this slat is tapped to the base and then tightly wrapped around and then .....:taped again.

6) Continue to make slats and wrap them around the base. Alternate which sides you start to wrap around or else it will start to slant all to one side. After a while you should have a flat disc, once you reach your desired size (its kinda like pottery wheel in this sense!) push your thumbs in the middle and use your fingers to bring up the side of the bowl. When you have it looking the way you want cover the bowl inside and out with two layers of white school glue. As you know it dries clear and keeps your bowl hard and in its shape.

I hope these instructions make sense and if you have any questions just let me know. Thank you for all of your responses and praise.

PS: K-Roc I will be sending you one of these my love!
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2006 08:00:22 AM »

That is sooooooooo cool!  I love them and now I HAVE to make one!  Thanks for the inspiration  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2006 08:04:05 AM »

yeah!  <chants> tute! tute! tute!

 Cheesy great job Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2006 08:13:50 AM »

FEAR NOT! A tute is on the way!!!
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2006 08:48:43 AM »

Wow, they look so great, and such a fab way to recycle paper!

« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2006 08:51:50 AM »

Brilliant,  thanks for working on a tutorial, I was cleaning my suite and almost through out a whole bunch of old magazines.  Glad I didn't!!

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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2006 08:52:28 AM »

those are excellent!! i can't wait for the tutorial. great idea!
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2006 09:33:07 AM »

Wow!!  Those are beyond awesome.  Can't wait for the tute!

I get free magazines from my work, and would love to make cool stuff out of them instead of just throwing them away.
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2006 09:37:48 AM »

I love them. I saw some on an online store (don't remember where) and they were about $120 - $150. I have a zillion magazines (well only about 200 but close enough).

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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2006 09:48:52 AM »

Oh my gosh! I love them. I tried to make some before Christmas but lost patience and made beads instead.  Grin I'm lovin' my beads but I would LOVE to make these bowls. Can't wait for the tute. Can't wait. Can't wait. Can't wait.

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