Do you have piles of magazines at home that are just waiting to be recycled? Before you toss them in the recycling bin, how about some fun craft ideas for how you can take rolled-up magazines and turn them into vases, organizers and other pretty pieces to decorate your home.
How to Make a Rolled-Up Magazine Vase
All you need for this craft are a few magazines, a glue stick, glue gun and a paper or plastic container (like a recycled food container). You may also want ribbon, pipe cleaners or rope to finish off the edges.
This video shows you how easy it is to make a magazine vase. You can use this idea to make a pen holder, trash can, or any size holder you’d like.
These two videos show you variations of the rolled-up magazine technique. Rather than creating long tubes with the magazine pages, these two ideas both use coils of paper. Definitely more time consuming to do it this way, but the result is pretty cool.
If you have an old vase lying around the house and you’re ready to throw it out, why not transform it into a high-end vase? You won’t believe the results you’ll get when you use a little paint, clay and stencils to create something that rivals what you’d find at a designer show-room.
Faux Clay Pottery Tutorial
Debbiedoo’s walks you through the steps for taking an old vase and using stencils and clay to create texture and design on the vase. By combining that with Terra-cotta colored paint, you give this vase the look of pottery.
Supplies needed to make this project include:
Popsicle sticks (or something else to help apply the wood filler)
Flowers for mother’s day are a lovely gift, but you can make it extra special with a unique flower pot with a custom design. And best of all, this DIY project lets you upcycle an old food tin.
This photo tutorial shows you how to make this pretty Mother’s Day Gift and it even has different printable labels that you can use. You could use these labels on a variety of projects. It’s why I love crafts- you can take an idea and use it anyway you want. These labels would be perfect for making your own card or decoupage gift.
DIY Mother’s Day Gift
Be creative and show mum how special she is. This is a great craft to do with the kids too.