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.
And this video uses the same rolled-magazine technique, but shows you how to make a decorative box with it. In this example, she has made a magazine holder. How appropriate, right?
How to Make a Rolled Paper Trash Can
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.