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How to Recycle Magazines into Jewelry

How to Recycle Magazines into Jewelry
September 23rd, 2010 Email 419 users recommend Experiment with various coil sizes, and even glue coils together! Diane Gilleland Magazine paper lends itself well to this colorful little project. This pendant is made with parts of three different pages. There are tons of design possibilities... Photo: Diane Gilleland 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6next> View all Before you recycle those old magazines, turn some of their pages into pretty coiled pendants. What you'll need: Magazine pagesScissorsBone folderThin wooden skewerLow-temp glue gunWhite craft glueEye pinBlank cardstockClear acrylic sealerJump ring A note on glue: After much testing, I've found that my low-temp hot glue gun works well for this project. As an alternative, you can glue your coils with white craft glue, but you'll have to hold the work in place for a few minutes to let the glue set. First, you'll need several magazine pages. View 3 member project galleries posted in: necklace, paper, recycled magazines Find us on:

magazine bowl - recycle project no. 7 This project took me so much longer than I thought it would. I may not be finished yet (I'll explain in a minute) but I want to move on to other ideas so I decided to post about it now. I certainly didn't reinvent the wheel with this one but it was something fun and super easy to make. Materials:- a magazine (I didn't use more than half of a magazine)- glue gun I started by making a tight little roll and making the flat circle that I showed you the other day. Each strip that I used is made from one page of the magazine. I added each strip to my piece by keeping the folded edge outside and the open side toward the inside. As you place each strip down only do so a short piece at a time because the glue dries really fast. I glued each strip of paper down, leaving a small piece unglued so that I could tuck in the following strip under it. Here's my unfinished bowl. A photo just to show the scale of the bowl.

Tutorials for Recycling Books We rode bikes around our neighborhood this weekend and stopped at all the garage sales we found along the way. I love doing this because it's like exercise and shopping in one! Plus, my bike basket is perfect for holding whatever treasures I find. It's a Book! It's a Bag! For today’s DIY I’m gonna show you all how to make a book bag. Now, when I say book bag I don’t mean a bag to carry your books around in. I mean an actual book made into a rad and totally useable handbag. Sound cool? Here’s how it’s done! You’ll need: A hardcover book (preferably with a pretty cover). Making the Purse Base: 1. 2. 3. Cutting out the pieces for the lining: 1. 2. After cutting all of your lining stuff out you should have five pieces in all: one book-size rectangle and four trapezoidal side-panel pieces. Assembling the side panels: 1. 2. Adding the straps: 1. 2. Also, if your straps are leather (or pleather, vinyl, or any other thick/heavy material), you’re likely gonna need to weigh them down with something (weights, heavy books, etc.) while they dry. Making your book look less ugly (aka it’s time to get our deco on): This part of the tutorial is for those of you who weren’t able to get your hands on any books with neat-looking covers. For decoupaging you’ll need: 1. 2. 3. 1. 2.

Kako staviti externe kompijuterske uredjaje ispod stola It happens to the best of us: we get seduced by some sleek ultramodern furniture design and forget to factor in what it will look like when we add cables, cords and other peripherals that have become essential in this age of electronic and digital technology. This idea solves the problem from the other direction: rather than boasting an initially simple design, it relies on your actions after-the-fact to transform a messy desk into a brilliantly clean workspace. Van Mardian may have been the first to publicize this simple DIY desk organizing idea, but many people have since (and likely before) come to the same conclusion: a simple piece of composite pegboard mounted underneath a work surface makes it easy to use wire, zip ties or whatever other fasteners you may have handy and attach all your necessary-but-ugly essentials so they are not seen from above.

10 Free Tote Bag Patterns and Tutorials Totes make great handmade gifts. Here is a Tuesday Ten that shows a round-up of lovely totes. If you love to sew you might also like these free sewing tutorials right here on Skip to my Lou! Pleated Zippered Pouch Lined Zippered Pouch 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. - StumbleUpon I’m getting a little tired of the winter weather and will take just about any opportunity to daydream about the sunny warm days ahead. These Moroccan-inspired lanterns by Ohdeedoh contributor and DIY expert Katie Steuernagle are the perfect antidote to the winter blues; I love the glow of the rich jewel tones and the intricate gold designs. If you have any old sauce jars lying around, this is the perfect way to make good use of them and get yourself psyched for spring— it will be here before we know it! —Kate CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! Materials old glass jars (spaghetti jars, jam jars or any plain glass jar will work)gold dimensional puff paintglass paint (Delta or Pebeo Vitrea glass paint are great options)paintbrushwire (optional, for hanging lanterns) Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4.

Book Art- How to Fold a Book into a Word. I recently saw the following instructable on how to fold book pages into a number and it caught my attention. Instead of just a number I wanted to do a word or image. I love reading and thought this would make good gifts for friends. In particular is a couple with a huge collection of books that hosts monthly game nights. They make everyone feel welcome and I thought this would be a great gift for them. The instructable said to draw the image on the book; my problem is a word or image might get complicated and I am horrible at drawing. The beauty of this project is its simplicity. **NOTE** When trying to find instructions for book folding I found the above referenced page in French, did not see the translation.

All Wired Up: Old Beads Made New: | The Design Tree by Greentea Design Chokers and bracelets get old and unstrung; earrings get lost. It’s a fact of life that I have a lot of experience on. I’m pretty clumsy, and absent-minded too, which doesn’t bode well for accessories that come in pairs or come in strings. I have a box of these lost and lonely little rocks and resins to prove it. I’ve forged a certain affinity for wire a while back — when I thought I wanted to be a sculptor. Just want to share: A dusty old wire and resin project from years ago. I’ve skimmed through quite a number of websites that’s dedicated to the craft of wire jewelry, and found a ton of ideas and inspiration. All I needed were the most basic materials and tools. Quickie pendant The sites I mentioned above also provide not just inspiration, but a lot of very useful tips and a bunch of awesome projects that users can download for free. Pendant with a "woven" cage. The finished pendants! These are what the pendants look like when they're strung up.

how to make a paper flower This is a flower that I put together for a series of projects that I've been working on for the shop. I was going to include it with the Petal Collection, but I decided that this was one worth sharing. It doesn't require any fancy equipment at all! Materials - Red card stock paper (less than a letter-sized sheet) - Brown card stock paper - Pencil - Scissors - Bone folder - Cutting mat - Glue - Clothespins (optional) Step 1 Cut out 8 petals that are similar to a heart shape but with a flat bottom. Cut the center of each petal about 1/2" (13mm) vertically, as shown by the white lines in the photo below. Score each petal vertically (following the curve of the outer edges), several times until the entire petal is marked. Slightly overlap and glue the two bottom tabs that are formed by the split petal base. Glue 3 large petals to the circle base. Step 4 Cut out 2 brown star shapes and 2 larger red star shapes. The final step is to fold the edges of the flower petals outward. Easy right?

Using Up That Sweater So I had some leftover sweater material from the pumpkins I made. The sweater did not felt like I thought it would when I washed it because it wasn’t all wool. But it still was really soft so I thought why not a pillow. I had a bed pillow I wasn’t using so I just cut it down and used it as the insert. Then I cut the body of the sweater from armhole to armhole. I had already cut the sleeves off since that is what the pumpkins are made out of. Then just a straight stitch across the top with my machine and stuff the insert inside. I became addicted to making these cute little flowers. I had a gray sweater as well (which felted better) so I decided to combine the two colors. I cut out some leaves and then outlined them with my sewing machine. It wasn’t showing up enough so I hand stitched them on top with some embroidery floss. I whip stitched the bottom by hand as well. And I managed to hot glue them on without any injuries! Not too bad. It’s a great size for my bed. Plus I love the texture it adds.