Awe man! This project was a lot tougher than I thought. Ever since I made that recycled magazine frame, I have wanted to make something else out of magazine pages. When I first had this recycled magazine bowl project in my head I pictured a large shallow fruit bowl. Let’s face it, not all DIY projects turn out exactly like you want them to. In this case, my fruit bowl turned into a… ummm… key/change holder thingy? LOL!
I do have to admit, however, that this little sucker is VERY sturdy. Although it didn’t turn out quite like I expected, it is still very cute and useful. Here is how I made it.
Using a paper cutter, I cut two inch thick strips from an old magazine. Each page gave me three strips and I used about 75 pages for this project. See? Now you know why there was no way I was making a larger bowl!
I folded each strip twice lengthwise to create a half inch thick strip.
Next I began rolling each strip, securing it with a tiny piece of scotch tape. Make sure you pull your roll taut as you go.
When the base was completed, I applied two coats of decoupage medium, allowing it to dry completely in between each coat.
Next, I continued adding strips gradually layering each round upwards. When I reached the desired height (actually when I was tired of folding and rolling strips), I added another two coats of decoupage medium to the inside and outside of the bowl.
Here are a few after photos.
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