During my ‘quieting the house‘ rampage, I finally convinced myself to get rid of stacks and stacks of old magazines. Why was I holding on to them? I can not tell you. But from the comments on the IG photo, magazine-hoarding seems to be a common problem among perfectly normal women.
All of those extra magazines got me thinking … what can all of us hoarders do with old publications that we’re truthfully never going to read again? We can make stuff. Cute rolled paper flowers, for example.
Add the rolled magazine flowers to a simple chalkboard project and you have an inexpensive and whimsical piece of art.
Let me show you how to make it.
TO MAKE THE ROLLED MAGAZINE FLOWERS:
SUPPLIES // magazine (or catalog), scissors, hot glue gun
STEP ONE // cut a page from the magazine into a circle. It does not need to be perfect.
STEP TWO // cut a spiral in the circle. Wavy and imperfect is good.
STEPS THREE – SIX //
Tightly coil starting from the outside
Roll to the end
Hot glue to center part
TO MAKE A LEAF:
Cut leaf shape from magazine
Accordion fold and hot glue to hold
By placing a few flowers together with leaves, you get a colorful bouquet.
TO MAKE THE ANTLERS:
Print out the antler template (download in the archive)
Turn over and cover with chalk
Flip template over and trace antler outline with pencil (this will make a faint transfer on the chalkboard)
Trace again with chalk
Add the rolled magazine flower bouquet with double-sided tape to the chalkboard and you’re finished.
Sometimes a minimal project with free supplies is the best.
And now for a few questions: are you a magazine keeper? Do you have any other suggestions for what to do with old issues?