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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Magazine Page Crafts

Isn't this the cutest candleholder ever? I've gone "whacko" over items made from magazine pages and old books...If you are a crafter, then you know the drill. Something keeps catching your eye and it won't go away. Your brain spins with ideas of how to use the "whatever" and everywhere you look, you see something you could translate that specific craft to.

These circles of flattened magazine pages are rolled and stitched together.

They encircle a clear glass cylinder.

As soon as I got home, I dropped a candle in and fired her up!

So pretty on the coffeetable.

While we are here, this is a closeup of my prized (and only) piece of Buck Run pottery.

This couple does beautiful detail. Notice the handmade acorns...no molds used here!

Back to magazine art!

While shopping at The Outlet at Country Originals in Jackson, MS, I also found these Christmas ornaments. "Now, this is something I could do!" I thought.

Here we go.

The wheels are turning! Look at the detail and time spent on these things!

I Googled magazine crafts and up popped...garbage cans, boxes, trays, vases, on and on!

What an imagination some people possess.

Should I even tell you what I paid for them?

Yes!! $4 each...that's almost a crime.

How creative and how cute!! These would make great little gifts or remembrances...hmmm...now let me go look through some magazines I need to get "rid" of...

PS...wait until you see my old book creations for Christmas!! Coming soon to this blog!!

PSS...my thoughts and prayers are with those in the path of Hurricane Irene.

Mississippians know what it's like and we don't take hurricanes lightly.

Be safe,

Join me at

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday and Inspiration Friday at The Picket Fence

and Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party at Bunny Jean's Decor and More


hannah singer said...

very cool stuff. i love the look, especially on those ornaments!


Anonymous said...

Loved this, can't wait to see what you come up with. I have a trash can my boys made in Bible School back when they were little boys. It's over 30 years old and still together.

Peggy Sears said...

Anonymous was me.

Shelia said...

Hi Angela (beautiful name! I named my only daughter Angela!) :)
I'm so impressed and haven't seen anything like these! Love the candle holder and those little balls could be used anytime, couldn't they?
Thanks for popping in to see me and to answer your question - it's scrapbooking paper, double sided taped down! Pretty easy! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Angela, thanks for joining the party!

I made room hanging room divider screens out of magazines... way back in the 70's. The papers were shaped like cresent rolls and rolled the same way. Then strung on a fishing line. Cool beads.

xoxo Bunny Jean
@ Bunny Jean's Decor and More! (My MAIN blog)

Miss Kitty said...

Thanks so much for sharing this idea! I discovered your post when it was featured by "Boogie board Cottage" from her party last Monday. I'm going to "google" around too and find out how to do this cool craft. I have LOTS of magazines I need to find a good home or use for.

Tammy said...

Who would have ever thought such beautiful items could be made from magazines? These are fabulous!