How To: Make A Magazine Bowl

Via A Little Hut

020309bowl-04.jpgWhen we used to live in Burbank, we would pass a boutique store carrying magazine bowls just like this one pictured above. We always liked the idea of having our own bowl made from the recycled pages of a magazine (but could never get on board with the $40 plus price tag). Yesterday we discovered A Little Hut's DIY version--what a great way to use up your old magazines that are collecting dust...

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All you need for this How-To is a magazine (half of one makes a medium sized bowl) and a glue gun. Patricia starts the bowl out by making a tight roll with the first strip of folded magazine. She tells us that each strip she creates equals one magazine page.

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You'll want to tear out a page in the magazine (Patricia says we don't have to worry about it being perfect). Fold the page in half so you're left with a rectangle. Match up the sides so they meet when folding and proceed to fold the page in half four times (until you're left with a strip that is about 1/2 inch wide).

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Once your base is wide enough, start layering the strips further apart (Patricia suggests 3 to 4 mm). Because the glue dries quickly, work in small sections using only a thin line of glue.

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Because you can make the bowl any size you like, the uses of the bowl are endless. Patricia uses hers as a landing spot for her keys but you could also use the bowl to hold fruit or electronics.


We also learned that A Little Hut is coming out with a book in August called Home, Paper, Scissors (a paper craft book). We're looking forward to it!--Thanks Patricia!

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[Images from A Little Hut]

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