I don’t subscribe to any magazines. Yet, I always have an enormous pile of the things lying around my home. They come from the mail, my neighbors and sometimes my father-in-law.
My guess is,your collection of unwanted magazines is just as large as mine! The below It includes free tutorials for making everything from jewelry to home accessories to furniture out of discarded periodicals.
Don’t just throw them all out! Here are 22 Crafty Ways To Reuse Magazines.
Recycled Magazine Business Card Holders – To make this project, first laminate a magazine image is and then sew on a vynal pocket. Simple!
Turn Magazines Into A Chair – Turn magazines Into A chair using belts and a cushion. No tutorial is available for this project but you should be able to figure out the how-to’s on your own.
From Magazines To Pretty Picture – This delicate piece of wall art, is my favorite of all the tutorials listed.
Recycle Magazines Into Jewelry – Fold magazines pages into flat tubes and then coil the tubes into fun pieces of jewelry.
How to Turn Old Magazines Into A Bookshelf – This is one of the most ingenious projects I’ve ever come across.
Recycled Magazine Baskets – I’m not sure how utlitarian these baskets are, but at the very least, they would certainly make lovely decorative accessories.’
Reed Box From Magazines – This Reed Box looks like it came from an upscale home decor store.
Recycled Magazine Coasters – No loom is needed for this very basic weaving technique.
Turn Magazines Into Cards And More – Use a simple in and out weaving method to create cards, bookmarks and ever wall decor.
Paper Ball Ornaments – Not a quick ans simple project, but the resulting ornament is lovely.
Coiled Paper Basket – Coil strips of recycled magazine pages around and around until a basket is formed.
Recycled Paper Bead Bracelet – This jewelry project doesnt look at all “homey”. Very stylish!
Handbound Book – Instead of disposing of high quality magazines, consider turning them into a handbound book to add to your library.
Postcards From Recycled Magazines – Use light cardboard and images from recycled magazines to create unique postcards.
Stools Made Of Magazines – No instructions for the stools, but these pieces of furniture should be a cinch to figure out.
Geometrical Coasters – These folded and wrapped coasters would make a quick and easy project to do with the kids this summer.
How To Make Magazine Bowls – A slightly different take on the basket project mentioned earlier.
Recycled Magazine Wastepaper Basket – No folding, coiling or wrapping for this project…. instead multiple pages of magazine and grommets add strength to the design.
Repurposed Magazine Gift Bags – These gift bags are a lot nicer (fancier) than most paper folded bags.
3D Pop Up Recycled Magazine Flowers – Perfect for greeting cards or decorating gift packages.
Magazine Paper Frame – Tutorial from Better Homes And Gardens online.
Magazine Envelopes – Recycle magazines into usable envelopes. Cut out and glue on a scraps of paper where the the mailing information needs to go.
Submitted by guest blogger Annette Berlin who writes for craftstew.com www.craftstew.com