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a great way to recycle your old magazines into a useful item!
I saw these for sale at San Deigo Zoo on the summer holidays for like $20 and I decided I could make them instead so, I did! I bet that's a typical thought for a crafty gal like us =]

Posted by SarahPOOF. from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia • Published See SarahPOOF.'s 4 projects »
  • How to make a magazine bowl. Magazine Bowls - Step 1
    Step 1

    First of all grab 2 or 3 old magazines and rip all the pages out of it. It's suprisingly satisfing..

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Magazine Bowls - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold one in half.
    Unfold it then fold the two edges into the middle.
    Fold the edges into the middle again and once more.

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Magazine Bowls - Step 3
    Step 3

    Grab your glue stick and put a little bit on the paper. Fold it in half, glue side in.

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Magazine Bowls - Step 4
    Step 4

    Roll your strip up into a little spiral. It may be a bit hard at first and might rip a little but dotn worry, it gets easier as it goes on. Tape the end to itself.

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Magazine Bowls - Step 5
    Step 5

    Repeat steps 2 and 3 and the tape the start of this strip to the same place the first one finished.
    Roll it around its self and tape the end.

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Magazine Bowls - Step 6
    Step 6

    Keep repeating the previous step until you have a big enough disk.
    The size really depends on how big you want your bowl... mine is about 25cm wide.
    Now you have to take your disk and pull the top up and move it around until you have your desired bowl shape. Try using a real bowl as a guide.
    (Im really bad at explaining stuff)

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Magazine Bowls - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now cafefully take your bowl and varnish it so it stays strong and shiny. (I like shiny tings!)
    I didnt have any varnish or a brush so i used watered down PVA and a sponge.

  • How to make a magazine bowl. Magazine Bowls - Step 8
    Step 8

    Ta da! There you have a beautiful, earth friendly bowl that you can use for what ever you wish.
    I use it to put the contents of my pockets in at the end of the day. eg. phone, keys, lip balm...


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Ronald T.
Ronald T.
Very nice!
Bela H.
Bela H. · Vancleave, Mississippi, US
Oh, dude, I remember trying to make this years and years ago (when I was, like, thirteen) and I never did finish it because I couldn't find any varnish. Now I can make one for real!Happy
LadyKabuki · Worms, Rheinland-Pfalz, DE · 8 projects
I'll definitely try that!
christina.ecklund.9 · Walnut Creek, California, US
Ah Ha....Justification for keeping all those magazines! My students will love this project!
Xenotropos · Peterborough, Ontario, CA
This has been a big help in my annual quest to find new things to make for Xmas Joy. Thank you for posting!

CO + K User

Great tutorial.Made me laugh!
jenna.kent · East Bethel, Minnesota, US · 1 project
this is such a cool idea! i just made one and i love it! thanks!
mcr_zombie · 10 projects
cool idea
Coraline · Cullman, Alabama, US · 4 projects
mine turned out kind of weird maybe it will look better when I put varnish/PVA glue on it
KNOCK0NWUD · Albany, New York, US · 2 projects
the drastically hateful comments on this project are unnecessary and excessive in my opinion. this is a website to share and encourage. maybe you just aren't good at this kind of project and could word your statements in a more productive manor. maybe? who knows. i could be wrong. I found this project extremely time consuming yet fun in the end! Next time I'm going to do this with a group of people (at least the folding part)
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