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Another magazine recon project, and I still have a lot left... :D
It is actually really simple, all you need is looooots of patience... :D
I made 29 rows, 101 pieces long each, so I used 2929 pieces, which are 11,5x5,2 cm (should have been10,5x5, but I can't measure properly) big... It took me about 3 moths, of course I wasn't making it 24/7... :D
So that's it with the numbers. :D
Here comes the tutorial, no pictures, my camera was dead until today, so I couldn't make any.

Posted by Fruzsina W. from Budapest, Budapest, Hungary • Published See Fruzsina W.'s 15 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Fist of all, make a sample piece to make your work easier while cutting out the pieces. This sample should be made of something stronger than ordinary paper (I used the cover of the magazine most of the time, I lost the sample pieces like every 2 weeks... :D). Measure out a 10,5x5 cm rectangle, cut it out. There, you have your samle piece. :o)

  • Step 2

    Now comes loooots of cutting. Take out your magazines, and start drawing the little pieces, with the help of your sample piece.
    Try to use as much paper as you can, I could fit 6 little ractangles on a page. Of course you can cut more pages at a time, when I was lazy, I cut like 20 pages up together... :D After that, the rectangles will "mutate" a littlebit, but that doesn't really matter, you'll cut them up anyway.

  • Step 3

    When you have enough pieces, you can start making the chains. I won't write it down here, it's explained on lot's of sites, like here:
    http://candywrapperpurse.blogspot.com
    You just don't have to make rings of them.

    Make them as long as you want your completed thing to be. Same with the width, make as many chains you want.

  • Step 4

    After you have your chains, you can start sewing them together.
    This is actually my favorite part. :o)
    I can't really explain how to sew it together, the site above gives you instructions, but it's really easy to figure out.
    You can sew on both sides, but I actually just did one side of the whole thing.

  • How to create art / a model. Recycled Magazine Wall Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now you have your big picture. :o)
    Now take the big cardboard, and glue your mosaic on it, cut off the parts you don't need.
    Now you can get it framed, or hang it up on the wall like this. :o)
    I'd love to see if anyone did this, comments are welcome, thanks for looking. :o)

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Kylie L.
Kylie L.
I started mine today... i'm a stay-at-home mom of 2, so i'm not sure how long it's gonna take me but as soon as i finish i'll post a pic! super excited to see the end result tho.
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Blue Teapot
Blue Teapot · Clonmel, Tipperary, IE
That will really brighten up my wall. I can't wait to start making one ^^
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Fruzsina W.
Fruzsina W. · Budapest, Budapest, HU · 16 projects
I meant 10.5x5 cm pieces, but in my country, we put a comma there, and not a dot... Happy

So my pieces were 11.5x5.2, because I can't measure properly.
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JJ S.
JJ S. · Arizona Village, Arizona, US · 5 projects
what??? idont get the 10 5x5 rectangles...do you do 5x5 or 10x5???
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Fruzsina W.
Fruzsina W. · Budapest, Budapest, HU · 16 projects
I'm glad you all like it! :o)
And I'd love to see how yours will turn out!:o)

@Kirky: Yeah, I'm known as a very patient person... XDXD
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melysa*
melysa* · 6 projects
LOVE IT!!!♥ I'm gonna try right after i post this comment i'll do it!!!!
thx sooo muchh!!!!
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rachel.
rachel. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
0mg that's so cool Happy Happy
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Kirky
Kirky · Sparta, Tennessee, US · 16 projects
You have the patience of a god! lol I made a purse and I thought I was going to snap xD
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Jessica M.
Jessica M. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 18 projects
This is just what I needed! I have so many magazines and I was looking for ways to make crafts out of them. I'll try making this. Happy
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