Tuesday, October 9, 2012

10 Funky Ways to Reuse Old Magazines

by Mary Mazzoni

Empty out those magazine racks! Here are 10 crafty ways to reuse old magazines, newspaper and junk mail.

Use those old magazines to create a fun paper tree just in time for the holidays. Photo: Lilly/Just Like Martha

1. Decoupage accessories

If you or the kids have a pair of shoes, a backpack or even a T-Shirt that looks a little plain, why not spunk it up a bit using old magazine pages? This step-by-step tutorial from FaveCrafts.com teaches you how to use your magazines to decoupage accessories and clothing in a snap. That's right, decoupage isn't just for furniture anymore! Pick out the photos and pattern you like best, and you'll be left with a fun accessory that's perfect for the young or young-at-heart.

2. Paper Christmas tree

Add a touch of recycled fun to your holiday decor with a Christmas tree made from recycled magazines. And the best part is - no tools required. The tree shape is formed simply by folding each page diagonally and bending the finished product into a cone shape, as described in this tutorial from craft maven and Just Like Martha blogger Lilly. Paint your tree with nontoxic paint if desired, or leave it alone for a rustic look.

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Anonymous said...

reuse is to use an item again after it has been used. This includes conventional reuse where the item is used again for the same function, and new-life reuse where it is used for a different function.

Anonymous said...

In contrast, recycling is the breaking down of the used item into raw materials which are used to make new items.

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