Nov 13, 2012

Magazine Bowl

Last Christmas I made homemade gifts for everyone in my family. For my Mother I made a recycled  magazine coiled bowl and of course filled it with chocolates. My Aunt June emptied it to look it over and fell in love with it.  I just made this for her.
I had first seen this project at Saved by Love Creations, but I could not find the post to share her projects and tutorial.

This is how I did it. 
What you need for this project
Paper Cutter
Hot glue gun
Modge podge
Sponge applicator
Clear coat spray

1. Tear out sheets from magazine
2. Cut into 2" strips

3. Fold strips (This is a job) Fold in half the open fold one side into the center and fold that one more time, repeat on the other side of the strip.

4. Begin with a tight coil

5. Hot glue each folded strip as you coil

6. Modge podge as you go to keep it from moving.

7. After ending the coil, I modge podge the inside, let it dry, then the outside, and repeat several times. Then spray a clear coat on the inside let it dry and then the outside.

8. Fill with candy!!!
Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting!


  1. Great way to use up old magazines! I might have to try this out over the weekend!

  2. Oh my goodness! This is fantastic. I have never seen anything like this before. Amazing and such a lot of work. Love it. Thank you for joining me as well. Kind regards, Gayle @ A Tasteful Touch.

  3. So awesome! I love it! You did a fabulous job. :)

  4. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  5. I love this. How pretty. I have a link party and would love to have you share this and any other posts. It is called Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party. The link to the party is
    It runs Wednesday through Sunday night. I hope to see you there.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  6. What a neat idea. Thanks for sharing it. I think I could make this with some of the kids in my life. Christmas crafting on my mind. :)

  7. These are really cool! I'd love for you to share this at my link party going on right now :)

    Have a great week!
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  8. These are great!! I've always wanted to try one, now maybe I will. Thanks for sharing!


  9. Wow! This is very impressive. Loved and pinned. Thank you for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays!

  10. I love this!!! What a delightful idea:)
    I am celebrating my first year as a blogger and having my first Give-Away.
    Please come visit, my welcome mat is always out, and while you're there enter the Give-Away.
    Hope to see you and get to know you better through blogging and sharing ideas, Connie :)