Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Magazine Bowl Tutorial

I got a lot of request for a tutorial on how to do create magazine bowls.  So without further ado, here's the tutorial!

What you'll need:
  • A stack of magazines
  • Hot glue gun
  • Mod Podge
  • Paintbrush
  • A great tv show or movie to sit in front of while you mindlessly fold ridiculous amounts of paper!
And now for the fun part!
1) You will need to rip or cut out a bunch of magazine pages.
2)  Take a magazine page and fold it in half (with the image you like on the outside).

 
3)  Open it back up and fold the ends in to the center crease on both sides.

4)  Fold the long end back to the center crease one more time.
5)  Fold now along the crease so you have one strip like this:


6)  Now do this about a million more times until you have a stack of strips.


7)  Put a dab of hot glue on the end of your first strip and start rolling it up, when you get to the end put a dab of glue to hold it down.  I also usually put a dab of hot glue about half way through each strip just to secure it in place.
8)  On your next strip put a line of glue on one of the short ends.
9) Fit the strip with glue into the end of the last strip.


10)  Continue adding strips until you get your roll to the desired size of the base of your bowl. 
 11)  On your next strip start angling your strip upwards as you glue it down (your basically now spiraling your strips upward to your desired height).


12) Keep adding strips until it is as tall as you want your bowl to be.  Then at the top I add one more strip to the top to make sure that the top is even and not crooked.
13)  With your paintbrush apply a coat of Mod Podge.


14)  Allow the first coat of Mod Podge to dry and then add a second and you're done! (The inside of the small bowl looks a little off because the coat of modpodge hadn't dried on that one yet)
Hope everyone enjoys making their own magazine bowls.  I would love to see pictures of how yours turn out!!!


33 comments:

  1. Oh Groovy! This is a fantastic idea to recycle old mags and make some handy bowls to boot.

    Found you through Vintage Wanna Bee's Talent Tuesday Hop. (http://vagabondcarnival.blogspot.com)

    ~M

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing the How-To! I think I'll start tonight. I have the Biggest Loser & Social Network to sit through, may as well make some bowls :)
    ~Mary

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  3. Thanks for the tut. These will add color to my craft room. Currently I am using shoe boxes for containers. Practical yes, lovely...not so much.

    Thanks again can't wait to start.

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  4. Looks like fun and a great way to recycle all those mags I just pitched!! Thanks for taking time to make this tutorial for us -- waiting for my magazine to grow again so I can make one!

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  5. This is very cool. Thanks for showing how to do this bowl craft. Good job.

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  6. Yay, thanks for the tutorial! :)

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  7. I have seen these before and they are so neat but I have never seen a tutrial so thanks!!!

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  8. Thanks for this tutorial! So creative!

    Cristina from ohmyohme.com

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  9. i'd love for you to link this up at my party today (and every friday!) smallfineprint.blogspot.com

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  10. I've read other tutorials on this...and yours is way better.

    Going to try this tonight!

    <3

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  11. These bowls are so awesome!!!! I cannot wait to try and make these. I now a follower too!

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  12. Oops. I am now a follower, not I now a follower too!

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  13. WOW, thanks for sharing the tutorial. I received a basket like yours last Christmas and they are such great ideas for gifts!

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  14. They would be so cute with scrapbook paper as well! Great post, thanks!

    come follow me!;
    www.thecraftysideoflife.blogspot.com

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  15. These are WAY fun! How many magazines does each one take?
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  16. I just wanted to let you know that I featured your project! :) http://www.polishthestars.com/2011/01/link-party-monday_17.html

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  17. So, so awesome! I can't wait to make one! Thank you for sharing your bowls at Rook No. 17. I'm going to share a link to your tutorial with my readers on Facebook as well. Jenn

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  18. This looks like such a fun project! Thank you for sharing!

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  19. this is fantastic, I saw them but I was not sure how to make them:-)
    thanks for the tutorial!!

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  20. I am allover this...Love the idea and I have about 3,000 magazines (not quite but probably close). Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Wanted you to know I made one of these last night and they ARE totally addicting and totally cute. I just need to mod podge that one down and I've already started folding for a second. I have no idea what I'll do with them but they're cool.

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  22. These are fantastic. Great project to do with a teenager. Really clever. Nice tutorial!

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  23. Look at that! How creative!

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  24. Just the project I need for spring break with 2 granddaughters! thanks! I found you through Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom.

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  25. This is so cool! I can't wait to make some. Thanks for the tutorial!

    Melanie
    youmadethat.blogspot.com

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  26. Cool! I've never seen these before. Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter- good luck:)

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  27. I saw you on the Linky Party @A Law Student's Journey. What a great craft to do with my summer camp kids!

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  28. WOW, THIS IS SO CUTE. TOO BAD I'VE BEEN THROWING MY MAGAZINES AWAY. I'M GONNA' SAVE THEM NOW AND TRY THIS.

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  29. I just found this tutorial and I am so excited - I took a picture of these bowls in a store the other day so I could come home and try to figure out how to make it. This is so helpful.

    danielle

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  30. Also - I wanted to let you know that I featured this in my "What I Bookmarked This Week" post stop by and see!

    http://mostlyfoodandcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/06/what-i-bookmarked-this-week_11.html

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  31. Just wanted to let you know that I made some of these myself and posted about it on my blog and linked to your tutorial here! You can check it out
    here.

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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