Monday, January 10, 2011

Magazine Bowls

My big sister, Steph, gave me this great bowl that she made for my birthday this year.  My husband almost immediately after my sister left the house staked his claim on it because he loved it!  I loved it too and it didn't matter so much because it was in a shared space for a long time.
 But then we got new, bigger, nightstands and he officially stole it and put it on his nightstand.  So what's a girl to do?  Make another one!  Or two...or three!

This was super easy, but time consuming.  It's a lot of paper folding and then paper rolling but I think they are great and a good way to use those extra magazines you've got sitting around!  Be warned though, if you start this project, it is slightly addicting.  I have made three and have the paper folded for a fourth already!  I have posted the full tutorial here.
I'm trying out for 1 Month 2 Win it...wish me luck!

48 comments:

  1. These are AWESOME!!! Ive seen these bowls before and have always wondered how they are made. Thanks for loving my comic book shoes! I'm looovin your blog your ideas and projets ROCK! :D

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  2. These are so fun! I've seen them at stores, but it's so much better to make your own! Very creative!

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  3. This is so funny--my daughter and I just made these same bowls over Christmas break. They are pretty cool.

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  4. These are so cool but how did you make them?

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  5. Hi there- did you glue these ?? Just rolling or how does it stick together??Would love to make them .. looks so great!!

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  6. hey kate... your bowls look great. now i want to make some more. we should have a paper folding party. we could watch movies, eat treats and fold paper til our fingers hurt. i'm serious. let me know what night works for you :)

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  7. Love it! I've seen these but had no idea it was something I could make. I'll be back to see the tutorial!

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  8. I love these! I cannot wait for a tutorial - then I can make some for myself!

    I would love it if you would come and link up to my Fantastic Friday link party.

    thanks

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  9. These bowls are awesome! I am going to follow you, so I don't miss the tute!
    ~Amanda

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  10. I always see these bowls when I am out shopping and love them! You did a great job, can't wait for the tutorial!!

    Jennifer

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  11. Those are so fun! I can't wait to see your tutorial! Thanks for linking up to my party. :)

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  12. As soon as I saw these I said, out loud to my cats, "wow those are cool". I can't wait for the tutorial so I can make one. I featured you on my favorite things :)

    http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-favorite-things_11.html

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  13. Those are amazing!! I can't wait for the tutorial! I have so many magazines just waiting to be recycled...or made into bowls :)
    ~Mary
    www.thecraftygals.blogspot.com

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  14. These look so cool... I also can't wait for the tutorial!

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  15. I want some too! teach me please! :)

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  16. Love it! And I have stacks of magazines waiting too...post the tutorial soon please? :)

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  17. SO cute!! Thanks for sharing! I actually get on these weird kicks where I want to do a tedious project in front of the TV. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

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  18. So looking forward to the tutorial!

    I've seen these in stores before and wondered how to make them, thanks for figuring this one out for all of us!

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  19. These are fantastic!! I can't believe you made these!! :)

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  20. I love this idea! Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites- Trash to Treasure Tuesday! We are doing a LABEL giveaway today, so come back and check it out!

    xoxo!
    Marni @ Sassy Sites!

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  21. These look so cool! Love the variety in sizes and texture.

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  22. These are SO beautiful- I LOVE the color it has.. and that it is a recycled projects, I have SO MANY magazines I am drowning in them! I wanted to let you know that I am featuring this party link on Polly Want A Crafter on 1/18 @ 5:00 pm cst. I hope you get some great traffic from the feature!

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  23. Visiting from Life As Lori, these are wonderful. They caught my eye immediately! I can't wait to try this out, I did a basket weaving project ouf of newspapers too. lifeofperks.blogspot.com

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  24. These are amazing! Thanks for linking up to Creation Mondays @ ~The Life of Me~!

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  25. I have oodles of strips of paper as scrap from work, and this looks like a great way to use up some of my insane excess.

    I guess I'll be your latest follower too :)

    Alicia {ProtoDoom.com}

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  26. i have a *slight* problem with throwing out old magazines.. this would be a great way to put them to use!

    popping over from the FUN to craft party!

    kimberly.

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  27. These look amazing. You could sell these at boutiques! [I see them at a few I frequent}...etsy?

    I've tried this craft and sucked at it. Going to check out the tute now...

    <3

    {shh. I will be featuring this next week}

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  28. These are so fun! My husband has wanted something made from magazines for a while now - He would flip over these!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  29. Have you thought about making them into fun organizing containers? They look fun...I don't envy all the folding you must have done! Very clever!

    Becky B.
    www.organizingmadefun.blogspot.com
    Organizing Made Fun

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  30. Aw! I've been making these for about two years now and you are right--it is SO addictive!!! I've made tiny ones and huge ones and people love them! Great gifts too :) Glad to find someone else who loves them too!!! :)

    http://beadsbuttonsbubbles.blogspot.com/

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  31. These are so neat. The colors, the texture, the fact that you made them for next to nothing...wow.

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  32. I've been trying to get this to work and yours are just so much cleaner and prettier than mine look... I just end up with hot glue gun gunk and mod podge globs and magazine pages sticking up... I'm super-impressed and inspired to try again! Saw your project on A Little Lovely's link party and had to comment - thanks for posting!

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  33. These are so cool! I never know what to do with my leftover magazines!

    Thanks for linking up to FFA!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  34. How very fun! I don't have your patience, so: WELL DONE!
    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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  35. This is so cool. Thank you for sharing this with us!

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  36. pretty cool!have a look at my bowl!i use it every day putting inside my keys!
    http://vallys-creations.blogspot.com/2009/12/blog-post_9406.html

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  37. These look really cool!


    Please come by and link this to my party!

    WWW.TOOTSIEWOOTSIEBOUTIQUE.BLOGSPOT.COM

    And i have a great Giveaway going one for ITHINKSEW.COM!


    -THE TOOTSIE WOOTSIE :)

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  38. Katie, I saw bowls like those at a gallery once up in the city, and was dying to know exactly how they were done! I can't wait to check out your tutorial. Your bowls look so beautifully done! Thank you for linking up your project at Rook No. 17. I hope you'll swing by again tomorrow to share more of your creativity at "A Little Birdie Told Me". Best, Jenn

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  39. These are so pretty! Thanks so much for linking up to Tute {Yourself} Tuesday last week! I hope you'll stop by again this week! :)

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  40. How fab to recycle magazine pages this way!

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  41. WOW! You have tons of patience!! They turned out great! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!

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  42. So Cute! I would love if you would link this project up to my weekly linky party Upcycled Awesome! http://tinyurl.com/upcycled36

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  43. Thanks so much for showing me this! It is CERTAINLY going on my to-do list!! Love it!
    Thanks again! Kitty

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