Wednesday, October 14, 2009

DIY: Magazine Bowl

So, this is not [really] wedding related (NWR), but I'm sure some crafty, kitschy bride out there could make this wedding related some how. And if they can't? Well, it's time consuming, but really frigging cool. Withour futher adu, the magazine bowl! It's easy, just time consuming!
Gather your materials! Some old magazines, glue, mod podge (or other decoupage glue), a foam brush for mod podging (not pictured) clear spray sealer (optional), and a bone folder (optional).
Step 1) Tear out all the pages from your magazine. Hello reduce, reuse, recycle!
Step 2) Fold the pages diagonally.
I find that later it works easier if I use my bone folder after I fold, to make the creases better. It flattens out the magazine quite nicely!
Step 3) Glue the little flap down.
Do this over and over and over again until you have a whole lot of little magazine folds!
Step 4) Glue your magazine folds together, end to end. (I did this a little bit as I went because it's easier to deal with a few glued together than a whole bunch.
Step 5) Starting with one end, start rolling the magazine folds around each other. I found it helps to use a rubberband to hold my roll together while I was busy folding more magazine folds!
Then keep adding on more folds and keep rolling them around themselves. Keep going until you have a 'magazine roll up' that it the desired diameter of the bowl you want.
Step 6) 'Telescope' your bowl out. Push down the middle, pull up the sides until you like the shape you have.

Step 7) Using a foam brush, coat the inside, outside, and bottom of your bowl with Mod Podge!

Step 8)
- Optional - Spray with a coat of acrylic sealer. I chose 'gloss' sealer to match the glossy mod podge!

And surprise! Now you have your very own magazine bowl! (I promise it looks better in real life than it does in this photo)

The best part about magazine bowls, you ask? Looking down at the inside! Fantastic!


TheRoddyBride said...

I'm sorry but that is pretty freakin' cool! OH my, I really like it. Great job!

I might have to try out this unique project!!

Rebekah said...

Wow.. thanks for the instructions! I love it :) lol I guess it is pretty sturdy afterall!

PMerr said...

That's really cool! I'll have to try it out sometime maybe! If I have time I could see if there's a way to make it wedding related!