DIY: Make a dish from your daily read

What to do with the piles of magazines you’ve subscribed to? Make a DIY dish!


If you’re a magazine junkie, like me, who buys them hot off the press to indulge in home decor, travel, or fashion, you probably have stacks of them lying around your home. Instead of having them encroach your attic or selling them off to the scrap dealer, here’s an interesting way to repurpose them and save more petty cash for a rainy day.

Step (1) – You need a colourful magazine.

Step (2) – Cut each page into three equal strips. I used a ruler and a sharp craft knife, but scissors will work just as good.

Step (3) – Fold each strip in half twice. This will make your end product more durable.

Step (4) – You need a minimum of 20 strips.

Step (5) – Place two strips on top of each other like in the picture.

Step (6) – Place a third strip on top of the vertical strip like in the picture.

Step (7) – Now weave a fourth strip vertically like shown in the picture. Your strips should now stay in place.

Step (8) – Start weaving vertical strips along the whole length of the two horizontal ones.

Step (9) – Now weave the horizontal strips.

Step (10) (11) – Don’t go right to the edge as you will need to fold the edges over to stop it all from falling apart.

Step (12) – Follow the picture from step 12 to 15 of how to secure the edges by folding and tucking them under.

Step 12

Step 12

Step  13

Step 13

Step  14

Step 14

Step  15

Step 15

If you find this too difficult just glue the last strip into place and cut off the overhanging ends.

Step (16) – Once all strips are secured you can use it as a coaster or mat.

Step (17) – You can turn it into a dish by pinching the corners together.

You can fill your dish with anything dry. Use it to display your favourite items or to store little bits and pieces.

Check out some more cool stuff that can be made from magazines:

Jewellery

Photoframe

Gift wraps

Coasters


  ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anke lives in a small town in Wales, in Great Britain with her husband and three young children. In her spare time, she is a designer of up-cycled fashion. Follow her on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/hagsandbats more

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  ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anke lives in a small town in Wales, in Great Britain with her husband and three young children. In her spare time, she is a designer of up-cycled fashion. Follow her on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/hagsandbats more
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