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Recycling Magazines

Posted on June 28, 2015 at 3:45 PM

I've blogged about recycling magazines before and this week I ran a magazine upcycling workshop recently at a local shop and the turnout was way better than I expected. I had no time to advertise or even post my workshop as it was almost all word-of-mouth advertising. Anyway, each participant got one magazine and it is safe to say even though we made a bunch of stuff, they still had loads of pages left over to do more recycling at home.



We made bags, tags, cards, and envelopes. The tools needed are what we all have around the house or are easily accessible: scissors, pencils, rulers, glue stick and, of course, magazines.


I surprised everyone by showing them how to make gift boxes from magazine covers. What fun!There are, of course, dozens of other ways to recycle (or I should say upcycle) magazines from beads to Christmas trees. All how-tos can be found online, so go search!

Did I mention that any leftover magazine bits and bobs can be shredded and used as filler in mailing parcels? A workshop participant even suggested turning what's left over into confetti. By the way, if you have no magazines, junk mail, old maps, even paper bags work just as well.

Categories: Bags and tags, Magazines and Newspaper, Paper

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