All caught up on your latest magazine reads? Put the colorful, glossy pages to good use as garland. Tear each page out, then tear it into thirds. Next, roll each strip of torn paper into a conical shape, using hot glue to hold keep it firmly held together. Lastly, insert twine or yarn through the hollow centers and place each conical side-by-side.
Bring a burst of color and pattern to your table with coasters made from upcycled magazine pages. Tear out pages, then fold each page into 1/4-inch strips and coat with rubber cement. Next, cut approximately 25 strips and place them to the side. Unfurl a paper clip and wrap the first strip around, creating a perfect hole for the center of the coaster. Once the first strip is wrapped around the paper clip, keep it securely wound with a bead of hot glue. Continue to roll the strip around the paper clip, then layer other strips on top, securing each strip to one another with glue. Once the shape of a coaster takes shape, secure the very end of the last strip in place with glue.
Need easy access to magazines or favorite coffee table books, but worried you'll clutter up end tables and coffee tables? Clear acrylic magazine racks keep everything easily identifiable and within arms reach.
Cassidy Garcia shows you how to upcycle a storage container with old magazines. To make, you will need a paper container with lid, clear acrylic sealer, drill and drill bit, knob, magazines and a paper cutter.
Keep your office organized by creating a magazine file for catalogs you want to keep for later reference, and another for incoming new magazines. It keeps the magazine clutter out of the rest of the house, and if it’s in the file, you know you haven’t read it yet.
Much like papers need an inbox, magazines and catalogs need an assigned location to prevent them from cluttering up the office. Use a pretty magazine file to gather incoming unread magazines. When you need a break, you’ll know where to find the latest issue.
The way you choose to file your paperwork is entirely up to you. If you have the available closet space, an excellent and convenient way to file important papers is to use magazine holders, label them accordingly and line them up on the shelf for quick reference. An often forgotten set of needed paperwork is instructions and appliance pamphlets. Separate folders or holders should be created for them, too. So, if the microwave breaks or DVD player starts skipping, you'll know exactly where to go. Tip: For a budget-friendly filing solution, cut and paint cereal boxes to serve as repurposed magazine holders.
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters on Vacation, this South Beach penthouse's master bedroom shows its style with contemporary yet somewhat eclectic furnishings. The silver foil wallpaper is a perfect backdrop to showcase the artistic homage to "Couture." The pop of violet in the bed linens also give the room a stylish edge, along with its satin accompaniments.