Friday afternoon, she sent me a text that read: I challenge you. I saw this at a store. It is rolled up pages of a magazine on a pencil cup. It could be a mixed media piece. Pun intended :-).
So I was immediately up for the challenge. And it was perfect timing because prior to Friday I wasn’t sure of what I would be posting today, so I am lucky to have you, Gnat.
What you will need:
- Some sort of cup (You could use a can. But I was already using a big coffee container to hold some of my various pens/pencils/scissors/etc)
- Old magazines
- Hot glue gun
First decide if you want to stick to a color scheme. I considered only using warm colors, but then I decided to incorporate all colors. Sift through old magazines and pick out suitable pages.
It looks a little chaotic, but if you look closely, you will see some color piles (green purple, blue, red, grey, etc). From there, the boyfriend helped roll up the individual pages and hot glued the edge so little roll would stay in place.
I enlisted the boyfriend to help with these, which helped quite a lot. It’s an easy task but semi time consuming, so a buddy would be useful.
Again, I used the hot glue gun to glue them to the side of the coffee container. I tried to line them up as closely as possible and made sure that the seams did not show.
The pages are taller than the sides of the coffee container, so after I glued on about four, I would trim off the tops. And, done!
And now it has found a home on my desk where it adds some much needed color The best part about this craft? It was FREE. Entirely composed of items that I previously owned. I would like to try this craft again, maybe using old book pages.
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