Have a bunch of magazines laying around? Here is a great way to put them to work and create beautiful art at the same time! This paper craft is not only colorful, but very easy to make! I’ve even thrown in a couple free patterns to help you out! So gather up your old magazines and I’ll show you how to make this recycled craft!
About once a month, I meet with my mom, sister and whoever else wants to show up, to create a crafty project together. Each time we meet, a different person is in charge of the “mystery” project. We are only told what supplies to bring and it is always exciting to see what the person in charge has in mind to do.
This past week, my sister was in charge and her idea, based upon a few things she had found on Pinterest, was this color recycled craft using old magazines and construction paper. For another great recycled magazine craft idea, be sure to check out my post on Kennary- How to make recycled magazine art look like a ceramic mosaic!
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For this project we used:
Take the frame apart. You will be working with just the cardboard back of the frame. Cut strips of colorful magazine pages about 2″ wide. Fold them lengthwise and glue down with your glue stick as shown above.
Glue them down with the folded edges approximately 1/4″ apart.
Try to use bright colored pages for the best contrast with your dark construction paper.
Use the craft knife to trim the edges of all the paper to match the edges of the picture frame back.