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Top 10 Recycled Magazine Crafts

By: The Editors of FaveCrafts.com

Instead of tossing out that pile of old magazines you have lying around, why not turn them into some great reusable household items? Not only is making crafts from recycled material fun and easy, it's kind to the environment.  With these amazing suggestions on how to use up all those old magazines, you'll find yourself with an empty magazine rack in no time.  These magazine crafts are also great for teens and tweens, and fun way for the whole family to craft together on a rainy or snowy afternoon.

There are plenty of crafts to make with magazines and there ideas are sure to get your creative juices flowing. If you've ever wanted to know how to make magazine paper crafts that look sophisticated, you're in luck. These projects are versatile, practical and eco-friendly.

Top 10 Reycled Magazine Crafts
 

  1. Upcycled Water Jug Bank: Recycle magazine crafts give you a chance to transform a boring object into a work of art. A water jug may not seem like an opportunity to show off your artistic skills, but this project will change your mind.
     
  2. Sunburst Clock: Start your day with a burst of color. Turn a boring old clock into a work of art - all you have to do is add old magazine pages. You only need a few common supplies like scissors and glue to complete this recycle craft.
     
  3. Magazine Purse: This is truly a recycling double whammy because not only do you use recycled magazines, but you also need a pair of old jeans. There's no need to head to the craft store when you're creating crafts from recycled materials.
     
  4. Tin Can Pencil Holder: Here's another recycle craft idea that uses a variety of eco-friendly supplies to create one meaningful piece. If you're looking for crafts to make with magazines and tin cans, this is the project for you.
     
  5. Beautiful Paper Beads: Magazine paper crafts tend to be related to home decor or gift wrapping. Well, it's time to expand your knowledge about recycled magazine crafts and create homemade jewelry. Save big on your next bracelet or necklace by creating your own handmade beads.
     
  6. Recycled Magazine Floral Wreath: No matter the time of year, you can't go wrong with a decorative wreath. Some crafts to make with magazines aren't fun to look at, but this one really breaks the mold. Decorate your door during the spring or summer and enjoy the pretty colors and unexpected look.
     
  7. Shredded Paper Frame Art: Decorate your wall with a handmade piece of art. Shred the pages of an old magazine and cut out some inspiring words or phrases. Add them to a shadowbox and hang it on the wall. Recycled magazine crafts don't have to be complicated or time consuming. In fact, you can create this project in an afternoon.
     
  8. Repurposed Magazine Gift Bag: Giving a gift in a boring bag is just criminal. Show someone how much you care by creating recycled magazine crafts that really stick out. This gift bag is both pretty and eye-catching - it won't get lost among a sea of store-bought wrapping paper.
     
  9. Recycled Magazine Cork Board: This clever and thrifty cork board is a great addition to your craft room or office.  Use magazine pages to create a cool border around your cork board for a decoration that's pretty and functional!
     
  10. Green Crafting Gift Wrap Bow: Why spend money on all those holiday bows when you can easily make your own?  This tutorial will teach you how to create your own paper bows out of old magazine pages.
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