Being the artsy type (obviously), every time I have to toss another one in the bin to make room for the three more which have just come in the mail, I get a little sad inside. My absolute favorite way of creating when I was a teenager was making collages. I would get posterboard and rubber cement and cut apart all my issues of Seventeen and Cosmopolitan and make everything from color collages to dramatic poetry.
So even now, as I am thinning the herd, I find myself thinking, what could I have made with this? Could I have made envelopes for my cards? A new collage (for the first time in a decade)? Could I have tried an entirely new (to me) form of artwork by saving these lovely, beautiful, colorful magazines? And then I toss them in the recycling....
|Recycled Magazine Coaster Tutorial|
Then I came across this tutorial on How About Orange, a blog full of wonderful crafty, upcycled craziness, and so now, every time I go to toss out more magazines I stop and think, maybe next time I'll make coasters...and just maybe I will.
I haven't yet, but now that I've posted this, maybe one of you will. And if any of you tries sealing them (with Mod Podge, perhaps?), let me know how it goes.