Magazine Bangle Bracelet Upcycled Craft #freefromtrash

Magazine Bangle Bracelet

My daughter got to make a bracelet yesterday from drinking straws.  Today I decided that mommy needed a new bangle! Supplies: Magazine pages Scissors Mod Podge Paint brush Bracelet form (I used a plastic water bottle) Directions: I started with a 2" wide strip from a water bottle (find one that will fit nicely over your wrist) but you could also use an old bangle.  Next I tore out pages from the magazine that were brightly colored.  I found some of my favorite colors Tiffany blue (turquoise), sunny yellow, mango, and green in the pages of the magazine.  Fold the pages of the magazine to 1-2" wide strips and wrap around the bracelet.  I taped the flaps on the inside of the bracelet then brushed the entire bracelet (front and back) with Mod Podge to seal the pages.  Let dry and wear proudly! Do you still receive magazines in the mail?  I only get a few but I just can't part with them.  I love the idea in Real Simple and the kids crafts in Family Fun.  Most ... [ Read More ]

Oldie But Goodie – Upcycled Magazine Christmas Tree Craft


Please enjoy my Oldies But Goodies while I take a break from the computer and enjoy my family and other things that I’m THANKFUL for this year.  New content will return next week! I know you want to learn how to make this cute upcycled Christmas Tree from magazines and mail catalogs…. …but you’ll have to visit The Mommy Blog for complete directions.  I’m a featured guest blogger over there…thanks to the kind invitation from Cinella.  Please visit and leave comments both here and there about your ideas on turning trash into useful Holiday decorations.  ORIGINALLY POSTED DECEMBER 2009. ... [ Read More ]