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Crafts with Magazines: 25+ Ideas for Recycling

Save the earth and some money with these 25+ crafts with magazines! These projects allow you to repurpose magazines into other things you can use.

Crafts with Magazines

As far as I can remember, my first exposure to Mod Podge (where I actually knew the brand name) was in high school. There was a humanities class where we were required to make a piece of art that represented us, and I chose to use decoupage medium and magazines.

And I had SUCH a fun time making a magazine collage “about me.”

I don’t really remember any of the pictures I used, but when you’re 17 or 18 you’re all about defining who you are and telling everyone about it. So I was all about the project. And I remember that I was very careful in how I selected what I wanted the world to know.

So yes, my first introduction to Mod Podge was through crafts with magazines. Since then, I’ve done about 1 billion decoupage projects (think Dr. Evil) . . . but I’ve never forgotten that first one. Nor have I forgotten how delightfully simple it was.

And inexpensive!

That’s why I’m bringing back magazine crafts today, and I would love for you to check out what I’ve pulled together. Because the truth is, there is SO much you can make with a magazine or catalog. And not only are you keeping the publication out of the landfill, but you’re turning it into something useful. On a budget. What could be more perfect?

I think you’ll be surprised at how nice these crafts with magazines look. Because I know some of you have your doubts about turning what is essentially recycling bin filler into something pretty. But I want you to check out these projects and then let me know what you think in the comments. Recycling magazines 4evah!

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Crafts with Magazines

You'll love these genius ideas for repurposing old magazines! These crafts are not only easy - they're very budget friendly.


Let me know what you think of these projects! If you enjoyed these magazine crafts, I’d love for you to check out these other ideas as well: