Clou77
Clou77
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  • Leicester, MA

Magazine 3-D Mirror

1 Material
$6
5 Hours
Medium

I saw this idea somewhere, using old magazines to create 3 D effects on a basket. I chose to use all rolled up pieces in my project. First, I found 3 small square mirrors at a yard sale for $5. Then for the crafty part.
magazine 3 d mirror, crafts, wall decor
Cut pages out if magazines. Take a few at a time and fold them into 4. Then with either scissors or an exacto knife, cut the folds to crest even length/width magazine paper strips.
magazine 3 d mirror, crafts, wall decor
Roll each strip onto a cylinder shape, all roughly the same length. Use a drop of glue (I used a glue gun) to keep the rolled paper from unraveling.
magazine 3 d mirror, crafts, wall decor
Then flatten each piece.
magazine 3 d mirror, crafts, wall decor
Carefully roll each strip and again, use a dab of glue to keep it rolled and in place. Ir takes a little getting used to, but after the first 10 or so, you'll be getting the hang of it.
magazine 3 d mirror, crafts, wall decor
Start attaching each "coiled" piece to the wood frame. Keep making rows, as this is the easiest way to keep them all even.
magazine 3 d mirror, crafts, wall decor
magazine 3 d mirror, crafts, wall decor
Finished project! Isn't it cool how the magazine pages create such different colors. I only finished one mirror but am working on the other to to hang on the wall together. Let me know what you think. Thanks!
magazine 3 d mirror, crafts, wall decor

Suggested materials:

  • Recycled Magazines, small mirror and hot glue gun.  (Mirrors at a Yard sale, glue sticks at the Dollar Store.)

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Have a question about this project?

3 of 4 questions
  • Cassandra Sadowniczak
    on May 5, 2016

    Did you seal it at the end of your project?

    • Clou77
      on May 5, 2016

      I do not, but I'm sure you could use a spray to coat it. I wouldn't recommend mod podge. It might make the colors run.

  • Pau4480508
    on May 5, 2016

    R the rolls cut' how do u get thm that small, u cut the tips?

    • Clou77
      on May 5, 2016

      Hi! When u roll the papers, they will be that small. You don't need to trim the ends. If you wanted smaller pieces you could but I would think they would be really difficult to roll.

  • Annie
    on May 5, 2016

    Sorry but you say cut the paper to crest even length width what does this mean

    • Clou77
      on May 6, 2016

      Sorry! lol I should have proofread before posting. I meant to say cut at the folds to create even length and width magazine paper strips. :)

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  • Wou9397275
    on Oct 27, 2018

    I really like this idea

    I am going to make mine into a picture frame

  • Dennie H
    on Jan 22, 2019

    Wow that’s so cool! They look like rolled up rose buds to me. I love it. Good job.

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