11 March 2012

Weekend DIY: Recycled Paper and Rope Bowls

I have a thing for bowls. I like to crochet them or simply stick the yarn around. I like looking at full or empty bowls on my table. They make it look more romantic in a way, probably because of their oval shapes. 

Here is a tiny collection of DIYs that will help you recycle old newspaper or magazines, as well as rope. We have lots of boat rope around, as well as some old newspapers, so I can't wait to get going with these projects. 

I will start with the Gold Frosted Bowl by Miss B. that looks exactly regal but holds recycled newspaper inside - environmental friendliness that is taken to the next level by using a homemade glue, almost the same as we use in the yarn bowl. I can imagine placing it on my table in Autumn or if I paint it with a different color it will go perfectly well with any other season. Yes, the only thing I would change in this project is the paint. I would go for an eco-friendlier version. Anyway, it is an amazing project and I love the shape.

Gold frosted bowl DIY

Get to the second project if you are wondering how to reuse your old magazines. You will also need  a hot glue gun, a small ruler for scoring along edges and modge podge or white glue.
Recycled magazine nesting bowls DIY

I love the texture on the third bowl, produced by the rope. There is something quite summery about it don't you think? Yes, you guessed right, I am tired of winter already!
Rope bowl DIY

So, which one do you choose for your first project?

All photos are courtesy of the DIY creators themselves.