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.

15 comments:

  1. Great timing! I made a recycled magazine bowl today for the first time today, but not blogged about it yet. Love the rope bowl.

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    1. I would love to see your blog post when you're done!

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  2. I would love to try the rope bowl...I want to make a BIG one! : ) Will have to wait for a week or two though as I am getting ready for my grand daughters 1st birthday and a houseful of company!

    How's your eyes doing Sonya? You've been on my mind a LOT! Hope you are doing better!
    Julia

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    1. A 1st birthday is serious business, so I hope you have a lot of fun with all your guests!

      Thank you for thinking of me, Julia! My eyes are slightly better but still I am on drastically reduced hours on the computer. And I am still waiting for an appointment! Yet, this gives me the chance to ponder the meaning of life for extended periods :)

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  3. Oh goodness, I love them all. Marking :)

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  4. These are so wonderful - I love how each one is a totally different style. I would definitely go for the top gold bowl - that has such a great shape!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Brandi

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    1. I can already imagine how the gold bowl will fit in the color palette of your blog. Simply perfect!

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  5. so artistic and natural!!

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  6. Really clever and fabulous ideas.

    Happiness to all.

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  7. My pick would definitely be that rope bowl, how lovely. :)

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    1. The rope bowl looks very nautical to me, thus making it a favorite of mine too!

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