Wednesday, December 3, 2008

I stumbled upon this really great tutorial for how to recycle old magazines into homemade gift bows. This was perfect for me, because I had signed up for a free subscription to Elle Decor without realizing just how awful the magazine really is. I am not in the billionaire-NYC-decorator market, I guess. I even tried canceling the free subscription, because the heavy mag just lands right in the recycle pile, but no one really wants to take responsibility for the free subscription.

But this is a really cool use for recycling those pretty ads into something I can actually use for the holidays. So the ones in my picture look a little challenged, but I'm getting better. It's late! The big black one on the bottom was a Rolex ad, lol.

I just love wrapping gifts, so I have a feeling I'm going to be making a bunch of these for Christmas. Oh and they only cost about a penny for the paper fastener! A penny definitely works for me. Check out Works for Me Wednesday at Rocks in My Dryer!


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness - HOW NEAT IS THAT? My daughter needs to make a bow for a package (4-H project), and I'm totally bookmarking that page. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Omg I love this idea! Not only are you going green but you can save a few bucks on bows.I'm definatly thinking Rayna's gonna have a very cool bow on her present from us :o)

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Thanks for sharing! I think I can do this!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

Anonymous said...

Very cool! I will have to try this! Thanks for sharing this idea!