Friday, July 11, 2008
I saw this months and months ago on a craft blog that I can't even recall-- so I can't give them credit. I remember seeing it and thinking that it would be something very easy to do without really having to concentrate on it. It took a tad longer than I thought it would, but made for a nice activity to keep my hands busy while watching my soap operas! My daughter can't stop touching it and looking at it. I finally caved and gave it to her and her eyes lit up like sparklers. She's already loaded it up with girly goodies on her dresser.
What you need:
What you do:
1. Rip out each page of a magazine. You can use as many sheets as you'd like. For my particular bowl, I used an even hundred. However, you can make the bowl as big or as little as you'd like.
2. Fold each sheet from the magazine in half, lengthwise. Fold it again, 3 more times.... so you end up making four folds. The sheet will be about 1/2 an inch wide now.
3. Make a tight roll with one strip of paper.
4. Use a skinny line of glue to adhere a second strip to the first one, overlapping the ends about 1 inch, and wind that around.
5. Continue adding strips with glue until you have the base of your bowl to be about the size you want it to be.
6. Now start adding and winding your strips upwards.... just raise them up about 1/8 of an inch as you wind around. As you place the strips, be sure that the "raw" edge of the paper is on the inside when you glue and that the clean, folded edge is on the outside (see picture).
7. Continue adding strips.... moving up, until the bowl is as big as you'd like it to be.
8. I added a "lip" on the top of my bowl by winding about 4 or 5 layers at the same height at the top.