Reduce, Reuse, Recycle...

I have a slight magazine obsession.  We have a lot of magazine subscriptions that come to the house...sometimes they pile up before I can even get to flipping through them.  And then once I DO flip through them, I never want to get rid of them.  In fact, when we most recently moved, I admitted defeat and put boxes and boxes of magazines out to be recycled.

But every month, we get a bunch more, so I already have a nice little stack laying around.  When I saw the opportunity to use my magazines as Christmas decor, I jumped all over it.

Gather your materials:
- old magazines
- spray adhesive
- glitter

That's it!

This is not a complicated project by any means, and I'll do my best to explain the steps, but you may want to read a few blogs for better instructions!  Check out Just Like Martha, Michelle + Ellie, or Jaderbomb.

First, bend the spine of the magazine so it breaks a little bit.  Then, you'll take the upper corner of the page and fold it in towards the center of the magazine spine.  Once you have done this with all (yes all) the pages in the magazine, start at the beginning and fold the page over again towards the center.  This will cause a little overlap at the bottom, that looks like a triangle.  Fold the triangle part of the page up so the bottom is flat.

Yes, you'll do this with each and every page too.  This is a good time to catch up on your DVR'd shows.  Once all the pages are folded, your magazine will look like this:

Now, spray the adhesive on it and douse with glitter.  Shake and repeat!  

Quick - you can make a few before all your guests arrive for Christmas dinner...