Iron Craft Challenge #28 – Rolled Magazine Bowl

This week for Iron Craft we were challenged to take something we would normal throw away (or recycle) and turn it into something else. I was a little stumped about what to do for most of this week (being sick didn’t help), then I realized I had a big stash of supplies waiting to be used right in front of me.
Iron Craft Challenge #28 - Rolled Magazine Bowl
We only have subscriptions to five magazines, but we seem to have a hard time getting rid of them. Time to turn some of them into something else.
Iron Craft Challenge #28 - Rolled Magazine Bowl
I’ve always kind of liked the look of those rolled magazine platters and bowls you see in gift shop sometimes. They are one of those things that I see and say, “Oh, I could make that.”
Iron Craft Challenge #28 - Rolled Magazine Bowl
There are a ton of tutorial from making your own online. I used the one from Abstract Octopus because I liked the straight sides which makes it more like a round box than a bowl. I thought they might make a cute way to store things like safety pins and bobbins on my craft table. They are a little time consuming and messy to make, but not really that hard.
Iron Craft Challenge #28 - Rolled Magazine Bowl Iron Craft Challenge #28 - Rolled Magazine Bowl
You just take a page of a magazine and start rolling it up. I started with a fold of about 1/8″ and stopped rolling when I had used about half of the page. At this point the strip was about 1/4″ wide. I glued the final fold shut using tacky glue and cut off the excess.
Iron Craft Challenge #28 - Rolled Magazine Bowl
Then I put glue on one side of your strip and start rolling it up. My first strip was a little thick so I had a hard time getting a nice roll, thinner strips work better. I faced all the cut sides inside with the cuts facing down. Hold it together until the glue holds. I added more strips until the disc was as big as I wanted my bowl.
Iron Craft Challenge #28 - Rolled Magazine Bowl Iron Craft Challenge #28 - Rolled Magazine Bowl
For the sides, I folded magazine pages into strips that were 1″ thick. Once again I glued the last fold shut. I glued these thicker strips around the outside of the disc so they just overlapped at the end, cutting off any extra. The strips were spaced out about 1/4″ until I reached the height I wanted the bowl.
Iron Craft Challenge #28 - Rolled Magazine Bowl
To make the sides a little thicker and secure, I then glued 1/4″ strips over the top of the wider strips.

I think this turned out ok, but not as cute as I had hoped or as strong. I found it almost impossible to get a nice circle shape which was frustrating. If I try doing this again I think I’l stick to the basic bowl with sloping sides made completely out of the 1/4″ strips.

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