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Get crafty! 5 brilliant uses for those old magazines

We all know the thrill of excitement when the latest issue of your favourite magazine lands on the doorstep in all its glossy glory, but the joy doesn’t need to end when you finish that last page. Here are our top five ideas for turning those piles of mags into something incredible.

Origami Bows - Proof that a magazine subscription is the gift that keeps on giving, turn those old issues of Vogue into super stylish bows. Attach to hair grips, pins to make brooches or gifts for some timeless gift glamour.

Party decorations – From brilliant bunting to hanging baubles, brighten up the dreariest spaces with these decorations. They certainly look better than piles of dusty magazines!

Confetti magazine bowl – What was once your favourite magazine is now something you can put your treasured trinkets in. Handy, stylish and a lot of fun to make.

Paper roses – For bouquets that stay evergreen craft these gorgeous, paper roses. Yesterday’s news becomes today’s blooms.

Modern art – For the highly ambitious make like Korean-born, New York City-based artist Yun-Woo Choi and create a masterpiece worthy of the Tate Modern. Or perhaps just something nice for your mantelpiece…

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