tutorial: recycled magazine jewelry…



(As you can see, my first attempt at making these was a real big fail!
I adapted this tutorial to get my final result)


  • Step 1: Tear out magazine pages.(make sure they are the brightness that you are looking for in your coil.

  • Step 2 and 3: Fold them in half length wise, and then in half again (this is the part I adapted because I found that folding them in half created a bulkier strip than I desired)

  • Step 4: Cut the page along the folds

  • Step 5: Fold the strips in half length wise, and then in half again.

(make sure your folds are tight.  At this point you will need to heat up your glue gun)


  • Step 6: Get a toothpick and begin to coil the end of the magazine around the toothpick tightly, just enough to start the coil. (This is the part that I adapted because I found that a wooden skewer was too fat)


  • Step 7: Remove the toothpick and begin to coil the strip with out fingers, winding it tightly. When you are finished hot glue gun the edge down.

  • Step 8: Start with another strip and hot glue it down to the edge of the previous coil.  Repeat until you have the desired size of flower.

  • Step 9: Cut out a circle (a little bit smaller than your flower) out of felt.  Hot glue gun the eye pin and the felt on the back of the flower.

  • Step 10: Admire your recycled magazine pendant!

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  1. I must try this! What a pretty pendant made out of a couple magazine pages, amazing.

  2. Lovely – definitely going to try it :)

  3. just beautiful, blessings

  4. What a cute and clever idea! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. You have a lot of patience! That is gorgeous, but I don’t think I could do it….but then again, I’m not very crafty!

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