How To Make A Bowl From Used Magazine Papers

How To Make A Bowl From Used Magazine Papers

Hey all,

Here I present you a simple and lovely craft that you can make at home with almost zero cost. This may not be related to cosmetics directly, but I am still posting it here as I think it can still be used to keep some of your jewelery or small itsy-bitsy stuff.

How To Make A Bowl From Used Magazine Papers

It is very simple to make and it is widely made and showed all over the internet. I just customized it a little bit and tried to make a small bowl.

Things you need:

  • Magazine papers.
  • Glue or Fevicol.


1. Tear down some papers from old magazines. The prettier the better. For this, I would suggest you to take pages that have a lot of pictures or better still those pages that have advertisements as those are colorful and would give a nice look to the bowl.

rati beauty ad

Magazine 1

Magazine 2

2. Fold the papers. First, fold a paper into half and then make thin stripes of about half an inch. You can keep the width as per your choice and dimensions needed.

Magazine 2

3. Make stripes of all the papers. You should make at least 30-40 stripes to make a small bowl. You can make more stripes to make a bigger bowl.

4. Roll the first stripe into itself tightly so that there is no gap in the roll. This will form the base of the bowl.

Magazine 4

5. Paste the second stripe in the roll at the place where the first stripe ends. Roll the second one as well into the first one.

Magazine 5

6. Just note that the direction of the rolling should be the same.

7. You can also do it another way. First make a long stripe by pasting all the stripes at the end of one another and then roll it into a single roll.

8. When you are done with the rolling part, past the last end of the last stripe on the roll as shown in the picture.

Magazinr 6

9. Now, we have a sturdy roll ready. You can use it as a coaster or as a lid to a jar or something if you wish πŸ˜‰

10. Else proceed further and start pushing the central part of the roll downwards.

Magazine 7

11. Give it a shape that you want. Decide the height, depth, etc., as per your choice.

This bowl is quite sturdy and can actually hold things for long. I use it to store my pins, rings and other small stuff that I want to hide from my baby.

Bath Toy

You can give it a different shape by moving the central part of the bowl. Also, if you wish, you can also start rolling slightly upwards so that you have a bowl of equal depth like a pan. Also, if you want to cover it up, you can also make a lid similarly.

I hope you all enjoyed it. This one is a present to my daughter. It was her birthday and like I did last year, I have made a handmade card for her as my gift for her. I will share the pics with you later.


For now, have a look at the birthday card that I made for her and that’s me and my daughter right after we came back from the temple.


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32 thoughts on “How To Make A Bowl From Used Magazine Papers

  1. Surbhi..belated b’day wishes for the little angel πŸ™‚
    and this is wow!!!..i can do one & keep it at my desk and fill with chocieesssss… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. this is so cute.. Reminded me of school times when we had to recycle stuff and make something. Belated happy birthday to your daughter. The card is so pretty too πŸ™‚

  3. This is such an innovative post Surabhi! I am a little pro the idea of going paperless – so probably wont try this, but I really like your creativity! …AND your pic with your daughter is sooo adorable! Wish her a belated happy birthday from my side πŸ™‚

    1. Hey Aarbee.. I am glad to know you are going paperless but this uses old papers that otherwise may go un-recycled. And if use the papers this way, it may save a wooden basket, thus saving plants and maybe a few papers consequently! πŸ™‚

  4. Last pic is soo cute.. convey my belated wishes and hugs to her.. may god bless her… as Rama said i will also make it and keep it in my desk in office.. πŸ™‚

  5. I just had a glance at your blog once long back…but last week I went through your blog thoroughly Surabhi! (guess ur new format made me do that)I spent some gud 2 hrs reading most of the posts …keep them coming πŸ™‚

    Belated b’day wishes to your kid πŸ™‚

  6. this is such a cute idea! n so simple! wud luv to do tat n then spray paint over th whole thing wit 1 or 2 colors to make it fancier! OMG u jst gave such a cute DIY thanku for this!
    n ur daughter is adorable!!!! πŸ™‚

    1. Hey Nafisa.. thanks a lott dearie.. and yeah!! I loved your idea of sprayin paint but sadly I am so bad at paint and stuff.. I really wish I could paint just a little better. Thinking of learning at this age.. πŸ˜›

  7. aurbhi, that’s such a lovely and innovative idea. very creative. and loved the card. I am sure your daughter would cherish something as special as his all her life. πŸ™‚ and you look adorable and so happy with your daughter. Hope you guys keep smiling like this always πŸ™‚

  8. Surabhi this is fantastic! I love such crafts! once I made piggy bank from old newspapers and a balloon πŸ™‚ reminded me of my school days πŸ™‚

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