Home Planning & Renovations

6 Ways to Upcycle Magazines

By Tiffany Smolick


Raise your hand if you’re this close to being suffocated by your impressive, yet scary, magazine collection.

We’re all guilty of filling out that little white magazine form featuring some of our favorite people and subjects asking if we’d like to subscribe to their magazine for a low annual price.  The monetary price may be low, however, the carbon footprint your extensive magazine collection can leave on your home and the planet, is anything but.

Lucky for us, there is help:  Upcycling  … “the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.” (Wiki)

So, if you can answer ‘yes’ to most of the questions on a ‘Am I a Magazine Hoarder” survey, here are some ideas.

Magazine Table

How’s this for irony: Use a few magazines to create a table to hold up other magazines!  Brilliant. Learn how to make this by visiting (website).

Upcycle mags

Gift Bow

Now your magazines can be the gift that, literally, can keep on giving … (website)

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Because, where else can you hide all the trinkets you bought at the flea market? (website)

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Magnets! To hold up magazine pages you’ve ripped out to read later or for your magnetic inspiration board. (website)

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This one goes down at the MyHome offices as just pure genuis!  With a little time, imagination and packing tape, you can possibly created the next Birkin. (website)

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Because you just don’t have $1,000 to spend on the one you saw in Bloomingdales. (website)

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