Maggie2020

Ewing, NJ, US
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craft interests: gifts, holidays, home decorating, memory making, paper crafts

Member Since: 12/30/2009

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Sculpted Magazine Tree

This bulletin board project was inspired by an article seen in a Craftstylish e-letter entitled Wall to Wall Paper. Much hard work went into creating this tree. It was created for our Toys for Tots...

Sculpted Magazine Tree with Holiday Lights and Peace Cranes

This bulletin board project was inspired by an article seen in a Craftstylish e-letter entitled Wall to Wall Paper. To bring more attention to our “Toys for Tots” toy drive, in art class...


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Re: How to Make Necktie Valentines

I made these for my daughter's bridal shower from old ties. Please take a favor as Megan and Robin "tie the knot". Everyone loved them.
The groom asked me to make them for the groomsmen in yellow and silver for the wedding. Found the ties at a dollar store. Awesome. Thanks for the inspiration.

Re: Wall to Wall Paper

To bring more attention to our “Toys for Tots” toy drive, in art class our 75 5th graders recycled National Geographic magazines. The display in the main lobby of our elementary school measures 8 feet by 10 feet. Wrapped boxes of toys were on the floor underneath.
Students folded the magazines to create the diamond shape. Starting at the top two magazines were attached together to add fullness using a staple gun. They continued for 8 rows alternating on each side of the first shape to create the triangle shape of the tree. They added texture lines to the trunk and even made that dimensional when they hung it by stapling the left side first and stapling the right side from inside the trunk. The top was adorned with an oversized origami crane symbolizing peace; smaller cranes were hung on the tree.
They really enjoyed making this; even the parents commented how they remember folding magazines when they were younger.