Homemaker magazine celebrates our nation's history by upcycling old magazines... read more
Flicking through old mags is like peering through a keyhole into an era gone by; the language, content and even advertisements all speak of what theÂ reader, and by extension, society, held as important. We’ve devised thisÂ project to bring vintage magazines into the forefront of the home, so othersÂ may benefit from these little snippets of the past. And who knows, in fortyÂ years time, perhaps you’ll be cutting up an issue of Homemaker for theÂ exact same purpose!
–Â Old magazines,
–Â Self-assembly letter rack,
–Â Acrylic paint
1. Paint the edges of each piece of the desk tidyÂ with coloured acrylic paint.
2. Trim magazine pages to size and paste in place with PVA.
3. Leave the glue to dry before carefully trimming away any overhang with a craft knife. Remember to cut away any paper that is covering the assembly slots.
4. Cover the other side of each panel in the sameÂ way, then glaze the completed collages with PVA.
5. Reassemble the desk tidy when dry, using a thick PVA to strengthen the joins.
The desk tidy is certainly motivating us to spring clean our desks, clearing away the clutter and storing all our Â pretty stationary neat and organised. Never fear if you haven’t got any old magazines available, why not use wallpaper instead? We’ve hand-picked our top printed wallpapers that would work perfectly for this project…