Here is a coiled magazine page heart dish with lid, since you all loved the dish with lid I showed you here. It is less time consuming than the first dish, but if you don’t have your strips folded and ready to go, I wouldn’t count on this being ready by Christmas!
Here is where I showed you how to fold the strips. Since that time, I have made my strips slightly differently. I start with 1/4 of a magazine page (using my paper cutter, I cut a stack of pages into quaters lengthwise) and dip them in 2 parts elmers glue, 1 part water, clipping them on a line to dry for a day or 2. Then when I am ready to use them in a project, I spritz them with a little water. This makes thinner strips that don’t rip and lend to beautiful, neat final projects.
When the base of the heart is the size you want (mine is about 3.25 inches at its widest) you are ready to start building up and out for the sides of the dish. To do so, glue the next strip so that its bottom half is adhered to the top half of the strip you are attaching it to. Go all the way around, and when you get back to the where you started, cut the end of the current strip so that it lines up with the beginning of the first strip on this level. Continue in that manner until the dish is as tall as you want.
To construct the lid, you do pretty much the same thing. When the lid is just smaller than the base, use strips twice the width of the onces you have been using (i.e. folded one less time) to go around the perimeter of the lid. This creates the lip you see, to hold the lid in place on the base. Go around with your regular strips once or twice after this to complete the lid.
To ensure durability of the project you have spent so much time creating, coat 3 times with finish of your choice. I used mod podge matte finish. That is it!! Enjoy.