Coiled Magazine Page Dish With Lid

Recycled Craft IdeasAre you looking for that unique, beautiful handmade gift that will make a big splash without breaking your bank account?  Look no further.  Coiled magazine page craft projects are the way to go.  This little container with adorable lid costs nothing but your time, a stack of old magazines and some Mod Podge.  Grab your glue gun and start coiling.


  • Old magazines
  • Glue gun
  • Bone Folder
  • Mod Podge


  • I started with the top of the lid and made a coil like I showed you in this post.  I put a thin line of hot glue around the bottom of my coil (the red coil shown below) and began wrapping a new strip, lining its top up with the bottom of the original coil to give the sloped shape of the lid.  I continued wrapping strips in this fashion until I couldn’t take it any longer my lid was the diameter I wanted.

Green Crafts

  • For the bowl part, I again started with a flat coil at the bottom, and worked my way up and out, adding strip by strip with hot glue until the diameter matched the lid!  Super easy.  Not all that fast, but totally worth it, don’t you think?

Recycled Paper Art

  • Finish up with a couple of coats of mod podge.  I prefer matte for these coiled paper projects.  I tried gloss on a coiled paper pendant and didn’t like the look.

How to make a paper bowl

Recycled Paper CraftsTIP:  Go to your local Asian market and grab some magazines for super bright ads and pages.  Alternate white with color strips for a contrast striped effect.

I am so excited about this dish.  I think I will put spare change it there, or maybe earrings.  What are your favorite green craft projects?

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