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Magazine Platter!

Recently I was asked to make a platter with handles or more of a gift basket for someone.  Here’s how it turned out…

 

 

If you would like directions on how to make this just go to a past post about making a magazine bowl and make the base/bottom bigger (this one is 15 inches) and make the sides shoot up 2-3 inches (it’s bigger than it looks in the picture).  I make the handles by folding one of my strips of paper (ex. also in past post) in half and gluing it together.  Then I took another strip and folded it evenly over the edge of the first strip (so that one side hangs down on each side of the first strip) and doing the same on the other side.  I repeated this overlapping about 5 or 6 times.  Then I covered it by hot gluing two more shorter strips, that blended in, over top after I glued the handles where I wanted them.  I will say that it take A LOT of strips to complete this and I had a hard time finding enough red pieces of paper to make enough strips.  So I would stick random colors or maybe a dark and light colored platter, unless you want to do a lot of searching for the right colored pages.  This is my most recent project that was just finished today, so I’m not sure what I’ll be doing next.  Gotta love a good craft project!

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