I use magazine inserts to give some of my craft projects stability
Approximate Time: 30 minutes
I am on a tight budget. I have some 4 inch letters that I have cutout for making my greeting cards. But I found the paper was strong enough, so I decided to add some stability to my cutouts and letters by using magazine inserts. Here is how I do it.
First I select a the paper that I want to use. I glue the magazine insert to the back of the paper. Wait about 10 minutes for the paper to dry.
Next, trace your cutout or letter in permanent black marker(or a marker that you can see). Now you are ready to cut out the shape.
This method is not as strong as chipboard, but it does give your project a little more stability and you can also use glue pads to give your project some extra added dimension.
By Georgetta from Waterloo, IA
I have been doing this for years, except I prefer to use cereal boxes because they are stronger. If necessary I even use two layers.
Thanks for other uses.With my G.children,I give them;a hole punch,yarn and a plastic needle and they use their imagination.
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