Making a Magazine Bowl Gift Basket

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November 19, 2018

Magazine Bowl Gift Basket - wrapped paper bowl gift basketThe holidays are around the corner. If you need an inexpensive gift basket, you can make one with a paper bowl and decorate it with magazine scraps.


Then, I filled the bowl "basket" with items I purchased to give as gifts for a discounted price after coupons/sale/freebies.

Total Time: 25 minutes + drying time


  • paper bowl
  • scissors
  • magazines
  • Mod Podge and brush or glue
  • cellophane paper
  • ribbon
  • gifts
Magazine Bowl Gift Basket - supplies


  1. Cut strips of paper from magazines.
  2. Magazine Bowl Gift Basket - cut strips from magazine pages
  3. Using modpodge or glue, glue down strips of magazine.
  4. Magazine Bowl Gift Basket - start glueing down strips
    Magazine Bowl Gift Basket - criss cross
  5. Repeat until bowl is completely covered with the strips of paper. Fold the ends over and secure down with glue. As an accent and for a more personalized touch, I cut out a large letter of the recipient's initial. Allow to dry.
  6. Magazine Bowl Gift Basket - cover the entire bowl
    Magazine Bowl Gift Basket - added initial
    Magazine Bowl Gift Basket - backside showing folded ends
    Magazine Bowl Gift Basket - allow to dry

  7. Ready to fill "bowl" with small gifts. I included a seasonal candle, face masks, hair masks, little samples, etc.
  8. Magazine Bowl Gift Basket - gifts
    Magazine Bowl Gift Basket - add gifts to the bowl
  9. Using cellophane paper wrap the bowl and secure with ribbon for your gift basket!
  10. Magazine Bowl Gift Basket - bowl sitting on a piece of cellophane
    Magazine Bowl Gift Basket - pull cellophane up and tie shut
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