Believe it or not, this heart themed collage is made exclusively from two magazines!
This project would be a really fun craft to make with the kids so they can look at an old magazine in a different light!
Step One: when you go through the magazine, pull out pages with solid colors that are at least 2 inches wide.
Step Two: pull out pages with colorful images that will be the heart shaped pieces.
This is am image of an old fashioned chair
It made a perfect 2″ square for a background! It helps to think 2″ squares when you are sorting through the magazine for background images.
Step Three: cut out 25 2″ squares (for a 10 x 10 collage.)
Step Four: Cut out 25 hearts from the patterned images. The mug (we used to have these mugs back in the day) is a perfect example of looking for colorful images.
Step Five: Finish the collection of 25 backgrounds and 25 hearts. I used a paper punch for the hearts, but you can make a template or cut the hearts free hand for a more rustic collage.
Step Six: Glue down all the pieces. I used a 10 x 10 gallery wrapped canvas but you can use mat board, canvas board, or card board. I used glue stick to attach the hearts to each background and rubber cement to attach them to the canvas.
Who would guess this collage came from two old magazines?