The Op Shop I frequent the most has piles and piles of magazines – it’s amazing how old some of them are, and the thought that until recently they have been sitting in someone’s home. I brought some National Geographics from the 1970’s home, and decided to make some Postcards with some of the pictures. When someone buys something from little minx I always like to include a thank you note, and so thought this could be a good solution until I eventually print some of my own. Some of the pictures and headings in these magazines are priceless – including my current favourite “Consider the Sponge”. I cut some pictures out, glued them onto cardboard, and then, once they were dry, machine stitched a line of colour around the edge. I printed the name of each article and the month and year released onto the back of the card, and voila, Postcards from vintage magazines! I’ve already sent off two, I think this may become a new routine for me. Not to mention it ticks the biggest box – re-using with the chance of appreciating something all over again.
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