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Don't Toss The Old Magazines!
Victoria Van Zandt, LMFT

So, you decide you're in the mood to de-clutter your place, and the first thing you notice is that old pile of magazines over in the corner. Then you wonder....what do I need these things for? I'll tell you. Before you bundle them up and toss them in the dumpster, think again. Go through them as you are sitting and watching TV and tear out the images that grab your attention. You can tear out images, sayings, letters, etc. Put them in a folder, shoebox or drawer and use them to create a collage greeting card. I know what you're thinking, when do I have time to create a collage? It is called making time to sit and be in the moment. Making time for creativity in your life will lower your blood pressure, calm your anxiety and bring a smile to your face. You can do it alone or with friends or your children.


  • A collage does not require any specific artist talent.
  • You can create really cool homemade greeting cards by using collage technique.
  • You'll impress your friends with your new talent.
  • It is relaxing.
  • It's a great way to engage children if you have them. Kids love images and gluing.
  • You will have created a master-piece to share with your friends and family!

Supplies include:


  • Old magazines - thrift stores are great places to get magazines if you don't have some of your own
  • Glue sticks,
  • Scissors
  • Card stock paper to make cards or use old greetings and cover with collage images
  • Different textures of paper

Tear or cut the images and place them on the paper. When you have them placed where you want them, then glue them to the paper with the glue stick. See below for some examples.
Most of all, have fun!

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