Magazine Clippings

I've had a dip in my mental health recently, and as I always do when this happens, I had to clean out my space. I got rid of a few stacks of clothes that I don't wear (to be donated, of course), along with a few interior decor items that I no longer felt fit my style. I took most of the decor off of my walls, and cleared off my furniture "catch-alls." The last thing to tackle was the book cabinet. I'd been putting it off for a couple of years, which was honestly just stupid. Don't put off organization for years. 

Along with my books, all of which I kept, was an oversized stack of magazines from a phase I went through in 2014. Four years ago! I don't even know why I felt I needed them or why I kept them, and I was honestly pretty ashamed at the amount of paper waste just sitting in my bedroom. I knew there were some nice visuals within the pages, so instead of justifying my hoarding habit, I decided to take myself down school-age memory lane, and cut and paste. Cut and tape, to be specific, because I've got access to two rolls of unneeded packing tape, so why not? 

This took three days and most of an old spiral notebook, leftover from my aforementioned school days. Was this worth the time spent? I don't know. Probably not, but it passed time, and I have a nice little inspiration resource if I ever need it.


  1. This is such a cool idea for a blog post! Thanks for sharing!

    -Emily |

  2. These are gorgeous magazine clippings, serving the perfect dose of inspo! Love the fusion of fashion and nature. x

  3. "Don't put off organization for years" ugh same though, there's always that one last project I have that I never bring myself to do. Not this year! LOL. 2018 I will complete the decluttering. Love this idea of just saving certain pieces of magazine, I have a little stack as well so I might have to do this. Plus it's great inspiration, and doing collage type work can be pretty fun.

    Kathryn •

  4. Yes clearing one's space helps clear one's mind, or at least it does for me. And love this idea with the magazine clippings, I had a project like this in design school once and I loved it.

    Allie of ALLIENYC


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