Published on May 2nd, 2012 | by Jules Yap


A second life for your IKEA catalogs

Materials: IKEA catalogs and rice glue (ecological)

Description: A small box and one empty pockets made from an IKEA catalog and to keep in mind recycling / ecology, I realized a glue based on rice starch.

For the glue :
In 1/3 liter of water, cook 200 g of rice or rice flour at low heat.
You can use a rice that has already been cooked, still a …
When the rice is very (too) cooked, the starch content in rice is naturally going to be diluted in water. The liquid will thicken and whiten. Add a little water if too thick.
Filter, cool the rice glue.

It is of paper tape 3 cm, folded in four in the width and assembled one upon the other with 3 millimeters each time offset.

~ Cyril Cvprince, France Rouen

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

6 Responses to A second life for your IKEA catalogs

  1. The Bride says:

    Beautiful result.

  2. Lorna says:

    Most things that are worthwhile doing are a lot of work. These are lovely paper art pieces Cyril!

  3. Caro says:

    Looks like a lot of work but the outcome is great! :)

  4. 7thsis says:

    I love it Cyril, great job and great idea! Go on :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    FYI — One thing about making your own rice glue. You need to use the type of rice that’s naturally starchy. Sushi rice would work best. If you decide to use Carolina rice, you may be disappointed…

  6. Michelle says:

    This just looks like too much work.

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