Here’s a quick project for creating a Magazine Holder – Or you could just throw them away….
This is a quick and easy organizing project. I love the holders for magazines and books- to organize my mess of cookbooks and magazines that I cannot part with. I have a black and white damask holder that I had used on my desk as a manager in retail. I really don’t know what I had in it on my desk- I mostly liked the damask print and bought it on a whim at the office supply store (a/k/a Wal- Mart)! So recently, when I wanted to acquire some more of these, I was not finding them in the store. I had saved a couple of larger boxes from my pantry when they were emptied- with the thought that they would be a good magazine holder/organizer when and if I ever covered them with fabric or wrapping paper. I still have another box I hid in my closet to use for one. *I hid it so hubby would not trash it before I could re-purpose it! I am bad like that- can we say “pack rat”?
Soooo, last nite at 11:30- when I got a spurt of energy- and creativity- I began to make my own magazine holder from a Minute Rice box! Now this is not just any old minute maid box- it is the jumbo size that we buy at Sam’s! And so far Minute Rice does not know I am re-purposing their precious old cardboard box- maybe they will love the idea and send me a big ole check- wait- let me check the mail box! haha! Yeah, right. We can dream. I will probably end up with a case of rice- for real! Then I can make tons of magazine holders (that I don’t need)!
Ok- back to this ever so important task at hand- showing you how I made this perfectly good magazine holder that I made with the following supplies:
You will need:
- A box
- wrapping paper or fabric
- (shelf paper w/adhesive would work too- I just didn’t have any handy at midnight last night)
- tape or spray adhesive
I used the magazine holder I had to mark my line and cut out the side.
Then I covered it with the green paper I had- and already love that design.
And waa-lah- a new holder for me!
My darling husband said you are so creative- and I said really a “copy-cat” since I just copied the one I had. But I am also a cat lover!!! (All kinds apparently! That will be for another post!) Then he added- “or you could just throw the magazines away”- haha- never! He knows I have a problem in…. shall I say…. releasing!!! So re-purposing gives me a reason to hoard these magazines- in a civilized fashion!
The new green magazine holder is on the shelf beside my desk now- my cozy little home office. (The desk area is not quite picture ready). I also put a band of the green paper on my pen cup too- cute! Someday, I will do a makeover of my home office/computer closet and show you how adorable (messy/homey) it is!
Have a great day and go make something to organize your stuff!
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