Monday, March 28, 2011

Magazine Holders

I have been wanting to make some of my own magazine holders for a long time.  I have seen ideas using cereal boxes, and other stuff.  We were cleaning the house the other day and I saw a one of those flat rate boxes waiting to go out to the trash, I thought why not use that and I can get two of them!

The next thought was what do I actually want to cover them with, I looked at my scrapbooking paper and my fabric there wasn't anything that was really jumping out at me.  Then my amazing husband mention why not do what you did with the music box from Here  I looked through my music for more copies that I made and should have destroyed and began tearing it into pieces.

I drew out what I wanted them to look like on both sides of the box. Then began to cut along the line, I would suggest to use an utility knife, we have one but it doesn't have a blade right now, so I had to use scissors, either way be careful!

This is after I cut them.

I got out my torn pieces of music, mod podge and brush.  I decided to start on the edges first I did both of them at the same time, so allow the mod podge to dry on one while I worked on other.

I didn't go very far down inside because I figured that it would be covered by magazines or what I decide to put in them.

I then continued to cover both them completely with the music and then one last coat of mod podge to seal everything.

I didn't check before I did it to see if it fit the magazines exactly but I'm okay with it, one of them will have my magazines and the other will have other stuff but I still love how they turned out.

I'm linking up at these parties:

Everything but kitchen sink link party

Lil' Luna Link Party




  1. That's a great idea, and I'm sure the modge podge must make the container even sturdier. My daughter is a flutist, and she would love these to hold her music sheets.

  2. Now THAT is crafty! Great blog. I'm here from Kim's party and I'm your newest follower.

  3. That is so smart! I can tell you how many flat rate boxes I have sitting right next to me. They will definitely be cut up and mod podged SOON! Thanks for the great idea.

    -stopping over from Someday crafts

  4. These look awesome! A great way to store all those magazines that seem to pile up :) Visiting from Someday Crafts.

  5. love the magazine holders :)


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