With a spare roll of decorative paper from Paper Source, and a stale box of cereal taking up space in my pantry, I attempted a little DIY project this weekend. You know how I love my shelter magazines and all of my paper projects. So I decided to make a magazine holder out of my cereal box, which would have otherwise made its way to the trash bin. To learn how to make one of your own,
I'd seen magazine holders in the past with a diagonal side that reveals the magazines, such as this one. But I just wanted to conceal my glossy collection, so I decided to leave it rectangular. My issues were also a bit wide (Dwell), so I cut off the entire back side rather than leaving an edge to keep it in place, but they stay in place perfectly fine. All you'll need for this DIY is a cereal box, scissors, decorative paper, and rubber cement.
Here are the steps:
- Cut off one side of the box (i.e., where the nutrition facts are).
- Then, cut off the top flaps of the box.
- If you want, you can cut the box on a diagonal, so you'll be able to see your magazine collection from the side.
- Lay the box down on your piece of paper, and cut the paper to size. You don't need to paper the bottom of the box.
- Spread one side of the box with your rubber cement. Then press the paper onto it.
- Spread the rubber cement on the next side of the box, and press the paper onto it. Continue with the third and last side.
- Set your magazines in the box. Fini!