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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

From Cereal Box to DIY Magazine Holder

I have been slowly deciding what goes back into my living room and dining room after their recent paint updates.  Having the room empty for a few days really gave me the push I needed to declutter both rooms and only put back what I really want in the rooms.  There are certain things that must go back, but I definitely need to put them back in a much more organized way.  
My kids piano books have never really had a home.  They would sit in a basket on the floor, but that basket was always overflowing.  I knew I needed a better solution.  I have a built in book shelf in my dining room and after using some of the home decor books in some of my vignettes, space opened up.  I knew I wanted to use magazine holders for the kid's books, so I decided to turn my kid's cereal boxes into magazine/piano book holders.
This is a really easy project...one I put together in less than a half hour yesterday morning.  I used two of the same extra large cereal boxes.  You want to make sure the box you choose is large enough to accommodate the magazines/books you plan on using it for.  I covered the boxes using some temporary wallpaper I had left over from this project.  
Temporary Wallpaper backsplash 
You could also use contact paper or scrapbook paper with mod podge.  The temporary wallpaper was easy to work with and is a little thicker than contact paper which gives the boxes more stability.  I covered both the inside and outside of the boxes for a more finished look, but you could certainly just cover the outside.  
After covering the boxes, I used my Silhouette machine and printed out these labels. 
I cut them out and glued them onto these name tag self-stick badges and then cut it out to size.
Using the badges made my labels self-sticking.
So much more organized than the pile on the floor. Lol

Can't wait to hear what you think.

-Judy

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11 comments:

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

This is such a great idea. I love it. How fun. Great tutorial too. Hugs, Marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty and a great idea, Judy! I love that you used cereal boxes for this project.

Elizabeth said...

Oh, I may have to go ahead and do this!! We have piano books too that just don't sit well on the shelves and need a pretty place to dwell! : )

Patty Rumaker said...

That is a very cool idea! It looks great too!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

The Pin Junkie said...

I made some magazine holders out of boxes like this too, but I really like the color and pattern you used much better than mine! Love your lighter and brighter dining room too!

Unknown said...

These are so cute and functional! I'd love it if you linked up to The Makers link party going on at my blog right now, http://upcycledtreasures.com/2014/02/the-makers-link-party-5/

-Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

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