Sometimes it can be really frustrating to see magazines sitting around the living room, cluttering the work desk and scattered around the bedroom. A simple solution is to use a magazine holder to keep the clutter out of sight. You can either buy these holders from the stores or try to make one yourself with recycled boxes.
Cardboard packaging from computer keyboard
Last week, I discovered an old packaging from a computer keyboard in the garage. The cardboard is thick, white, and still looking clean. I thought it was a good idea to re-purpose this junk into my new magazine holder for my room.
It is a quick and easy DIY project which anyone can make. Here's what you need and the steps to follow:
Materials 1. Unused box (big enough for the magazines)
2. Sharp blade / knife
4. Pencil and ruler
5. Wrapping paper (optional)
Measure the size
The height of the holder will depend on the size of the magazines. Generally, they are usually more or less the size of an A4 paper. To be safe, add a few centimeters to accommodate larger ones.
After measuring the size, gently draw the cutting line with a pencil around the box. Note that the measurement must be similar on both sides to avoid uneven finish.
Using a sharp blade and a ruler, follow the line and cut the box carefully.
Trace the outline
If the remainder is sufficient to make another holder, simply trace the outline of the first holder on the remainder and then cut the lines carefully.
5. Glue Once done, you will end up with two identical magazine holders. Glue any loose opening and base with appropriate adhesive for cardboard.
Ready for use
At this point, you can start to gather all your magazines and put them together in the holder.
7. Wrap (Optional) However, you can take a step further and make the holder aesthetically more pleasing than just plain cardboard. Use the wrapping paper you've selected and wrap around the holder.
Give it a try. It's cheap, effective, easy to make and highly customizable with your own decorated magazine holder.