DIY Organization: Magazine Holders

Again, my peeps. I am not that smart. I don't sit around and miraculously craft things into existence. However, I do spend a lot of time on the computer, just ask my butt. This blogger is smarter.

Here is a great way to organize your magazines and books.

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Supplies Needed:
Ruler
Straight Edge
Fabric or Thick Paper (don’t use wrapping paper like I did - FAIL)
Mailing Box
Glue

This is a super easy way to organize books and magazines. I used a USPS priority mailing box. I highly recommend using a thick paper or even better would be fabric for this project. You need something durable that can withstand being moved on and off shelves and a material that will not wrinkle when glued. You could also use Capri-Sun boxes or any other thick box.

Step 1:
Take your box and measure 6” on one side and 12” on the opposite side. Make sure your measurement will fit on your shelf. Draw a straight line from the 6” measurement to the 12” measurement and cut out.

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Step 2:
Measure your covering source (paper or fabric) and wrap like a present, gluing at all critical areas. I am going to try to spray paint some this weekend and maybe paint little chalk-board squares for labels. I'll update my blog if they work.

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Ta-Da! Recycled organization for all your notebooks, magazines and books! If you attempt this project, I’d love to see your creativity. Please go to Beachbrights Fan Page on Facebook and upload your finished product images. I can’t wait to see what some of you talented peeps come up with...Inspire Me!!

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29 comments:

Rene said...

You are too funny..."just ask my butt". I have odds and ends of wallpaper. Do you think that would work?

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Those are so pretty! I bought a pack of mag organizers from IKEA back in the Fall, but this is a fabulous way to do it even cheaper if you don't have an IKEA nearby. :)

PS. I want to do a Facebook page too for my blog, but I don't want my full name to show up (like it does on my personal FB page). Is there any way to set one up without your name showing up??

fairfieldhouse said...

I love this idea. Thanks for sharing. I bought some wooden ones from Staples a few years ago and four of them cost me over $100.

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Ahh you did it again you crafty girl you. Funny thing is my freshman son thought he'd be hilarious and went on the post office website and ordered what he thought was 10 of these boxes but what he really ordered was 10 cases so I got about enough to organize the whole dang block if they want it. :)
tammy

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Have you seen how much they are charging for fabric covered mag boxes at Target, HomeGoods and the like? Up to $14.99 per box. Great idea and ultra thrifty too!

Mia said...

Perfect! This is a really inexpensive project too, as the USPS boxes are free. You can even get sets of 10-20 sent to your home for FREE!

~Kristi said...

Awesome idea! This is going on my weekend to-do list. Thanks!

Michelle said...

I can't wait to try this, thanks for sharing!!!

Destination Seaborn said...

LOVE IT! One of my hobbies is collecting magazines. Those holders are definately in my price range! Thanks for sharing! Lisa

Its So Very Cheri said...

Love it. I need to make some of these.

I would love to have you post this to my Monday party (actually up on Sunday nights.)

I came by t to check in and see what was going on over here--so glad I did.

Cheri

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Maggie said...

What a great idea!!! I'm going to use this idea to organize the kids coloring books!!!

Magic Brush said...

These are adorable! Great idea!!!!

I see you have an "anonymous" comment a few up! Yuck... they make me so mad. Glad to see I'm not the only blogger who gets weird stuff.

marissa said...

you are so clever, I lvoe this thanks for sharing

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Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Thanks for sharing!!!

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Jen said...

Very clever! Thanks for sharing!!

Emily said...

Great use for those boxes! We have tons of magazines...

Heather said...

No, really. I have SO many magazines, need to do this. NOW. haha. Thanks!
-Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.blogspot.com

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

Priority mail boxes! I will never cease to me amazed by people's resourcefulness. That's why I love DIY Day so much! You did a great job, and you've given me yet another idea for all of my leftover scrapbook paper!

katherinemarie said...

FANTASTICO!!!!!!!!!

I have that same polka dot paper in my stash----- Hobby Lobby?!

shelley said...

What a great idea! I am bookmarking this and will feature it on our site in the future! :) Thanks for sharing!

Sheri said...

That's a great idea! I should do something like this for the school room.

Kim said...

Hi, I am sorry to say that I am disappointed in this posting.
These boxes are not 'free' for anything except for using for the post office.

People wonder and complain about the post office increasing their fees.
Now you know why.

Beachbrights said...

Kim-Used recycled boxes and you can be as green as you like (& save the USPS) money.

You go girl.

Anny said...

Great idea, I'm going to make some tomorrow :)

Lianna Knight said...

GREAT idea!!! I'm going to try this today!!

You can see my DIY project here....

http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Oil-rubbed-Bronze-Arched-Kitchen-Faucet/2545550/product.html

Beth McC. said...

Thanks for all the tips! Thanks for sharing! Happy Easter!

Rona's Home Page said...

I love that you recycled and created something decorative and useful.
Love the chalkboard in the photo. Did you make that as well?