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So I thought I would give a little tutorial on my cereal box magazine holders….
This was actually my mom’s idea…
she had seen it done somewhere before, but couldn’t remember where.
So I started out with just 2 cheap boxes of cereal from Walmart…
I bought the bigger boxes to allow for magazines of all sizes.
I will tell you, my magazine holders are not super sturdy, so you may wanna purchase a more expensive brand of cereal for a stronger box. I did not compare the cheap brands vs. the expensive brands to see if there was any difference in the quality of the boxes. However, if you aren”t going to be housing a lot of magazines, the cheap box will serve its purpose. I will admit, I was mostly going for looks! 🙂
First thing I did was cut off the tabs at the top of the box…
I then measured 2.5 inches from the bottom of the box up & marked my spot. I took a level (only because I didn’t have a ruler) and placed it on the mark and angled it up to the opposite upper corner of the box & made a line with my pencil. I repeated this step on the opposite side of the box, and then cut it out. The box should look something like the one in the picture above.
After I cut the box the way I wanted it, all I did next was cover the box with scrapbook paper. I just used a glue stick (like the type you would use for scrapbooking) to adhere the paper to the box.
Voila! Your cheap cereal box is now a beautiful magazine holder!
I added a touch of flair to the box with my cricut machine with a fancy shmancey label!
(This picture was taken during the day & all the others at night hints the difference in lighting..I am still figuring out this new camera thing!)
Here is what they look like on the shelf in my pretty new office!
Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and I hope you take a stab at making one of your own!