I have quite the growing collection of magazines. It’s sort of embarrassing really. I collect: Everyday Food, Everyday with Rachel Ray, This Old House, and I have a bunch of old issues of ReadyMade and the entire first year of Teen Vogue. I have a few other subscriptions, but I don’t really collect them as much as read them (or maybe it would be more accurate to say I look at them) and either recycle them or cut them up for projects.
Anyway, I have been trying to find more creative and cute ways to display my magazine archives; rather than leave them in this giant disorganized basket at the foot of my bed. So I decided to make some magazine holders with some left over wall paper I had.
1. Supplies needed: small boxes (like cereal boxes), packing tape, adhesive (I used Mod Podge) and decorative paper (mine was wall paper scraps). 2. Cut your boxes into magazine holder shapes (whatever that means to you-I wanted a slight slant on the sides) and reinforce the boxes with packaging tape. 3. Use your adhesive to glue large pieces of paper to the sides of your box. 4. Trim and fold the paper and continue gluing it to the box until you have covered all sides.
I found that these were best displayed together, or you could have them in among thicker books or book ends. They don’t stand up well on there own-that’s all I’m saying.
Thanks for letting me share project #16 of my 2012 craft challenge with you all. Keep it real. xo. Emma