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Tutorial: Customized Magazine Holders

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Tutorial: Customized Magazine Holders

On a recent trip to Ikea I saw a 5 pack of plain white magazine holders for only $2. I knew these would be perfect for my new and improved craft room {once it's done I'll post pictures}. I immediately started brainstorming about how I wanted to make these. I went to the craft store took my inspirational color pallet with me (see the file cabinet makeover), and started matching other papers and patterns to it. In the end I came up with four different patterns and colors that would work well with this new room. What I love best about this project is that it cost me less than $10 to complete (factoring int he cost of the spray adhesive--w/o that cost it was less than $5!!!

Supplies you'll need for this project: 
  • 1 pkg of 5 white cardboard magazine holders ($2 at ikea)
  • (10) 2 sheets each of coordinating paper 
  • spray adhesive
  • exacto knife
  • cutting mat
  • tons of newspaper to cover your surface
 
Each magazine holder requires two 12x12 sheets of scrapbook paper (or some fabric would probably work too). I first used modge podge to adhere the first sheet and I noticed that the paper was bubbling up, so I quickly switch to spray adhesive which worked best. If you've never worked with spray adhesive IT GETS EVERYWHERE!!! Beware of everything around you! I sprayed one piece of scrapbook paper then carefully placed it onto the magazine holder. I then carefully wrapped the excess paper onto its side.


*Here's what it looks like folded. Next, you will take your exacto knife and carefully cut around the silhouet of the magazine holder removing the excess paper (don't throw this away you will use the scraps for the next step pictured below).  You will repeat this step again trying to match the back piece as close as possible to the existing sheet so that they match up. Then cut off the excess. 

Next you will take the scraps of paper you just cut with the exacto knife and piece together the front portion. Remember you won't see the front of the holder on the shelf you will see the back of the magazine holder. Apply more spray adhesive, and place the paper on the front. 


Here is what the finished product will look like. Now repeat all of the steps above to finish the remaining 4 magazine holders. 

Here are 4 of the 5 magazine holders resting on my bookcase! 
*As you can see I didn't match all the seams of the paper up that well. If you can't match the seams you could always use a third piece of scrapbook paper to make the back flow evenly! 

As seen on: CraftGawker


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19 Comments:

At September 10, 2010 at 8:11 AM , Blogger Melissa said...

They look good! I love that paisely paper! I've been wanting to make some of these. I've seen how you can do it with empty cereal boxes! Thanks for sharing!
Melissa

 
At September 10, 2010 at 11:06 AM , Blogger Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

They look SO cute! What a great way to hide all your magazines -- great tutorial too! :)

 
At September 10, 2010 at 11:40 AM , Blogger Suzanne said...

Wow, those look great! I have a ton of these cardboard magazine things in a closet at my parents' house (but they are ugly gray/blue/brown). I think I will have to go dig them out for this project and use them in our office.

:)

 
At September 10, 2010 at 11:56 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

These are SO cute! I'd love to try something similar in my craft room for all my art books and magazines!

 
At September 10, 2010 at 12:19 PM , Blogger *A* said...

Those look fantastic! Thank you for the idea, I think I'll try something like this to hold my scrapbook paper!

 
At September 10, 2010 at 2:43 PM , Blogger KBraden said...

Thanks for the follow! I am following you back! I love those! I will be back to check out the rest of your craftiness!

 
At September 10, 2010 at 5:37 PM , Blogger Chris said...

This is such a fantastic idea! And $2.00! Get out! :)

 
At September 10, 2010 at 8:00 PM , Blogger Becca said...

Great tutorial! I'd love it if you'd link up at my Home and Family Friday linky party.

Becca
http://becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com/2010/09/back-at-it.html

 
At September 10, 2010 at 8:38 PM , Blogger Nicole@Whimsy-Lane said...

Love the papers you used. This is on my list to do for my daughter bedroom. Thanks for the inspiration!

 
At September 11, 2010 at 12:38 AM , Blogger Atticmag said...

They look wonderful and I especially like the color combo and the one with the paisley motif.

Please stop by, we're giving away a super Roxy girl's bedding ensemble for "Giveaway Friday"!

Jane T. visiting from Frugal Friday

 
At September 11, 2010 at 8:56 AM , Blogger Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Cute papers! I've been meaning to do this for awhile.... it's another one of those projects on "the list".

:) Yours look great!

 
At September 12, 2010 at 1:08 PM , Blogger funfunfun said...

Following from Pink Dandy...would love to have you follow back!
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At September 12, 2010 at 4:36 PM , Blogger Ron Cooper said...

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At September 12, 2010 at 4:39 PM , Blogger Erin Wallace said...

These are fantastic. I bought a bunch of these at Target Years ago for something like $12 each. Yours are better!

I am here for the Sunday blog hops and am following you via google reader. I hope to see you at Dropped Stitches.

xo Erin

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At September 12, 2010 at 11:30 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

Those look great! I love this blog. You give me so many great ideas I want to try :)

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:23 AM , Anonymous Stephanie said...

Those look great! I love this blog. You give me so many great ideas I want to try :)

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Anonymous Atticmag said...

They look wonderful and I especially like the color combo and the one with the paisley motif.

Please stop by, we're giving away a super Roxy girl's bedding ensemble for "Giveaway Friday"!

Jane T. visiting from Frugal Friday

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Anonymous Suzanne said...

Wow, those look great! I have a ton of these cardboard magazine things in a closet at my parents' house (but they are ugly gray/blue/brown). I think I will have to go dig them out for this project and use them in our office.

:)

 
At May 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Anonymous Melissa said...

They look good! I love that paisely paper! I've been wanting to make some of these. I've seen how you can do it with empty cereal boxes! Thanks for sharing!
Melissa

 

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