Cereal Box Magazine Holder


You all might remember that last week I had a fun time using what I had to make a shredder (Shredalina) dressed up and pretty. But I haven’t stopped there! Cardboard boxes have now opened up a whole new world for me! So when I saw a giant cereal box, I knew it was destined for a life beyond containing cereal. Instead of cereal box I saw magazine holder. And this is how I did it (in the tune of “This is how we do it…”).

I took the box, a box cutter, tape, and pretty paper.

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I then cut off the flaps.

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I could have stopped there, but most magazine holders I have seen have an angled side to them to allow easy access to the magazines. I measured six inches down the back and then traced an angled line from the front to the back.

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All I did was to cut along my lines.

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Then I covered like a present with some pretty wrapping paper. You could also use fabric (like I did with Shredalina) or perhaps some pretty magazine pages would be a fun twist.

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That’s it! How easy and awesome is that! I always thought they charged too much for the cardboard magazine holders. Now you can make these for the price of cereal!


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  • Betty819

    Megan, thanks for sharing this project on your blog. How does one know if you have both sides of the box lined up perfect with the other side? How easy is it to cut it straight without mashing the cardboard? If I could find any at Target as “Rapposdy in Rooms” did, I’d buy them instead of making them. I have purchased file holders or magazine boxes before but they come folded flat and you have to put them together. They don’t hold up for long when you start putting a lot of magazines in them. I’d rather spend the extra money and buy something that is already made sturdy. I found some really nice ones at Joanne’s but I should have bought more then the two I bought because I haven’t been able to get back over there at that location to see if they still sell them. The Joanne’s close to me didn’t know what I was talking about when I asked if they sold them. Evidently there is such a thing as a Super Joanne’s..my favorite store but it’s 20 plus miles away in somewhat unfamiliar territory so I may get there once a year if that.ReplyCancel

    • Hi Betty! To make sure both of your sides are even, just measure down each side of the box the same distance and make a mark. Then draw a line using a straight edge from the very top corner of the box to your measured mark. Then just cut along that line. It cuts very easily using a box cutter. You may also want to put a little weight in the bottom, like a piece of scrap wood or something like that to keep it upright better.

      I’ve never heard of a Super JoAnn’s! Sounds pretty cool! Best of luck with your magazine organizing!ReplyCancel

      • Betty819

        Flower gardening, organizing, decorating magazines are my weakness. I need to go through each one of those, and either save the page that really interest me, then put it in a specific notebook for that purpose, then get rid of the rest of the magazine. My two garden journals are overflowing. Need to find time to go through each one of those, discard the printed material I saved on flowers I no longer grow and maybe I could condense those two large notebooks(binders). I used to subscribe to another gardening magazine and I went through all of those and just saved issues that was of interest to me. Got rid of about 5 years worth that I saved because of articles in each one that would benefit me.

        Winter is coming up so that’s a good winter project. My problem is my ADD..I get sidetracked so easily. I have a tendency to pull stuff out and never complete one task before my brain is telling me to go to another project..putting it all back where it came from is another problem and I’m a piler, instead of a filer..It is very frustrating and I continously am aware of my downfall and are trying to correct it. At my age, it is hard to break some habits.ReplyCancel

        • It sounds like a great system if you can keep up with it! I’ve seen a couple of people put their favorites in a binder and it seems a great way to keep track of your favorites. It sounds like the perfect thing to do during the winter!ReplyCancel

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