Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Handmade Magazine/Catalog Box



I have been looking for a magazine/catalog holder for a while now, but I did not have that much chance to look around, when we went to Michael's two weeks ago, they had some baskets and boxes on sale, but I did not buy any because they were about over 10 dollars each and I thought it was too much for a piece of box! Anyway, earlier today, I was looking around at our house and I can see a bunch of catalogs, magazines and sales papers, here and there, we got piles and piles of them, I would love to throw them away but it's mostly my husband's Catalogs so I wouldn't dare throwing one because he'll get upset. That's the reason why I've been wanting a box or holder, so I can put them in it and they wouldn't be everywhere. Then I thought of something, we have plenty of cardboard boxes from the packages that we had ordered before, we don't throw them away because I sell stuff on ebay too, and I reuse them to ship the item that gets sold! I thought of making my own catalog/magazine box, I found a cardboard box that's big and wide enough to fit, probably, about 20 magazines and catalogs, that's how much we get every week. I do not save the old ones, when the new one comes, the old ones goes to the garbage immediately! I do not like stocking up papers unless, they're decorative ones! Anyhow, the picture above is the box that I made earlier, it's just a very simple design, I just cut off the flaps on the box and covered it with my leftover designed paper that I had cut off when I was making my scrapbook. See, I don't throw the left-over papers, sometimes they come in handy! I used a self-sticking foam letters that I bought at Michaels to label the box! I wrapped a thin ribbon around it, so it will have a little character to it and glued a little artificial flowers on it, it's better than displaying a cardboard box in the living room that would look so tacky! Some of you might not like it at all, but it's okay, there ought to be at least one that will! And one is good enough for me!

2 comments:

  1. wow- you sure are very creative!

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  2. Hi, thanks for the nice compliment! You are very talented too, I've seen some of your work! Thanks for dropping by!

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