I’ve been trying to do more crafty things lately. I’ve always loved crafts…or at least loved the idea of them, but not always had time to do them. Since I don’t have any more hours in my days I’ve tried to take on simple crafts that are budget and time friendly, but also fun useful. (I know you know what I’m talking about…all those super cute things you see on Pinterest but really don’t have a function other than being super cute? Ain’t nobody got time for that!) So today I’m going to show you a super simple way to up-cycle your cereal boxes and turn them in to awesome magazine or document holders.
All you need to do this is 30 minutes, an empty cereal box and a couple sheets of scrapbook paper (or wrapping paper if that’s what you have available), a pen or marker, a straight edge (I used a magazine because I couldn’t find a ruler) a pair of scissors and glue of some type. I didn’t have any of that cool people brush on glue so I just used my trusty hot glue gun and things turned out just fine. As you can see being even remotely organized is not a requirement.
I started by drawing some lines and trimming the box to get the shape and size I wanted my magazine holder to be.
Once the box was trimmed I traced and trimmed my scrapbook paper to match. The first piece of paper will be for one side and the back spine, the second piece of paper will be for the other side and front spine. Make sure you leave a little excess on all sides so you can wrap it around the inside (basically like wrapping a gift).
What you end up with is a super cute little magazine / document holder that can be personalized or tailored to match pretty much any decor.
Is this something you think you’d have fun making? What’s your favorite up-cycle project? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!