DIY Magazine Organizers

DIY magazine organizers
I like to start the new year with things clean and organized.  It feels good to start a new year with a fresh start.  I like to get my spring cleaning done now because I have the time off from work and also because when it is actually spring, I'd rather be outside enjoying the beautiful weather, not cleaning and organizing.

So while I've been on vacation, I've been cleaning, sorting, and organizing and using my Pinterest Organizing board for inspiration.   (Do I know how to have a good time or what?) 

Not only am I a pin junkie, I'm also a magazine junkie.  I get several magazines and I'm constantly ripping pages out to save ideas for later.  I don't always get to read my magazines right away, and after a while they start piling up and looking unsightly, sloppy, and disorganized.


When I saw this pin on Pinterest, I knew that this would be a great fix to my overflowing magazine problem. 

 Bookholders!

This idea is from Lyssa Beth and if you go here you can get get the directions and measurements for cutting your boxes.  She used Priority mail boxes that she got for free at the post office.  I'm not recommending that you do this since I'm pretty sure using new, unused postal boxes for something other than mailing packages is mail fraud and I don't want to get you in trouble with the post office.  You could use cereal boxes or some other box would work fine. Or maybe you have some leftover boxes from Christmas presents.  Just make sure they are sturdy and all the same size and shape for a uniform look.

DIY Magazine Organizers 
I love inexpensive projects and all I had to buy was a roll of contact paper.  I would have liked to get a prettier pattern, but the choices were limited at Walmart and this green was the best I could find.

DIY Magazine Organizers
Now my magazines are organized and look much neater than they previously did piled on the floor!



43 comments:

  1. Great idea! BTW - I'm totally addicted to Pinterest, too! Stopping by from Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative.

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  2. Great idea! This has been on my to-do-list for a while now. Yours turned out super cute!

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  3. I've been setting up a sewing/craft room for weeks now. I say "been setting up" because I just seem to be moving from one organizing project to another. It seems like while I'm reorganizing my beads, I think if a better way to organize my thread, and while I'm doing that I'm reminded that I still need to make the thread catcher, and before I finish that I think of a better way to organize my ribbons, and so on and so on.. and now I realize what I need to do to organize my magazines!! I'm wondering if it will ever all be "done" where I can just enjoy the space! Thanks for keeping my to-do list going!! Seriously, these turned out great. They're as decorative as they are organizational :)

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  4. That sounds like me, too! I hope this helps you organize your magazines. Happy new year and best wishes in 2013!

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  5. I need some of these but did not want to spend the money or have ones that were not my style. This solves both problems :)Visiting from Debbie Doos.

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  6. Love your blog! I would love for you to visit my linky party going on now at http://wallisfarmsdailywalk.blogspot.com/2013/01/blog-post.html

    Have a great day!

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  7. i love this look-i'm halfway there, lol, bc my stuff is in the boxes, but they aren't covered. good for you!

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  8. Very nice way to up-cycle! :) Thanks for sharing this to my link-up on Fibro, Fit and Fab! :)

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  9. very cute and ceative upcycle idea. stopping by from southern lovely :) going to follow your blog because I am ridiculously addicted to pinterest too, so why not add some more craziness!

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  10. I love these. I'm going to do this. What a great way to do magazine holders. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/01/week-in-review-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  11. That's pretty neat. Love the way you did it, and you could even give this as a gift:)

    Hopping by and following your lovely blog's GFC and Pinterest. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

    I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe's first giveaway event.

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  12. Awesome idea! dropping by from earning my cape

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  13. What an amazing upcycle! I would love for you to come link up at my new weekly linky party Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life. I'm working with a couple of bigger bloggers to feature great projects, so I'm hoping to bring fabulous exposure for participants! http://ajennuinelife.blogspot.com/2013/01/thrifty-to-nifty-thursdays-1.html

    Jenn - A Jennuine Life

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  14. That turned out AMAZING!!!! I need to make some too!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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  15. They look great! My daughters have just done this with cereal boxes! - such a good idea!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you are having a fabulous festive week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  16. These are great and they are very cute! Love the color. Thanks for sharing at I Gotta Try That. Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Marcie

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  17. Great idea! They look so organized...and so pretty!

    Linda @ The French Hens Nest

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  18. That's a great way to organize magazine and coordinate it with your room decor! :)

    Thank you so much for sharing it at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

    Have a great weekend!
    Marti

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  19. I just paid $5 for one on clearance at TJ Maxx. I could kick myself! Such a great idea!!

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  20. Love it! I have a little box that we keep toy cars in, I think I may just cover it inside and out with contact paper. Oh, and an empty diaper box that we can re-use to hold new diapers!

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  21. I wish I spent more time on pinterest. great idea. Happy New Year wishes and thank you for sharing at the hop. I hope you will stop by again soon. I posted the new giveaway! xo

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  22. I made these last year and they look SO much nicer than the piles of magazines and paperwork waiting to be read!
    Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  23. What a nifty thrifty idea...hope you come by on Monday and share it with us at my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  24. Your magazine boxes turned out beautifully--I really like them!

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  25. Great use of the priority boxes.Yours turned out really cute.

    I'm having a GOOGLE + Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and link up your Google +. If you don't have Google + it's ok, come link up your blog or favorite post.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2013/01/google-social-hop.html


    I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week beginning in January. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.

    http://mydailyphotojourney.blogspot.com/2012/12/looking-for-pinners.html

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  26. I've also spent some of Christmas break decluttering and re-organizing. It's so nice to start a year with a newly organized house. :) Great idea for magazines. I really need to sort through mine right now. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!

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  27. Was looking for something like this!! I have two plastic ones that will benefit from a face lift, and I can make a few extra from cardboard to match!

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  28. Oh how I love my magazines. Just something about holding it in your hands, curled up on the couch and enthralling yourself into each and every page. I do the same rip out thing, but I have some that I just have to hand on to. I have lots of containers that I store them in, but this is a handy idea. I've always bought mine. Making your own is sure smart. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  29. I'm the same way. It's just not the same reading the digital version of magazines.

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  30. This is a great idea. I have gotten rid of a lot of my fashion magazines but would be perfect for the art & craft ones I've kept. Thanks for linking up @ DearCreatives.com

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  31. I pinned this idea months ago, but I never got to it. Congrats on actually doing it! I love the paper you chose. Great job, and thanks for linking at OneCreativeMommy.com.

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  32. This needs to be on the top of my to-do list! They look great. Thanks for the inspiration, and for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. :)

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  33. Very easy and cute!

    Thanks for post!

    Kisses,

    Amanda Lima
    http://bemprendada.blogspot.com.br/

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  34. These are awesome and such a great organizer. I am a new follower! Follow me back!
    Kimberli @ greatastestuesdays.blogspot.com

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