Not enough storage space? No problem! In this tutorial, learn how to recycle an old cereal box into a very cool magazine holder. This video will take you step by step and soon you will be on your way to being both more organized and more eco-friendly!
You Will Need
• A cereal box
• Colored paper (optional)
• Craft paints (optional)
• A brush (optional)
Step 1: Remove the top
Remove the top flaps from the cereal box.
Step 2: Start cutting
Cut the box from one of the top corners down the wide side of the box at a 45-degree angle down to the opposite narrow side
Step 3: Cut across
Cut straight across the narrow side. This will leave part of the narrow panel in place to be a backstop for your magazines.
If you own magazines that are wider across the cover than your cereal box, the entire side panel can be removed so that they fit inside.
Step 4: Continue cutting
Cut upward along the other wide side at a 45-degree angle until you reach the top corner opposite where you started.
Step 5: Fill the box
Fill the box with your magazines. For easy reference and retrieval, place them spine outward and alphabetize them or order them by publication date.
If you want to make the holder craftier – and hide what you eat for breakfast – decorate the outside of the box with colored paper or craft paints.
Step 6: Find a spot for the holder
Place the magazine holder on a bookshelf, desk, or coffee table. It works so well, you might start buying cereal just for the box.