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Diy Decorated Magazine Holder

I'm such a magazine hoarder, I hold onto them for years and years and can't bring myself to throw them out. I used to cut them up and save them in scrapbooks but lately they've just been mounting up in a not so tidy stack. I'd been trying to think of a better way to store them when I came across these wooden magazine holders from Ikea, all they needed was a splash of colour and some pattern to brighten them up.

How to make Diy Decorated Magazine Holders

Materials needed:

Wooden Magazine Holders.
Decorative papers.
Pva glue or mod podge.
Paintbrush or foam brush.
And a pencil.

1. Take your magazine holder and using it as a template trace around each side of the box onto your decorative paper. Cut out all the pieces and place them in position to see if any adjustments need to be made. Be patient and try to be as precise as you can, taking your time now will mean a much neater end result.

2. Apply a thin, even layer of pva glue or mod podge to your first side.

3. Carefully line up and stick your paper down smoothing out any air bubbles as your go. Repeat until all the sides are covered.

4. Apply a label to the front and leave to dry.

Diy Decorated Magazine Holder

There's so many different ways you could customise these files, I used my favourite scrapbooking paper from the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm range (I also used it to make this perfect bound notebook) and my Cath Kidston labels but you could use wallpaper, fabric or even leave them plain and decorate them with stamps.

What do you think? I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out. They really brighten up my book shelves and it's great to have somewhere to finally store some of my magazines.

If you want more craft project ideas don't forget to head on over to Pinterest and follow my Things to Make and Do board.