I had on my list to purchase 8 magazine storage boxes, this week at the store. But when I priced them, I didn’t want to pay the prices. (At any given store they ranged from $5-20 each). So, I went home and researched how to make them myself! It is amazingly easy! My husband even helped with the cutting & wrapping. Thank you!!
The magazine “butlers” from West Elm are $18 each. Love the store, but no thank you!
These are the older style (not available anymore) from West Elm. I love the brown designed one!
If you’re like me and don’t want to pay the price to have these, you can make them yourself. The directions are below.
You will need 1 box for every 2 organizers you wish to make. I used some left over usps boxes I had from my photography business. I only used 4 boxes and got 8 organizers.
Draw your template on the first box. If the box is standing tall, you will make a line 4 inches up and 3 inches wide from the left side. Flip the box from bottom to top and do the same. Then flip over the box, and pencil in the same measurements, making sure to match up with the other side.
Using a box cutter, carefully cut over the lines. Use the first box as your template for the additional boxes.
Here is what it looks like (this is one complete box)…
Now you are ready to decorate it! You can use any style of wrapping paper you wish, but remember to use a good quality/thick wrapping paper, or it will tear easily.
If you know me well, you know that I LOVE anything polka dot, so when I spotted this paper at Hobby Lobby, I about screamed! It was 50% off. It’s very high quality, thick paper. They have many other adorable papers to choose from as well.
Now, all you have left to do is start wrapping…
It was a little time consuming, but a rewarding completion. We saved from $40-160 (depending on the store) by doing them ourselves.
I’m so happy with the finished product…
Next, I placed the labels I recieved from a white elephant gift exchange last week, on the boxes. Thanks Alexa! They are from the Container Store.
I labeled the boxes with all of my magazine subscriptions. Not only can you store magazines here, but you can store notebooks, folders, and whatever else your heart desires.
I wasn’t worried about the back side, since it won’t be facing forward or seen.
I put them on an in-expensive shelf I had stored in my basement, until I complete my office wall shelving (hopefully one day soon!).
The total cost of this project was $3.00 and it took about 1.5 hours (with my husbands help).
I love organized spaces!
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