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Topic: Tut: Make your own library-style magazine storage boxes (and save $$$)!  (Read 40085 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2007 05:33:23 PM »

cool! i tried this idea with a cereal box before also. i really like the curvy design thing you did on the sides.
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2007 12:22:20 PM »

Those are great, I always use laundry detergent boxes for this...I love recycling!!!! And u r right about the overpricedness of these things..boo Tongue Its more fun to make them tho
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« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2007 10:01:17 PM »

this a a great idea! I also think the Target ones are quite the rip-off. These a awesome  Grin
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2007 02:33:15 AM »

Cool boxes!  I really like the scalloped edges.  Smiley

I've got some similar magazine boxes (not as cool as yours, since I haven't decorated them).  If ya'll want to save some of the cutting and re-sizing, the Priority Mail boxes, as well as the small Fed-Ex and UPS boxes, are perfectly sized for magazines, notebooks and scrapbooking paper.  Use previously used boxes, of course! 
« Reply #14 on: August 26, 2007 11:11:08 PM »

You did a great job, I actually thought it was veneer at first.

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« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2007 02:23:19 PM »

This make me want to use boxes now when I go to Aldi's to shop! Our Aldi's tries to hide the boxes before the customers can use them though, for some reason! I may snag a couple boxes to use and cut up for my magazines. My mom gives me her old Woman's Day and Missouri Conservation magazines (I try and make some crafts out of them, and recipes) and having 2 girls in school, when school projects come in, they'll be handy! But, another way to save $$ is go to Aldi's and snag a couple boxes to take home, wish I woulda seen this years ago! Great tutorial!
« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2007 08:37:34 PM »

I so need to make one of these.
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« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2007 07:45:04 PM »

this is freakin' awesome! thank you so much for sharing ! i really need this.  did you use the wallpaper headboard template fromt he most recent issue of blueprint for your embellishment?
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« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2007 06:07:43 AM »

did you use the wallpaper headboard template fromt he most recent issue of blueprint for your embellishment?
No, I didn't; I haven't yet seen the newest Blueprint issue.  I'll have to check it out.
I actually scribbled with brown markers on brown construction paper, and cut them into strips.  If you play around with the placement of the strips a little bit, you can get a wood grain-looking pattern. 

Candreya-My thoughts exactly-I got all of my boxes from Aldi's.  Sometimes I go in there and it looks like I'm shopping for boxes, because my cart is loaded with boxes Smiley !  I used the orange juice boxes for this project, because the height of the orange juice boxes is perfect with most standard sized magazines, and you can get that neato looking orange artwork showing through the magaines from the inside.

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« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2007 07:46:45 PM »

I bet you could do this pre-sized with FedEx boxes, they are just about the right size and sturdy --- I will have to try with the next one I get.....
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