DIY: Magazine rack

I love buying newspapers at the week end (my Saturday mornings treat). I also hate throwing them away till I haven’t finished to read them (ocd? ;)) which means that my appartment can actually look quite messy – papers on the table, on the sofa, etc..

I started looking online for some DIY magazine rack tutorials about a month ago – something that could be made reusing materials that I already had – and finally came across a tutorial involving a old washing powder box…

The original tutorial is available here but I adapted it to my own idea.

What you need?

– a old empty washing powder box (It has to be big enough for magazines to fit in. I used a 30 x 20 x 9 cm box)

– Some white glue for paper, card, fabric, etc.

– Good scissors

– Brown sellotape

– nice paper or fabric that you will use to cover the box

How to make your own magazine rag?

Cut your washing powder box as per picture.

Close the front of the box using brown sellotape. I also sellotaped all the edges for extra solidity.

Cover the box with some paper (or fabric) that you like using white glue. I personally used some old newspapers to cover my new magazine rack.

Tips: Use lots of glue and let your magazine rack dry for at least one night before using it.


Et voila…..


About elleadi

I am a 28 year old lady blogging on what I like the most: Fashion & Beauty, Food, DIY and gardenning – always keeping an eco-minded angle. I have started this blog to share my experience of living a greener life in Dublin, Ireland. I post on my green living tips and favourite green shops and restaurants. I believe that little things can make a big difference…
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2 Responses to DIY: Magazine rack

  1. Simple and effective. Great idea.

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