DIY – Recycled Magazine Box

By | August 10, 2010

magazine boxesCalling all magazine hoarders! This DIY craft is just for you. It is a simple guilt free way to get rid of all your old magazines.

Materials Needed:

  • Old Magazines
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • A Big Clip

Step 1
Start with a page from an old magazine. Fold the page at about a quarter inch thickness until it has a little bulk to it. Glue the edge and cut off the remaining page. I don’t recommend using the whole page, it just gets too thick.
Magazine Box 2

Step 2
Next, take the strip of paper and roll it into a circle.
Magazine Box 3

Step 3
Continue making strips and rolling them until you reach your desired diameter for your box.
Magazine Box 4

Step 4
To keep it from unrolling, use a big clip while the glue is still drying.
Magazine Box 5

Step 5
Roll a strip that is about an inch thick or so. Glue it to your roll. You’ll now have what looks like a lid. To give it more support. Make thinner strips and glue them to the outside of the thicker strip.
Magazine Box 6 Magazine Box 7

Step 6
Start the process again for the bottom of the box, however, make it slightly smaller so the lid will fit on it.

Step 7
Next, do the same with the bottom as you did with the lid in Step 5. However, don’t go all the way to the top with the smaller strips. This will create a little ledge for the lid to rest on.
Magazine Box 9 Magazine Box 10

Step 8
Magazine Box 11

Thanks to Stefanie Dean for sharing her awesome crafting ideas!

7 thoughts on “DIY – Recycled Magazine Box

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  2. Glass Bottles

    Wow… Pretty cool little project! Perhaps I’ll make one with all of the credit card offers that get sent to my house!

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  4. haniekunie

    hi.. i’ve tried making this.. i like it!!! i use it to put in my ringgit notes 😀


    I likre the IDEA.

    Actually I Was doing it last night 🙂

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