*Or, near enough as makes no never mind, as Mom used to say.
We have a bit of a magazine problem at our house. Or I suppose, to be more precise, a magazine storage problem. That’s what happens when someone buys every magazine they see with a motorcycle on the front. 😉
At any rate, something must be done!
You will need:
- A large, empty cereal box
- A ruler or straight-edge
- A marker, pen, pencil, etc.
- Wrapping paper
Step 1: Cut off the flaps on top.
Step 2: Mark the box from corner to corner on each side (make sure you have the top of the line on the same side on each side).
Step 3: Cut down the line, across the short side of the box (at the crease) and up the other line in one piece. You really need the cut-off portion to be in one piece.
Step 4: Flip it over so the top is at the bottom. Use the magazines to measure how far you need to scoot it over so they’ll fit. Tape the pieces together securely (don’t forget the bottom!) all around, inside and out.
Step 5: Mark around from the bottom of one “V” to the bottom of the “V” on the other side. (Make sure you’re doing this to the piece you taped on, and not the big piece.)
Step 6: Cut across the line.
And it works! But, if (like me), you object to Kung-fu Panda and packing tape in your decorating, continue:
Step 7: Wrap the magazine holder. (This will require some wrapping-fu.)
(I made a straight cut down from the top to accommodate the weird angle. ALSO – be sure to tape the wrapping paper down on the inside, ALL the way around. This will help minimize wear and tear as the magazines go in and out.)
Is it macho? No. Is it elegant? Ummmmm….
maybe? No. But it works.
So there you go! See? No power tools, no problem.