Magazine BoxSeptember 10, 2012 4:04 am Crafts, Green Crafting, Home Decor, Mod Podge, Paper Crafts
By General Crafts Contributor Sara, from the blog Clever Pink Pirate.
My guest bathroom is so bare and could definitely use some color. Our budget is tight right now and I always try to upcycle something I already have to fit into my decor. I created this magazine box for our guest bathroom out of an empty cereal box and wrapping paper using Mod Podge. It took less than an hour to create and the cost was minimal.
- Large Cereal Box (empty)
- Mod Podge
- Wrapping Paper or Scrapbook Paper
- Gorilla Glue or strong craft glue
Take the cereal box and open it up where it is glued. Adhere the tops of the box to the inside of the box like shown above with scotch or packing tape.
Measure the wrapping paper to go on the front and inside of the box, to the bottom, leaving the bottom unwrapped. Cut the paper according to the measurement.
Take the mod podge and adhere the backside of the paper to the box on the outside and inside, smoothing as you go.
Once the paper is securely glued, start folding the box back together, sealing with a strong craft glue. I personally like using Gorilla Glue (wood), it works great on most of my projects and you can’t see it.
Place heavy objects inside the box to make sure the pressure makes the glue and paper stick. Allow an hour to dry.
This cute box can be put in bathrooms, bedrooms, guest rooms and living rooms! The great thing about this is that it is fairly cheap meaning you can easily change them out with the seasons!