15 June, 2009

Magazine Holders from old Express Mail Boxes

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch hosts Metamorphosis Monday. Click on the link to take you to view other posts where people changed something.

Now that there is no DHL courier service in the US, our company has dozens of express mail boxes that would normally be thrown out and end in the landfill.

Our office library uses magazine holders for various reference material. These magazine holders are normally very expensive. I used the old express mail boxes and turned them into magzine holders.

Measure the height you need which will fit into your bookcase or just trace the outline of a magazine holder you already have on to an express mail box.

Use a knife or exacto knife to cut out the corner. Scissors do not work as well. Now you have a magazine holder for free, and saved this box from ending up in the landfill.

You can go a step further and cover them so they look very stylish in your home office. You can paint your box, cover it in wallpaper, scrap book paper, old road maps, etc. Let your imagination be your guide. What do you already have around your house that you don't have to buy?

Click the link to check Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for directions to decoupage the boxes.

Two upcoming memes I am looking forward to:

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life is having a cloche party on June 19. I am getting ready to show you all my cloches. Be sure to add yours and check out the others.

Another event over at Kathleen's Blog, Cuisine Kathleen is Let There Be White on June 23rd! This is a celebration of summer. Lets all do a white tablescape with white flowers, white tablecloth's, even white food!


Ashley ~ said...

Thanks for the tip*! Looks easy enough, so I am going to give it a try. Thanks ~ _Ashley

Kammy said...

Great idea ! I have been wanting to buy some cardboard ones....but, now think I will do this myself !
Love it !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Unknown said...

What a great idea! Recycling is everyone's responsibility and you are doing your part. Thank you for sharing.


Unknown said...

What a great idea! Recycling is everyone's responsibility and you are doing your part. Thank you for sharing.


Martha said...

How clever and although inexpensive (magazine holders) these are free! I do have quite a few of them for those magazines that I cannot bear to throw away --

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Brilliant idea. Beautiful magazine holders!!

Becky K. said...

Very creative, Karen.

I can just imagine a line up of these beauties.

Kathy said...

Great Idea!!

Shelia said...

What a great idea!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Barb said...

Karen, this is great....so creative! Will definitely have to try this. Thanks.


Domestic Designer said...

What a great idea! Thanks!

Amelia said...

What a great project to save for rainy days!!!

Decor To Adore said...

Clever girl~!

Allidink said...

Oh so clever! Great idea and your saving the earth :)

All the best,

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Now this is just smart! What a great idea! laurie

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Great idea!!! I'll have to give it a try... I happened upon your blog for the first time, I'll follow cause I enjoyed my visit! and I'm with you on the purple loose whatever it is!!! We have it here in Mich. and it's NOT good. Stop in Up-North for a visit.. xoxo~Kathy @ sweetup-northmornings.blogspot.com

kel said...

Very cool idea!!! I love it!!!

ps. I'm not at girlintheglasses anymore! I've moved to

sarah said...

What a good idea! You can cover these to match your home office too! I like that idea!!!!!!!!