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Wine Box Magazine Holder

OK first let me start with...yes my hubby and I drink box wines and I know some of you out there are cringing. Other than the fact that box wine is cheaper and we are saving money to buy a house the other main factor is the waste that bottles create. We drink a lot of wine. :)

So every time I throw the empty wine box in the recycle container I hold it for a minute and try to think of something that I could reuse it for, it's really strong cardboard but an odd shape so storage is out...and then it hit me! I grabbed the American weapon of choice, the box cutter, and I sliced a diagonal line across and BAM! A magazine holder!

But having boxed wine magazine holders are not that classy as far as decor so I went to work with scrapbook paper. The rest of the steps are so easy that my 3 1/2 year old helped me make it.

First I laid the sides of the box on a 12x12 sheet of scrapbook paper, you could use any type of paper. My 3 1/2 year old traced around the box and then I cut it out. We did this for all the sides and then I simply taped each piece to the box. To finish off the project I covered the whole thing in clear packing tape so that the paper won't get torn or ripped from pulling it off the shelf. Take your time with this step so you don't have any bubbles in the tape.

The end result is fabulous!


Anonymous said...

I love this idea. I will start using it and really go to town.

Unknown said...

The end result is awesome, but I am sad to hear that you drink box wine.

cindyloohoo said... have now given everyone a fantastic reason to switch our habits of grabbing for the bottles. What a fantastic end product!!!!!!!!! I guess I know what I will be doing this weekend- of course, spending Friday night consuming the wine!


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