Sure, you can throw your DVDs on a shelf in no particular order. Or you can pile your magazines messily on the coffee table. Or you could take a few extra minutes to organize your media in a more inspired way. Here are ten clever ideas that will get your organizational juices flowing.
Two things glossy magazines have going for them: they're colorful and plentiful. This also means they're a perfect medium with which to make other stuff. The starburst pictured above seems to be
You'd think with the advent of the intertubes, I wouldn't be such a magazine junky, but, god forgive me, I LOVE getting glossy periodicals in the mail. The down side is, of course, they do start to accumulate, and even though we diligently deposit them in the recycling bin (after being picked through and disemboweled with a blade
All About Orange has posted a FABULOUS recycling how-to. Get this....they show us how to turn a page from a magazine into a lovely gift bow. And the best part is, it looks like a real bow! As you can probably guess, the supplies we'll need to make them are minimal.
Diane at CraftStylish puts old magazines to good use by turning their pages into reeds. Although she shows us how to make a magazine reed box, she tells us that the reeds can be used to decorate a myriad of things.
Once again, Jeffery Rudell outdoes himself as he turns old magazines into a trash can for his craft room. His tutorial might look a bit intimidating at first, but that's only because it's very thorough.
Yup–just SIX magazines and a little time and you too could have an cool plant stand like this one.
And you don’t need glue, tape or even a scissors to make one! It only takes few steps from start to finish. They include pulling out any subscription cards, and then, basically, just folding and tucking the pages. To read the entire tutorial, head on over to Re-nest.
(If you have more than 6 magazines on hand, you could even make a tower of...
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You know how it is. This month's magazines are piled up because you still haven’t read the ones from last month...and maybe even the month before that. And if you subscribe to weeklies (damn you The New Yorker!) you might have an even bigger problem. Have no fear. Now you can let those mags pile up and not feel guilty. Hey, with Arik Levy’s Stool Strap, you might even feel fashionable. Props to Arik for the design, but you could just buy some...