For some time now I’ve been keeping my eyes open for nice looking magazine holders. However, the nice ones I’ve been looking at cost $7 and $9- not worth it in my opinion. I think they are made out of some kind of stiff cardboard material.
As for the cheap plastic kind? Well, they are just so … cheap looking and I’m not sure how long they’d last. They aren’t all that appealing to look at either.
Last night on our way back home from a mini-vacation in Columbus, Ohio we stopped at Walmart to buy a few things for home. I decided to walk through the office supply aisle and spotted two or three nice empty cardboard boxes shaped like extra large magazine holders. I picked out two of them, found an employee nearby and asked if I could have them. She said yes, they were destined to be thrown out anyhow.
If I really wanted to I could decorate these with stickers, contact paper, or paint. But I don’t know. Knowing they were free makes them just fine for now 😉
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Some stores around where I live won’t let you have the cardboard boxes, they are bundled up and go to a recycling plant.
I think you’re you now have two patterns to use in case you ever want to cut down other boxes as magazine boxes from boxes that items may arrive to your home in. Also if you ever buy printer paper in bulk from an office supply store, it will usually come in a box, and you could cut that box down to match these patterns you now have.
Great job being resourceful! 🙂
I used to work at a grocery store and you wouldn’t believe all the stuff that gets thrown away. I have several baseball card boxes I got from the grocery store years ago. The bottom of the boxes have 4 baseball cards on them. These cards aren’t worth near as much as the actual cards, but the store was throwing them away. It’s great to find special things like the baseball card boxes, but even better to re-purpose items like your new magazine holders!