Hobbies

Customize a magazine holder

Scripps Howard News ServiceOctober 12, 2012 

With a little Mod Podge and decorative paper or fabric, you can create a custom look for your home or office.

SHNS PHOTO COURTESY OF CATHIE FILIAN

Getting organized doesn’t mean you have to have boring-looking storage bins and organizers. With a little Mod Podge and decorative paper or fabric, you can create a custom look for your home or office.

I look for basic storage items at big discount retailers. This project is most successful on items with a smooth surface such as plastic, tin, wood, terra-cotta and glass. With Mod Podge acting as a glue and sealer, you can attach decorative papers, labels or art to a basic storage item and then seal to create a more permanent design.

For this design, I used a plain wood magazine holder and three sheets of scrapbooking paper. The project took less than an hour to complete. You won’t need much to get started.

Supplies

• Mod Podge Matte

• Wood magazine holder

• Craft knife and cutting mat

• Hot-glue gun

• Pencil

• Rhinestones – coordinating assortment

• Scrapbooking paper – minimum of three coordinating sheets

Steps

• Use the pencil to trace the shapes of the sides of the magazine holder onto the back of your scrapbooking paper sheets.

• Use the craft knife to cut the shapes out.

• Apply Mod Podge Matte to the back of the papers and affix to the magazine holder. Let dry for at least two hours and then coat the entire surface with Mod Podge. After 15 minutes, you may apply another coat if desired.

•  Use glue gun to apply rhinestones if desired.

Cathie Filian is a lifestyle expert, TV host, author and designer who blogs at cathiefilian.com.

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