Quick & Easy Decoupage

I don’t know about you, but I’m glad the weekend is here and I’m ready to see this week in the rear view mirror. 🙂 And I want to thank SO many of you who sent me wonderful, positive emails! That made my day totally, so thank you so much for that.

I’m adding this post to Wendy at The Shabby Nest’s Frugal Friday party!

Magazine holder before

You know how I love to decoupage things. I really was on a kick several years ago and stopped for awhile, but there’s just so much you can do with the stuff. Found these cardboard magazine holders at a yardsale, 50 cents for all. Have you priced these lately? You can hardly find a plain one for less than $8 or so. I have a couple of them that I’ve painted to match my office, but I can always use more for my magazine hoarding enjoyment.


So, first thing I did was give them a quick spray paint coat of black on the insides making sure to hit the edges too since that would show.


Then I went to Hobby Lobby and bought scrapbook paper to match my office and it was 1/2 off that week. That’s always a plus!


I simply laid the paper on each side, creasing the paper to fit the cardboard and cut it all out with scissors, then glued it on with my Mod Podge. I didn’t even coat the top of the paper, just underneath.


And when they were finished, they looked like this and now I have all this extra magazine storage. These are plenty sturdy for my needs.


And they’re mostly filled up already. I really have to get rid of some of these.

Do you ever actually go back and read old magazines?

I hardly ever do, so I don’t have a legitimate excuse to keep holding onto all of them. What I need to do is cut out the articles and pics I really love and get rid of the rest. I just can’t seem to part with my magazines. Can you?

- Rhoda


  1. They are gorgeous!!! I have some plain wooden ones I bought at IKEA years ago sitting in my garage waiting for this type of inspiration. Thank you!

  2. Bahama Shores Mama says

    I need a way to keep these magazines stored and your’s is sooo pretty~ thanks!

  3. Tiffany @ happy day says

    Oh, my goodness. I LOVE these! They look fantastic! I have been looking for some new ones. I never seem to go back and read my magazines either but you just never know when you might need them so it is safer to keep them! : )

  4. I love it! You are so creative!

    I used to keep magazines, but I ran out of room. Now, I just pull out the pages I want and put them in a binder.

  5. Rachel@oneprettything.com says

    WAY pretty! I so need to do this! I’ll be linking.

  6. I have been wanting to make these for a long time!
    Thank you for sharing!

  7. Lenora Ziobro says

    You can use magazines for so many things.Please before you throw them out,donate them to a hospital or nursing home.Everyone hates waiting and picking up a magazine can alleviate so much stress!You can also give them to schools for art projects.

  8. These look great! Hmmm….I have a couple of heavy duty boxes out in the garage…wonder how they would look done this way? Will have to try….would look nice on a shelf with craft items stored in them….oh boy, can’t wait to try it…thanks for posting this!!!

  9. <3 your blog!!! Thank you for the great ideas!


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