{15 Minutes To A Free Organization Container: Magazine File}

Magazine File Organization Container

If you have 15 minutes to spare, you can make some awesome {Magazine Files} to help tame your paper clutter. It’s easy, inexpensive (or free if you have some wrapping paper stashed away), and looks great!

{DIY} Here’s how:

1. Keep your empty cereal boxes (Make sure they are clean. No cereal crumbs allowed!)


2.) Cut your cereal box in desired shape. I used my existing {Mail Station} Magazine File as a template.


3.) Find some pretty paper. I used this wrapping paper from the Dollar Tree. I was able to cover 5 Magazine Files and 2 trays with one roll. You don’t have to go out and buy wrapping paper. Check your stash of paper products (including scrapbooking paper).

Measure out the amount of paper needed.


4.) To cut excess paper- fold paper in half, lay box on top, and cut along the right top corner.


5.) Start wrapping the way you would a gift. First tape down the sides, followed by the bottom. Then tuck and tape down the top and side pieces.




When all the pieces are tucked inside and taped down, this is what it will look like. I didn’t bother making the inside pretty because it won’t show.


6.) Fill them up!! Get rid of the clutter.

As you can see, this pretty Dollar Tree wrapping paper has gotten me an entire assortment of organizing containers. I love, love, love it!!!


So how about you? What awesome ideas do you have for making FREE Organization Containers? I’d love to hear from you!!

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Posted on August 9, 2012, in DIY, HOME & ORGANIZATION, HOME MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZING and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. I remember this idea when I was a kid, but then the only thing I had or thought to cover it with was construction paper. Love using wrapping paper. Best thing about this is how easy it is to get them all coordinated. SO many times the store doesn’t have enough of the color I want. Thanks for sharing.

  2. That’s a good idea! I will have to keep this in mind. Thanks for sharing.

  3. BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. Heather Judy Perkins

    I love this. I am going to be making lots of these for my homeschooling room.

  5. You are AWESOME!!! Love you chica!

  6. Reblogged this on The Kit-Kat Sisters and commented:
    Graet idea! … I found this when I was on my Reader.

  7. GREAT idea! Everything looks so pretty and oorganized. I HAVE to try it!! 🙂

    • Thanks Kit. I found this lovely wrapping paper at Dollar Tree and I just knew I had to do something (other than wrapping gifts) with it. Instead, I wrapped cereal boxes, coffee cans, noodle boxes…{a little overboard?!!! ;)}

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