- Empty Cereal Box (you can also use larger cardboard boxes – I tried it with the cardboard box from a duplo set – see below)
- Scissors or a Craft Knife
- Contact Paper and/or Wallpaper
- Clear wide packing tape
Note: there is a video tutorial and a printable set of instructions at the bottom of this post if you prefer!
Will a Magazine Holder made from a Cereal Box be sturdy enough?
This was the question I asked myself before I started.
The answer is yes but only if it is propped between more magazine holders, books or the side of your book shelf.
Standing on its own, especially if you fill it with something heavy it might tip over. So I wouldn’t use a cereal box for a standalone file on a desk for example.
For a sturdier, standalone version I also made a double magazine file out of a Cardboard Box from a Duplo toy set – see below for that one. Exactly the same method was used to make it, I just decorated it differently.
Step 1: Measure out your Magazine Holder Shape
First, take your ruler and on one of the skinny sides of your cereal box measure up 4.5″ – then draw a straight line across.