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Magazine Holder

The Martha Stewart Show, October 2008

This Good Thing is perfect for keeping magazines of a compact size, like our Everyday Food magazine, organized and contained in one place.

Tools and Materials
Everyday Food magazine holder template
Lightweight printer/copy paper
Double-sided tape
Photo mat board
Mat knife
White craft glue
Binder clips

Magazine Holder How-To
1. Download the template from our website and print at 200 percent. Print on multiple pieces of letter paper and tape together, if necessary.

2. Temporarily secure template to mat board, using double-sided tape.

3. Using a mat knife, cut through the solid lines of the template.

4. Score on dotted lines with the mat knife by gently and carefully cutting halfway through board. (Tip: You may want to practice scoring on a piece of scrap mat board first.)

5. Fold board at score lines, and form into the box shape. Glue the long, thin tab to the inside of the box with craft glue, squaring the box. Hold in place with a binder clip until dry.

6. Fold all but the largest flap in to form the bottom. Spread craft glue on the bottom of the folded flaps, and fold the largest flap in to meet them, squaring the box as you do so. Place magazines or other weight inside the holder to keep in place until dry.

Resources All materials are available at artist's-supply or crafts store. The white glue is from Martha Stewart Crafts and the mat knife is from Stanley.

Comments (8)

  • msfan 1 Jul, 2011

    My photo mat board cracks when folding. I bought the board that is two-colored, as a result when folded the inside color (white) is showing thru the outside color, maroon. Please advise what to do. I feel cardboard would be too flimsy. Is this true? I need help as as possible. Thanks.

  • irishiiz 24 Apr, 2009

    Does anyone know what percentage to enlarge the template for the LIVING mags storage? Thanks.

  • Learner10 22 Apr, 2009

    Just what I was looking for. A good way to corral these odd sized magazines.

  • SunflowerRae 21 Apr, 2009

    the timing for this project couldn't have been more perfect. thank-you!

  • becky_s 21 Feb, 2009

    I suppose you could buy whatever color mat board you want, but cardboard is definitely cheaper!

  • bjhinokcok 3 Jan, 2009

    I have done this, however I used cardboard boxes and just cut out the openings, glue or tape other areas needed and use cute wrapping pater or paint to decorate the outside. Boxes like cereal boxes....etc.

  • KellySpears 21 Nov, 2008

    I'm going to use a decorated wrapping paper

  • baybabe30 10 Oct, 2008

    It looks like a cool project and something I could handle. You'd think Martha would at least put some flower stickers on it or something. I cant belive she just left it all white.