Monday, May 4, 2009

Metamorphosis Monday--a Tutorial

Welcome to Metamorphosis Monday, hosted by sweet Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch~
Okay, so this may be a "been there, done that" kinda thing for some of you, but I thought maybe there were a couple of folks who could use this idea, so here goes!!
I needed some magazine organizers for my Mary Englebriet Home Companion collection. That great magazine is now defunct :-(
Anyhoo, I bought these Rubbermaid heavy-duty holders at Wal-Mart and decided to doll them up a bit.

Grabbed some scrapbook paper and a stamp, measured and cut the paper.....

...schmeared glue on the whole thing and pasted it on....

Here's the BEFORE and AFTER.

....holding the magazines...

...and how it looks on my craft shelf! Voila!
Be sure to check out other fabulous transformations over at Susan's!!!


  1. Great idea to decorate the "bindings" of the magazine holders.

    I keep my mag holders in the basement because they're so unattractive. I just might use your idea and do something with mine!

  2. That is clever! I should do the same thing! How nice it turned out!

  3. They look so much more interesting and what a great way to add some character to a bookshelf. Love it. Hugs, Marty

  4. Great idea ! I didn't know you could get magazine holders so wide..I have a bunch I would like to fix up to ! Thanks for sharing a fab idea !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  5. Great idea, they turned out really nice. I don't save a lot of magazines but could certainly use these for other things as well~Jacque

  6. Ok Myrna, can I steal this idea! Love it and I have alot of magazines I don't want to part with yet. When I do my craft room I want to do this with them.
    You could use wallpaper too.

  7. Hey Myrna
    Just saw you post on Garden Antiques Vintage. Thanks for the lovely comments about Matildas Mouse! We miss you coming to the shows...glad to know your still in California....come see us again sometime!

  8. This is such a good idea. My magazine boxes are so blah....but I have to have them. Great idea!

  9. What a great idea, and I love that beautiful stamp you used! Thanks for sharing!

  10. I'm so glad I came here via Susan's blog "Between Naps on the Porch." I love this idea! Now I have to get busy. I'll be back to see more, as your blog is just what I've been looking for!

  11. Terrific idea! I have some gray ones that may now have a new life! Thanks for the great post! ☺ Diane