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Published on January 13th, 2009 | by Jules Yap


Magazine file hacks

Moving magazines?
Here an idea from Kyle to ensure that your nicely sorted magazines do not end up a sheep pile when moving. Also great to keep them dust free.

He says, “Moving magazine that you’ve already organized into files (Kassett, for example) is not very rewarding. You can’t just throw the magazine files into the moving truck and if you take the magazines out and into a box you still have to find a place for the files. To solve this problem I took the inexpensive and ugly Flyt magazine files (2.99 for five) and put them upside down in my Kassett magazine files. They fit tight and neatly without any tape (although I used some for extra insurance).”

Spice up the Flyt
Nicole cover the Flyt magazine files with wrapping paper and Mod Podge.

See her tutorial of the Flyt cover up.

Flower power for the Kassett
Katie gave the plain white Kassett magazine files a little love. Each flower handpainted with acrylic paint.

See more of Katie’s personalised magazine file.

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8 Responses to Magazine file hacks

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  2. epdrama says:

    cool idea. i shall use it.

  3. Anonymous says:

    ReadyMade had a project where you could take two of the wooden magazine files (not the flyt or kassett) and arrange them upside down on top of each other like a yin-yang symbol. Add a hinge on one side and a latch and handle on the other and you have a little case!

  4. egyphoto says:

    amazing blog

  5. Beth says:

    I love these ideas. I may be moving soon, so I love the use of 2 mag holders. The less things have to be packed and unpacked the better.
    I’m thinking I’ll have to try some of those decorating ideas – and think up some more myself … now where did I put those stickers …

  6. Naomi says:

    Ha, perfect! I’m going to Ikea on Friday and need magazine files – the Flyt is basically the only thing in my budget (I need nine!), so making them… less ugly… is always good XD

  7. Anonymous says:

    Oh they’re *flowers*! I thought they looked like little sperms.

  8. I like the hand-painted flowers! Although I think I would do a stencil. I’m thinking about putting a row of these in my living room. Thanks for the post!

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