So, a while ago, I found some nice, sturdy magazine file boxes at Walmart on clearance for $1 each. There were three left; I bought them all. Just basic black, and they came as a desk set with some tacky, cheap pencil holders and envelope holders. I really only wanted the magazine files. I still intend to cover them with fabric or something, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I was going to throw the superfluous items away, but it just pains me to throw things away that could potentially be useful, so they sat in my sewing room for a couple months, serving as an eyesore. It was nice.
|I told you they were ugly!|
Come with me, if you will, on a photographical journey: from crappy to cute...
|hot gluing the things together...that bag clip was pretty worthless, though it seemed like a good idea|
|much more functional (and sturdy) than just one|
|Since this is going to be sitting out in full view, I decided it was worth my Amy Butler paper. I don't use this for just anything, you know!|
|do we really need an explanation for this? I'm tracing. With one of my cute pencils.|
|Love that Mod Podg-y smell.|
|It's good to leave a tiny little space around what you're decoupaging on...that way the edges get sealed.|
|measuring the inside. That little ruler/gauge is one of my "most-used" items in sewing/crafts - love it! So handy!|
|gluing to the inside, to be mod podged later. Don't you love using nouns as verbs?|
|almost finished, just waiting to get sealed|
|Dang, that's cute!|
And there you have it! A perfectly presentable pencil holder, cute enough to sit out in full view.