Cereal Box Upcycled into a Magnetic Paper Bin

Cereal Box Upcycled into a Magnetic Paper Bin

We had another successful craft day with my girlfriends yesterday! My friend LeeAnn brought over lots of crafting ideas which I never thought we would have time to do but she works SO FAST and got them done. I barely could keep up taking pictures for the blog.  One of the easiest and fastest projects we made was this cereal box upcycled into a magnetic paper bin for your fridge. SO SO SO Easy.

Materials: Cereal Box, 2 sheets Scrapbook paper, scissors, glue

Cereal Box Upcycled into a Magnetic Paper Bin

At first I was looking online to figure out the perfect dimensions and seeing if there was a tutorial anywhere. LeeAnn was laughing , and telling me “it is easy, you just cut a cereal box into the shape you want… you dont need a tutorial”. She was rightI I watched her cut one out in 30 seconds then I made her cut another one slowly so I could take pictures to share with you.

Step One: Cut  the cereal box into the shape you want. Like I said above, just wing it.

Cereal Box Upcycled into a Magnetic Paper Bin

Step Two- Trace and then cut the scrapbooking paper to match the size of the box (pictured below)

Step Three- Glue the paper onto the surfaces of the cereal box

Cereal Box Upcycled into a Magnetic Paper Bin

Step Four- Add Magnets to the back. If you do not have these then I have seen people use magnetic clips (that can be used for chips etc) but they do not hold a lot of weight.

Cereal Box Upcycled into a Magnetic Paper Bin

Cereal Box Upcycled into a Magnetic Paper Bin

That is it, all finished! It was super fast and easy. Meanwhile…….  in the yard

Cereal Box Upcycled into a Magnetic Paper Bin

 

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31 thoughts on “Cereal Box Upcycled into a Magnetic Paper Bin

  1. Katie

    LOVE this, Sonnet!! So crafty and thrifty! I need more cheap projects like this (says my husband). My fridge needs this!

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    1. sohosonnet@gmail.com Post author

      You are welcome (well, I can’t take credit… my friend LeeAnn brought over the idea). Scarlett has been taking it off the fridge and putting stuff in it. So now we have a new toy and a storage bin

      Reply
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  3. Jenn

    Someone should make a list of cereal brands in boxes that are big enough for regular 8.5×11″ paper…that’s the problem I always have! Standard cereal boxes are just *that* bit too small….

    Reply
    1. sohosonnet@gmail.com Post author

      I know Jennifer that is so true. We used 12×12 craft paper, the 30-50cent kind you can get in the scrapbooking section of the craft store so I just cut down the paper to size.

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    1. sohosonnet@gmail.com Post author

      Awwww thanks Amy!! So glad you like it, my friend got that scrapbooking paper in one of the clearance “stacks” at michaels. She got the entire book for $7. Then I went through and took the best ones during our craft day haha.. poor thing.

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  7. Lila

    I love how simple, yet stylish this looks! Now I need to stop recycling my cereal boxes and save a few for craft projects. :)

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