Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Organizing My Space

I got this shelf from IKEA almost a year ago and have struggled with how to organize it, I have lost count as to how many times I have rearranged the books. I think I have finally found the solution! My original inspiration came from here I loved how clean it all looked. So here's what I did to organize and clean up my space.

Supplies I used

  • A Heat Seal Laminator (I bought this ages ago at Office Depot)

  • Laminating Pouches (Sams Club sells a box of 200 for $20)

  • Crack N Peel Sticker Sheets (You can use regular scrapbook paper & glue them I just happened to have these)

  • White Cardstock

  • Velcro Dots

  • IKEA Magazine Holders ($1.99 for 5 awesome deal)

  • Color Printer

First I put together the magazine holders

I printed on the Crack N Peel some awesome free digital scrapbook paper from here but you can also use regular scrapbook paper

I put wrong sides together laminated them and than trimmed close to the edge so I could separate them and only have the design side be laminated

I printed my labels on basic white cardstock, I laminated it so both sides were laminated

Next I put the label sheet on top of a design sheet and cut them into three strips & than continued to cut the rest of the laminated Crack N Peel Sheets

I peeled the back off

And stuck it onto the magazine holder

I filled my magazine holder with like items in this case it was my sons school workbooks
This is functional in itself but I have a need for LABELS
I wanted to be able to change my labels (In case I changed things around a bit) So I added the Velcro dots. I have a hard time lining things up so I put the dots together than I stuck them to the magazine holder.
And now you have a nice, clean, cute & functional way to organize magazines, books & papers

The end result! What do you think?

Tip Junkie handmade projects


  1. Awesome and way impressive! Now when are you coming to my house?

  2. Love it!! I need to do something like that for my children. I just started homeschooling and I need an organizing solution for all the books and work books. Thank you!

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  4. Oh I LOVE it SO much. Hope you can link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/01/turquoise-lovin-21.html