Ikea Magazine Re-do

I recently was at Ikea and purchased two set of FLYT Magazine holders. The completely white and come in packs of 5 for $1.99.
I knew that I could spruce them up with something and had a perfect idea for them. This fabric panel that I purchased at an Estate sale a few weeks ago.

It was one large curtain panel that really wanted to use as upholstery for something and the magazine holders were just the perfect match. I first assembled two and stapled them together.

Next step was to lay them on my fabric to figure out how much I needed. The best thing about this fabric  was that it had hemmed edges and it would make my Re-do look more finished.

I cut the fabric about 2-3" longer at the top to make sure it covered the entire piece.Next I lined up the hemmed edge to the bottom and stapled it top and bottom. This okay since it's the back of the holder and I will cover it up later.

As you see I had to open the bottom up so I could staple the bottom. Next I used good old Mod Podge to secure the fabric to the holder.

I am determined to see how many projects I can use this on. I will give you a trick although, I was painting it on with a brush at first but it is much easy to pour a puddle of it on your product and then move around with your brush. You get better coverage and depth of the Mod Podge. Next I coated each side and wrapped the fabric around.

Until I got all the way around to the beginning and covered up my staple with the overlap.The way I cut my fabric really made this finish nice. I used the corner of the curtain that was hemmed for my overlap so it finished the back with out any raw edeges

Next I needed trim the top piece and secure. 

I cut along the side loosely following the side pattern of the holder.

Coated it with Mod Podge and secured it down. The corners and top were a bit more difficult. The top I cut a line and them two v's to get it to lay right.

Once I coated it good I put a top coat on this cut as well to hold it in place. The corners were much easier and cut a straight line up to just below the corner on the inside and it work perfect. Coated and secured and top coated the corners on the inside. 

This was what is looks like on the inside. Not too pretty, but the magazines will be covering most of this and you won't see the inside.

Once it was dry, I made a ribbon strip of lime green from an old tablecloth and added a tag to identify the magazines. It fits into my craft room decor perfectly and I love that I made it with new and old pieces.

I made two and have possible enough to make one more. Now I have a pretty way to store my Magazines and it was super easy and a ton of fun! Enjoy!


  1. Wow! I love how elegant these look and what a great way to add softness and color to your home decor! Gotta try this!

  2. I'm hopping over from It's So Very Cheri. This looks great. I love the fabric.


  3. That is so cute!!! The fabric is perfect! I love Ikea! Stopping over from Between Naps on the Porch.

  4. I have a few of these very same zine holders, I have been trying to figure out how I am going to redo them and I love love your idea of sticking two together before you covered them. Thanks for sharing! Feel free to link up @ my place today too!

  5. I love this its so cute i actually have those ikea magazine holder, who doesnt right?

    Come and join my new link up party called Sew Crafty Saturday

    Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique

  6. What a great idea to make these look so much prettier. Now I need to get some pretty fabric.

  7. Very cute! I have some ugly magazine holders and this may salvage them. Thanks for the idea. :)
    Visiting via the All Thingz Related link party.

  8. That fabric is terrific! You did a great job! Thanks for joining us this week!

  9. Easy fix and look'n good! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  10. Love this fabric! Thanks for sharing this fun project.

  11. I love to re-do Ikea stuff too!!!!

    good work with this!!

    I need something similiar for my home ... good idea!!
    Anna from Italy

  12. Good job! I like that you put 2 together for a seamless look as well.

  13. I love how you put two together. Looking at the finished product, I would never guess that it was a magazine holder. Visiting from Spotlight Yourself.

  14. too funny i just did a similar project (but kind of different! love your version!

  15. I have these same magazine holders sitting on a shelf in my office just waiting for their redo...for about 2 months now. LOL

    Yours turned out really cute!!

  16. Love this idea! I've been looking for something just like this! So thrilled you shared it! If you get a chance, stop by the Pretty Packages party this week! http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2010/09/pretty-packages-party-2.html

  17. Awesome... it looks super. The fabric is gorgeous. I wish I had an IKEA near me.

  18. Wow, what an improvement. The are so cute now.

  19. I would love to have you join me tomorrow over at our Sassy Sites blog party! It's our Feature YOU Friday! Come by and check it out! xoxo

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  20. Okay now I feel way embarrassed that mine are on my shelf all looking white and tacky! I need to recover mine STAT now that I see how cute they could look! Would love you to join me at A Crafty Soiree, every Thursday.

  21. This is a perfect example of turnig something plain to your own. Thank you for sharing!

  22. Very nice. Looks like a $$ find from a chic store.

    Please stop by, we're giving away a super Roxy girl's bedding ensemble for "Giveaway Friday"!

    Jane T.

  23. That is beautiful!! A great way to dress up the boring Ikea holders. You should submit this to Ikea Hacker!!

  24. I love this! I love the fabric. Can't wait to try this on some ugly cardboard magazine holders I have tucked in a closet. Thanks for sharing!

  25. I love the fabric that you used. What a great way to jazz up an ikea piece. I would love for you to stop by my blog today for my Show Off Sunday Party and share this amazing project with my followers.


  26. Thanks for joining the Pretty Packages party. Those are the prettiest magazine holders ever! They would be a cute way to give someone their favorite magazine subsription!

  27. Very pretty. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday this week and would love for you to join the party. There's a giveaway too. Hope to see you there.

  28. What a great Idea! I searched and searched for pretty magazine holders....had I known this trick I could have saved loads of time!!! I am new to blogging and am thrilled to see all the great ideas out here!

  29. Excellent idea! I made the exact same purchase at Ikea this summer, thinking I could cover mine with some cute contact paper. But can I find a design I like? No! See how you used fabric really inspired me. I'm going to go to the fabric store tomorrow!

  30. Love this..I have a bunch of those and could definitely do something fun with these, even for the kids' rooms!


  31. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday. Have a great day.

  32. How cute! Love the fabric you used! Thanks for linking up last week for Friday Favorites!

  33. Came back to let you know that I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one!

  34. You've been featured on Sew Chic and Unique

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