Sunday, July 17, 2011

Vintage Newspaper Holder

I have wanted one of these for a really long time and even though it is only about $10.00, I knew with it being round, I didn't really have a place to hang it. So, my solution was to make one for cheaper than $10.00 and also one that could sit on a shelf!

I started with this 4" craft wood from lowes: (It was around $4.00)

I cut down the strip of wood into (4) 12" pieces. These are some of the other supplies you will need:

Next, I glued one of the pieces to the other with the liquid nails and let it sit until it set up, then I repeated with the other two pieces.

(Psst. I was very proud of myself for letting it set up because I am EXTREMELY impatient when it comes to craftng because I get sooooooo anxious to see the results... its a horrible weakness!)

Once I had two sets of the two pieces glued together, I glued the two sets together to make a box. Once this had set up, I sanded all of the edges.

Next, I painted the box black.

I then painted "New York Times" on the box.

I drilled holes into the top of my box and then sanded it all again.

The last step was to put the wire into the holes and wahalla I was done! It was very easy and about half the price as the one I originally liked!

Here it is on my entry table!


  1. Very creative, great idea and what a bargain. You can sell these! Happy Mod Mix Monday.

  2. way cool!!! i love it:)
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  3. Very unique and great appeal in your entryway. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo Stop by sometime.

  4. Such a unique idea! Great job i woulda bought that had I seen it in a store!

  5. That is a wonderful idea and it looks really great, too!
    Hugs, Cindy