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Use Old Magazines as a "Step Stool"

Make the extra couple or so inches you need to be able to reach the tops of your cabinets from folded rolled magazines, catalogs or newspapers!

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Very Simple! Just take out the staples (if there are any) and fold the double page top to bottom and then in 1/2 and 1/2 again until it is the height you want (I like mine to be an inch to inch and 1/2) and roll them.

I like it better to fold all the pages first then secure them with small tabs of tape or glue.

When you are finished, secure the end. Add a cord if you like so it can hang in the kitchen pantry or on the back porch where you know they will always be.

I made 2 of them today for this purpose and one is a little smaller around than the other so when I stack them for added height, they are more stable. Better than having to lug out the step stool for just one thing!

Source: This method of paper crafting was originally seen by me as a magazine bowl where the paper strips are done the same way!

By Melody_yesterday from Sedalia, MO

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July 17, 20080 found this helpful

add a cord or ribbon around the outside edge of these to hang somewhere handy.Make the top one (if you need to use 2) a little smaller than the other.

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July 17, 20080 found this helpful

sbb1: our phonebook here isn't quite an inch thick - it wouldn't be much use!

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But I'm glad someone knows what I am talking about!

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November 30, 20140 found this helpful

Glad you added the photo, made it much more understandable. I just couldn't "see" it from the printed instructions.

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