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"Over the years I have made several of these. Speaking from personal experience, I can tell you that these boxes -when used in the pictured position- are not strong enough on their own to hold very many books or magazines for very long. Eventually they will sag and become an eyesore. Preventing the eyesore from happening is simple - turn the boxes on their side once they are completed, and Voila! They are an EXCELLENT way to wrangle in all that clutter and chaos we often find throughout our home and office. There is also another way to make them strong and that is to REINFORCE THEM. Personally, I like to do this when I need to use the boxes for flimsier items like loose papers that have a tendency to curl on their edges if stored on their sides or when not packed tightly. Reinforcing the boxes means you can put a lot more weight into them even while they are laying flat like they are in the picture. I reinforce my boxes with a very thin wood that can be purchased at almost any hardware store - it is called Louon (my spelling is probably off but it is pronounced LEW-ON). It is very cost-effective and extremely easy to work with. Add to this that it is VERY VERSATILE and you have a great solution to making even very flimsy projects much more stable. I hope this helps! BTW USPS boxes are legal to use BUT ONLY if you PURCHASED them OR they are USED. IF you are thinking about using new boxes that were FREE from the USPS Priority Mail Services - then you would be breaking the law. New FREE Boxes MUST be used only for Mail. Boxes that are Purchased or Used should be OK."

Batty DIY Wall Decor

By: Jamie from scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com
Batty DIY Wall Decor
Batty DIY Wall Decor
This image courtesy of scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com

We promise this Halloween craft idea won't make you go batty. However, that's the only thing that won't go batty with this amazing die cut craft. If you don't have a die cut machine, you can easily cut these bats out by hand. Deck your walls with as many bats as you desire with this Batty DIY Wall Decor. Anyone who steps in the door will be wowed by dozens of paper bats that practically fly off the walls. You'll love how professional and clean these bat cut-outs are. For Halloween decorating ideas, look no further than this amazing craft.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniquePaper Crafts

Easy

SeasonFall

HolidayHalloween

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These look totally easy to make. I'm currently planning a Halloween party, and these would go nicely with the rest of the decor. Thanks!

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