I never used to be a receipt saver or a coupon clipper, but since the husband and I are on a serious budget [we’re saving up for a new sofa] it has helped us save money and keep track of our spending. But I can’t just have all these sitting in messy piles around my kitchen, so I made these holders to stick on the side of my fridge. They keep all of our coupons and receipts organized and easily accessible.
Wanna make your own? Here’s what you’ll need:
- scrapbook paper
- empty cardboard container [I used a box of vegetable broth]
- mod podge & brush
- writing instrument
- unwanted magnet or store bought magnet sheet
Step 1: Decide how big you want your boxes to be then measure, mark, and cut them out.
Since my box used to hold broth it had an awkward little spout on the top that I needed to pull off.
Step 2: Measure the width of the front and sides of the box. Add the measurements together and add extra to wrap around the back.
Then cut it out and set it aside.
Trace the bottom of the box and cut out around the outline leaving about a half an inch around the border. Then snip the corners off.
Step 3: Cover the bottom of the box.
1. fold the sides up around the border // 2. apply mod podge to the paper // 3. stick the box on top – wait a minute for glue to dry // 4. apply mod podge to the side flaps and fold them over the box, gluing them in place
Step 4: Cover the sides of the box.
1. brush mod podge on front of box // 2. place paper that was set aside in step 2 over the box and fold the sides down // 3. glue the sides down // 4. wrap the left over paper around the back and glue in place
Step 5: Cut and glue a magnet onto the back of the box.
Now you can add labels or extra embellishments if you want. I handwrote labels onto some cardstock for mine, but you can do whatever you like.
Then hang it on your fridge and start fillin’ it up!
I hung ours right next to our budget sheet on the refrigerator. I love the bright colors and kitchen/food related print of the paper I used. It goes really well with all of the bright colored rags and things my mom got us for Christmas.