DIY Remote Organizer From A Cigar Box

DIY remote organizer upcycle

It’s tough when you don’t like having a lot of things in your house but you also don’t like to throw stuff away if you can reuse it. That’s the basis for the craft project. 

I have a few cigar boxes laying around that I’ve been thinking about upcycling for a while. This weekend, I finally did it. Wohoo!

It’s really easy and prob took less than 30 minutes. Want to try it? Keep reading. 
Cigar box organizer supplies

Cigar box organizer supplies

  • Paint brush
  • Cigar box
  • Mod Podge
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Exactly knife and ruler OR paper cutter

Scrapbook paper sized for cigar box

Step 1: meadure and cut

Measure the sides of your cigar box. 

Cut scrapbook paper pieces to those sixes. 
Glue scrapbook paper to cigar box

Step 2: glue the paper to the box

glue your scrapbook paper to the sides of the cigar box.

You should have something that looks like this. 

When you’re finished, you’ll have a fun new place to store your tv, XBox and other remotes. 

You can even makes separators to better organize your things if you would. Use cardboard and glue for that. My box wasn’t big enough to need those, but they would make a fun addition. 

DIY remote organizer upcycle
I’d love to hear your thoughts! Leave them in the comments. 

Happy crafting!

DIY Magnetic Bookmarks

DIY magnetic bookmarks

Do you like reading? Like, physical books. Not just ebooks. Me too. I also keep a planner to help with organization. That’s why I love the idea of these magnetic bookmarks. Especially since they’re easy DIYs.

Regular, rectangular bookmarks are great, but sometimes they fall out, or it’s difficult to find them in the pages. The magnetic bookmarks are easy to find because they wrap around the top or side of the pages. They won’t fall out either since the magnets hold them in place.

So, if you are interested in something different to help with your page marking and organization, follow along with the tutorial below to make your own.


magnetic bookmark supplies

Materials needed to make magnetic bookmarks

  • scissors
  • magnets
  • glue stick
  • cardstock paper
  • scrapbook paper/ribbon/Washi Tape


cardstock paper strips

Step 1: Cup strips of cardstock

Cut a few strips of cardstock (for however many bookmarks you want to make).

They should be about 2-3″ tall and 4-5″ wide.


How to make homemade bookmarks

Step 2: fold the cardstock in half

Fold one of the cardstock strips in half.


magnetic bookmarks designs

Step 3: decorate

Measure your cardstock and cut a piece of scrapbook paper to the same size.

Glue it to the cardstock.


craft project: homemade bookmarks

Step 4: make it magnetic

Cut the magnets to size and glue them onto the bookmark: one on each side.


DIY magnetic bookmarks

Make all kinds of magnetic bookmarks! Use scrapbook paper, ribbon, Washi Tape…. whatever you like decorate yours.


DIY magnetic bookmarks for journals

They’re great because they fit over several pages so I can bookmark 2 pages at once. Or use more than one to bookmark a few pages.


DIY magnetic bookmarks for planners

Use them for planner organization too! I know there are a good many of you who are planner users and bullet journalers who would appreciate these.

I’d love to hear what you think! Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Happy crafting!