Hanging Rack – DIY Rope Magazine Holder

magazines these days can be works of art. So much time and effort goes into creating covers that are visually stunning and eye-catching, so why hide them so no one can see them? I usually keep my magazine collections on shelves in folders where I have to strain to see them. That means I often don’t read the whole magazine before buying the next one! I miss so much of the magazine.

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hang up magazines in full view with this one Minimal rope technique not only looks great but reminds me to read it to the end. The making of it Rope magazine holder is super easy and requires absolutely no math skills to balance! Always a bonus when it comes to DIY.

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Materials you will need for the magazine rack:

  • Rope
  • Air dried clay
  • keyring
  • picture hook
  • chopsticks / skewer

Step-by-step instructions for making the hanging holder:

1. Break off two equal balls of air-dried clay and knead them with wet hands until smooth.

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2. Take one of the air-dried clay balls and roll it into a cylinder. Keep both ends flat and try to keep the sides as straight as possible.

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3. Using a chopstick or skewer, poke a whole through the length of the cylinder. Wiggle the tool around until you have a hole wide enough for the rope to fit through. Remove the chopstick/skewer and flatten the clay at each end.

Related: The perfect magazine rack for your reading corner

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4. Make two of these cylindrical oversized clay beads. Leave them harder for 24 hours.

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5. Thread one end of the rope through one of the beads and tie a knot at the end of the rope. Trim off the excess for a neat look.

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6. Thread the key ring onto the middle of the rope.

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7. Thread the remaining end of the rope through the second bead of the cylinder, tie off and trim to a clean tip.

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8. Hang the keychain on the picture hook and get some magazines with nice covers. Carefully hang both by the free end while hanging the first magazine.

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