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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."

DIY Clothespin Trivets

DIY Clothespin Trivets
DIY Clothespin Trivets

"DIY clothespin trivets can be a fun kids craft that is perfect to give as a gift. They are super easy to make and useful as well! They would be a great craft to make with a scout group as well. This week is Craft Lightning y’all! We are making 15 minute crafts or less that are all perfect for scout groups. You can see each day’s crafts at the bottom of the post for that day. Stay tuned as Saturday I will round up all of the crafts into one big round up that will give you all of the scout inspiration that you will ever need!"

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I have not seen trivets made from clothes pins but this is a good idea too. I can see these done as a boy or girl scout troop or even a summer camp or a pre-K craft. I wonder if you can paint them if you used some sealer? This will be great for that person that loves different things. So easy and very inexpensive to do. Nice tutorial.

I love these. My grandmother had some that were round and used wood beads as spacers. I loved them and was mesmerized by them. I think they were strung together but these would be so much easier. These may be making their way to my Scout group. Thanks for the idea and memories.

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