Small Space Dwellers, You'll Especially Love This DIY Hanging Magazine Holder

diy leather & wood magazine holder hanging on wall next to wood vase
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Put your prettiest publications on display with a hanging magazine holder. Made from simple materials that seamlessly blend form and function, it's an ode to all that we love about Scandinavian style. And it also happens to be one of the easiest DIYs we've featured on the site. Say farewell to those dreaded stacks of magazines on the counter or table. This leather and wood holder will keep your collection tidy and stylish. Pssst ... it can even hold books and mail, too.

Things You'll Need

diy leather & wood magazine holder hanging on wall next to wood vase
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Step 1

Use a utility knife to cut two leather strips that are each 40 inches long.

Two leather strips cut with a utility knife
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Step 2

Use a leather punch to cut a hole 1/2 inch in from each end on the strips, and be sure to center the holes. We used the largest hole setting on our leather punch.

Two leather strips with holes punched on each end
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Step 3

Slide the wood ring onto both leather strips.

A wood ring slid onto two leather strips
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Step 4

Line up the holes on each strip, and insert a Chicago screw post through the holes.

Brass Chicago screws inserted into holes of leather strips
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Then insert a Chicago screw stud into each post, and use a screwdriver to tighten it.

Screwing studs of Chicago screws into posts with a screw driver
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Step 5

Hang the wood ring on the wall with a sturdy nail or hook. We made our own hook out of a wood dowel following this DIY tutorial (without the strap).

Wood and leather magazine holder hanging on wall from wooden peg hook
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Now slide your magazines into the leather straps, and you're done!

diy leather & wood magazine holder hanging on wall with kinfolk magazine inside
credit: Trisha Sprouse
diy leather & wood magazine holder hanging on wall with kinfolk magazine inside
credit: Trisha Sprouse

Trisha Sprouse

Trisha Sprouse

Trisha is a writer, video producer + maker with a knack for creating modern DIY content. When her hands aren't covered in paint, she's most likely holding a camera or power drill or both.