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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Decorative Storage Boxes!

Can you guess what these boxes once were?
Yep, that's right.
Diaper boxes!

So here is what you do:
~cut off all of the top flaps
{be sure to save these for use later in the project}
~paint the box whatever color you wish (i just used white spray paint)
~after the paint has dried, hot glue some ribbon or other trim around to top edge to dress it up a bit - this will also hide the cut edges from where you removed the flaps
Now here's where those flaps come in..
They will become your box labels.
Just cut them to size then spray them with chalkboard paint.  After they dry, use a hot glue gun to glue them to your box. Now you have a neat label that you can write on again and again as your storage needs change.
You're all set!
You can use these for toys, books, clothes...whatever you want.

I used mine for extra clothing that our little one has not grown into yet.
I also made a set that I painted metallic silver for the boys to use to stow away their toys.
So gather up those diaper boxes {bankers boxes work well too if you don't have diaper boxes} and get creative.  You can also cover them with fabric or decorative paper if you'd rather.  Make it yours and enjoy!

xo and God Bless,


jewelsinthegarden +: ) said...

You are one very clever lady!

It's All Connected said...

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