DIY Storage Boxes From Up-cycled Cardboard Boxes

Hello fabulous Hometalkers! Today we are making beautiful instant storage boxes for almost... FREE!
These boxes are perfect for organizing a pantry, cleaning supplies or craft materials. And they are super easy to make!
Got cardboard boxes?? And burlap coffee bean bags?
First cut the lids off a cardboard box or push them inside against the 4 sides.
There are different ways to attach the fabric to the storage box which will decide how wide to cut the burlap.
First way to do this is to use a finished edge of the burlap as the top edge. Rotate the box as you apply glue to each side and press the burlap stripe onto each side.
Finish by snipping the burlap where the corner turns, fold and glue the edges to the bottom. This step is easier with hot glue.
For the stencils, all you need is some craft paint, and Scotch tape!
I made one with the tape running horizontally, and another one vertically. So many way to create simple yet beautiful designs!
Check out the link below to see more detailed tips plus how to make triangle stencils - super easy too!

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

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  • Lee
    on Feb 16, 2019

    Where do you buy the burlap bags

  • Tinkerbellabell
    on Mar 3, 2019

    I’m going to cover with burlap I bought at a fabric store for a project. I of course forgot. Now I know which project, this one will irk. Mom hoping to be able to paint the edges . I love the triangle pattern Ddnyone find it where to get the coffee bags? Thanks for the idea. Janice

  • Nancy
    on Jul 12, 2019

    How do I make kids furniture out of cardboard boxes

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  • Lauren
    on Feb 19, 2019

    Love this idea I will definitely be giving this a go. Great recycling tip too. Love it.

  • Zoey
    on Apr 13, 2019

    Tips for a baby boy shower using cardboard box

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