APieceofRainbow
APieceofRainbow
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  • Coronado, CA

DIY Storage Boxes From Up-cycled Cardboard Boxes


Hello fabulous Hometalkers! Today we are making beautiful instant storage boxes for almost... FREE!
diy storage boxes from up cycled cardboard boxes, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
These boxes are perfect for organizing a pantry, cleaning supplies or craft materials. And they are super easy to make!
diy storage boxes from up cycled cardboard boxes, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
diy storage boxes from up cycled cardboard boxes, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
Got cardboard boxes?? And burlap coffee bean bags?
First cut the lids off a cardboard box or push them inside against the 4 sides.
diy storage boxes from up cycled cardboard boxes, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
There are different ways to attach the fabric to the storage box which will decide how wide to cut the burlap.
diy storage boxes from up cycled cardboard boxes, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
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.
diy storage boxes from up cycled cardboard boxes, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
Finish by snipping the burlap where the corner turns, fold and glue the edges to the bottom. This step is easier with hot glue.
diy storage boxes from up cycled cardboard boxes, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
For the stencils, all you need is some craft paint, and Scotch tape!
diy storage boxes from up cycled cardboard boxes, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
I made one with the tape running horizontally, and another one vertically. So many way to create simple yet beautiful designs!
diy storage boxes from up cycled cardboard boxes, organizing, repurposing upcycling, storage ideas
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!

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5 questions
  • Karen
    on Feb 6, 2016

    These are adorable! Where do you get potato sacks? The grocery store or buy them?

    • APieceofRainbow
      on Feb 6, 2016

      coffee roaster!

    • Jalolo
      on Feb 7, 2016

      I don't know if you'd bet a potato sack from a coffee roaster, but I got one at a junk/antique shop.

    • Marcia
      on Mar 21, 2016

      Actually, I found some at the Dollar Store already decorated so I just added ribbon! I had enough to easily wrap three 9.5 X 13 X 5.5 boxes.

    • Lyn Therese
      on Apr 7, 2016

      Farm and fleet.....feed store.....gardening store.

    • Kgr4918402
      on Jul 31, 2016

      You can buy burlap at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, etc. It does not have to be a sack.

    • Sheila
      on Aug 8, 2016

      Joannne fabrics has printed burlap AND sometimes its 40% off

    • Rogea
      on Dec 27, 2018

      Just thank a farmer and also he may have feed sacks leftover you can launder and use for projects, just ask one in a farm store. Hint: Most clerks there farm on the side. Roger

    • Lynn Rosenberg
      on Feb 12, 2019

      Coffee roasters have them

    • Nancy Fleck
      on Feb 14, 2019

      eBay

  • Connie Chappell
    on Feb 7, 2016

    Where do you get the burlap sacks????

    • Jalolo
      on Feb 7, 2016

      I got one at a junk/antique shop, but it was expensive. $20!

    • Teri Hale Peulen
      on Feb 8, 2016

      Cost $1 each at my Dunn bros coffeehouse

    • Juanita Gardner
      on Feb 9, 2016

      Joanna fabrics has burlap by the yard. Check it out.

    • Lisa Sigman
      on Sep 25, 2016

      Joanns fabric, micheals, hobby lobby, any place that sales fabric should have burlap you can buy by the yard..... You can even get different colors as well....

    • Donna
      on Sep 22, 2017

      I found it at home depot, is sold as ground cover. Less expensive than specialty stores
    • Necee Marie
      on Oct 29, 2018

      ive seen burlap at Walmart

    • Mary Theresa Vona
      on Jan 26, 2019

      I did this prior to seeing your DIY here and I used a glue gun and burnt the sh!t out of my finger tips. I was so stocked to make cool boxes and screamed in pain every time I press the clothe down on the glue! So glad to see we can use other glue and it will hold up.

    • Nancy Fleck
      on Feb 14, 2019

      eBay.

    • Rachel Brezinski Pettit
      on Feb 21, 2019

      Mary Theresa Unless you are planning on going on a killing spree & don't want to leave fingerprints behind, you can buy hot glue finger caps/guards. They look like little rubber thimbles that you put on your finger tips to prevent hot glue burns. I have never used them & don't know if they sell them in the stores but I do know you can order them on line from Walmart, Joann's & Amazon.

  • Jacksjean
    on Nov 12, 2018

    How would you make a “box stack”? Maybe glue PVC round tubes between the boxes?

  • 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

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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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