DIY Storage Boxes From Up-cycled Cardboard Boxes

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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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      • coffee roaster!
      • I don't know if you'd bet a potato sack from a coffee roaster, but I got one at a junk/antique shop.
        JaloloJalolo Richardson, TX · answered Feb 07, 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.
        MarciaMarcia Menomonee Falls, WI · answered Mar 21, 2016
      • Farm and fleet.....feed store.....gardening store.
      • You can buy burlap at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, etc. It does not have to be a sack.
      • Joannne fabrics has printed burlap AND sometimes its 40% off
        SheilaSheila Sicklerville, NJ · answered Aug 08, 2016


      • I got one at a junk/antique shop, but it was expensive. $20!
        JaloloJalolo Richardson, TX · answered Feb 07, 2016
      • Cost $1 each at my Dunn bros coffeehouse
      • Joanna fabrics has burlap by the yard. Check it out.
      • 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....
      • I found it at home depot, is sold as ground cover. Less expensive than specialty stores
        DonnaDonna Vancouver, WA · answered Sep 22, 2017