Make Two Amazing Projects Out Of A Cheese Box

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$10
4 Hours
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I recently picked up these old round cheese boxes. They are wood and actually really pretty! I was thinking of ways I could repurpose them, and I came up with 2 awesome ideas! They each took me under an hour to make, and they are both great decor items now. Check them out!
The first project I made was table top tray using the lid.
Table Top TrayFor the first project you'll need:
  • A drill
  • Rope
  • The cheese box lid
First drill 2 holes on each side of the lid about 4" apart from eachother.
Pull the rope though the hole and knot on the inside. Do same to the hole next to it making a rope Handel
Here's how you make the handles:
  1. Pull the end of the rope throuh the hole, and knot it tightly!
  2. Repeat this step for the other end of the rope, and in the other hole next to it.
Repeat the above steps on the other side!
  1. Pull the end of the rope throuh the hole, and knot it tightly!
  2. Repeat this step for the other end of the rope, and in the other hole next to it.
Now you have a wood tray how easy is that? This would make a great Father’s Day gift!
Wall ShelfThe second project I made was a chic wall shelf.First measure the diameter of the boxes and cut a wood board to fut inside as a shelf. Mine was 15".
Place the board in the center of the box, and nail it in place. (I used 3 small nails per side.)
Next, flip the box over and attach a saw tooth hook on the back with small nails.
That's all you need to do for the shelves. They look great hung up! I decided not to stain or paint them because I really love the natural wood look.
I love both of these! I hope you like them too, and maybe give it a try yourself.
Take a look at my projects over on Gilbert Marketplace
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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Peggy
    on Jan 7, 2020

    Where do you find cheese boxes?

    • Lynn Deen Sheffield
      on Jan 20, 2020

      You may can find them in a small town grocery store in the mea market. They have the whole rolls of cheese and I have found mine there. Or just talk to manager/owner if you can purchase one or even just give it to you

  • Amanda Whitehurst
    on Jan 24, 2020

    Can you use anything else besides a cheese box

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  • Michael
    on Jan 25, 2020

    That is so cool. I've got 4 cheese boxes from the store I used to work at, had them for 6 yrs now not knowing what to do with them, thank you for the beautiful inspiration.

  • Katherine L Carlton
    on Jan 25, 2020

    My thought would be to keep all shelves horizontal and put small potted plants on the shelves. Then i could hang these where my cat can't eat all the plants, as she loves to do. Yes, I am very careful about plant toxicity.

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