How To Make A Storage Box From A Cardboard Box (No Sew!)

10 Materials
30 Minutes

Don’t we all need some extra storage? Although we may have plenty we always think that is not enough, don’t you agree? Well, in today’s post I wanna show you how to make a beautiful storage box from a cardboard box to use it around your home. And that’s not all… you also don’t even need a sewing machine!

Cut the cardboard box to size

First, you have to cut your box in the preferred size of the popsicle sticks.

Glue the popsicle sticks

Take your popsicle sticks and drop a little bit of hot glue at the top and a little at the bottom and then stick them on the box.

Add the ribbon

Take your ribbon and begin gluing it around to the bottom of the box.

Determine the measurement for the inner liner

For the inner liner, measure the long side and the short side, the height and until the middle of the bottom and add 2 inches to your measurement.

Fold your fabric in half, the wrong side facing out and cut to those dimensions.

Glue the short sides together with the hot glue, and you will end up with a folded side, two glued sides and an open side.

Place your liner inside the box, and if you have fraized end like mine, all you have to do is cut the two corners diagonal and glue the fabric by folding it over.

The final product

And there you have it! A gorgeous and easy made storage box to use it in many many ways around your home! Please feel free to watch my video tutorial below in case I've missed something here. Thank you!

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  • JJ Keist JJ Keist on Aug 08, 2021

    What are “fraized edges”? I looked it up, but found nothing that has anything to do with your project. I’d like to try it, but first I want to know what you mean so I’ll know exactly what to do. Thanks!


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  • JJ Keist JJ Keist on Aug 09, 2021

    Pardon me—thank you heaps, Patty, for the help with the unfamiliar word. Thank you Evi For the project. I’m going to try it as soon as I get the fabric. Better than merely recycling the boxes!

  • DN DN on Aug 09, 2021

    Looks really nice! Great idea. ❤️