Cute Storage Boxes From Old Sweaters and Boxes

I have a plethora of old boxes and sweaters lying around and am in desperate need of storage pieces. So, instead of going out and buying some totes/boxes for storage, I decided to upcycle what I had!
I have so many boxes that I'm going to be using them everywhere in my house. This little guy found itself back in the nursery holding diapers.
All it takes is an old box and sweater.
First, I cut the flaps off the box.
Then measured how much I needed for the sweater to cover the box.
After gluing the sweater around the box and into the inside, I finished off the raw edge with some cute ribbon.
These handles are more decorative than functional. I just hot glued some rope directly onto the sweater.

Love making some easy, free, and cute storage out of stuff destined for the garbage or thrift store!
Thrifty and Chic
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  • Linda Linda on Feb 13, 2017
    What kind of glue did you use, hot glue, adhesive spray? Looks great

  • Cathy Waterstradt Cathy Waterstradt on Dec 31, 2017
    could a shirt or t-shirt be used or would that be like too thin of material? Jw I don't have many sweaters but can get some and I was wanting to do this sometime.

  • Heather Lee Heather Lee on Apr 04, 2021

    How could you use old scarfs for this? Or opinion on how to use old scarfs🤷🏼‍♀️

    scarfs are so cheap at thrift stores

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  • Doreen Kennedy Doreen Kennedy on Dec 24, 2020

    So many great storage boxes using cardboard. I’ve been decorating cardboard boxes with wallpaper and contact paper for 35 years. I like all the newer ideas using fabric, sweaters and jute. Thanks for sharing.

  • Geo30705194 Geo30705194 on Nov 23, 2021

    I’m hoping that this sweater idea is only for sweaters that are beyond use by passing it on to someone who could really wear it.