Project 1: Ramen Noodle Box? Not Anymore!

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This is not an original idea, to say the least.
Frankly, waay back in 1993 & 1994, I had no money that I could use towards fluff furnishings. But a nice sized box, and a can of spray paint made nice bedside tables (so long as nothing too heavy was placed on them). Nowadays, Duck Tape brand duct tape has a fantastic variety of colors & patterned tapes for infinite uses.
Perfect size & shape for file folders
The sides were held together via some type glue. I simply "broke down" the box. Applied gold Duck Tape to the ends.
My sister's favorite color is purple (and I like it as well) so I covered the sides with a bright purple Duck Tape.
Used standard hot glue to refasten the ends. And Voila! A nice box to house self-laminating sheets, see-thru paper protectors for 3-ring binders, and medium sized, padded shipping envelopes (or a hanging file folder box).

Sherry Wright
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  • Bernice H Bernice H on May 04, 2019

    Oh my..a lady from my heart.

    way back when , in the 60’s , when my kids were little,and we were military and broke,I took heavy duty produce boxes,stacked them by two’s ,open face out, TIED them together,and used them for kids clothes. Homemade dressers?

    we had no money for dressers etc. I used boxes like that all around the house where I needed storage.

    good for you for finding a good purpose for good boxes.

    we get a lot from amazon,and they are sturdy..and tough. But if I were to suggest to my grandkids they could make their own storage...that would not be acceptable.

    This is also a fun project,and can be personalized. 👏👏👏

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    • Lou Nelson Lou Nelson on Jul 03, 2020

      Glad to know that I'm not the only Mom that used plain cardboard boxes for furniture. They are great for clothes and can be arranged to suit any way needed with no problem.

  • Susan Susan on Jan 16, 2021

    I am going to try this