DIY Storage Boxes For Free

I have endless clutter in my home lately, and have been procrastinating on doing anything with it. Partly because its a lot of work, and also because I need more storage containers, which can be expensive. I’ve seen cardboard boxes used for various things, and thought that DIY storage boxes could provide a cheap temporary solution until I purchase actual storage containers…or get rid of half the things I don’t use and I would hardly need storage! You can use any cardboard box you like but I happened to use a diaper box as there always seems to be one around my house.

DIY Storage Boxes

 

Materials Needed:
– Cardboard Box
– Wrapping Paper
– Tape
– Pen/Pencil
– Scissors

 

 

DIY Storage BoxesSTEP ONE:

Once you collect all your materials cut the flaps off the top of the box so that it’s a wide open top.

 

 

 

DIY Storage BoxesSTEP TWO:

Wrapping the box can be done either like a present using one large piece or you can cut a piece for each individual side. My box was too big to use one piece so I did a piece for each side. If you follow this method I would suggest putting one side of the box down on the paper and using it as a straight edge to run a pen down for easy cutting.

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Storage BoxesSTEP THREE:

Starting with the long sides tape the paper on so that it folds over the top and around each side. For the short sides I rolled pieces of tape and put them under the paper so that it appeared more seamless.

 

 

DIY Storage Boxes

STEP FOUR:

Fill up the pretty storage box with your stuff and put it on the shelf to make your closet more beautiful!

2 thoughts on “DIY Storage Boxes For Free

  1. This is a great idea, I’m going to try this using the 3 pack boxes from Almond milk containers from Costco and cut out one end. Thinking they might be good for cling wrap type things or magazines etc.
    Thanks, Joanne

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