Thursday, February 26, 2009

I love boxes!

I love boxes! I love small boxes, big boxes, weird boxes, decoupage boxes, pretty boxes you name it I love them! I am almost done with my craft room but I needed 2 boxes to store my clear stamps and glue. I went to the scrapbook store and saw some really cute pink boxes. When I looked at the price tag, wow! They were 19.99 each. Which is not bad cause they were really cute. I just couldn't afford $40 for 2 boxes at the moment! Plus my husband would have freaked out! :)
I immediately thought, "I could make the boxes myself". I stopped at Walmart and went straight to the aisle where they sell envelopes, tape etc... I found 2 small cardboard boxes that were .88 each! Now you know where I am going with this! I came straight home and started with my project! It was so easy, inexpensive and turned out so cute! I dare you to make one! :)

Cute Storage Box

Materials needed:

1 cardboard box
glue gun
scrapbook paper
mod podge
spray paint
stamp pad

1. I used my glue gun to glue together the bottom part of my box. I used a little bit of tape first to hold together.
2. Glue all 4 flaps from the top of the box to the inside.

3. Spray paint your box. Light coats are better.

4. I cut a smaller piece of paper and decoupaged it to the front of the box. You will have wrinkles on your paper but this is good. You will see why!

5. The wrinkles came in handy! Using your stamp pad, rub against the paper and the sides of the box. You cant really tell in this picture but the left box is the one I distressed using the pad.

6. Be creative with the embellishment! I wanted a simple look with a flower, button and stickers! You can use ribbon, id plates, glitter, buttons etc...

Here you have it! My 2 beautiful inexpensive boxes! They look lovely in my craft room!
You can make them to decorate your living room, babys room, kitchen and even classroom!
If you ever make one, please let me know! I would love to see pictures!


  1. What a fabulous idea! They look great. You are so creative!!

  2. Oh that's brilliant. I need to make boxes like these for in my coat closet in the mudroom so I am going to do it this way. Thanks!

  3. You are so creative..Love them!
    I never remember to take pictures of my projects. I did 3 alone just today.
    I've got to start remembering to keep the camera handy. :D

  4. These are fabulous! What an easy and adorable idea! I'll be linking.

  5. Very cute! Amazing what you can do with just a cardboard box!

  6. Wow this is great! I think I wil do this to a couple of shoeboxes that I use to store letters... Thanks for the inspiration! By the way; I love your blog!!

  7. Hello Martha,
    I just recently looked at your site and saw all the wonderful things you create. I really admire everything you do because they look awsome. These boxes were such a great idea how you dressed them. As soon I have a chance I'll try to do some in the near future and I'll send you my pictures.

  8. I just LOVE how you look at something and think of ways to make it cheaper (and cuter) yourself. You're very creative--love it!