Who says storage has to be ugly? These plain boxes got a glam makeover and are a sight to see when storing papers and other odds and ends in the office!
After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, chances are your cardboard box collection has grown exponentially. Before you start tossing boxes out (or recycling them, hopefully), consider this clever reuse project: colorful DIY shelves!
Some would say I have a bit of a "problem" with paint swatches. When I walk into a home improvement store I've got to get my hands on them... with no real plan of painting. When I get home they go into a box in my studio and there they remain. Until now that is, because I just came across these boxes that are perfect for little gifts or organizing office doodads.
Is it art? Probably. Is it comfortable? Probably not. Is it interesting? Definitely.
With a computer, a cardboard box, a clear surface, and a set of string lights, you can make a light box to illuminate your cozy holiday evenings with some peace and good will.
Instructable-r CreativeMan says "Having made some of these earlier, I decided to add a few more for the Christmas season. These light boxes, or signs are easy to make, very low cost (the only thing I have to buy is the lights). Lights used are mini-incandescent lamps...
Now you see one box....
Make It: Printable "To Go" Pie Boxes - via Curbly
Tarting up a take-away container with paper is a fun, fast and easy project. They make beautiful gift boxes, but equally pretty storage boxes as well!
The supplies you’ll need:
A clean takeaway container (to forego the lingering scent of vegetable lo-mein, you can buy new takeaway containers at your local craft store for about a dollar.)
2 metal brads
One large needle
A cutting mat and scissors
Make gift boxes from your trash! Take advantage of your brightly colored recyclables, and they'll be no need for gift wrap.
- Cereal box, or other clean food packaging
- Cutting mat or scrap wood cutting surface
- Ultility or craft knife (like a box cutter or X-acto blade)
- Straight edge
- Bone folder or large spoon
1. Find the glued joint of your box and use the knife to open it, so that the box lies flat as one piece of cardboard.
Calling Peter Marigold’s ‘Box Legs’ creations furniture might be a stretch, but they are oddly appealing. Created in response to modern-day consumers’ attachment to cartons in which held electrical equipment just ‘in case’ the said components had to be returned, Box Legs are fitted together using a string tourniquet that is in turn attached to legs creating ‘a piece of luxury furniture.’ Cheeky, to be sure, but this comes from the same designer...