Make This DIY Storage Bin from Old Belts and a Cardboard Box!

Iron & Twine

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I love reusing everyday materials, particularly for organizational purposes, and Michelle at Iron & Twine has come up with a DIY project that elevates the average cardboard box into something much more sophisticated, while remaining every bit as functional.

All you'll need to make these decorative bins is:

  • A cardboard box
  • Rotary cutter and mat or scissors
  • Fabric
  • Spray adhesive
  • Old leather belt
  • Binding post screws
  • Flat head screwdriver
  • Industrial hole punch or X-acto knife or something to make holes in the box and leather
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This is an elegant way to convert everyday materials into something beautiful and functional. I love the simple, organic, modern look of these bins, but the style possibilities are endless, since any fabric pattern would do. For step-by-step pictures and more details, see Iron & Twine.

(Image credits: Iron & Twine)

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Carolyn is a freelance writer and photographer, as well as a lover of all things colorful and quirky. She grew up in Texas and settled in Chicago by way of L.A., England and Paris. Currently, she is a professor at Illinois Institute of Technology.

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