Resolution Renovation: Shoebox to Storage Box

Resolution Renovation: Shoebox to Storage Box

Carrie McBride
Jan 14, 2008

During the month of January, we'll be posting photos and tips on DIY renovation projects from our readers. The first twenty submissions posted will receive an AT bib or T-shirt. Please click here for all the details.

Here's a project from reader Nomad Mama that makes good use of something that otherwise ends up in the garbage (or, hopefully, the recycling). She made a sweet, useful storage box out of an ordinary shoe box.

Location: Cary, North Carolina

Project Details: Here is a really simple project that I did to make an attractive storage box for my daughter's room. I just took the bottom part of a shoe box, covered it with glossy gift wrap paper, and then added a couple of embellishments to it. Super easy, we all have unwanted shoe boxes and perhaps some left over gift wrap lying around!

Materials used: Bottom part of shoe box, gift wrap (can use any kind of paper!), scissors, scotch tape, a couple of embellishments.

Time taken: Under 30 minutes

Level of difficulty: Basic

Best project tip: A collection of boxes covered with your favorite papers can look great lined along a shelf. Quick, easy storage!


Thanks for sharing a great project! See more at her blog, Nomad Mama.

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