Posts tagged ‘cardboard box organizing’

April 11, 2012

cute caddy

Repurpose a cardboard bottle holder into an art caddy!

Start by reinforcing the bottom with a piece of cardboard.

Next, decide on materials ~ duct tape was fun, easy, & sticky.  Use tape stripes (hint: finish bottom first) for a variety of pattern choices…

Or, make a scene:

Other options include decoupage with scrapbook paper or candy wrappers, painting, or any combination.

 

November 22, 2011

box magic

Well, it’s not really magic, but “cardboard box organizing” = dull.  Skip the pricey containers & look to your kitchen or around the house for empty boxes to organize goods.

  • 1# butter box standing upright & placed in the car console for pens & pencils
  • cereal boxes with the opening tapped shut, laid on their side with the top side cut out – put a few side by side in a desk drawer for organizing papers 
  • empty kleenex box in bathroom to stuff grocery sacks for the waste basket
  • box in a box strategy for separating items or boxes in a crate for same idea

“Thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society.  We receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.” 

~ Erma Bombeck

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