Paper Storage YOU can make {for free!}

I never met a box I didn’t like. I have drawers full of tea-tins, chipboard boxes, plastic packaging and all sorts of little containers that are begging to be altered and up-cycled so it is no surprise when I unpacked my groceries last week I found more treasures that I couldn’t bear to part with. I go to Sam’s Club (A warehouse store) one a month to buy large quantities of groceries and such and the products come in really sturdy boxes. Look what I made with the boxes my soymilk and organic milk came in:

The boxes are made of corrugated cardboard and 3 half gallons of milk come inside them, after I put the milk away in the fridge I squirreled the boxes away to my craftroom and made the above magazine and 12″x12″ paper storage boxes. Talk about storage, I can store 4-5 large paper stacks in each or about 20 magazines and it keeps them nice and unwrinkled. Wanna make some? Check out my video tutorial:

In case you have slow internet (or just don’t want to hear me gab for 10 minutes straight) here is a brief summary. Cut down boxes at an angle. Cover raw edges and corners with tape. Trim and attach pattern paper to the sides and front and embellish. pretty groovy eh? And it didn’t cost you a dime!

Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

18 Responses

  1. I love your video Lindsay. I really feel like I know you! This was a great idea, I will definitely give this one a go!

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  2. Great Idea!!

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  3. great great idea…..luv it!!! tfs

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  4. I have the same problem. Love boxes and tins and find it hard to throw them away. I also love the decorative boxes sold in Joann’s and Michael’s and have quite a few of them. This is a great idea you had.

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  5. Awesome idea!!

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  6. LOVE them!! Send me boxes!! LOL

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  7. Great idea!

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  8. I Love watching all your videos and think you
    have fantastic ideas!!!!!!!
    chris

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  9. Great idea! I recycle my priority mail boxes nearly the same way!

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  10. Love your video!
    Like you I have a large collection of boxes, magazines…. The cardboard boxes for cat litter are great used as you did but for holding magazines. Unfortunately they aren’t deep enough to hold the 12″ papers. Thanks for the heads up on the milk boxes. Excellent idea.

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  11. I did this when Walmart had their scool supplies on display in these types of containers…also great for holding all those catalogs that we get.

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  12. I did this when Walmart had their school supplies on display in these types of containers…also great for holding all those catalogs that we get.

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  13. You always make the best videos! I have a few “treasures” in my craft room just waiting for me to give them a makeover like this! Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

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  14. Such a great idea! I love the word commentary you layered on afterwards…So entertaining, lol. Anyway, it turned out fine and you look great too!

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  15. Hi and great video. I have done these for years and
    used a large map of Mt. Desert Island and surrounding areas to cover mine. My apt. is full
    of these and such a great help. Thanks for sharing
    with everyone. You look good on here too. Marge in Bar Harbor

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  16. I think you did an awesome job on your video!! TFS. Great idea

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  17. What a great recycling idea. Wonderful work.

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  18. great tip on the Yes! paste too….thanks!!

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