Reinventing Old Storing Boxes & Adding Fun “New” Details to the Space, while still Using the Heck out of them. Head on below for the How-To.
Tell me, is there any box that you’ve kinda been keeping well hidden, even though it’s rather well-preserved, just cause you don’t exactly love its outside look (or you are just up for some pretty change)? Don’t throw it away, listen…
I have these 3 different-sized storing boxes that I’ve been using for like ever. And while they’ve kept their original look and quality over the years, I kinda got bored of them. And I actually didn’t have a problem when they were in the cabinet, just doing their job that is storing. But now, due to my new very open furniture, I kinda have to store a big portion of my stuff in boxes, which will then be displayed. And so now these are no longer just storing items, but also like these little accents that I will look at. Since it would be ridiculous to throw these away just because I no more like how they look, despite the fact that they are still functional, I figured a little bit of a creative effort will help. I absolutely love how these two turned out (I still can’t find the smallest third box…) & what they did for this little space here.
So, if you have some well-preserved, functional old storing boxes, don’t give up on them just yet. Head on below to see how to reinvent them, elevate their look a little & add some “new” fun details in your space.
Reinventing Old Boxes.
– Old Storing Boxes (still usable)
– (Patterned) Card Stock Paper (its size depends on the size of your box – a piece of paper that fits all sides of your box)
– Wrapping Paper
– Pencil & Eraser
1. Position your box in the center of your piece of paper. Following the edges of the bottom of the box, draw (around) it.
2. Set your box aside, and then extend all of the sides (lines) of the square with your ruler. Basically, start marking the sides of your box.
3. Position your box on its side and finish what you’ve started in step 3. Do this with all 4 sides obviously.
4. Measure & mark few inches more on each of your box’s top edges so that you can “wrap” each side of the box.
5. Measure & mark few inches plus on 2 opposite sides of the box. You should have four of these (2 on each side).
6. Cut your box’s wrap following the lines you’ve drawn.
7. Once you’ve done this, start gluing and start with the sides explained in step 5 (photo below, 1).
Listen.. I’m not sure I’m doing great with words here (weirdly enough). Why don’t you just go through the photos, in case, of course, you didn’t understand what I was struggling with above… But I don’t even think you need this much explaining, this is actually super easy. Do check out the photos.
1. Pretty much the same, but with wrapping paper.
Since the insides of both of the lids had a lot of stains and didn’t look great, I took care of that too.
*Note I made the box with card stock paper because it’s thicker and will last longer, unlike wrapping paper which is thin and gets easily damaged, while wrapping it even, sometimes. I would avoid using wrapping paper for the lid as well if I had some fun colorful patterned paper. But we do what we can with what we have, right?