Monday, February 4, 2013

How Pinteresting Monday: Craft Room Storage Boxes

In the heat of the moment, when I decided to hold Pinterest Inspired Mondays, I didn't really take the time to think of a better name for it.  Can you say borrrring?  Yawn!  After giving it some brain cells...though not too many, I've decided to call it...drum roll please:  "How Pinteresting Monday."  Oh stop yawning already.  At least it's better...crickets chirping...right?

After two days of recouping from overdoing it and an attack of vertigo, I am slowly getting back on my feet again.  By Friday, the vertigo was just about gone.  I was still not ready for a big project, but I did sit at the table in my craft room and cover some shoe boxes with newspaper for some pretty storage containers.

After seeing this on Pinterest:

I started to cover these Converse boxes, then put the mod podge brush down and took a better look.  They didn't need anything!  I love the black and kraft color, as well as the cool graphics.

Wish all my projects were that easy!  They are also a gentle reminder to not to spend too much time in my basement craft room.  (I could totally live here!) I still need to take time to con-verse' with my family!!

These boxes will sit on my new shelves holding lots and lots of craft supplies from spilling all over the shelf and onto the floor!  I love the look, the storage, and the fact that it cost me nothing.  Talk about frugal!

To add the little cardboard tags onto the Converse boxes was simple.  I wove twine through these little holes (already in the box) like so:

Up from the back, fed through holes punched into the cardboard, and back down through the holes in the box.  Do this on both sides.

Then pull the ends tight inside the box, making sure your tag is centered in front.

Tie into a knot and trim the ends inside the box.  How's that for a simple, fast tutorial!

All that's left is to label the boxes.  I had a little fun in Picmonkey.

I think I'll keep Whazits instead of Miscellaneous.  So much more fun don't you think?  How Pinteresting!

Until next time, keep craftin' and smilin'...

I've linked to these lovely parties:

Tuesday To Do PartyThe Honeysuckle Bus StopMy Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
The DIY Dreamer
TheRusticPig52 Mantels


  1. This is indeed Pinteresting. I think the Converse boxes was great left alone with your added label holder. Great job Deborah.

  2. The shoe boxes look amazing. I so need to create some pretty storage. Thanks tons for the invite, I will see you Wed. Hugs, Marty

  3. Some shoe boxes will be missing, now! Really neat and good idea. Thanks for sharing. Lynda

  4. Yes, whazits is way more fun than misc! Those came out so good! I love a good upcycle project.

  5. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing. Pinning.

  6. Fabulous! Found your project over on the Someday Crafts Linky and had to click through and check it out. Love it!

  7. Cool idea. I love storage boxes and he knew newspaper would look that good on them. Love it. I am hosting a link party and would love it if you would link up. Thanks.

  8. I will never send a shoe box to the recycling bin ever again! Thanks for sharing. It is a cool idea and a great money saving to boot!

    Love it all!


  9. This is a great idea! Love it ;)
    Jamie ~ Better With Age

  10. What a brilliant idea!!!
    I've wrapped gifts with newspaper but never thought of wrapping a shoe box - must try this!!!'
    Thanks so much for sharing

  11. What are the label holders called if I were to try to buy them? I'm in the UK, so a generic name rather than a trade name would be great!

    1. They were some in my scrapbook stash. I believe they were just called label holders. They are similar to these:

      You can find them in most scrapbook/craft stores, or possibly an office supply store. I attached them with silver brads, also available at either place above.

  12. LOVE IT!!!!! I'm keeping all my boxes from now on!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality last week!!!

  13. Great idea! They look terrific! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

  14. I am featuring your storage boxes today. Thanks for linking them up. The next party starts later today. I hope that you can link up again. Thanks again.


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