DIY: Storage Box

Hey guys! I have a particularly small room so, storage space is critical. I have discovered all kinds of ways to store things so that my room does not look atrociously cluttered. The main way I store things is in a box. Now, instead of buying expensive boxes, I make them. I just made one for my styling tools so I thought I would share the process with you. Here we go!



a shoebox

pictures of your choice

duct Tape (of any color or print)

scotch Tape


any other embellishments you would like to use

and a snack! because this is going to take a while

First, take the lid from the shoebox and cover it completely with duct tape. You can apply the duct tape however you wish-I go the organized way and just line it up in rows so it kind of looks like one continuous cover.


Next, apply any items that need to dry on your lid. For me, I painted some areas and then glued on some fun buttons, bells, and lace.


While those items are drying, take your photos and cut them into the size that you would like. If the photo is mainly of a person(s), I cut it so that all that is left is the person(s) and if the photo is of a building or the background looks nice, I just trim it a little. You can decide.


Once you have cut your photos, begin taping them to the sides of the shoebox. Use ‘doughnut style’ pieces of tape so that it is not visible. I suggest starting with all of the larger photos so that, if necessary, smaller photos can be placed on top of the larger ones. This will make the box have a more collage effect, like so…


Finally, make any finishing touches to your lid and place it back upon the box. Voilà! A gorgeous storage box, free of charge.


Thanks so much for reading! I hope you try this out; tell me how it goes, if you do! Let me know what else you would like to see on this blog or my YouTube channel! Thanks again!


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