This post is brought to you by Martha Bonneau from Mugsyboo.
Oh the humble box. You might think you are tired of boxes by this time of year. You have been wrapping them to put under the tree, you have been packing up holiday décor in them, and you have probably had them land on your porch for weeks just to open them and re-box the contents inside to put under the tree. Now that the holidays are over, let’s re-examine the box and its many possibilities. The New Year means new gift giving opportunities. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and these upcycled boxes are a quick and easy way to personalize a gift. You are probably finding yourself with more stuff in your life post-holidays so why not create stylish storage boxes to contain the clutter. All of those cardboard boxes that seemed to multiply every week, well the possibilities are pretty much unlimited with what you can make with those!
When you say box, I think gift! By presenting your gift in one of these fun hand crafted boxes you are giving two gifts in one as the recipient will want to reuse this box instead of putting it in the recycling bin.
Who couldn’t use more storage in their creative space (or anywhere in their home). With supplies you probably already have on hand and these easy-to-follow tutorials, you will create storage that is not only functional but you can proudly say “I made that!” when someone compliments you on your organized space.
Jewelry Storage Box Tutorial
(in Chinese but pictures are easy to follow for this super cute storage solution!
Cardboard Box Projects
These projects will have you thinking outside the box. Instead of creating a box, these DIY tutorials will show you how to transform the humble cardboard box into something pretty fabulous! From projects for the kids to sophisticated home décor ideas, these projects will have you looking at boxes in a whole new light.
For the kids:
For around the house:
Have you created a box before? Have you upcycled a cardboard box for a project?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.