Create DIY cloth storage containers
Have you been looking for a simple way to add extra storage and organization without breaking the bank? I am all for everything having a place, but I also don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on bins and baskets. Therefore, I tried to create my own DIY storage boxes for when my SAD kitchen pantry really needed an update. I had two empty box lids lying around, fabric and rope. I really was trying to do this as cheaply as possible.
This DIY no-sew storage box project was perfect for this month’s installment of a DIY project challenge that I am part of with other AWESOME DIY bloggers!
You will love what they have created. I redid a Midcentury Modern dresser and experimented with marbling paint techniques for our past challenges. These DIY ladies sure know how to create amazing things on a budget!
This month’s theme was to create a DIY project using cloth. Our projects always have to come in under $50! It is always so cool to see what other creative people do with the same challenge. Again, mine was FREE since I used things I already had. However, you could really create these storage boxes for a few dollars, depending on the fabric you want to use.
Supplies needed to makeover cardboard boxes!
- old cardboard box or lid
- Rope of twine if you want to try to recreate a basket look
- Glue Gun (I wish I had this cordless glue gun)
- Scissors (THESE scissors are a MUST-HAVE for any “DIY-er”)
Gather your storage box supplies and start working!
First, open your box. I was lucky enough to have two box lids that I could open completely to “wrap” with fabric and then put back together. I simply laid the opened cardboard box down and began to cut the fabric around.
Continue to cutting and wrapping to create your DIY storage box!
When cutting your fabric make sure to leave 1/2″ so that you can wrap it around the edges. Then use hot glue and fold fabric like you would a birthday present! Continue working on all the edges.
After you have wrapped the whole box and glued all the edges, you may have to snip the corners a little to make it fit nicely together. If you notice in the picture below, I wrapped my cloth to the edge of the inside of the bottom of the box. I knew I was putting smaller boxes on top and did not need to cover the inside of the box completely.
Put the box back together and enjoy having a DIY storage box that is a lot more than just an old cardboard box!
In addition to using my no-sew storage boxes to organize my kitchen pantry, I have also used them in our DIY baby nurser (and closet), daughter’s room and basement. These DIY cardboard storage boxes are a lifesaver for me…
since it is always a battle to stay organized as a family of 5!
If you noticed in the first picture on this post, I also attempted to make a DIY basket storage box with my DIY no-sew storage box I showed here.
If you are looking for a more in-depth DIY storage box idea, check out how we created a large wooden crate on wheels from 2 pallets.
I will go into a little more detail in a future post about that project (was it really worth it?). Since I do love to keep art supplies and home things organized, I plan on sharing more of my DIY kitchen pantry ideas soon!
I may even decide to add a painted accent wall near or in my pantry? What do you think? I do love to try new painting techniques to spruce up a space. However, I think just redoing the shelves may be just enough, like my friend did in her linen closet.
I hope you are able to save money and help keep organized with these DIY cloth storage boxes and tips!
I hope one day I can get rid of those UGLY wire shelves and I think I know exactly what blog about shelving I may look at!
Now let’s check out what some of my DIY friends did for our DIY project challenge using fabric and $50 or less!
Joyful Derivatives: DIY No-Sew Drop Cloth Curtains
Kippi at Home: Llama Pillow Pattern
1905 Farmhouse: How to Create Fabric Ribbon for Gifts
Life’s AHmazing!: DIY Throw Pillows
Southern Yankee DIY: DIY Linen Sign
Mama Dares To DIY: DIY Painted Fabric Chairs
Our Happily Ever Home: No-Sew DIY Lumbar Pillow Cover
Thanks for checking out all the wonderful projects from my DIY friends! We would love to hear what you think!!