8/19/10

DIY: don't throw out that box!


I decided to try it out myself, using just a cardboard box.
So, this is what I created! :)
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Magazine Box Tutorial
SUPPLIES NEEDED:
cardboard box
mod podge
scrapbook paper
ribbon
flower


Cut paper to size.

Apply your good ol' Mod Podge!

My paper wasn't quite big enough...

no worries, just add some ribbon to the sides!


I decided I wanted a little stain on my paper to give it some personality!


I used extra scrap paper to make a handle for my box.
Staple the handles on.
Add a flower to cover the staples.


That's it!

Cost: $3.00

21 comments:

Shay said...

Love it! I am going to do that! Soo cute!

Hannah said...

That is awesome, I need to do this!

posidanielle said...

That is so great! I love it! Such a great idea!

Envy My Cooking said...

what a cute site.. love it! envymycooking.blogspot.com

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

great tute! It looks fabulous!
stopping by to let you know I'm featuring your blog tomorrow in my regular feature Featured Followers Friday
gail

Emily @ Finding My Aloha said...

So cute! I repurpose old boxes too! I cut them down to make junk drawer sorters for pens, scissors, etc. It has done wonders for my jungle of a junk drawer. I havent decorated them since they hide in a drawer but yours turned out so cute maybe I will do it anyway! :)

Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

So cute! I want a little box for receipts so I'll have to start looking for one. Love the idea.

Thanks for linking up to the “Cheap Thrills Thursday” party at Black Kats Design. I hope you had fun and will join in again next Thursday!

Kat

www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

Kristin Renee' Wynegar said...

I ADORE this! GREAT idea! I'm copying you, so I have some cute and cheap storage for my craft supplies. I am your newest follower. :) Come visit me!

Robin said...

I LOVE that! It looks like it cost more than $3.00! Great job!
~Robin @keephomesimple

Teri said...

Super cute! :)

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

I love this! Totally going to make something similar!

Granny J said...

Great idea. I love recycling/upcycling and will be using this idea.

Tasha said...

That is so cute and think of the fun things you could use this box for! I would love to even put presents in it. Cute, cute, cute. Thank you for linking up to my party. It made my day! It is so fun to learn and get new ideas from others.

LuLu said...

Very cute idea! I'm going to try one.

~Lauri
http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com

Erin said...

Simple, repurposed AND cute!! Does it get any better! :)

sommerhowey said...

I love this idea. This turned out great. Thank you for sharing this wonderful craft. I can't wait until I finish a box of cereal now!

Kristy Evans Photography said...

I love your blog! So awesome to keep a little bit of extra trash out of the garbage!

Kristy
Thanks for stopping by www.illgetyoumypretties.blogspot.com

Kara said...

Way to recycle!!! Gorgeous work!

Kara @ Mine for the Making

Julie said...

Now that is resourceful! And super cute! Thanks for adding my blog to your Sassy Sites blog roll!

Marty said...

Super cute!! Found you through CRAFT Monday.

allison said...

its amazing how cute such a simple project can be! this is amazing and I'm going to be thinking twice before throwing out all those diaper boxes I go through! so excited to be a new follower!