- Empty cardboard diaper boxes (10 to be exact)
- Faux wood printed craft paper (affiliate link)
- A Sharpie
- A craft paint brush
- Mod Podge
- Black cardstock
- Permanent chalk marker
- Removable scrapbook adhesive strips
I measured the width and height of the box, then added together the measurements for the bottom, both sides, plus about 8 extra inches. (Mine came to 40 inches.)
I had found the perfect faux wood print craft paper at Hobby Lobby for around $8 and just knew it was destined for greatness. I cut the width of paper I needed for my first box.
And using a ruler, I drew lines for my template on the white side.
I drew about a 2-3 inch diagonal line from each corner of the box and cut it all out to create four flaps.
…Mod Podged the top inside of the box…
And smoothed the paper down.
For the outside, I glued down the excess edges too. Then repeated the process on the other side of the box.
I’d thought about buying real wood crates or even the cheaper ones from Walmart to stain myself, but even those are around $15 a piece plus the materials needed to fancy them up. For 10 crates, that’s over $150!
I’ll stick with my free storage, thanks.
At the moment, my kitchen is in complete chaos mode while I organize our pantry, but it really needs to be done. You’ll be seeing more of that tomorrow along with a few organization tips. (Cheers for sticking to New Years goals!)