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« on: January 20, 2008 06:04:22 AM »

Let me start this post with a confession: I love buying shoes, lots of them, especially vintage shoes.

For a time now I was looking for a way to show off my collection to it's best. I thought I found it on http://www.purenomade.co.uk . That was until I saw the price, 20 € for a cardboard box! I'll make that myself thank you very much!

So may I present you my brand new shoe storage facilities!







UPDATE:

After much demand, I present you: the tutorial!

Things you'll need:
- 1 mm brown cardboard (min. 59 by 94 cm - 1 board per box)
- gray cardboard, a bit sturdier than the brown one (min. 59 by 94 cm - used to make template)
- spray paint (or alternatively paint and a roller)
- glue ( I used Uhu Hobby glue)
- cutting mat, cutter, ruler and triangle ruler
- masking tape
- eyelets  ( 8 for every box) + eyelet tool ( don't know if this is the official name)
- cotton cord
- Sharp pencil

1. Draw the following template on the grey cardboard, make sure that it's absolutely perfect since you'll be using this one to make all the boxes. The triangle ruler is very useful here! Cut out the cardboard template.





2. Put the template onto the cardboard and trace. With the (triangle) ruler, draw the folding lines onto it with pencil.

3. Cut out the brown cardboard. Don't cut out the inside frame yet, otherwise the box will be harder to fold!

4. Trace over the cutting lines with an empty ballpoint, this will make it easier to fold the folding lines. You can alternatively use a pencil, just use a blunt one and put enough pressure on it.

5. Fold the box. The pencil folding lines go into the inside.

6. Cut out the inside frame. Now carefully tape the frame back into the hole using masking tape. Make sure the masking tape is on the outside of the box.

7. Paint the inside of the box with spraypaint.

8. Put 2 eyelets through each 2cm by 30 cm side flap (where the cardboard will fold/come together) one per corner. Make sure they line up with the eyelets on the side flap underneath ( doesn't have to be perfect). There will be 8 in total in every box.



9. Take out the inside frame. Be careful you don't damage the cardboard.

10. Glue the 2cm by 35 cm flap down. It's best to put some weight inside the box on the flap for a while to hold it down until the glue dries up.

11. Put cotton cord through the eyelets. Ask your boyfriend/husband/friend/mother... to hold the side flaps together. Tie the ribbon. And, voila, you're done!

Please let me know if something isn't clear or if there are questions!
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2008 06:13:10 AM »

Wow I love it! Could you post a pic of how the boxes looked before you assembled them? I'd love to try this myself!
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2008 06:16:01 AM »

THIS IS SOOO AWESOME!!

they look so great, better than the storebought ones -you even have picked my favourite colours ...

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2008 06:25:55 AM »

That is just brilliant!
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2008 06:31:50 AM »

I'm a shoes addicted too, and just today I was talking with my mother in order to find a way to show my collection Wink

I like this project very much
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2008 06:35:18 AM »

ooh i like that!
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2008 06:40:37 AM »

This is fabulous!
I can tell this is going to be a hit,
well done!
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2008 07:06:16 AM »

oh my gosh!
those are amazing!

I was planning on buying a shoe storage shelf, but now, NOW ill make one myself!

Thanks for the ideas!

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« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2008 07:39:30 AM »

What a great idea. Well done for making your own ones, they look nicer to me and a lot easier to get your shoes in!

I have far to many shoes hanging around not no my shoe racks so I might have to have a go myself. Just thinking how much you could go to town on decorating the boxes with scrapbbok paper and paints.

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« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2008 07:44:11 AM »

Fantastic! I love the idea
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« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2008 08:10:31 AM »

what a great idea, it looks awesome. I'd love to see a tutorial!
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« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2008 08:50:12 AM »

so very cool
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« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2008 10:13:51 AM »

I have a shoe fetish, too! This is great! How long did it take you to make one?
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2008 10:36:42 AM »

omg!!


i saw those a few days ago

and i thought the same thing.. but i just don't know how to get started


can you do all of us.. (shoe maniacs) a favor?

pleasee put a tutorial

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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2008 12:08:37 PM »

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.  You gotta tell us how you did it!! (And I have a similar obsession >.<  Those blue heels are sooo pretty!  I love them!)  Grin
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« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2008 01:20:09 PM »

Those are so cool! I love them!
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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2008 02:40:29 PM »

These are great and they're exactly what I need too!
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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2008 06:31:47 PM »

They are really great your shoes must be very happy!
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2008 07:01:26 PM »

Wow, these are such a cool idea and you executed it so well!  Love it.
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« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2008 03:35:06 AM »

Wow, thank you guys for all the nice comments! I actually made it into the 'hot new projects'! That's one new years resolution fulfilled  Smiley

I'm gonna try and post a tutorial as soon as I can. I'm at work now, so I don't have any time, I shouldn't really be on craftster! Bad employee  Wink
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« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2008 08:13:40 AM »

that looks awesome! AND I'm sure this storage could be used for more than just shoes. Tutorial???
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« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2008 11:58:03 AM »

I have been looking for some nice ways to store all my shoes, and i may just have found the answer! it will take me ages to make 30 odd boxes though!
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« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2008 02:42:00 PM »

i saw boxes like these in a magazine, too. and i was shocked, when i noticed how much they would cost... you're so clever! great job!


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« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2008 10:22:48 PM »

These look perfect, just like the ones from that other company!

Those boxes are such a cool idea, I love how they could be stacked in weird combos.
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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2008 12:08:20 AM »

What a great storage solution and your shoes look absolutely fabulous in their new homes!
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« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2008 04:07:27 AM »

Hello everybody, due to popular demand, I've added a tutorial on the first page!
If anybody should make some boxes, I would love to see pictures!
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« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2008 04:27:24 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial! I appreciate it and will post pictures when i've made some boxes Smiley

I love that the measurements are taken in cm Wink
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« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2008 10:48:23 AM »

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Shoe Hotel. I have been lusting after them for some time now, but now I can make my own!

Thank you thank you thank you!
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« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2008 09:58:38 AM »

love them...really really love them.

Now can i ask? where did you find the cardboard to make them?
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« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2008 03:55:07 AM »

Now can i ask? where did you find the cardboard to make them?

The cardboard is just from my local paper/craft supplier. It's basically the same ribbed cardboard that's used for making cardboard boxes but it's only 1 mm thick.
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« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2008 09:06:27 PM »

Awwwwesome shoe storage solution (I totally need this Cheesy)!

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« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2008 02:44:20 AM »

Oh my god, I'm a featured project! This is so great! Thanks to everybody who hit 'this rocks'!  Smiley
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« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2008 04:06:35 AM »

Thank you so much for sharing this!! OMG I am excited to make me some!   Wink
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« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2008 03:38:44 PM »

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the tutorial! I'm gonna use this to show off so much stuff!
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« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2008 04:57:21 PM »

Thats cool! I love all your shoes, and the fact they are teeney tiny. I can't find vintage shoes for my flippers.   Cry
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Very usefull! thanx
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« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2008 08:22:42 AM »

I love these, I need some not for shoes since I don't have many pairs but for everything else I own, craft supplies, clothes, and what ever else I can find. I can't wait to make more.
I think my husbands action figures would look great it these too and they would save alot of space.
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« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2008 08:24:39 AM »

Can't wait to go shopping for the materials!
My shoes are so numerous they've formed a union
and are now demanding equal wear and care. They'll be getting at least one of their demands.
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I display shoes in my rooms too. 
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Thats a neat idea.  You could also glue material to the boxes too.  A pretty red velvet.  That would look really nice too. 
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« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2008 04:46:47 AM »

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