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!
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!