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« on: May 25, 2005 07:02:48 PM »

   
I made these storage units yesterday.  I was tired of looking at the fabric and yarn stuffed into the shelves, so I put them in boxes!
Here's how I made 'em:

I went to Office Depot and bought the 9x9x9 corrugated cardboard boxes because my boyfriend and I made the shelves to fit perfectly under the lip of our window (our kitty sits on top of them).  So, box size will vary depending on your space.  I know I probably could have hunted around and asked at stores for spare boxes, but I had the organizing itch and it was a beautiful day to ride my bike to the store.

I cut off two of the flaps on top...  I'm hoping to put a button on either flat and wind some yarn around them to keep them shut.  Right now, they work fine in the shelf.

I measured out the wrapping paper that I bought at Target and glued it on.  I didn't put any on the "lid" or the bottom.

And finally I went through my fabrics and cut a little square out of the corners and taped them onto the front of the box.  That way I can feel the fabric as opposed to just having a picture of it (which would have been more time-consuming).  The same goes for the yarn. 

I'll go ahead and make a separate post for the stackable boxes/shelves I've made.
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2005 07:16:35 PM »

That is such a good idea! I bet it would work for boxes storing wrapping paper and scrapbooking paper too. Very cool. They look all cheery too.
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2005 06:59:05 PM »

great idea!
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2005 07:03:57 PM »

wow, thats a great idea!
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2005 02:01:21 PM »

it is a really neat idea! i especially loved how you put little samples so you don't have to dig out all.. nice Wink
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2005 03:53:32 PM »

Thanks!  Having those small cuts of fabric on the outside really helps.  Sometimes I forget what fabric I have and it's nice not to have to dig.  I about need to make another one for the rest of my yarn.
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