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« on: November 06, 2012 05:19:55 PM »

Hi there.
I wanted to make a new storage box for my living room. I have a pile of extension cords, some heating pads, and different things that need a place out of the way. So, I wanted a storage box but didn't want to spend any money to buy one.
So I took what I had around the house.

I started with an old carboard box I found down in my basement. Some Mod Podge I had from a project a long time ago. And some various sheets of scrapbook paper I had given to me. I didn't have the same pattern, but the colors matched pretty close.

I cut the sheets of paper in strips about 3 inches wide and used Mod Podge to attach to the sides of the box. Then coated the top with Mod Podge.

The finished product with stuff in it:

This is a picture of the storage box in place and looking much more organized!

What do you think? Please comment:)
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012 05:37:07 PM »

I think its cute! I would def use something like that for all my random stuff that needs a home. I like the colors too!

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012 05:39:52 PM »

Thank you!
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2012 05:44:42 PM »

Great job! Definitely a project that I need to add to my "to do" list. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2012 07:40:36 PM »

You did a beautifully neat job. Great results.
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2012 07:50:59 PM »

Those random things without homes cause me trouble. I love your solution! It looks great! I glanced at the finished project first, and I would not have guessed it began life as an old cardboard box from the basement!

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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2012 04:18:16 AM »

I like how you made the papers work together!  Nice job!  gonna pin this one!

« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2012 01:30:51 AM »

I really love it. I love your plants too. Thanks for sharing the idea. I need a box like this.

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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2012 12:15:52 PM »

Thank you:)
The big plants are actually rosemary I brought in for the winter. The taller on we use as a Yule tree:)
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