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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!


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!
« Last Edit: January 31, 2008 03:55:15 AM by caroline_dw » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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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 »


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!

Yes, I have wists too!
...and personal swap friendly.
« 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

I'm interested in personal swaps, so let me know if you want!
« 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!

I've started a wist!
working on the Teesha Moore craftalong
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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.

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

Fantastic! I love the idea

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