DIY Storage Box

Good morning!

One thing I realized when we used our fireplace this weekend, was that I had nowhere to keep the matches. We had matchboxes in drawers throughout the house and I wanted to find a cute way to store them by the fireplace.

A quick trip to the craft store and I came up with the idea you see above.

Craft stores always have deals on these little keepsake boxes. I also raided the scrapbook paper aisle and found some trendy and fun choices. I went with the cardstock quality. The total cost for this project a whopping $5.00 and that’s only because I had to pick up some more craft glue.

I love to make covered boxes for storage because you can really change up your decor with the colors and trends of the season. I went with the zebra…had to do it!

I applied a thin layer of crafting glue with a paint brush evenly over the entire surface to prevent bubbling. I had no problems with adhesion or bubbling so it worked out great. The only tweak I would make in the future is to buy a box without the hardware and apply it afterward. Removing the hardware on this box would have damaged it, but the white edge I’m okay with so I rolled with it.

Now I have one place to keep my matches tucked away…

I think this would be super cute for storage on a nightstand or desk too.

For now it’s residing by my fireplace.

Have a great Wednesday!

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8 Comments on DIY Storage Box

  1. diypassion
    October 10, 2012 at 7:50 am (2 years ago)

    I love your choice of glitzy zebra print :) I’m considering a similar project for the ‘card’ box at our wedding! I want something that will be cute on the gift table, but that I can bring home and use again.

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    • thriftykristy
      October 10, 2012 at 8:40 am (2 years ago)

      That’s a good idea! If you are doing a lot of the decor yourself I would definitely pick things you can work into your home later on ;) Kristin

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  2. Shannon
    October 10, 2012 at 9:01 am (2 years ago)

    I love this! I may have to do one (or more) myself. Do you think it would be possible to cut around the hardware with a craft knife?

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    • thriftykristy
      October 10, 2012 at 9:06 am (2 years ago)

      Oh, I’m sure you could if you buy the right cardstock, I just decided the leave the edge. I would buy thick cardstock if you go that route. Good idea! xo Kristin

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  3. twopurplecouches
    October 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm (2 years ago)

    This is fantastic! I don’t know if it would have crossed my mind to recover a simple craft store storage box. May have to borrow your idea as inspiration ;)

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    • thriftykristy
      October 12, 2012 at 12:27 pm (2 years ago)

      Do it! Easy and I love that you can add in the seasons top trends with it. xo Kristin

      Reply

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