I may receive compensation from links on this site. As an Amazon Associate I also earn from qualifying purchases. See my disclosure policy.

DIY Storage Box Organizer

DIY Storage Box Organizer Made From Recycled Pantry Boxes

I was recently inspired by a DIY Recycled Cereal Box Drawer Dividers Craft Project that I found on I Heart Organizing that I decided I wanted to make my own. I had a perfect box – one from a shipment of eco-friendly craft kits from Artterro that I thought would work perfect – no drawer required – giving me even more organized storage space than my already in use desk drawers.

Using a ruler, pencil and utility knife I first cut strips of scrapbook paper to match the sizes of the boxes we had chosen. I used the instructions at I Heart Organizing as a guideline. Although I used whatever available boxes I managed to coax from the pantry as I’m not especially big on cereal. Next, I attached the scrapbook papers to the boxes with tape, then applied strips of washi tape to the corners to add a decorative touch.

Handmade Upcycled Storage Box Organizer Craft Project

Once the washi tape was on all four corners of the boxes, I put packing tape over the washi taped corners to keep them in place and for extra stability.

DIY Upcycled Storage Box Organizer Craft Project Made From Recycled Pantry Boxes

Then I placed all of the dividers inside the box. They really are the perfect size for arts and crafts supplies – including my much loved washi tape.

DIY Upcycled Storage Box Organizer Craft Project Made From Recycled Pantry Boxes

Lastly, I finished off my storage box by adding scrapbooking papers to the outside. Although it would be equally nice to use paint.

For more fun projects like this one, you can follow me on Pinterest.

Have you tried any diy craft projects or recipes that you discovered on a blog or Pinterest recently?


  • Pat C.

    February 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Oh, yes, the man is definitely a keeper!

    I love your box version of the desk drawer dividers! The washi tape was a great idea–even without the packing tape on top, it would give the corners added protection, as well as look pretty.: )

    I’m thinking that this would be a great project for me to do for my almost-4-year-old granddaughter… a special place to keep her Barbie clothes, shoes, and accessories, and any other little trinkets she might want to keep safe!

    Thank you for sharing, Rebecca! xoxo

  • wherelovemeetslife

    March 4, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Love your spin on it! These are really cute. I having been wanting to make these as well, and I like the idea of washi tape.

Comments are closed.

Prev Post Next Post