Wednesday, January 15, 2014
10 stylish DIY storage boxes
If you're feeling the need to tidy up for the new year, here are 10 stylish DIY storage boxes. To qualify for this list, they had to be easy to make, cheap to make and/or aesthetically fabulous.
There is no point in time-consuming DIY storage when there is IKEA in the world.
Above, no-sew felt storage boxes from Design and Form. Easy, stylish, cheap.
Abstract art paper boxes from Design Sponge. Easy and cheap for items that aren't too heavy since it's made from craft paper.
DIY storage boxes with a button closure from Skona Hem. Not easy but sure good looking.
Here's a storage idea from Jebiga Design Magazine. Not super practical for most of us, but if you have boxes you can't put out of sight, make them into artwork.
My own storage boxes, made from discarded blueprints. I made these four years ago and still use them. Practically free and not too hard.
On the left, inspiration from Scandinavian Deko. Sometimes plain old cardboard looks pretty good, especially with a nice consistent label (you could also try a bright washi tape.) On the right, cover round boxes with images of texture for a nature inspired look from Craft and Creativity.
Fabric covered cardboard boxes turned into storage totes with the addition of thrift-store belts from Brit & Co.
My own faux ikat covered storage boxes. I've had these over four years and still use them.
DIY IKEA box makeover from Whimsy Darling. Plain white boxes are made artful with black paint.
A bit more of a storage folder than a storage box, but too cool to pass up, a DIY box from from Design and Form.
Do you buy or DIY your storage?