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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Recycled Shoe Box into Stencil Designed Storage



Shoe boxes are great for storage. They are small and stackable; my favorite way to organize clutter. But they aren't always pretty. So I decided to decorate some by recycling them into craft storage. When decorated, you can display them on an open shelf. 



I started with this flip lid shoe box. Perfect for some of my crafting scraps, I wanted a happy design and soothing colors. 


So I spray painted the box in this bright turquoise color. 


Then chose to use this stencil designed by Dina Wakley for The Crafter's Workshop. With my color palette in mind, the striped leaves are a great design. 


I taped the stencil to the lid of the box vertically. Using just four repeating lines of the design, I painted white, bright green, brown and white. 



Then I randomly designed the front of the box with colors and leaf direction.


After the paint dried, and I thought the box needed a bit more. Something more like a label. I intended this one to be for craft scraps labeled "Junk & Scraps".  So I used this favorite stencil. Because I wanted the leaves in front, I painted in between the leaf lines. (Next time, I'll reverse the stencil use.) 






Here is my first decorated box to get started with organizing!
  


How do you recycle or decorate your shoe boxes? 







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27 comments:

  1. I am always keeping shoe box's for storage, but I never do anything like this to them. Looks awesome...and would look way better than the boring box's that I have right now!


    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  2. Hi Robin, thank you for sharing a cute idea for repurposing a shoe box, love the use of stencils!
    Have a great week! Karren

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  3. Thank you for visiting and hosting, Karren! :)

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  4. So many options for them to get all decked out. I'm working on some others so that my clutter looks better LOL! Thank you, Catherine!

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  5. nice! what a great idea! Shoe boxes are great but get ratty after awhile so painting it will ensure it stays in good shape vs been tossed randomly around. I mean other people do that right? :)

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  6. Marie@The Interior FrugalistaJanuary 26, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Great idea Robin! I have a ton of shoe boxes under my basement steps collecting dust.

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  7. what a really cool thing to do now i have to find some shoe boxes xx

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  8. Your box has turned out wonderfully, I'm always thinking I should do something great with my boxes. In the last 20 years I think I managed to achieve that once.

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  9. This is a great idea! I've covered shoe boxes for my closet organization. Worked great! Visiting from Two Uses Tuesday.

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  10. This is so cute! I was just looking for some of those photo boxes to keep all my Christmas cards in, but this is a much better idea. And how fun to decorate it yourself!

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  11. LOL, of course we do! Putting a little design on them means we can also keep them in the open too. Lots of possibilities!

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  12. I can't even imagine what kind of design or coverings you put on yours, Marie. I know they will be fabulous!

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  13. I wish I had just one closet dedicated to organization. Mine are still a mess no matter how many times I sort them. (They are shared, and that is part of the problem.) Some day with a larger closet, and one for each person would rectify the problem :) Thank you for the visit, KT!

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  14. It sounds like you are just like me with time management and procrastination! LOL! I have so many things in my storage and not enough time.

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  15. Many more box ideas are coming up soon, Chris. You won't need just shoe boxes. Next week there will be a link up with many cardboard creations. Hope it gives you other ideas :)
    ox

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  16. Wow, Meredith, with your skills, I'll bet you will make them beautiful! I hope you post them! :)

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  17. You are so talented. This is awesome. Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday. Hope to see you again this week.

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  18. I'm sure if I could pack a week into each day I would still not have enough time ;)

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  19. Hi Robin! You had the most clicks on last week's Two Uses Tuesday link up! Watch for your feature in the next link up, a month long and Pinterest link up too!

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  20. Jenny B @ Honey and BirchJanuary 31, 2015 at 9:26 PM

    Great way to recycle! Thank you for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

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  21. I have been wanting to do this and eye different boxes around so now that I've been here I know just waht to do.

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  22. Thank you, Sherry! I look forward to visiting you as much as I can. :)

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  23. Thank you for such a lovely feature, Sarah! I love your link ups. So much inspiration is shared. You're a wonderful hostess!

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  24. It's so kind of you to pin our posts! Thank you so much for the pin!

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  25. They are great little storage units. Thanks so much for hosting and the visit!

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  26. I have a few buried but now if I can decorate them and put them in the open, I can get more things done. They are great organizers!

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