Tuesday, 19 June 2012

DIY: Storage built from Graze boxes

I've been receiving my weekly Graze box for a while now, and as I hate throwing cardboard boxes away I thought I'd come up with a way of transforming them into some useful storage!

1. Grab your empty Graze boxes! Open a box, and cut the lid off, then cut out the back section of the bottom part of the box - the section opposite the one with thumb hole dents in.

2. Fold down the edges of the lid part, and place it inside the bottom part. Make sure that you line the three edges of both the lid and the bottom part of the box together, to make an opening at the front. Tape down all the edges to make them secure.

3. Repeat these steps for as many boxes as you like (I chose three). Stack them on top of each other, making sure the openings are all facing the same way. Tape down all the edges.

4. Cut out some pieces of paper (I used self-printed brown paper, but you could use plain brown paper or wrapping paper or anything similar) about an inch bigger than each side of your stack of boxes all around. Cut out some strips to cover the visible parts of the openings at the front of the box too.

5. Cover each side of your stack of boxes in your paper. You could use double-sided sticky tape, clear tape, washi tape, or glue. I used clear tape to stick the paper to the box itself, then glued the paper down where any tape would be visible.

6. Cover the whole box and leave it to dry if you used glue. It's now ready to use! I use mine to store papers, bits of stationery and my phone when I'm at my desk.

I'll be coming up with a tutorial in a week or so which uses those little cardboard dividers than come inside Graze boxes, so make sure to keep those somewhere safe too!

Do you have any other ways to recycle Graze boxes?

1 comment:

  1. Wow this is cool :) We love making stuff out of old graze boxes in our house too. My favourite is our graze box spring chicken I think. You can see it here if you are interested: http://nurturemybaby.wordpress.com/tag/graze-box-art/