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Monday, April 26, 2010

You Know Those Shelf Bins They Sell?

I love them for stashing clutter. They aren't expensive, but I prefer things that match a little more seamlessly.
 
I also really preferred to keep the $6.99 in my pocket
Start with a sturdy, straight sided box like this one. You can even check with local restaurants to see if they'd be so kind as to set a few aside for you.
 Trim the handle with an exacto knife.
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Then trim the flaps.
A little duct tape reinforces the bottom nicely.
 Spray paint in the desired color. This is going in the boys' room.
I had purchased this scrapbooking paper a while back to decoupage  their light switch covers just like THIS, so the room will have a very coordinated look.
 Lay the box on the paper and sketch the size you need.
 Grab your Mod Podge. This stuff lasts forever.
Spread a nice generous coat evenly on the surface.
Then smooth your paper over it, flattening any air bubbles.
Slather a nice even layer over the top of your paper.
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Now, while it's wet, take your exacto knife and cut an X where the box handle is.
Fold the wet paper in and smooth the opening with your finger.
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Allow it to dry. I then hot glued some white bias tape around the top as trim. One game bin, done!

5 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Very nice and very crafty!!!! Love me some Mod Podge!! That really came out great! Can't wait to see the room all together!

-heather

Life in Rehab said...

Thanks, Heather. Hopefully SOON!

Danielle and Clint said...

Cute idea! I actually used a beer box in a similar way to hold grocery bags! Great minds think alike :-P

Life in Rehab said...

Oh, now that's a cool idea! And easy to grab and go.

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

What a thrifty idea.

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