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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.
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.
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.
Allow it to dry. I then hot glued some white bias tape around the top as trim. One game bin, done!


Heather{Our Life In a Click} 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!


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.

seven thirty three said...

What a thrifty idea.

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