Upcycled Craft Storage Box Tutorial

Step by step on how to upcycle a box into attractive craft storage Have you ever had a box that is nice and sturdy, a good size that you just didn’t want to get rid? It would be great for storage but is just really not very attractive and you wouldn’t want to display it […]
Upcycled craft storage box decorated with Dew Drops
August 5, 2022

Step by step on how to upcycle a box into attractive craft storage

Have you ever had a box that is nice and sturdy, a good size that you just didn’t want to get rid? It would be great for storage but is just really not very attractive and you wouldn’t want to display it on your home? Well I may just have a solution for you!

In this upcycling tutorial, I will show you how to turn that ugly box into some pretty storage you will be proud to display in your home!

Step 1 – Choose your paper & Dew Drops

Firstly, you need to break into that hoard of pretty paper that I know you have (I’m guilty too, don’t worry!) and find some lighter weight card stock/thick paper. My box was 7 3/4 x 10 inches and two sheets of 12×12 were perfect for this, with some left over. Next you want to choose some of The Robin’s Nest Creative Dew Drops that will complement the paper you’ve chosen.

Step 2 – Covering you box

To cover the top of the box, you simply cut a rectangle to the dimensions of the lid of the box. So for my project I used a guillotine to cut a rectangle 7 3/4 x 10 inches. I cut the 4 sides separately. If your box is smaller, or your paper larger, you may be able to cover two sides at once though. For each of the 4 lid sides, I cut a paper strip 1 inch longer and 1/2 inch taller than the length of the box side. I used a scoreboard to score a 1/2 inch fold at the top and 1/2 inch at each end of the strip of card/paper. I then cut triangles across the top corners and the bottom corners, to turn the 1/2 inch strips into glue tabs.

side pieces for upcycled box

 

Next I adhered all of the side panels, using wet glue, before adhering the paper rectangle to the top of the box. I had also chosen a floral, patterned heart, inside a pink square from the same paper pack. I adhered this to the centre of the box and set about designing a pattern with my Dew Drops. The Dew drops I chose were yellow and green, to match the background paper and I had so much fund designing the pattern. Simplicity was the key to this, as the heart motif was so pretty. Therefore I arranged and then glued down Dew Drops all around the heart and then added a cluster of 3 Dew Drops in each corner.

Supplies Used

Video Tutorial

To watch me make this upcycled storage box, which I will use for “works in progress”, view the short video here:

https://youtu.be/JIgHF6wczPU

More photos

Here are some more photos for you of the completed box. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and I will see you again in 2 weeks with some more crafty inspiration. Crafty hugs, Terri (VeegsTez Creates).

Alternative view of upcycled box

Close up of upcycled box decorated with Dew Drops

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