Monday, August 27, 2012

Baskets Made From Cardboard Boxes

diy, diy Design Fanatic, make a basket from a cardboard box


Our youngest daughter seems to be outgrowing the size of her room and is desperately in need of additional storage. The little table under her bulletin board and stenciled jewelry organizer has a couple of shelves that she can use to store things on, but she needed a big basket on the bottom and a smaller basket on the top shelf.





As you may recall I looked for baskets that would fit on the shelves for awhile, but to no avail. I finally found a wine box that was just the right size, glued on some 4 ply jute string and lined it with a drop cloth. I used a 
boot box (shoebox) that my daughter had to make the smaller box.
You can see how I made it HERE.

 Shown here is the space that needed more covered storage.


The before:


The after:
diy, diy Design Fanatic, make a basket from a cardboard box

diy, diy Design Fanatic, make a basket from a cardboard box
So, if you can't find a  basket that's just the right size, you might consider making a faux basket from a wine, shoebox or some other cardboard box.
If you'd like to see how I made the stencilled jewelry organizer and the bulletin board, you can find it HERE.

Pam

37 comments:

  1. Pam, this is a great idea! I will have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Pam, that is brilliant!! What a great idea!! I wonder if wrapping in burlap would work too?

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  3. What a fabulous (and thrifty) idea! I love it.

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  4. Ugh, let's not talk about the weather! Isaac is on it's way here. Those baskets/boxes look so good! I would've never thought to do that. You're so creative!!

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  5. These are perfect and such a creative idea!! Now to buy enough jute to cover all those boxes I have "stored" upstairs!

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  6. Very clever, you! Good boxes rarely go to waste here, either, but I don't think I have ever done this. good job

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  7. You are so clever. This looks amazing. I love this idea. They are so perfect for your table. Hugs, Marty

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  8. You are so darn clever! That looks great!

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  9. What a great idea, Pam! I love how you transformed them! They not only look great, but are so very funcational, too! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Pam, I just LOVE this idea and am definitely going to use it - great recycling - so practical! Linda

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  11. Pam, what a great idea! The boxes turned out so nice. I've been looking for some to go under my kitchen counter & these are just the look I needed. Thanks for sharing!!!!
    I'll be giving this a try.
    Have a lovely week!!! Maki

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  12. You are just way too smart Pam. Those are fantastic.

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  13. This is actually a brilliant idea. I've seen it done on vases but never a box. Great way to get everything to match!

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  14. I like the way you think! I have done a lot with carboard boxes! Funny that people can't believe those are actually just cardboard boxes. Looking good!

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  15. This is brilliant!! I have to do this...I have a couple of cubby areas that need baskets and the kind I want are super expensive and your boxes look great with the twine!! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this idea and enter my giveaway.
    Karin

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  16. These are better than baskets! So much texture and eye appeal! Brilliant. Please come and share your great "baskets" at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my weekly linky DYI party going on now!
    I'm sending this post to my niece in college! She will love it!

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  17. Hi Pam ... found you on Hometalk. Very clever and so cost effective. Look really neat too. Great re-purpose.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
    Timeless Treasures

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  18. Perfect timing to find this pin! I have been searching for baskets for my new bench in my mud room with no luck and if you do find one that fits there are only a couple on the shelf and I need 6! Thanks so much for sharing

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  19. What a fantastic idea! Very creative! Best wishes, Pj x

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  20. What a great idea! It looks just like the ones at Marshalls!

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  21. So wanting to try this but how mamy feet of twine did it take to make the bigger box?

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  22. what a fantastic idea, I dont know why I didnt think of that. we made a kitty tower with scratching posts by wrapping the poles with jute. Love it.

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  23. Love your blog. I am a new follower. I would love it if you stopped by mine sometime. http://www.tammyinwv.blogspot.com

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  24. The "baskets" look wonderful! Great idea.

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  26. did you buy the liners or make a template based on the box measurements?

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  27. @ Sandra, I made the liners. I just measured the box and added seam allowances. On the top, I added a couple of inches so that it would fold over the box and added seam allowance on that edge, as well.

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  28. Do you mind sharing how you made the lines exactly? I'm in need of baskets for my son's nursery but baby find any the size I want!

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  29. Luddy, you have "no reply blogger" checked in your settings, so I couldn't respond to you by email. You can see how I wrapped the string around the box here: http://www.diydesignfanatic.com/2012/08/necessity-is-mother-of-invention.html

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  30. Hi Pam! Thanks for your post. I am also interested to know, were the boards above the shelf your creation too? I like the idea you used there to hang accessories, if that is the case! Happy mother's day!

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  31. Hey Unknown, I hope you see this comment because there wasn't an email to contact you. Yes, we made the jewelry organizer and the bulletin board. You can find how I did them here: http://www.diydesignfanatic.com/2012/06/jewelry-organizer-tutorial-and-winner.html

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