PAPER-COVERED STACKING STORAGE BOXES
These charming paper-covered boxes will help you keep your home organized in every room. Use your scrap book supplies and your imagination to make each box different. Consider making a new set for every season. Then when empty or out of season, simply stack within each other for easy storage.
BEFORE YOU START
- Supplies listed below were used to make the boxes pictured. Feel free to use your own supplies to personalize with your own unique style.
- Be sure the decorative rotary blade is installed correctly on your Deluxe Rotary Cutter. View this video for proper installation.
- Boxes will vary in size and shape so not cutting measurements are given in the instructions below.
12" x 18" Self-Healing Rotary Mat
45mm Deluxe Rotary Cutter
45mm Scallop / Peak Blade
Rotary Circle Cutter
5" Applique Scissors
6" x 12" Non-Slip, Frosted Advantage™ Acrylic Ruler
Set of stackable boxes
Double-sided scrap book paper
Chip board letters and tags
Ribbon or fibers
Adhesive pop dots
Embellishments as desired
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS (BOXES)
- Crop paper to fit sides of box using 45mm rotary cutter, ruler and mat. Measure the perimeter of the boxes with a fabric tape measure, piecing the paper together as needed.
- Using a decorative rotary blade, ruler, and mat, cut coordinating paper to create a "rick-rack" look. Apply to the sides of the lids or as joiners if paper isn't long enough to fit around your box.
- Cut lid piece using the 45mm rotary cutter straight blade. If the lid is round, use the OLFA circle cutter, remembering that the cutter measurement is half the diameter of the circle.
- Apply glue to the back side of the paper and attach to the box.
- Ink edges of box and paper with a chalking ink pad.
- Using the straight rotary blade, decorative rotary blade, or circle cutter, cut tags any size.
- Add different cuts of paper using your decorative rotary blade, applying behind the tags or on top to create different sizes.
- Ink edges and then glue pieces together.
- Embellish with stickers, chipboard, fibers or ribbon.
- Punch holes through the tags and the boxes and tie on to the boxes. Embellish with fibers.
- Use glue dots to hold tags or labels on to the front of the boxes or lids.
- Tie ribbon or fibers on the labels before attaching to the boxes.
TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS
- Consider creating several coordinating boxes, and fill with themed items to give as a shower gift, housewarming gift, or for another special occasion.
- Only decorate the lid of the box, and have children decorate the remainder. Then give as a special keepsake for Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Grandparents' Day.