Small Homemade Storage Boxes

If I haven’t said it already, allow me to say it now. MY APARTMENT HAS HARDLY ANY STORAGE POSSIBILITIES! It really sucks. I’ve been looking for some small solutions, like what to do with my nail polish, how to store my DVD’s and make them look nice, where to store all of Sam’s video game paraphernalia. First, my nail polish was in a big jar, which was not functional at all, especially if I wanted a color that was near the bottom of the jar – GRRR!. But most recently all my nail polish and supplies have been in a really pretty box that I got from my mom last Christmas.

But since storage in my apartment sucks I wanted to use these boxes in my living room to put stuff in like card games or other small items. But this is what it looks like inside!

So you see my dilemma? We’ll I decided to make my own nail polish storage box that wouldn’t look bad if it was out in the open.

All I needed were:

– An empty shoe box

– A piece of nifty looking scrapbook paper and a piece of construction paper that matched

– A glue stick and liquid Elmer’s glue

– And my handy-dandy paper cutter that I told you about in my Organizing on a Budget #3 post.

It was super simple. All I had to do was measure the dimensions of the box, cut, and glue!

After it was done drying I was able to cut those edges that are sticking out. Then I organized all my nail polish and nail files and cotton swabs, etc.

That’s it! Now I can keep it on my bookshelf and no one knows what’s inside! And even better news, I can move my pretty boxes into the living room and fill them with other junk! YAY!


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