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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Diaper and wipe boxes into baskets!



I am refering to the brown book containers located on the first shelf. 
Once again I am turning garbage into a precious commodity!  I wanted to re-do my shelf and couldn't afford to buy lined baskets.  So, I looked around, found a piece of trash, waived my magic wand and VOILA :).  In actuality, first I found boxes that would fit perfectly in the shelf and cut the flaps off.  I then covered each box using the inside of wrapping paper (or paper bags if you want brown.) and tape (regular and packing).  After selecting a piece of fabric I ironed the edges in and stapled it onto my box.  As for the bottom of the box I used packing tape to secure the fabric to the bottom.  I now have a usable box that will work until I am able to save my pennies for the real thing!  They are very sturdy.  My kids have pulled them off the shelf for years and they have never broke.

You could really spruce things up with a fancy piece of fabric.  Don't forget R.R.R...(do you remember what this stands for?  Reduce, Re-use, Recycle)!

5 comments:

Melissa said...

That is a great idea! I buy my diapers in bulk and every time I throw out the boxes I think, "Man surely I could use these for something." Now I have a great idea. Thanks.

Mark and Amber said...

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. I love the idea.. and they look so good.

Amy, Mike and our Girls said...

WoW! I have about 20 of those boxes around...

Jill said...

Wow! I love R.R.R. and saving $$$!! What a great idea! I'm going to keep my eye out for cute fabric or paper to cover the box :)

Joanna said...

What a great idea! I also wanted to do cute lined baskets in my girls room but haven't wanted to spend the money. This is a perfect frugal idea! We live by the pioneer motto "Fix it up, wear it out, make it do or do without!" I'll add RRR to our family motto's