This step-by-step tutorial will show you how I turned a simple shoe box to a pretty and functional ribbons & trim organizer.
Prep your shoebox. I used masking tape to secure the sides, edges and flaps.
Cut 3 pieces of cardboard. Thick ones like corrugated cardboard is best. Length and width depends on your shoebox
Choose your preferred colors of acrylic paints
Paint the edges of the box
I mixed the colors by dry brushing the two other colors of my choice
Choose and cut papers of your preference. Base the sizes on your shoe box dimension
Do the same for the top and sides
For the back
2 pieces of this for the "shelf"
Cut some 1.5 inches strips of paper. Score at .5 and fold as seen in the image
Cut it as long as the "shelf"
Adhere a strip at the back to make it sturdy
Cut slits at the sides of the box. Do this to the 2 cardboard strips and insert to the slit
This is how the slit looks like
Cover with paper first and insert like this. Secure with adhesive.
This is how it should look like after you inserted both cardboard pieces
Secure the "shelf" with adhesive as well
Use popsicle sticks or similar to adhere the folded strip of paper to.
Adhere the paper strip
Embellish and it's done! You can use this to store whatever you like
I wanted to use this as ribbon/trims storage so I made some ribbon spools
And also used some of the tags and pockets as spools
Hope you liked my tutorial! :)
- Graphic 45 Sweet sentiments 12x12 paper pad
- Graphic 45 Sweet sentiments tags and pockets
- Petaloo flowers spring berry clusters (pink)
- Petaloo flowers- botanica blooms (lavender/purple)
- Petaloo flowers - vintage velvet minis (purple)
- White cardstock
- Martha Stewart scoring board
- Adhesives - liquid glue and double-sided tape
- Popsicle sticks
- Shoe box
- Piece of corrugated board
- Acryclic paints
- Paint brush
- Masking tape or washi tape
- The Cutting Cafe ribbon spool template