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How to upcycle a box to trims & ribbons organizer

Upcycle a Box to Trims & Ribbons Organizer

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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.

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

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

Choose your preferred colors of acrylic paints

Paint the edges of the box

Paint the edges of the box

I mixed the colors by dry brushing the two other colors of my choice

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

Choose and cut papers of your preference. Base the sizes on your shoe box dimension

Do the same for the top and sides

Do the same for the top and sides

For the back

For the back

2 pieces of this for the "shelf"

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 some 1.5 inches strips of paper. Score at .5 and fold as seen in the image

Cut it as long as the "shelf"

Cut it as long as the "shelf"

Adhere a strip at the back to make it sturdy

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

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

This is how the slit looks like

Cover with paper first and insert like this. Secure with adhesive.

Cover with paper first and insert like this. Secure with adhesive.

This is how it should look like after you inserted both cardboard pieces

This is how it should look like after you inserted both cardboard pieces

Secure the "shelf" with adhesive as well

Secure the "shelf" with adhesive as well

Use popsicle sticks or similar to adhere the folded strip of paper to.

Use popsicle sticks or similar to adhere the folded strip of paper to.

Adhere the paper strip

Adhere the paper strip

Embellish and it's done! You can use this to store whatever you like

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

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

And also used some of the tags and pockets as spools

So pretty!

So pretty!

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
  • rhinestones
  • pins
  • 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