Upcycling Project: DIY Organizer

in crafts •  16 days ago

When you got a kid who is formula fed, you accumulate lots of milk cartons at home. I haven't been throwing these ever since I started my trash reduction journey. So I decided I would make a DIY organizer for my tiny trinkets.

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The Plan

I started out with a plan. I hope my trade drawing teacher way back in high school forgives me for my drawing but here is what I planned.

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The Parts

Then I started gathering the cartons I need. I reserved 4 boxes for this project but I ended up using only 3 boxes. This means I still got some more boxes available for another project!

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Next, I cut out the pieces I needed.

For the biggest chunk of the project, I cut off the top flaps of the box and roved the front part. I wanted a nice smooth curve on both sides so I just used a protractor to guide me with the curve.

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Then I cut out two rectangles with a curvy corner fornthe top shelf.

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I also cut out 4 rectangles for the bottom shelf and the divider. 2 will be used to strengthen both sides of the lower shelf and the other two will be for the divider.

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I wanted to make a nice sturdy shelf for my organizer so I cut out 4 big rectangles the same size as rhe base of the box. 1 will be used for the bottom shelf, the other three will be for the top shelf.

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To make sure the back of the shelf will be strong, the front part of the box, which I removed earlier, will be used.

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Putting together the Pieces

The fun part of DIY-ing is watching your project slowly turn into completion. I only needed a masking tape and some glue to stick them all together.

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I used the masking tape to give the edges a smooth finish before I go ahead and paint it.

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My sister made a mickey mouse organizer last Christmas so she has some left over black paint. If I had been not too lazy to go out, I'd have bought a green paint but I am already in the mood to paint it black so be it.

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I just doyble coated it with black.

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Et voila!!! My very own DIY Organizer.

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At least now if my husband asks where the stuff are, I can just point him to organizer. I wasn't informed that part of being married is knowing where all the stuff are in the house. So there you go.

This was an easy project. All I needed was the mood to create one, a couple of milk cartons, some glue and some masking tape.

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What a great, and truly simple idea! I love seeing stuff like this on the platform. I never really would have thought to convert these boxes that would just be taking up space in a landfill into a useful shelf. Great way to save money and cut down on the trash.

Next up - your kid's first bookshelf?

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I was thinking of another organizer with drawers for her scrunchies and hair clips but bookshelf seems to be a great idea too! Good thing I still have lots of boxes.

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Oh, I like the idea of drawers. You could simply cut a couple of holes in the front and use some decorative rope as the handles.

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Oooh! That's nice! My sister suggested I use a button-like thingy for the handle. I think I'll use the decorative rope instead. 😍


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