Diaper Box Upcycle

Upcycled Diaper Box Organizational Crate from Too Much Time on My Hands 11 copy

Let's just call this week, "Think Outside the Cardboard Box" week!

I shared a cardboard box memo board last week and I have 2 more coming this week, so hold onto your hats folks, we are in full on Earth Day mode round here.

My linen closet is a hot mess. I have seen so many cute projects where people have covered up old diaper boxes to create pretty and organized storage. One of my good friends just had a baby 2 months ago and I decided to hit her up for her old diaper boxes. Well, we know how those newborns go through diapers, so she already had three for me. She is on strict orders to continue saving, so I can have a beautiful and organized closet in the near future.

Upcycled Diaper Box Organizational Crate from Too Much Time on My Hands 10 copy

I decided to get some cheap sheet sets from Target to create my storage. This one had a fitted and flat sheet with a pillow case. Twin size was $15.99 and that will be enough to cover three boxes. This fabric was thicker than many fabrics I found and it was way cheaper for the amount of fabric I got.

Upcycled Diaper Box Organizational Crate from Too Much Time on My Hands 2 copy

For the first box, I layed the sheet down and then measured all of my sides. I measured enough fabric to cover the entire inside of the box, but I think for the next ones I will just do the inside walls and not worry about covering the inside bottom. I used hot glue along the edges and went slowly, trying to keep everything smooth and even.

Upcycled Diaper Box Organizational Crate from Too Much Time on My Hands 3 copy

When I finished covering the entire box, I added two ribbon embellishments around the entire box.

Upcycled Diaper Box Organizational Crate from Too Much Time on My Hands 4 copy

I also found adorable metal tags so I can label each box with its contents and hopefully not have to hunt for every little thing. I printed out a label using one of my favorite (free) fonts, "Lavenderia."

Upcycled Diaper Box Organizational Crate from Too Much Time on My Hands 5 copy

I am super excited about how this one turned out. It probably took me about 30 mintues from start to finish.

Upcycled Diaper Box Organizational Crate from Too Much Time on My Hands 7 copy

Now, the edges were definitely not exactly perfect and I just trimmed any stray fabric with my scissors when I was done. I didn't do any hemming or anything as particular as that!

Upcycled Diaper Box Organizational Crate from Too Much Time on My Hands 6 copy

I am going to need boxes for sheets, washcloths, towels, adult toiletries, and kids toiletries. Hopefully, little Max will keep on using up those diapers so I can finish this project!

Upcycled Diaper Box Organizational Crate from Too Much Time on My Hands 120 copy

Now, make sure you check back this week, because I have two more amazing cardboard box recycle ideas that you aren't going to want to miss!

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Comments

  1. So cute!

  2. Love this idea! What a great way to take advantage of something we have in the house each month! Pinning.

  3. Comin over from nifty thrifty and LOVE LOVE LOVE this! This is just the kind of stuff we do too. We recently did a post on taking an a disposable tin and upcycling it. Will be tweeting this too!

  4. You box is just beautiful. What a great idea. I love things like this. Thanks for sharing your great idea. I am enjoying your blog too. Great work. Keep it up.

  5. This is a awesome idea I will give it a try but I think will be a lot easier and cheaper to use craft tape or craft paper that have a design I use it on many things already in my house

  6. Really cute boxes! I did a tutorial on this a couple years ago. I did my edges differently, it might help to make them a little cleaner and smoother. Check it out here: http://designsbymke.blogspot.com/2012/01/lined-canvas-diaper-box.html

    I really like your decorations you wrapped around the box!

  7. That is adorable and I love love love the ruffle on it!!! PINNING!! 🙂

  8. Great idea!!! I paper mâché the box before the fabric so it will be sturdier! Best idea ever!!!!!

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