Saw It. Pinned It. Did It: Diaper Box Makeover

3.28.2013



I have to be honest and tell you that I do a lot more pinning that I do actual completion of projects. But this one was an easy one and I already had the materials on hand, so I just couldn't resist.

Here are a few of the original pins. You'll see that they each use a different method. Some sewed their covers and liners, while others just used a hot glue gun.

I needed a litle bit of extra storage on my shelves in my laundry room and I happened to have a few diaper boxes lying around. 

I didn't feel like they were sturdy enough to spend the time sewing covers, so I decided to go with the hot glue gun method. I already had some red bins leftover from my teaching days and they are currently holding all of the fun miscellaneous stuff in our laundry room. I decided to continue with the theme and used a black chevron fabric with red ribbon.
I think it turned out pretty cute and it's perfect for what I needed it for. I ended up just leaving the flaps and tucking them in instead of  cutting them off with a box cutter like they do in the tutorial. I glued the fabric onto the flaps and then tucked it under. It's not the prettiest on the inside but no one will be seeing the inside so I don't think it's a big deal.

And here is what it looks like in it's new home:
 Now I just need some cute chalkboard labels for my red bins and I will be all set!

I wouldn't recommend this project if you are planning on using the boxes every day because I just don't think they would be sturdy enough unless you reinforce them. Mine will be sitting up on the shelf most of the time so I think it will serve it's purpose well.

If you are looking for an easy project that only takes about 30 minutes, this is definitely the project for you. You don't need a lot of materials and it's super easy.
I actually have two more boxes that I plan to cover but I just haven't gotten around to them yet. I'm still recovering from the glue gun burns I got the first time around...



Emily Powell said...

Love this! Maybe if you put some extra cardboard in the bottom it would be more sturdy?

Tori G said...

Great job!

~Dawn~ said...

Wow - it turned out GREAT! I love the fabric with the red ribbon. Super cute and easy!

April said...

Cute! Good job!

Allison Boutwell said...

That turned out so cute! I am like you, I pin way more than I actually complete.

Ericka said...

Your box turned out super cute! I might have to have my mommy friends save me their diaper boxes so I can do this :)

Amy said...

This is so cute!! I really want to make one or two of these. Its not like I don't have plenty of diaper boxes. LOL. :-)

Amanda said...

Looks great! I have a lot of diaper boxes too. Thanks for the idea!

Rachel and John said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Kristen said...

I've been wanting to do this foreverrrrr! I need to save me some boxes! :)

Mallorie said...

UM, CUTE! I have a ton of these. Maybe I should do this!!!

Lyndsey said...

Super cute Tami! I too am much more of a pinner than a doer. Your laundry room looks so bright and fun!

Lauren H. Edmondson said...

I have been saving all our sturdy diaper boxes for something and I wasn't sure what, but now I know exactly what to do with them! Yours looks great.

Megan said...

I saw this on pinterest and did this with fun wrapping paper! SO genius!!!! Yours turned out AMAZING!!!

Mandy said...

It turned out SO cute!! And the best part is that it sounds so easy!! :) Great job girl!

luvbnmom said...

Very cute! Sounds like an easy fun pin!

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