How to Repurpose Diaper Boxes for Home Storage
Repurpose Diaper Boxes
Empty Boxes Galore!
When you have babies, you go through lots and lots and lots of diapers. So I've had a fair share of diaper boxes at my disposal over the past 3.5 years. I tend to be lazy and don't take the time to break down these boxes and stick them in the trash, which has led to a "hoarding" of diaper boxes.
I had lots of storage needs and began using some of these spare boxes. One area in particular was my craft wall. I had some bins and baskets, but at the time, I needed more storage and didn't want to run out and spend a fortune on matching stuff. So I went for the next best thing: all of those empty boxes I had stashed away. Of course, the Luvs boxes aren't very appealing and nowhere near decorative (ha!). I must confess that these boxes sat on the shelves of my craft wall for quite some time before I decided to spiff them up and give them a simple and inexpensive facelift!
Craft Wall Utilizing Diaper Boxes
Diaper Box Upcycle
To repurpose these boxes and make them more eye appealing, I gave them a simple makeover. With a short supply list and about 10 minutes, these boxes are completely transformed.
- Empty Diaper Box
- Wrapping Paper
- Cut the top 4 flaps off of the box.
- Wrap the outside of the box with the wrapping paper (just like you are wrapping a present) and secure with tape.
- I measured the paper so it would round over the top edge and cover about 3 inches inside the box.
Super easy, super quick, and super inexpensive!!!
Polka Dots and Chevron
The possibilities are endless with colors, patterns, and prints! Just pick wrapping paper that compliments your décor, and in minutes, you have a simple storage solution.
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Storage Box Disclaimer
Since these boxes are being covered with paper, I would suggest this method for boxes that will not receive lots of traffic. The paper will be more likely to tear the more the box is taken on and off the shelf. But if you are looking for a quick solution and don't want to spend a bunch, then this is a great alternative for storage.