DIY Decorative Shoe Box

There are always some small knick-knacks that clutter your side boards or table tops, while indispensable they are however a sore sight if you are visual-clutter-free-space freak like me. This little project is super easy and so customization friendly, you can chose a paper or washi tape or even ribbons that are in-sync with your color palate to jazz up the box further. To start with you need a shoe box of your size requirement, mine was not in the best shape but it fit the bill in the size department.

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The raw materials used were pretty much your average stationary basics. Here have a look…

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I measured all the sides of the box and leaving 1 cm extra I cut the paper and then used fevibond (quickbond pictured here) to stick it on the surface, you can also use fevicol or fevistick but I just prefer the finish I get with the other product (there is however a strong smell so leave the box open for a day or two initially).

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I used another paper altogether for the inside because I loved the white-gold-red combination and the contrast of the paisley and polka dots. Please remember to leave 1 cm extra in order to get seamless finishes.

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Now, coming to the lid I could have easily wrapped it in some more paper but It was enough pattern for me on the box so I wanted something solid to block all that pattern. So i spray painted the top lid with golden accents, you can easily use any other craft paint.

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This is how it looks now and I am pretty happy with how it sits on my side board gobbling all this essential clutter out of sight.

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Here we have a candid before and after.

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