DIY shoe box organizer

This shoebox DIY storage is an alternate solution to those plastic storage boxes to categorize and organize around the house. ⠀

They are pretty easy to make too. You could even get your kids involved in the making if they are old enough to roll these paper rolls and glue them. And could add it as a storage for their room or closet.⠀

Here’s what you need to make them:⠀
* A shoe box or any cardboard box⠀
* Old magazine pages⠀
* A pencil or pen⠀
* craft glue ⠀
* Scissors⠀

1) Line the inside of the cardboard box with colorful paper or magazine pages ⠀

2) Roll magazine pages on the long side with the pencil or pen. (I did mine on the short side first but doing it on long side will help to create two rolls for the box)⠀

3) Have part of the pen/pencil hanging outside while rolling for ease of removal from the roll. Glue the end of the rolls. Use different colored pages to get a colorful rainbow effect for the final product. Better to use pages that are filled with color and not much white space at the end of pages⠀

4) Cut the height to adjust to the height of the cardboard box. ⠀

5) Attach the rolls to the cardboard box using a strong glue. Make sure the smooth side faces out and the end side of the roll faces in. Let the glue set before moving on to the next side.⠀

It takes a little patience to make all the rolls but it’s so easy to put together. You could even color coordinate them or do a gradient of colors but I did not have the patience for that so we went for a mixed rainbow colored effect.⠀

Here is the direct link to this DIY video on Youtube.

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  1. My son is 9 months old and he is very naughty. He has started walking recently and it’s very hard to control him. I and my husband both have to handle him. He likes to play a lot. None of the toys stays for more than 2 weeks. He doesn’t like to play with the same toys again and again. sometimes its get hard to choose toys for him considering his safety. My brother-in-law bought a crocodile-themed pull toy from Nesta Toys a 3 months back. It’s really good. My son likes to hold it and walk. The things which attracted us a lot are it has round and smooth edges which is safe, water-based paint is used, it has non-toxic coatings and most importantly its durable. It also has a beating drum sound which my son likes the most, he enjoys and follows the tune. In this way, it is easy for us to feed him too. Even though he throws the toy sometimes, the toy doesn’t break. Hopefully he will keep it safe.


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