Monday, May 17, 2010

Storage in Repurposed/Recycled Decorative Boxes

A great way to organize small collections of items is to use some sort of small box that stacks well. Here I used photo storage boxes that are not all matchy-matchy. One could use matching boxes, but as shown here, it isn't necessary. I tied heart shaped labels on these cardboard boxes to add uniformity and to identify what is inside each box. As you can see, there is already a place for labels if I chose to use them. These were used to store quite an assortment of items including: small doll accessories such as baskets, various keys, drawer pulls, latches, hooks, metal scrolls, labels, small bottles, candle cups, small Christmas ornaments, mini clay pots, tiny fences and bottle caps, just to name a few. It isn't necessary to identify each item in the box. Just separate by whatever category is appropriate.

Photo boxes are relatively inexpensive, especially if you purchase them during a off season or buy plain ones and decorate them. I found another blogger who uses small boxes for storage...cigar boxes.

Below is a sneak peak at her boxes. I think they look great! In her blog she talks more in depth about her hardware and where she found her inspiration. If these images have your interest, check out her blog.

Aren't these so much better than plastic? The possibilities of what can be stored inside the boxes is endless, as long as it fits. It is so easy to remove containers like this from the shelf and more importantly, to replace them when you are finished!

A special Thank You to Cathe Holden for letting me share the cigar box idea with you! It ties in perfectly with my photo boxes.

1 comment:

LizlovesVintage said...

I love the cigar boxes! Great idea