After the post about my iHerb.com haul, I decided to use the box packaging as storage for some of my hair products and tools. I’d been wanting to pick up a box or basket for this purpose for awhile, but then I decided that up-cycling a cardboard shipping box was a better idea – money-wise and environment-wise.
First I just threw in everything like this:
But after a few days, I started to get sick of the thing looking so utilitarian. So I decided to personalise it.
Here’s what I did:
2. Gather pictures from the magazines and pages of the old books (or any pretty paper you wish to use), and glue them onto the four outside surfaces. I used the brown paper to line the inside and bottom of the box, just to cover the tape and folds of the cardboard box.
So when I started this DIY post, I thought the method would be a little longer than that. But I guess most of the effort is in time rather than multiple steps. One thing I’d like to add is a coat of glue to varnish and protect the slap-dash job I did. But for now, here is the finished product being put to use on my shelf:
Yes, that’s a picture of Kristen Stewart from the latest Chanel campaign. Her hair in it is fantastic!
I hope this gives you guys some ideas for personalised product storage.
Love and waves,