4.26.2012

DIY Desk Accessory: Lined Wooden Boxes


I have been wanting to share this DIY with you since it is something I use often, and is a fun way to re-purpose wooden boxes. I saved a few that came with some Melissa & Doug toys for the kids. They had no lids, so I thought the best use would be to turn them into desk accessories;)


Supplies:
Wooden Boxes 
(you can also find these at a craft store)
Patterned Paper
Modge Podge
Acrylic Paints
Paint Brush
Scissors

Directions:
Paint your boxes your desired color using craft paint. Let dry.
Line up your box on your paper, and trace along the bottoms of the boxes. You cut 1/4 inch (depending on the width of the sides) down from the traced size. Make sure the paper fits well inside the box.
Modge Podge the bottom of your boxes with a paint brush and immediately press and smooth your paper along the bottom. Let dry.



You can use these for holding stationary, business cars, jewelry, washi tape collection...you name it. Anything to help me stay organized is a plus. Now onto the closets...

*Peonies Print: Sarah Tucker, Book: Decorate, Vase: Gift from Husband, Stamps: Olive Manna, Washi Tape: Urban Scarlet, Beads: Antique Market



38 comments:

  1. Another great idea Anna, and I love that it has a layered, personalized quality to it. Nicely done! :)

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~

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  2. these look great!!! I love you use the small boxes too! oh yes, the closet....i need someone to clean that for me! :D

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  3. love it. probably will use this tutorial some day soon actually!

    cheers.

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  4. ooh! i definitely need one of these.

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  5. I love this project. I did the same thing but with some little wooden boxes and loved the result, but I like the idea of this project even better!

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  6. Love this one! I did a few of these when I was younger for my dresser...time to do some more!! It's amazing what a few simple changes (using craft paper) can do to a room :) Great DIY xo

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  7. So so pretty! Can you make a DIY book? It would be greatly appreciated :)

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  8. lovely designs! the colors are perfect :) I could totally use those to organize my desk!

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  9. I need to find some wooden boxes and make a few of these asap! Thanks for the inspiration.

    A Refreshed Take Off

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  10. Love these little boxes! Definitely need a few to keep myself organized :)
    PS - Hope to see you tomorrow night?! Looking forward to meeting you!

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  11. Very cool! I was thinking of buying some wooden art blocks they have in the stretched canvas section, turning them over and using them for my jewelry, maybe stacking them. I didn't think about patterns in the bottom! I want to try that now that I've seen how cute yours turned out.

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  12. I love this! I need one of those for my dresser.

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  13. Oh great idea! So simple, but it looks so stylish. I love using trays to really make a space look pulled together.

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  14. I've been looking for some cute trays/boxes to organize our tabletops - guess I'll make some instead :-)

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  15. yes, this is perfect. I'm always in need of something to coral the little things.

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  16. What a cute idea! I'm definitely going to make these. Add some cute glass jars to hold crafting accessories, or desk essentials. Love it!

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  17. Great idea! Going to this so I can store all the stamps I had purchased for my wedding. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Perfect idea! Pinning this now for my office. Thanks! :)

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  19. Oh my gosh Anna. This is a great idea. Hmmmm...making a trip to Michaels. May have to pick up some supplies!

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  20. oh i love!!!
    totally hitting my craft store and making some of these. they are super cute! AND useful!

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  21. What an amazing idea!! So simple and easy to do with big results. I could definitely use a few of these on my desk...

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  22. Pretty! I love the colors you chose too ;) xx

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  23. So pretty! I am way into decorative papers these days so this is a perfect idea for me to use them :)

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  24. oh, always love a fabulous DIY.. and especially with creative interior items! xo

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  25. Hello! New follower right here! I found you over at Fairy Tails are true! LOVE your blog..great post I am in the beginning stages of redoing my bedroom and this looks like a fun project to include!

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  26. What a great idea! Now to find where I stashed that Melissa and Doug tray!

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  27. Brilliant! And such a fun pop of color! I think I need to try this one too.

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  28. Oooh, I think this just might be a MIL mother's day gift! Thanks so much for sharing your creative mind and talent!!!!
    -K

    The Mrs. and The Momma

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  29. i'm featuring you on my blog tomorrow-check it out!

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  30. I love this! I'm going to have to hit the craft store today ;)

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  31. Such an easy and rewarding DIY. I need some of these in my house!

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  32. I really want to do this! I think it could work for the cubical as well to add some spice and color.

    Sara http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  33. These look great! So cute, and would make great gift basket "holders" with goodies for gifts!

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  34. this is such a great idea! thanks for sharing =)

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