Operation: Organization 2014 ~ DIY Embellished Storage Boxes from Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss

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Welcome to Day #5 of Operation: Organization!  I hope you guys are enjoying all the wonderful organizing ideas our guest bloggers are sharing with you in this series.  Today, we welcome Julie from Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss, sharing an easy tutorial for creating your own storage boxes from plain photo storage boxes.  So cute!  Here’s Julie:

Looking for a storage solution that reflects your own style without spending a fortune?  Use your creativity to embellish plain boxes and you’ll have a look you like without busting your budget!

DIY embellished storage boxes

That’s what I did when I recently re-organized my closet shelves.  I needed some boxes that would be functional enough to hold my “stuff” and still coordinate with some hat boxes I wanted to use from TJ Maxx.

After searching and not finding just the right look, I picked up four of these plain jane photo storage boxes from JoAnn (I’ve also seen these at Hobby Lobby and other craft stores)…

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And then I found these great metal bookplates in the scrapbook supplies aisle.  The total for all of it was just over $12 with sales and a coupon!

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Then, I gave the hardware a good coat of my favorite Krylon Gold Metallic spray paint.

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Using my old typewriter, I typed up some number labels and hot-glued the plates to the blank ends of the boxes.  (No need to remove the original label plate, just turn the box around.)

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It’s so much more fun to keep things organized when you add a little style.  I love how these look with the hat boxes and my vase of bracelets.  Read more on that here.

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Maybe this will give you that inspiration you’ve been looking for to organize that space that’s been calling you!
Happy organizing!

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  1. Beautiful way to organize! What a great idea!

  2. Love those boxes…and the label embellishments…I have not seen them before and can’t wait to buy some!!..
    Thanks for the great ideas!!

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