Sunday, August 5, 2012

Cereal Box Organizer


This is my take on something I saw on Pinterest. I wish I could visit the site so I can give credit to the person who posted this originally, but it comes from an invite-only blog. Thank you schneiderbucket.blogspot.com.



Inspiration from  schneiderbucket.blogspot.com

I wanted something to sit on my desk that was a little bigger so I used two cereal boxes; a 14oz. Cheerios and a 12oz. Honey Oats...



I started by flattening them out to make it easier to cut using a cutter as opposed to scissors. I wanted a nice straight edge.

I cut off the lid and about a 1/4 inch more on the larger cereal box.

 Cut the smaller box into two smaller boxes by cutting a 4inch section. This will give you about 7 inches for the second box. 
In this picture you can see that I cut off the lid, but don't do that. I wasn't sure where I was going when I did that.



Re-glue the bottom of your two larger boxes and the top of your smaller box. The top of the smallest box will be the bottom from now on. 

Tape the bottoms for reinforcement using a strong tape. I used painter's tape because it holds up really well, and if you need to lift it up, it doesn't ruin what you're working on.

Use hot glue between the boxes and again reinforce using tape. I taped the bottom...

And the top of the smallest box. Now you're done with the box.
 Decorating is a personal preference. I used 12x12 scrapbook paper, scraps that were left over from another project and some ribbon for the dollar bin at Joann's. However, I think If I do this again, I might use wrapping paper, or craft paper, because I ran out of the 12x12 really quick.

I did cut a 1/4 in. off the tallest box in the front with a little angle. It was an after thought, and I added the ribbon to hide the imperfections in my new design.

I'm not sure if you can tell, but I ran out of the zebra print, so I just started patchng up the holes with other scraps here and there.

Have fun with this project.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Deborah,

    Just found you through pinterest. Love the funky paper you chose!

    Have a great day,
    Val @ artsybuildinglady.blogspot.ca

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