Upcycled Stationery Box

Stationery Box

Upcycled Stationery Box

I am always looking for new storage solutions for the odd bits and bobs we seem to accumulate.

And if your household is anything like mine, you will find that pens and paintbrushes have the magical ability to multiply over night and find themselves in all sorts of interesting places (I call this the Olivia effect).

So I decided to reuse some redundant materials we’ve previously used for craft to create this funky little number.

Craft Ideas for Kids - Stationary boxYou will need:

Wrapping paper
Toilet Rolls
A box
Sticky tape
Scissors

Step 1

Measure your toilet roll against the box and draw a line about 1cm above the top of the roll.

Cut the box to size.

Step 2

Pop your toilet rolls into the box, aiming for a snug fit.

This craft can be easily adapted to suit your storage needs by using different materials to create compartments of various sizes (milk cartons, small boxes etc).

Depending on the size of the box, it might be a good idea to use different materials to achieve the best fit.

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Step 3

Remove the rolls and begin wrapping the box as you would a gift.

Secure using small amounts of clear sticky tape.

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Step 4

Re-insert the toilet rolls.

Your box should now be stationery ready!

(For extra decoration, I finished off with a cute ribbon).

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