Last time we got together we had done a project on pebbles and rocks. This time around we are doing a different theme each month using the anniversary gifts by year as our guideline. So if you are up on your anniversary gifts you will know that the first year is paper. This time around I am going to share how to make practical cardboard paper cubes for storage.
Next we have Eleanor of Just Ella Bella. Eleanor is from South Africa and her blog is full of wonderful craft ideas!
Then there is Leanna from Of Faeries and Fauna. Leanna is also from Canada and she shows us how to make a pretty home on a small budget.
And finally we would like to welcome Evija from From Evija with Love. She hails from the United Kingdom and is originally from Latvia. Evija loves to craft and work on her new home.
And let’s not forget the original crew. Katrin of KreativK, who hails all the way from Germany but is now living in the south of Spain. Katrin is an expert at easy stylish decorating ideas.
Michelle of A Crafty Mix, a South African blogger who creates the most imaginative crafts you will ever see!
Pili of My Sweet Things. Pili lives on the idyllic island of Mallorca and makes lots of fun DIY projects.
And yours truly, The Boondocks Blog, who moved from Greece to hectic New York a year ago.
As you can see we are truly an international bunch!
So I came up with the idea of buying a KALLAX from Ikea. I tilted it over and placed it against the wall. It was a perfect fit under the window. This became Tatou’s new perch! Problem solved! However, the Kallax is a storage unit and I wanted to place storage cubes in the openings. Most that I had seen were made of this cheap polyester material. I needed to come up with something practical so if he were to accidentally (most likely) chew them, it would not be a problem.
What I Used:
This was my solution. Simple cardboard boxes.
Using liquid glue and scotch tape I secured the paper onto the box. I am not going to show the process since it was very easy. In fact I’ve done something very similar here.
I carried the same theme throughout with the shoe box that hides all the small games.
See that little paw in the background?
And the best part? Because those boxes are the right size and fit deep into the openings he cannot pull them out and chew them to bits! That’s also why I didn’t add any handles. He’s a tricky little fella! This makes grandma Mary very happy because I’m usually the one who has to clean up the mess!
Now if I didn’t have a pup and he was better behaved I would have done this using fabric for a more elegant look but for now I will go with this practical idea.
You just never know where your next project is going to come from or who will inspire it. This may seem like a small job but it was a very real concern for me and I had left those cubes bare for a long time.
With this practical solution everyone is happy! I get storage and Tatou gets to perch! I hope you’ve enjoyed learning how to make practical cardboard paper cubes for storage. Does your pet make a mess like mine or is it just that he’s still young?
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