5 ways to turn a cardboard box into stylish storage

Boxes and packaging piling up after Christmas? Transform them into stylish storage solutions for your home with these hacks.

Denim box

Do you have an old pair of jeans you no longer use? Don’t leave them lurking in the back of the wardrobe, as they can make an ideal cover for a cardboard box

Simply cut one leg off, including the back pocket. Cut along the length to open them out, then begin wrapping the denim around the box, ensuring it’s neatly folded with the pocket on the side. Use super strong glue to fix in place.

DIY twine box

See our easy step-by-step guide on how to transform a cardboard box into a chic basket using an old pillowcase and twine. It’s ideal for storing rolled-up bathroom towels.

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Stationery holder

Paperwork and pens taking over your desk? Cut the tops off two cereal boxes at an angle, then glue them together. Wrap cheerful washi tape around the boxes and get your workspace organised and clutter-free. You could even make drawer dividers to ensure that everything is kept in one place.

Make a knitted box

Give an old jumper or a knitted scarf a new lease of life by turning it into a cosy cover for a cardboard box. Cut it to size, fold it tightly around the box, and use super strong glue to hold it in place.

Tip: Try adding some rope handles for a finishing touch. Just pierce two adjacent holes on opposite sides, thread the rope through, then tie knots at each end to secure.

Paint a regular cardboard box

For a really quick fix, use masking tape to create stripes or a chevron pattern on the box, then coat the box in a couple of layers of paint. Once the paint has dried, peel off the tape to reveal a striking pattern.

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