Thursday, April 23, 2015

DIY Cute Paper Storage

The meaning of thrifty: (of a person or their behavior) using money and other resources carefully and not wastefully.

Yesterday I was in the mood to make something cute for my home. After looking through the supplies I had on hand I found a few items to make something to keep all my loose papers in that I keep on the counter. It took about an hour to put it all together but it turned out pretty cute! I didn't write down the process as I was doing it so hopefully I remember how to make it. If you get lost or feel like I forgot something just leave a comment and I will help you the best I can!


Foam board
Scrap booking paper
Hot glue gun
X-acto knife  

Let's Make It!

First off you want to measure out your foam board.
Measurements are: Back and Bottom pieces - 11 inches long and 4 inches high
Front piece - 11 inches long by 2 inches high
Side pieces - 4 inches high by 4 1/2 inches long (be sure to angle the side pieces down from the 4 inch height to a 2 inch height to match the height of the front piece)

You want to then cover the foam board with the paper. Pick out a design that you like and then cut it to fit each piece. Be sure to leave an inch of extra paper on each side to fold it over. Once you have cut your paper to fit, use your glue gun to glue the paper to the foam board. Be sure to apply glue to the extra paper and fold the paper over. There will be foam board showing on one side but we will cover that up later. 
Once you have your paper glued, glue the pieces together. Check out the pictures to get all the pieces in the correct order.

After you have it all glued together cut out the paper to cover up the white foam board that it still showing. Try to keep the patterns of the paper all similar to the surrounding area you are covering. Glue on the paper and you are done! I hope yours turns out perfect! If not leave comments and I will do my best to help you out!

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  1. So cute! I love projects like this :) use what you have on hand and see what you can do! Awesome.

  2. That looks really stylish, and useful too!