EdenCrafts How To: Upcycle Shipping Boxes into a Jewelry Organizer

Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Why not join the green generation and make something super easy, but really pretty that utilizes your old Eden shipping boxes?

Required Material:
A couple shipping boxes
Scissors or a Rotary Cutter
Duct Tape
A scrap of fabric
Push Pins
A piece of wire or string
09/13/2011
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aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
fluffy kitty!! and your hat has inspired me for some fall fashion.


what a cute idea! i love that you're incorporating EF themed crafts into your projects!


if you'd like a li'l tip, it's best to shoot during the daytime in a room with a few windows. even if it's grey outside you'll get better light than at night with incandescent or other kinds o' bulbs. that way you get the best light, and don't have to worry about turning on lights. you get a nice natural warm filter too.

so glad you're doing this! hope you had fun making this.

09/13/2011
darthkitt3n darthkitt3n
Great idea! I've been wanting to get or make something to hold all of my jewelry that doesn't fit in my jewelry box.
09/13/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
fluffy kitty!! and your hat has inspired me for some fall fashion.


what a cute idea! i love that you're incorporating EF themed crafts into your projects!


if you'd like a li'l tip, it's best to shoot during the ... More
Haha. I have two tiny windows in my entire apartment and I'm never at home during the day. Night time is my only time.
09/13/2011
indiglo indiglo
That is such a cute idea! That would make a really nice message board too, or a pretty board for displaying photos. You could use it for just about anything. I really like that idea!

Where do you get your cool duct tape? I've never seen so many different patterns and colors - I only ever see the boring grey. Maybe I'm just not going to the right stores. (You have a nice helper there too! )
09/13/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
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Originally posted by indiglo
That is such a cute idea! That would make a really nice message board too, or a pretty board for displaying photos. You could use it for just about anything. I really like that idea!

Where do you get your cool duct tape? I've never ... More
Just about any store that sells hardware type things. My roommate is a "collector". He's found a bunch of ones at Walmart. Michaels and other craft stores have a really awesome selection, too!
09/13/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
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Originally posted by indiglo
That is such a cute idea! That would make a really nice message board too, or a pretty board for displaying photos. You could use it for just about anything. I really like that idea!

Where do you get your cool duct tape? I've never ... More
The possibilities are endless! If you cris-cross some ribbon on it in a diagonal grid pattern and put those little flat push pins in the places it crosses over, you have a photo board!

The awesome thing about this is that you can switch out your cardboard if it gets all gross from too many holes in it.
09/13/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
Thanks for posting this! It is a brilliant idea. It seems so obvious after watching the video, but I never would have come up with something like this on my own.
09/13/2011
Angelica Angelica
This is such a great idea! I have been looking for a better storage idea for my many necklaces and I think this will work great. I come from a family of crafters so I have many fabrics to choose from. If you want to get cool prints for an organizer about the size of yours, quilt shops sell what are called fat quarters which are a wide piece of fabric 1/4 yard long for maybe $1.25. Its a great way to try out different prints/colors.
09/13/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
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Originally posted by Angelica
This is such a great idea! I have been looking for a better storage idea for my many necklaces and I think this will work great. I come from a family of crafters so I have many fabrics to choose from. If you want to get cool prints for an organizer ... More
Oh yes! I buy a lot of those for making toy pouches!
09/13/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
By the way, if any of you make these, be sure to post pictures! We're recycling and stuff!
09/13/2011
LaLaLouise LaLaLouise
This is really awesome! I hope you don't mind if I take inspiration from this and see if I can make a similar one to hold knitting needles and crochet hooks (I don't have a lot of jewelry, but craft supplies I do have and need to find ways to organize them!) If I do, I'll post a spin-off video!!
09/13/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
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Originally posted by LaLaLouise
This is really awesome! I hope you don't mind if I take inspiration from this and see if I can make a similar one to hold knitting needles and crochet hooks (I don't have a lot of jewelry, but craft supplies I do have and need to find ways to ... More
That would be super cool! You could make a little pouch in the front of it! It could be Upcycling your Shipping Boxes 1.5!

If anyone has any other ideas about what to do with your packing material, feel free to post them. Not only are we being crafty, but we're also being environmentally conscious!
09/13/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Haha. I have two tiny windows in my entire apartment and I'm never at home during the day. Night time is my only time.
in that case, bravissima.
09/13/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
p.s. i've been contemplating using the old cardboard EF boxes and nailing pieces up with photo nails (the thin, about 2" long ones) around my door jamb to keep my kitty from scratching all the paint off. it might not be pretty (i'm sure i could paint it to match the door jamb if i wanted to not be so redneck, but then, i live in KY so who cares!?) but it would work.

as it is i daily sweep up the paint scrapings and wood bits. someone needs a manicure!
09/13/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
p.s. i've been contemplating using the old cardboard EF boxes and nailing pieces up with photo nails (the thin, about 2" long ones) around my door jamb to keep my kitty from scratching all the paint off. it might not be pretty (i'm sure ... More
they do make those pieces of cardboard that you put catnip on and kitties scratch all over it. Mine just likes to sit on it. Her favorite place to scratch is the side of my bed.
09/13/2011
Sir Sir
I used a box to keep as a crate for the inside of my car. I painted it and all of that good stuff.
09/13/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
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Originally posted by Sir
I used a box to keep as a crate for the inside of my car. I painted it and all of that good stuff.
How crafty!

Maybe we could make a whole series on what to do with those shipping boxes?
09/14/2011
kendra30752 kendra30752
Awesome! I love doing things like this. I use my boxes as storage boxes for makeup, hair products and my toys! I wrap them in decorative paper and funky fabrics. I'll definitely have to try this, especially since my jewelry ends up in the floor thanks to the cats lol. and it just hangs on my jacket holders. I LOVE how your kitty decided to model for us! Lol. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!
09/14/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Awesome idea! Love it! I have so many boxes in my garage. I hate wasting anything. I too love the duct tape...now I will have to go on a mission to see what neat kinds I can find.

This would be a great project with all my kids too. Let them pick one of their fave t-shirts that they have outgrown and the boys can use them as message boards or photos, while my mini-me can get some of her necklaces off of every table in her room.

Your kitty reminds me of my boxer. He has to investigate everything that I do! Lol.

Great job!
09/14/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
Awesome idea! Love it! I have so many boxes in my garage. I hate wasting anything. I too love the duct tape...now I will have to go on a mission to see what neat kinds I can find.

This would be a great project with all my kids too. Let them ... More
She's all about needing attention. She's just so pretty and loves prancing around and being cute!



I came up with this because I seriously needed a cork board and it was Christmas and every place was closed, but I had tons of boxes everywhere. They look super pretty when you're done with them. It's a great way for us messy, right-brained people to actually be able to organize things.

And this board can be so many other things other than a jewelry board!



Wrap some ribbons across it like this and you've got a photo/message board!
09/14/2011
LaLaLouise LaLaLouise
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Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
She's all about needing attention. She's just so pretty and loves prancing around and being cute!



I came up with this because I seriously needed a cork board and it was Christmas and every place was closed, but I had tons of ... More
If you wanted to make it a little plushier (which may make things stay put better), you could put a layer or two of quilt batting under the fabric! But if it's too thick, it could make your paper and pictures bend, so don't over do it!
09/14/2011
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
Thanks for sharing the craft project!
09/14/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
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Originally posted by LaLaLouise
If you wanted to make it a little plushier (which may make things stay put better), you could put a layer or two of quilt batting under the fabric! But if it's too thick, it could make your paper and pictures bend, so don't over do it!
Very true!
09/14/2011
LaLaLouise LaLaLouise
BTW, I'm a beast at making jewelry boxes out of cardboard and hot glue. Totally getting back into that and making ya'll a video (becaus I love all of you)!
09/14/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
Very cool project! Thanks for sharing it with us.
09/14/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
they do make those pieces of cardboard that you put catnip on and kitties scratch all over it. Mine just likes to sit on it. Her favorite place to scratch is the side of my bed.
yeah, i've seen those at meijer! but they're like $8 for a piece of cardboard. it'd be cheaper and more 'eco friendly' to make one myself i think! but actually getting around to doing it... ah, that's what we pay the $8 for.

ha ha. and the lazy american in me strikes again.
09/14/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
yeah, i've seen those at meijer! but they're like $8 for a piece of cardboard. it'd be cheaper and more 'eco friendly' to make one myself i think! but actually getting around to doing it... ah, that's what we pay the $8 ... More
You can also put some double sided tape where she's scratching. Cat hate sticky things.
09/14/2011
geliebt geliebt
Awesome tutorial! I love the simple, functional crafts that don't require a trip to the craft store
09/15/2011
domsub1993 domsub1993
Love this! Upcycling is one of my favorite things to do.
09/15/2011
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