Are you wondering what to do with those good-for-nothing shoeboxes piled up in your home? Before you throw them away, wait. There are several fun craft projects you can make using those versatile boxes. Yes, shoeboxes can be put to a myriad of uses. These projects also make for a fun pastime activity for kids. So, read on and find out about how you can put your old shoeboxes to good use.
Here Are 10 Brilliant Shoebox Craft Ideas
1. Nail Polish Organizer
If you are one of those people who are addicted to nail polish, then this is for you. If you are looking for ways to keep your collection organised, you can make this easy organizer. All you need are just a shoebox and color paper for making this project. Just cover your shoebox with the color paper and you are done. And, before you go ahead and place all those nail polishes inside, there is one more thing you have to do. Make small labels with the color of the nail polish and stick them on top of the bottle. This way, you can easily pick out whichever color you want from the box without much effort.
2. Jute Box
You can make a nice jute box for storage by making use of large shoeboxes. Just cover the outside of the box with glue and start wrapping the jute rope around the box. That’s it you are done. If you want, you can also sew a piece of cloth in the inside of the box to hide the cardboard.
3. Display Units
If you have sturdy shoeboxes with thick sides, you can make display shelves using them. You will have to spray paint the inside and outside of the box and then attach it to the wall using a nail and hammer. Now, cover the side of the box attached to the wall using color paper and glue. This is done to hide the nail that is holding up the box. That’s it, you are done. You can place light weight décor items in these display shelves but nothing too heavy.
4. Wall Art
Did you think that only shoeboxes can be put to use but not the lids? Well, you are wrong. Spray paint the lids and cover them with interesting patterns. Hang them up on the wall and you are done. You have a nice new wall art hanging from the wall and you have spent next to nothing on it.
5. Jewelry Organizer
You can make a simple and easy jewelry organizer using a shoebox lid. All you need for making this simple project are a shoebox lid, piece of cloth and adhesive. Cover the lid with adhesive and attach the cloth over it. Once the adhesive dries, you can hang the lid up from the wall. Attach thumbtacks to the lid and hang up your necklaces and jewelry from them.
6. Toy Storage
If you are having a tough time keeping all those small toys of your kids intact and in place, then this is for you. Just use a shoebox to store all those small cute toys in one place. Just cover the shoebox with color paper and place the toys inside and close the lid. This way, there are fewer chances of these toys getting misplaced.
Shoebox lids can be used for making fun little chalkboards. You will need a couple of shoebox lids, chalkboard paint and chalks and you are done. Paint the lids with chalkboard paint. Give as many coats as necessary and leave them to dry. That’s it, you can now use these chalkboards as markers or to just write cute little messages.
8. Picnic Basket
Large shoeboxes can be used to make picnic baskets. You will need a shoebox, fabric, glue and ribbons for making this project. Just attach the fabric over the shoebox using glue. The ribbons can be used to make handles for the basket.
9. File Organizer
Shoeboxes have just about the right dimensions to make for an excellent file organizer, don’t you think? Yes, you can convert an old shoebox into a file organizer in no time by just using some color paper and glue. You can also use shoeboxes to keep your papers, stickers and just about anything else organised.
10. Stationery Organizer
This is one project that makes use of two things that we thought were previously unusable. You can make an amazing stationery organizer by making use of a small shoebox and empty toilet paper rolls. Yes, just cut up the toilet paper rolls lengthwise according to the size of the box and arrange them inside. You can keep your pens, pencils, markers, etc. organised separately inside each individual roll.