You ever owned one of those under-the-bed storage boxes? How about its larger version which is a little deeper? Those boxes are often found at dollar-theme stores and are perfect for creating unique storage units that are truly substantial décor pieces. Don’t have any of those types of boxes? Any box with a separate or attached lid will work, too.
No matter what kind of box you’re using you’ll need to make it look much nicer than an ordinary cardboard box. Using patterned fabric is a great way to change the look of the box without a lot of money or hassle. Wrap the box as if it were a present, but wrap it separate from the lid, unless the lid is attached. Hot glue or other adhesives work well to cover the box. If you have no fabric you can use large paper, such as gift wrap.
There are any number of stands you can easily make for the box. When the box is placed upon a stand it suddenly looks like something much more exciting than a cardboard box! Instantly, you have a nice storage piece for a bedroom or another area of the home.
Look at various pieces of wood at a nearby craft store. They literally have hundreds of different kinds. Purchase four large-diameter dowel rods, but not real long ones, to make legs for the box. Hot glue works fine to attach the legs to the four corners of the box bottom. The legs can be painted, stained or left in an unfinished condition.
If you’d like something a little more elaborate you can start with a slab of wood. Attach the four dowel rods to the corners of the wood then set the box on top and glue it in place. Another design you can do involves gluing additional, small-diameter dowel rods between the four main ones. After viewing their huge wood choices you’ll come up with the design you like best. Any of them are easy to do when you use hot glue to assemble the wooden pieces. You can cut the wood down to the sizes you need, or purchase the pieces at a large home improvement store, and they’ll cut them to your specifications for free.
Use a large cardboard box to make a pedestal storage that can hold blankets, sheets and other large things. Use really small boxes – even a cigar box – to make pedestal jewelry boxes, collectible card holders and more. It’s fun to take a cheap cardboard box and make it into something spectacular!