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Gum Box Hanging Storage

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Do you like to chew gum? Do you have old gum boxes lying around everywhere? (I kinda hope you don't...)

Then this little 1 minute project might be good for you!

The Idea is simple: Take an old gum box, and hang it for use as storage for your tiny desk objects.

(P.S. Sorry for the lousy pictures...)
 
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Step 2: Prep Work


While this project doesn't require much prep work to make, you may decide to Pretty Up your box before hanging. Some recommendations may include printing off a "skin" for your box, colouring on the top, or even using construction paper or paint to change it's colour. I won't be doing any of this, however; that is your choice.

Perhaps the most important thing to do is clear out any garbage from your Gum Box (as well as any remaining gum. Get Chewing! )

The only other thing I would recommend is to flatten out the flap of your gum box, so that your storage will sit flat against the wall.

Step 3: Hanging


Simply pick the spot you want to hang your holder, then pop the push pin through it. If you are using the same box as me, I recommend popping the push pin through the center of the tab (as shown) this gives a generally clean look.

And look at that, you're done!

Hopefully this will help keep your desk or work space a little cleaner.
Love it! I had a few gum boxes laying (neatly stacked) on my computer desk and used them for this! Stuck it on my bulletin board. Mine were for orbit gum and were a perfect fit for business cards. Also think this might be a good place to keep cut-out coupons at reach. Thanks!