I have a CD storage shelf that has been used for storing various small knick-knacks (since CDs aren't used in this house anymore), but storing lots of small stuff like this makes it easy for stuff to fall out, and it also looks messy. To fix this, I made some storage boxes.
I made the boxes from 3 mm cardboard, and covered all sides with printed paper to make them look good. I decided to make them different to make it easier to remember which one contains what. The boxes shown here are covered with an old tourist map and pages from a disintegrating Tintin album.
Step 1: Bring out the right tools
You need to make sure that you have the right tools. This is what I used:
- cutting mat
- metal ruler
- sharp knife (I used both an X-acto knift and a carpet knife)
- brush to spread glue
- interfacing or similar to avoid glue sticking to stuff it shouldn't stick to
- a press is good, but if you don't have one a few heavy books or something like that also works