Decorative cardboard Storage boxes home Organization
MONOGRAM STORAGE BOXES (above): I took a couple Ikea boxes and wrapped the lid edge with...electrical tape! We had it, so I used it. You could also use washi tape in any color pattern you want. I found just doing the edge added the look I wanted. The box lid already had a metal edge around it and I wanted to show that, so I just made sure not to cover it with tape. ! In Microsoft Word, I used the Edwardian Script font in 400 point size (to make it 4 inches tall) and printed out our initials, then cut them out with scissors. Since my box is the same color as the paper, I didn't even cut out the center of the letters, just around the outside of the letter, then I attached them to the box using spray glue adhesive.
For the boxes above, I added a black and white patterned ribbon around the outside edge of the lid using hot glue. Even easier would be a pretty washi tape. The Ikea storage boxes come with a white label to put into the metal label holder, which I switched out for black scrapbook paper and wrote in chalk for a little more contrast and personality.
STRIPES AND DOTS BOXES (above): A white photo storage box was covered with black and white striped scrapbook paper on top of the lid (which you can barely see here), then a black and white striped ribbon was wrapped around the lid edge and glued down, then a gold dot bow was glued to the edge.