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Monday, 22 July 2013

Upcycled Shoe Box into a Basket!!

I always loved upcycling / recycling waste boxes. But didnt get to do them much.

Oneday, when I was just browsing through Pinterest,I found this link of upcycling a shoe box. I saved it to my system and totally forgot abt it. Recently, when i was just organizing my system files, i came thro this again.As soon as I saw this I wanted to try. Here is the link pic for ur reference.

But I had a different shoe box which didnt have the extra layer inside so that it becomes a compartment.  I attached an extra sheet to it with tape and secured them.

Here are the pics

The insides of the box - I painted them with Acrylic colors.

I used a packaging paper of a wall sticker in pista green to cover two sides of the box and a striped pattern paper for the other two sides.

After sticking all those there were small gaps where the two compartments met.I used Washi tapes to cover them.

I wanted to keep it in my craft space so I used sticker based embellishments.

The box was ready and then I realized that it occupies more space in the table. So I just punched holes, fastened a golden twine to it and hung it in the wall. Now it stays in my craft space holding my small tools and small paper scraps in seperate compartments.

Entering this into the following challenges:

1. Natalieandamy challenges - Trash to Treasure  (Shoe Box into Basket)
2. Lessology challenge - Packaging central (Used a Shoe Packaged box and a Packing paper with a wall decor)
3. colorconceptionschallenges -Trash to Treasure Using Washi Tapes
4. berry71bleu challenge -Anything goes
5. challenges4everybody - Anything goes

Hope you all liked it.



  1. This is such a amazing idea!!

  2. This is adorable! I love how you've totally transformed the shoebox!

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

  3. wow..superb transformation..loved d whole execution.

  4. Sorry I've been such a bad blogger the last few weeks Catherine and hands up and admit this is mostly copy and paste, but just wanted to thank you for your visits whilst I have been poorly and say hello, hopefully when we return from holiday I will back to normal - whatever that is !

    B x

  5. What a wonderful transformation Catherine !I loved the Pretty basket.

  6. Nice recycling....Catherine..

  7. Great box! This was quite the transformation. =) Thanks for joining the Berry71Bleu challenge!

  8. What a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing. Always love to recycle.
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

  9. Love your upcycled project! Thank you for playing along with Berry71Bleu.

  10. Fantastic idea! Thanks for joining us at Berry71bleu!

  11. Wow, great upcycling!! You did an amazing job transforming that shoe box, WTG!! Thanks for joining us in the July Berry71Bleu Challenge :D

  12. So cool! Love it!
    In behalf of Berry71bleu DT, thank you for joining our challenge this month!

  13. nice idea to make basket..images are adorable
    Thanks for joining us at Color Conception Challenges and All the Best !!

  14. You have made a wonderfully cute basket Catherine. Thanks for joining us at Color Conception Challenges..All the best !!

  15. cute project ...Thanks for joining us at CC Challenges

  16. Sooooooooo cute!!! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology!!