Your storeroom may be filled with a heap of cardboard boxes. They are so large in number that they end up in recycling. You wish to do something productive with these custom cardboard boxes, but you cannot find a way out. Just scroll the internet, and you will find unlimited ways to utilize the custom boxes. One of the interesting ways is to make kids’ toys; for them, you require some storage. Never throw these attractive custom printed boxes in a bin. Instead, turn them into a cool and up-cycled toy storage box for your children. You can engage your children with you to create beautiful toy storage out of these custom boxes without incurring a single penny. Decorate it in the way you want. It organizes your stuff and is great storage with an attractive display. Below are some of the steps to Cardboard toy box DIY:
Materials Needed For Cardboard Toy Box
- Hot Glue
- Wrapping paper or a Fabric
- Duct Tape
Step 1: Get Some Cardboard!
Cardboard boxes are the easiest thing to find out. Look up your storeroom you will find a number of custom packaging boxes lying around you. Pick one of your desired sizes. If you want to make large toy storage, you require a large cardboard box. If you find it, it’s well and good. Otherwise, ask your friends, go to a recycling center, or visit any local shop. There is another option. Take some pieces of cardboard and glue them together to make a cardboard box. Since cardboard is a thick and strong material, a strong adhesive is required to fix it properly. The hot glue gun is a good choice.
Step 2: Make Dividers and Glue Them Together
Once your cardboard box is ready, it’s time to make dividers. A toy box with dividers works well. It allows you to store different types of toys separately. This will not mess them up; your kid could easily find them. You can use any of the old custom boxes to make dividers. First, cut them according to the box’s width and height so they may fit easily. Next, apply hot glue to the dividers and bottom of the box. Fix the divider and hold it for a minute until it dries. Repeat the process to make as many dividers as you want.
Step 3: Add a Lid (Optional)
Make a lid for the box if you do not want your stuff to fly around when the box moves. The lid should be the same size as the base of the box. Use thinner cardboard for this purpose. It’s your choice whether you want to attach it to the box or keep it separate. If you want to attach, use duct tape for this purpose.
Step 4: Cover it
Once your toy storage box is ready, you can cover it with any wrapping paper or a piece of fabric. A decorative paper also works well. It gives a neat and attractive look to the toy box, and no one can judge that you have made it from old cardboard boxes.
Step 5: Paint!
If you do not want to cover your box, another option is to paint it colorfully. Allow your kids to make beautiful patterns on it. It would be something which your children enjoy. Let the paint dry. Put all the toys in it. It will make a perfect storage box to organize your toys.