Feb 6, 2011

Tutorial For Storage Box From Soda Case

Have you ever been in need of storage, but didn’t have the extra money at that moment to run out and buy something?  This project will most likely cost you nothing, like it did me!

Supplies needed
Empty case of soda
Wrapping paper or fabric
Invisible tape or glue (if using fabric)

1) Cut the top off of your box.
 2) Lay your box on top of your paper/fabric to determine where to cut. 

Make sure the length will wrap all the way around the box plus an extra 1”. 
Add enough paper/fabric for 1-2” on the bottom.
Add about 6” to fold over the top.  Less if your box does not have a hole like this.

3) Since I am making more than 1 box, I am cutting my paper in half.  I folded it in half (after making sure I would have enough for each box) then cut along the fold line.

4) When you put your edge at a corner vs the middle your project will appear seamless.  I find it is easier to fold my paper (or iron my fabric) under 1” then line it up to a corner.    
Hold the folded edge to your corner.
Wrap the remaining paper/fabric around your box.
Tape (glue if using fabric) the opposite end to your box.
Tape/glue the neatly folded edge on top at the corner. Tape the entire side of the box.

5) Bottom of box
Cut small triangle out of each corner.  This will make it less bulky underneath.

Fold up your first edge.  
Place one piece of tape in the middle of the paper to hold it to the box.
Go to the opposite side and do the same.
Then do the other two sides.
Once all four sides have been taped down, add a piece of tape at each corner.

 6) Top of box
Do the same as the bottom, except put tape/glue along the whole edge.

There you go, a free box to storage things in that looks nice.  I made four boxes and placed them on the top shelf in my daughter's room for out of season clothes.


  1. Wow, that is so creative. Great job.

  2. This is just the inspiration I am looking for. I have a shelf full of odds and ends I would like to disguise but also wanted to have a personal touch to whatever storage item I decided to use. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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