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cardboard week—who needs baskets????

In my new house…I had a whole closet in my bathroom to put my crap (going from one little underneath the sink cabinet that had the pipes in the way.) It was a whole new world. I had place to put all my girlie supplies.

but I wanted them to look cute.

I wanted baskets… 7fa57dc6e29b89b939f8b937dd3e2662


but since I’m cheap…and needed 6…I couldn’t pull the trigger.

Plan b. organize your closet with cardboard boxes and shelf liner

I had a bunch of boxes…(think paper boxes that you can buy at staples for $1.) And cut them in half. Then slide one side into the other side. (the added  cardboard really reinforces it)  cardboard box

Then I covered it in shelf liner…I found this Duck Brand at walmart (I can’t even find it on amazon!) It matched my bathroom perfectly…Basically just wrapped it like a present!

duck shelf liner


I actually had a few of these fabric liners leftover from these baskets I got at Walmart-


Then I just filled with my crap. One for my travel supplies. One for girlie unmentionables. One for nailpolish. One of makeup. You could put toilet paper in it…washclothes whatever!

box storage

I also used some leftover liner to decorate the back of the shelf! how to get the look of expensive baskets or boxes with shelf liner

I found this weird cake stand thing at the thrift store and painted it white and it holds my wrist crap.

jewelry holder

cheap way to organize your bathroom closet

I totally want to paint the back a seafoam green for a little pop of color!! a place for everything and everything in it's placce

(sneak peak into my bathroom from instagram (agirlandagluegun) sneak peek

I also covered a big box to put in my coat closet. It holds all my tote bags. box covered with printed vinyl

storage room before

and painted


i actually had a dark and light turquoise (left over from HERE)

These hold my kids baby crap… IMG_6441 IMG_6442

I also covered a wipes box with fabric and hot glue


and then there’s these beautys


or THese burlap ones
IMG_00280 or wrap in twine


love these–


and adore these

diaper box canvas bin title


About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.