This upcycled box storage DIY is a cute way to create your own organizer for sewing supplies or other items. This is a sponsored post.

Upcycled Box Storage DIY: Sewing Organizer

This thrift store wine box went from drab to fab with some paint and vinyl! Learn how you can transform discarded wood boxes to create beautiful storage to organize any space.

Upcycled Box Storage DIY: Sewing Organizer

Supplies Used to Make this Upcycled Box Storage DIY

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Give the rulers a wash of color. Paint the pickling wash on, let it sit for 30 seconds, then wipe it with a dry towel. Repeat one more time, then set the aside to dry.

Cut a page from the patterns to fit the cover of the box. I used part of the instruction page because the paper is thicker. Roll the paper through the Xyron Creative Station, then peel and stick it onto the cover of the box. Be careful if the patterns are very old. Some of mine ripped as I was taking them off the backing. I think it adds to the aged/distressed look, but not everyone likes that.

Cut the dress form from the vinyl. I used a lovely brown/bronze color for the back and a vibrant color for the bodice. Use transfer paper to apply the vinyl to the cover. Use scraps of the pink vinyl to wrap the spools with.

Attach the wood rulers to the frame of the box using wood glue. Glue the spools on, as well.

Use the antiquing glaze to distress the piece. Brush it onto the surfaces, then wipe back with a dry cloth. Repeat until the desired effect is achieved.

upcycled box storage DIY

Spray the box with the gold spray. I just love the contrast of the washed out, distressed wood with the gold splotches of shimmer.

Upcycled Box Storage DIY: Sewing Organizer

The box makes for a pretty storage piece that can also hold a lot of stuff.

upcycled box storage DIY

I’m going to keep my collection of vintage seam binding in here, but it can hold lots of thread, scissors, and other items, too! Have fun crafting and creating!

Trim the vellum around the vinyl to make the lampshade. Tape the edges of the vellum lampshade together using bits of the clear transfer tape. The transfer tape is so sheer you can’t even see it! Pop the groovy lampshades on the glasses and drop a battery operated tea light inside. When it's time to toast the new year guests can just remove the lampshades and lights.


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