Art Supplies Box

Art Supplies Box

If your house is like mine, it is not uncommon to find crayons, markers and glue sticks in several locations around the house. I decided to try and do something about all of the art supplies all over the house and put some of my scrapbooking supplies to use at the same time.

Here are the steps I followed to create a fun, simple storage solution for my daughter’s art supplies.

1. Find a box that you want to alter. I found mine in the scrapbook clearance section at Target. It had scrapbooking supplies in it that I will save for another project. Clearance sections are always a great place to look for containers to alter.

2. Select your paper. On this project I used paper from Basic Grey’s Lollipop Shoppe paper line. Since I used paper from the same paper line, it was so easy to coordinate. I highly recommend using papers from a coordinating line whenever to want to guarantee that papers of various prints will look good together.

3. Trace the outline of box onto the back of the patterned paper.

4. Cut out the paper.

5. Using Modge Podge, paint a thin layer of glue onto the top of the box lid. Lay the piece of paper that fits the box lid. You can use a brayer to smooth out the paper and remove air bubbles.

6. Glue all of the remaining pieces to the box.

7. Apply a coat of Modge Podge to the top of the paper. Let it dry. Then apply another layer of the glue.

8. Cut out letters for the title on the lid. Glue letters to the lid. Use the glue over the top of the letters in two different coats.

This was a fast project that I completed in about 30 minutes. So far, the art supplies have stayed in the box, so hopefully this will solve our art supply clutter.