My fabulous bargain of the week was photo boxes from Michaels for $1.99 each. I thought these would be perfect as storage for Marisol's bedroom. They come in a variety of patterns for boys, girls and in neutral colours.

So here is what I did with them:

First step was to find something to use as dividers. I found a packet of framing mats that I'd been dragging around with me for years and thought they would be perfect – sturdy, thin and easy to cut. Next step was to figure out what would go in each box and what size space I would need for these items. Then I measured the the inside of the box for the dividers, cut them to size and then cut slots in the center of each so the pieces would fit together. I inserted the dividers into the boxes with a small amount of glue on the underside so the dividers wouldn't move around inside the boxes. Once it was all dry, I went to town putting all of Marisol's pretty things into the little sections. Then I made labels for each box on the computer using a font called Curlz MT (which is a total girlie font) and put them into the shelving unit inside her wardrobe.

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8 comments

The Romero-Schroeder March 11, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Love the boxes!!!! Great idea!

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Shannon March 11, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Good idea using the old framing mats as dividers! I love finding new uses for old things 🙂 Very cute boxes too!

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dana March 12, 2008 - 5:00 pm

You are a hoot! I love how your mind works. You are always inspiring me. 🙂

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The Corradetti Clan March 12, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Great idea tonya, I am jealous you can come organize me please.

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Melanie March 13, 2008 - 5:00 pm

What a fun idea. Where do you find the time for your craft projects?!

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TONYA March 13, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Melanie: nap time is my crafty time of the day 🙂

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Dave and Jenn March 14, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Ahh…you are creative! I am in awe and so jealous….great idea!

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Jenn H March 15, 2008 - 5:00 pm

Love the boxes. Can’t you come here for a week and organize me?!?!?! Pretty please! Seriously, I love all the creative ideas you come up with.

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