5 Storage Containers You Can Make Yourself

Posted on Mar 22 2013 - 10:33pm by Jessica Johnson


Photo via Flickr user    Trilliumdesign

Photo via Flickr user Trilliumdesign

Storage can be a dreary business, centered on boring cardboard boxes and garish plastic tubs. Of course you can find more stylish bins and boxes but the prettier they are, they more expensive they get.

Luckily, with only a little effort and hardly any cost, you can make your own storage items in exactly the color, pattern, and style that suits your needs best. Here are five projects to brighten up your shelves.

  • Fabric storage bin: Use your sewing skills to put together this cardboard-and-fabric container for all your odds and ends.
  • Cereal box storage bins: Repurpose your old breakfast cereal boxes and add some colorful fabric to make these flared storage bins.
  • DIY magazine files: Whip together classy magazine storage using just a little foam core board, packing tape, and crafters’ glue.
  • Patchwork fabric basket: Get out your sewing machine to piece together this appealing rectangular-bottomed carry-all.

Have you made any of these projects? What other DIY storage solutions have you tried?

About Jessica Johnson

Marketing Director (formerly)
Extra Space Storage

After an internship with a marketing company changed her passion from computer science, Jessica obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing. Now Marketing Director for Extra Space Storage, Jessica oversees all of the company's social media profiles and is in charge of all brand marketing efforts.

Jessica, an avid goal setter, reads three books each month. Another of her goals, doing something new each year, has brought her to become SCUBA certified, playing in a kickball league, learn to fly fish, and volunteer at the Sundance Film Festival. She also enjoys traveling and trying different and exotic foods.

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