How to make the perfect DIY storage box

Learn how to make your own storage box out of discarded cartons

Keeping our homes neat and tidy is often quite the challenge. However, DIY storage boxes are a great way to add some much-needed organisational calm to your abode, and for relatively little additional cost. What’s more, it can also be an eco-friendly option. By upcycling and repurposing unused fabric or old cardboard boxes that you have stashed away, you not only create a more ordered home, you are also doing your bit for the environment!

Before we tell you how to make your own DIY storage box, here are some alternative DIY storage ideas for your home:

Repurpose old drawers, crates and bins as storage boxes
You don’t always have to make your DIY storage box from scratch! Sometimes the key to great storage is right in front of your eyes in the form of unused bins, drawers, crates or even old suitcases! All of these items are excellent DIY storage ideas for a home that likes to showcase a little independent flair.

Invest in drawer and storage box dividers
A particularly handy storage idea, dividers not only bring a sense of order and calm to your drawers and storage boxes, but they also create a sense of visual harmony. They are a great way to give your storage boxes a new, or multiple new functions, transforming a previously unused box into a hub of storage activity!

Making a DIY storage box – the required materials

1.      5 meter of fabric

2.      An old carton box (size 20” X 12” X 12”)

3.      Jute thread – set of 12 for 0.5cm thickness

4.      Fabric glue

Making a DIY storage box – the method


1.      Apply glue on the carton box, starting from the bottom and working your way up. Carefully, cover the glued section with jute rope, wrapping it layer by layer to cover the carton box completely.

2.      Ensure that there are no gaps when you are layering the rope around the carton. The thicker the rope, the better. If you see gaps, push the rope closer together before the glue dries.



3.      Measure the height of the carton with the fabric, mark an additional four inches. Cut the fabric in that height. The breadth of the fabric should cover all sides of the carton. Line the inside of the fabric with glue.







4.      Line the inside of the box with the fabric.

5.      Measure the inside base of the box, and cover that with the required length of fabric as well.




6.      Fold the extra portion hanging outside in a two-inch wide fold.




7.      Your basket is ready!

Styled/Produced By: Nidhi Tiwari


Photography By: Pulkit Sehgal


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1 August 2019

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