But I admit, the shoe boxes do not contribute to the room decor. And so I have decided to upgrade them a bit - wrap them in paper. However, the regular gift paper is too thin and is torn easily, so what I took leftovers of wallpaper instead.
Our craftstore Kreatima sells the leftovers of fantastic designed wallpaper for super low price. And so I bought some.
Then I took my show box, paper glue, scissors and a tape.
The first box will have the honor of being wrapped in my favorite wallpaper.
I started with cutting the wallpaper and glueing it to the bottom of the box.
Then took care of the corners - just like wrapping a gift.
Try to be accurate - you want to use those boxes for some years :)
Do the same with the locks, but don't wrap the paper on the inside of the lock, it will be too thick to easily close on the box. Try to glue and tape the paper very tight. But sometimes, when the wallpaper is of good quality and quite thick (like the one I used), it is unavoidable that the lock will be a bit too small for the box. Well, I have the cheat solution.
Cut two corners of the lock and neatly wrap them with paper and tape. It will look very neat, and your box will have a perfectly fitting lock :)
Here you go. I have done 2 boxes so far - 5 more to go.
What do I use them for?
Mainly for storing of supplies or ready made items.
And the locks are perfect to take item pictures on! Simple faded pattern is perfect for creating an atmosphere.
And since it's not flat - it creates levels in the picture, that shows items in a more vivid and attractive way.