Raise your hand if you have been stockpiling your Birchbox boxes and have no idea what to do with them. I know that’s exactly what i’ve been doing. They’re so beautiful but I haven’t reused any of them and they’re starting to take up a bit too much space. So, I did what any person would do when they need inspiration. I went to Pinterest. I found a ton of ideas for how to re-use my old Birchbox boxes but not too many detailed instructions on how to actually do things. So, I made up my own method and made a pretty sick 3 drawer storage container.
So, if you want to see a step-by-step guide to how to make one of these sweet Birchbox drawer units keep on reading!
First you’ll need to gather your supplies.
You will need:
Hot glue gun
For this particular unit I used 3 box bottoms as drawers and 1 box lid as a catch-all to place on top.
For the sides of the unit you will want to cut off two sides of 2 different lids. This will create your open front and top. Be sure to keep those cut off sides, you’ll need them!
For one of your remaining lids you will want to keep the top and cut off all four edges. Cut the longer sides so that all 4 are equal and set aside, these will be the shelves for your drawers. If you can tell in the picture above you’ll have 3 shelves for each side and the longer portions in the middle will work as braces when we assemble the whole thing.
Now, this step is completely optional but I wanted to create a more cohesive look so I opted to cover my boxes in scrapbook paper. Feel free to keep your boxes their original colors. If you do decide to wrap your project in scrapbook paper cut a piece slightly larger than your cardboard piece and glue the paper onto the cardboard. You’ll need your scissors or your Xacto knive to cut the edges so they’re smooth.
Oh, I also put a little bit of paper on the ends of the strips of cardboard because I knew they’d be visible. Anyways, let your glue dry before starting the assembly!
Start with your two side pieces and place your bottom drawer in place. Use a pen to draw a line into the sides of the cardboard. You’ll use that line for your hot glue to place your shelf. Once those shelves are in place use the lid of the 4th box and glue it in to became the back piece which keeps the whole thing from leaning. From there keep placing drawers and drawing lines so you could place the shelves. The last shelves I put in were the easiest and then, just place your catch-all box on top. Use the two long edges from a box lid to secure the bottom portion of the drawer unit.
It’s a wee bit crooked but it’s beautiful and I love it. I’m going to label it and fill it with all my sample sized products. Adding drawer pulls would be a nice touch.
I hope you guys like this enough to try it out for yourselves! It didn’t take long, and it was fun to make! Be sure to pin this on Pinterest to save it for later!
Question of the day: Do you keep all of your Birchboxes?