In case you missed earlier Earth Day Challenge posts, you can see them here - Suncatcher Vase, Cell Phone Holder for Charging, DIY Mesh Pot Scrubber, and Bird Cabin aka Bird House!
Today, for the Earth Day Celebration Challenge, I plunged into the refuse pile and brought up a Swiffer Duster Box. I was surprised to find that these boxes have a plastic coating inside that make them much nicer than ordinary boxes. I tried to think of something that would benefit from this feature but fell short. I think it would definitely be moisture resistant but probably not waterproof. The bottom line is they are much nicer to use than most empty boxes!
|Front of box is cut now measuring and marking the sides|
My first step was to cut the front of my box to the height I wanted. Then measure the angle up on each side and mark it so each side would be the same. Once I had the sides measured and marked I cut them out too using a box cutter. Finally I made the cut across the back so now my box was cut in two pieces.
|insert top section to create divider|
The smaller top part that I removed was then cut in half to create the center section. I turned it upside down and inserted inside the larger box. I taped it into place along the bottom and sides. Now I had a sectioned desktop organizer!
The only thing left to do was decorating it! You can paint, paper or use fabric. I decided to cover mine in scrapbook paper using Mod Podge. I liked the black and white papers so I used herringbone and stars to cover my box. I had some extra Yo-Yo rosettes from a previous project so I added them to give it a finishing touch and again my trash has turned into a beneficial long-term desk organizer...that's really cute too!