Friday, March 9, 2012

Dressed Up Diaper Boxes

I'm guest posting today over at Visual Eye Candy so head over and check it out! I love Debbie's mood boards and color inspirations.

Ready for a crafting attempt? No? Me neither. But I tried anyway.

These are all over the internet and Pinterest (follow me!), so I decided to make my own. The only downside is that the majority of the fabulous diaper box covers are sewn and I do not do that (see one here). There are many things I excel at, and sewing is not one of them. It's on my "one day to-do list", which  probably means "never". So I improvised.

dressed up diaper boxes


Collect the diaper boxes. That part is very easy. I used 3 Size 6 boxes from our son, who I'm hoping will be out of diapers soon, fingers crossed.







Bring out three rolls of wrapping paper. These will go in our play area off of the kitchen, and I want one box for each of the kid's you-know-what (I'm keeping this blog family friendly).















Then I just wrapped them up like giant presents and filled. My daughter was so happy to have a place for her dress-up clothes. Or at least a place for 1/4 of her dress up clothes.


diaper box storage




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30 comments:

Western Warmth said...

Cute!!!

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

Clever idea!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

How was I not following you on Pinterest before now? So sorry. Problem rectified! And loving the dress up clothes boxes ...

:)

Linda

Robin @ Happily Home, After said...

Ditto on the Pinterest follow!

Those storage boxes are so cute and lots less $ than if you bought them. And the diaper boxes are a really sturdy resource too. I need to see if neighbors will give me their boxes when they've used up the diapers ... they are going to think I'm crazy. No, I think they already know that :)

Ashley Jones said...

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Jo-Anne's Rambling said...

Now they are cool such a great idea I will ask my daughter for her empty nappy box and do it up thanks for giving me this wonderful idea.......

Laurie @ Rookiewife520.blogspot.com said...

This is one of those times where I'm scratching my head thinking "Why Didn't I think of that?!" I MEAN REALLY! SO smart!

Whitney @ The Rooster And The Hen said...

What a great use for a diaper box rather than just throwing them out! Of course I'd LOVE to just get my toddler out of diapers altogether...sigh

Cre8ive Motives said...

Hi Jessica, thanks for stopping by!

This is so cool, what a neat idea. Also I just have to say I LOVE your home, it is amazing and those views are breath taking. Following you via LF and FB. Will be back for sure :)

Mandy

Renee Living Laughing Loving said...

What cute wrapping paper!!! I'm not a sewer either, though I would love to learn!!!

Barrett Family said...

Hi Jessica!

Love your crafty dress up boxes! New follower from Mom to 8 blog. Looking to connect with other blogger mamas. I'd love for you to follow my blog at
http://barretts1234.blogspot.com/

Allison

Jelli said...

Love this! I did something similar with copy paper boxes, covering them with pretty papers (boxes and lids) to use as toy boxes for my baby. Love your polka dot paper!

designchic said...

What a great way to reuse diaper boxes...love it!!

Katie @ Pincushion Creations said...

Cute idea!!! I love to sew, but its nice to have project that don't require you to sew. I will be starting a new series " Sew Simple" soon and if you want you could come check it out and give this sewing thing a try! :) Would love for you to think this up at my party that is still going on, or if you would rather wait till this wednesday :) If you like what you see I would LOVE for you to be a follower as well!! Hoping to see you!
http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/03/homemade-by-you-3.html

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Fun upgrade. I've had a lot of luck just painting cardboard recently...wrapping paper is a great option! Great inspiration.

And good luck with the potty training!
Karah

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

Super cute!I think the wrapping paper is brilliant! Love the colours you used too! Angie xo

Debbiedoo's said...

Those are cute. Thanks for sharing!

bj said...

I love this idea...you did a great job.

Maria Elena said...

What a great idea! Very cute! And beautiful colors!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

VERY clever idea. I bet your daughter does love this!

I am linking from Debbiedoos.
xo,
Ricki Jill

reFresh reStyle said...

Great idea for those sturdy boxes! I miss the days of dress clothes, how sweet!
Debbie

Tisha said...

So cute! I have a stack of diaper boxes waiting for a makeover - I need to set some aside for dressups. Thanks for the idea and for linking up.

Deanna @ Little Green Bow said...

You were right...we did use the same wrapping paper for our closet storage boxes! Looks great!

Julie Anne said...

This caught my eye because I have the pink/purple wrapping paper... Thankfully, I am past the diaper stage, but it's still a great idea!!

Shyanne @SHYbyDESIGN said...

How is the wrapping paper holding up? I have been debating what I want to cover mine with. I might break down and sew a little, so I can use fabric.

Shiloh said...

What a fantastic way to repurpose those! They look great.

Pamela / Pamela's Heavenly Treats said...

Oh my word, this is a GREAT idea, I have about 4 boxes right now in my mudroom, just sitting there, i am going to do this for my kiddies, wonderful idea. I saw you on the linky party, now a follower.

Krissy Sherman Bonning said...

Great idea! I'd love to try this. I'm all about colorful bins and boxes for storage. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kimberly @ bktribe.blogspot.com said...

So easy, cute, and thrifty! I love it! So useful!!

Kristin@gratefulbelly.com said...

That's a perfect way to use diaper boxes. so cute! I'm a new follower and would love to have you stop by my brand new blog and follow, too!

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