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Do You Have Shoeboxes Lying Around? Here Are 15 Brilliant Ideas To Make Use Of Them

January 14th, 2018

Sometimes we salvage our shoe boxes to keep our shoes in but if you already have a shoe rack they will probably just be taking up space. But before you throw out your next empty shoe box you might want to check out this list for ways you can recycle it.

Here are 15 ideas on how to recycle an old shoe box:

1) Underwear Drawer Organizer

Cut your shoebox into pieces and place them inside your drawer to organize your bras and underwear.

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One Crazy House Source: One Crazy House

2) Two-Tiered Sewing Kit

Keep all of your sewing items organized and in one place by crafting a two-tiers sewing kit from some old shoe boxes. Learn how to make it here.

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Mimi's Crafty World Source: Mimi's Crafty World

3) Ribbon Organizer

Cut two even and level slots on the sides of your shoe box and make enough space so that a dowel can fit in it. Run the ribbons through your dowl and place it inside the shoe box to create this handy ribbon organizer.

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4) DIY Charge Station

You can turn an old shoe box into this convenient charging station to keep your cords from tangling and looking unsightly. Learn how to make it here. Make sure it’s well ventilated.

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Everyday Family Source: Everyday Family

5) Seed/Recipe Organization Box

Keep all of your seeds labeled and in place by using two shoe boxes to make a seed organization box. This method can also be used for recipes. Learn how to make it here.

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A Piece of Rainbow Source: A Piece of Rainbow

6) Decorated Storage/Jewelry Box

You can use things like twine rope and fabric to turn a shoe box into a lovely decorated storage box. Learn how to make one here.

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Brassy Apple Source: Brassy Apple

7) Earring Organizer

Deconstruct a few shoe boxes to create this cool earring organizer.

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Smart n Snazy Source: Smart n Snazy

8) Decorative Shelves

Paint a shoe box, cover it in fabric, or decorate it in a variety of ways and use it as a floating wall shelf.

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Ikea Hackers Source: Ikea Hackers

9) Viewable Shoe Storage

Cut out the sides of your shoe boxes and glue a piece of clear plastic over the hole to create viewable shoe boxes.

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Ikea Hackers Source: Ikea Hackers

10) Chalk Board Signs

Paint a shoe box lid with some chalkboard paint and turn it into a chalkboard sign.

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Oreos and Red Wine Source: Oreos and Red Wine

11) Toy Ukelele

You can make this cool toy ukelele from a shoe box and pool noodle

Source: Kids Cooking and Crafts

12) Cupcake Carrier

Decorate a shoe box with wax paper lining and ribbon to create this cute cupcake carrier.

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One Crazy House Source: One Crazy House

13) Smartphone Projector

Why buy an expensive project when you can make one on the cheap with a shoebox.

Source: TechBuilder

14) Desktop Organizer

Place some toilet paper tubes inside of a shoe box to create this pen and marker desktop organizer.

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One Crazy House Source: One Crazy House

15) Room Organizer

Source: Sunny Lin

Place magazine, books, and other items in this room organizer made from some shoeboxes.

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Source: Earth 911

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