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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
7) Earring Organizer
Deconstruct a few shoe boxes to create this cool earring organizer.
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.
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.
10) Chalk Board Signs
Paint a shoe box lid with some chalkboard paint and turn it into a chalkboard sign.
11) Toy Ukelele
You can make this cool toy ukelele from a shoe box and pool noodle
12) Cupcake Carrier
Decorate a shoe box with wax paper lining and ribbon to create this cute cupcake carrier.
13) Smartphone Projector
Why buy an expensive project when you can make one on the cheap with a shoebox.
14) Desktop Organizer
Place some toilet paper tubes inside of a shoe box to create this pen and marker desktop organizer.
15) Room Organizer
Place magazine, books, and other items in this room organizer made from some shoeboxes.
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