Now that the holidays are over I take time to breathe and reflect on what 2016 will have to offer? Whoa, I will be busy! I better take the time to get organized now. I know I need boxes and tape to store stuff away, but why not glam it up? I can use organization in my home office, in the kids’ rooms and while putting away decorations for the house. With a little creativity, I can make the organization part more fun!
These plain white storage boxes are inexpensive and can be found at big box stores and dollar stores alike. Use a few colours of your favourite Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape; scissors; packing tape; wax paper and a few paper punches, to transform an ordinary box into an eye catching piece for all the stuff that needs to be hidden away from sight or located quickly.
I paired my white box with three tapes in green, pink and of course gold for sparkle. These would also look great on a black box with a single colour tape like gold or even your favourite patterned tape. Since the Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape can be written on, use a permanent marker to label the contents of your new favourite storage boxes.
Get a stack of these boxes ready to use and match your decor in any room in the house.
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
TIME NEEDED: Approximately 20 minutes for one box or about 60 minutes for a handful of boxes with lids.
SCOTCH® BRAND SUPPLIES:
Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, Green
- White box with lid
- Circle punch 1” and 5/8”
- Wax or parchment paper
Place three strips of tape to the wax paper. Add a strip of Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, Pink , along one edge of a piece of wax paper. Next to it, apply a strip of Scotch™ Scotch® Expressions Metallic Tape, Gold and then a third strip of Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, Green. Finally, add a strip of the Scotch™ Shipping and Packaging Tape over top of the three strips of tape. The shipping tape will help adhere the three colourful strips together while the wax paper will act as a backing to help create the multi coloured sticker dots with the circle punch.
Lid detail. To make the dots, place the prepared tape on the wax paper into to circle punch and push the handle to create your dot stickers. *Note – your dot stickers will be two of the three coordinating colours) Repeat this step on additional stripes to create various dot stickers. Place your sticker in the two different sizes in random locations on top and sides of the lid.
Box Detail. Using your Scotch ™ Expressions™ Green Tape on the roll, wrap your first stripe. Start at the front of the box, on the bottom edge and wrap your tape clockwise around the box. Cut your tape using the dispenser or Scotch® Precision Ultra Edge Non-Stick Scissors. Repeat this step with your 2nd colour, Scotch® Expressions Metallic Tape, Gold leaving a ¼ inch between tapes to allow the white box to show through. Repeat with your third colour, Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, Pink.
EXPERT TIP: Prepare an 8½” x 11” approximate size of wax paper with three rows of Scotch™ Expressions™ Tape stripes and then punch 15-20 dots all at once.