We are a homeschooling family. With four kids doing school at home, it is imperative that we be organized. For several years we used our dining room for school. It did the job but I am so thankful for our basement school room we have now. In my continuing effort to be organized, I wanted something to store each of my children’s books. So when they need a specific item they can just take their whole storage unit off the shelf and take it with them. Then if when they put things away they know right where they belong and can find them more easily the next time they need them. (I know it’s wishful thinking but you gotta have a dream, right?!)
This is what I had in mind.
It’s an oversized magazine box from a bookstore. The price on this box was $15.99 and I knew I didn’t want to pay that price times 4 for what I needed so I decided to try to make them myself. I searched for a pattern and came across instructions at Instructables. I did not want them narrow like the one in this tutorial so it took several tries (4 to be exact) to get them the way I liked them.
After figuring out the proper dimensions and making my pattern, the rest were really easy to make.
I may end up redoing the green one because the Mod Podging didn’t turn out as well as I would like. But, you certainly can’t beat FREE and I had everything I needed for this project at home.
I used some letter stickers and added the kid’s names…so there will be no confusion.
I’ve made a few extras to organize my sheet music, coloring books, and magazines. These come in really handy and are basically free if you have access to cardboard. Your grocery, home improvement, or big box store may be able to supply you with some for free.