Saturday, June 19, 2010

A box to put shoes in

I was talking to my mom last night, telling her what I had been up to yesterday and I said "I made a shoe box.  You know like a shoe box." And she was like "Yeah I know like a shoe box."  It sounded weird even as I was saying it.  What I really meant was that I made a box to put the kid's shoes in.  Man with the start of summer I seriously feel like the mud room has been over run with sneaker, sandals, and flip flops.  So I grabbed a box, made it cute, and filled it with shoes.

The process is pretty simple:

First find a box and cut the flaps off. Also round up some scrapbook paper, glue, and a bowl.

Next mix some water and glue in a bowl or you can use mod podge or whatever that expensive stuff it called, but elmers glue and water has the same out come.  I found it easiest to put the glue on the paper and then put the paper on the box. 

Once you have it all covered put a layer of watered down glue over the whole outside. And let dry.  All that glue makes it a lot stronger.

Then fill it with shoes.  For something that cost me next to nothing.  It is not to bad at all and it looks a whole lot better than 12 pairs of shoes littering the mud room floor.

1 comment:

  1. That's darling! I love it. You are so creative!