Today I'm going to take a little break from our series on how to make new jewelry from your old jewelry for the sake of you home decor folks who would be happy lounging around in a feed sack as long as it were on an artfully styled sofa.
To help you with your spring cleaning, I present these cool storage boxes, made from discarded blueprints, cardboard boxes, tape, a magnet and a washer.
You'll need one large blueprint (technically they are black and white these days) for each box bottom and half a blueprint for a lid. You can use doublesided tape or spray adhesive to stick the paper to the box and regular Scotch tape to tape down the "tabs."
Use your box to create a pattern. Trace the bottom of your box, then flip it on its short side and trace. Flip back to center then on the other short side. Then do the two long sides.
Slide each side about one inch out from the center and trace a second line. This creates a tab to fold over the top. For the two short sides, slide one inch to the left and right to create side "tabs."
To make a removeable label holder, you'll need a piece of card stock (or find a nicely colored piece of cardboard from the trash) a magnet clip and a washer. Cut the cardboard to a size you like and clip it.
Put the washer inside the box and line up the magnet on the outside.
Now try your boxes out.