Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Organizing Hand-Me-Downs in the Closet: Monkey Boxes

I"m totally thankful for hand-me-downs and garage sale finds. Lately, though, my organizing of said treasures has slacked off and the bags have gotten a bit out of control. I"m not even sure what's up there, honestly!

Dear Daughters BEFORE top of closet
Step 1: Cover Boxes in Fabric
Tutorials for this are all over the web and Pinterest. Pick one that works best for you. I used hot glue to secure the fabric. Nothing against my sewing machine...just didn't want the project to take any longer than necessary.

Step 2: Decorate
Dear Son's AFTER 
(forgot to take a before pic)

One box is for large clothes/next season's clothes. The second box is for clothes that are too small. We sell the kids too small clothes via consignment shops so I save them up before making a trip there. 

I"m still finishing up my DD's boxes. We're going with flowers and many great ideas to try and we haven't settled on any yet. 


  1. Your boxes are so cute! They are such a great use of "trash"
    I wanted you to know I nominated you for a Leibster award... you can check it out here

  2. Pinterest wasn't around when I had my only baby. Good job on preparing- you'll have a lot to blg about!

  3. Thank you for linking up at Fluster's Creative Muster. Hope to see you next week!

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  4. I love that you decorated the storage boxes. They are so cute! Thanks for sharing this at The Weekly Creative.

    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

  5. Feels so good to organize, donate and reuse!! You certainly have a great handle on all of that! I was reading your BIO-and saw that you are the craft coordinator for MOPS-my oldest daughter held that position last year and thoroughly enjoyed this very big responsibility!! You might want to check her blog out She is crafty like you!!
    Thank you for stopping by and have a very lovely Easter!