Perfect DIY Storage Box Idea

Hi everyone, as a lot of you know I moved house last month so I had to pack up my old craft room! During transit, some of my craft stuff got moved around and jumbled up and my 6 x 6 papers were all over the place. I’ve since sorted them all out and come up with this much better way to store them.

Storage Box Idea, how to store your 6 X 6 paper packs

I love how this came together and have since made more!

Storage Box Idea, how to store your 6 X 6 paper packs

This is very straightforward to make and you don’t need any fancy tools.

You will need…

2 pieces of 5″ x 6.1/4 chipboard for the front and back of your box. I use the strong chipboard that is on the back of my 12 x 12 paper packs. This particular chipboard was 1mm

2 pieces of 3″ x 5″ chipboard for the sides of your box.

1 piece of 3″ x 6.1/4″ chipboard for the base of your box.

1 piece of 7.1/2 x 7.1/2 chipboard for your main base.

1 sheet of 12 x 12 pattern paper. From this you need to cut it in half so you have 2 pieces of 12 x 6 then cut these along the 12″ side at 7.3/4 so you then have 2 pieces of 6 x 7.3/4 and 2 pieces of 6″ x 4.1/4

1 piece of 9.1/4 x 9.1/4 pattern paper to cover your base.

My metal corner protectors are 4mm x 18mm sides and you can find hundreds of styles on Amazon and eBay.

For your dividers, you will need 6″ x 7″ card as many as you need. If you don’t have the divider die I use then cut your card to 6″ x 6.1/8, and follow the advice I give in the tutorial.

The file dies were given to me but if you search for “file” dies you will find similar on eBay & Amazon.

A Laminator and laminating pouches to seal your card, this is optional. My Laminator is the Bonsaii 407 available on Amazon.

I use my Brother P-Touch D210 machine.

The papers I used are from the First Edition “Let’s Celebrate” collection.

I finished it off with some pom pom trim and an inspirational quote stamp from Fiskars by Lia Griffith.

Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made it.

It’s the extra details for me that bring this all together, like the metal corners and dividers.

Storage Box Idea, how to store your 6 X 6 paper packs

I love my pom pom trim!

Storage Box Idea, how to store your 6 X 6 paper packs

I hope you like today’s project and let me know how you get on with this.

Happy crafting



12 thoughts on “Perfect DIY Storage Box Idea

  1. They look great! And lets face it when it comes to craft supplies, you can never have too much storage! I may have to try this out!

  2. Hi Sam,
    What a fantastic idea , I will be making these for my papers xx
    Thank you for another great tutorial xx

  3. I love this box…I’ll be making a few as I’m a paper hoarder LOL…I have a question…what do you use to cut your chip board to size…Ann in Canada

  4. Your welcome Elaine, they are so good, I wish I had made them earlier, it’s so nice to be able to see my papers at a glance and not having to rummage through them anymore x

  5. Hi Sam, just to note you have the wrong measurement for the base chipboard. Should be 1 piece of 3” x 6 1/4”. I realised after I had cut my base pieces and they didn’t match. Great project, I am halfway through.

  6. hi sam love this storage box i live in a small flat and storage is always a problem, im going to make this definitely, can you tell me what the metal corners are called or where they are from, i typed it into ebay and amazon and nothing came up. I love your videos, always easy to understand
    ness x

  7. Hello, I’ve shared all the links to the hardware I used in the blog post, is it not there? Glad you like it and hope you have fun making them. Sam 🙂

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