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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




8 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.


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