How to make your own sticker storage box

Whether you use your stickers for your bullet journal, your child’s chore chart, or  scrapbooking, you’ve no doubt discovered that sticker collecting is an affordable, enjoyable hobby. Sometimes, however, our collections begin to get a little out of hand, and we need new storage solutions. If that’s you, we’ve got you covered. Today we’re sharing our favorite ways to create our own sticker storage box from materials you might already have lying around the house.

Shoe Box Conversion — For Sheets of Stickers

For this project, you’ll need:

  • A sturdy shoe box. It can be any width and height you like; just make sure it’s large enough to store your sticker sheets without bending them.
  • Cardstock or sturdy scrapbooking paper
  • Tabs

  1. Decorate Your Box

(If your shoe box is already attractive enough to your eye, skip this step.)

This step is straightforward; paint your box’s exterior with either a good spray paint, or use a durable acrylic paint.

Alternatively, you can cut sheets of decorative paper to be just about one-half inch larger than each surface of your box you wish to cover, and, after using the tuck-and-fold method, modge podge it to the exterior of your box. This method takes skill, patience, and a tolerance for modge podge on one’s fingers.

 1 – Create File Dividers

 (If you already have scrapbooking paper that fits your box, skip this step.)

Measure the interior of your box from side to side, and from the bottom of the box up to the height that you wish your file dividers to be. Cut your sturdy paper to fit. To save time, we recommend using a paper cutter, but sturdy scissors will do in a pinch.

2 – Add Tabs

You can either attach purchased tabs, or create your own by printing a template from Avery here. If you choose to print and attach your own, use sturdy paper that contrasts nicely with your box and dividers, and then attach them with a strong glue stick.

 3 – Organize Your Stickers

All that’s left is to decide how you’ll categorize your stickers, fill out your labels, and get organized! Please let us know in the comments how you’ll arrange your collection. We’ve seen it done seasonally and thematically, but we look forward to hearing new ideas!

Aluminum Foil Box Conversion — For Rolls of Stickers

 

For this project, you’ll need:

  • An empty aluminum foil box
  • Spray paint, or decorative paper and matte modge podge

When working with aluminum foil boxes, be careful of the sharp dispensing edge.

Spray paint your box, or cover it with decorative paper and modge podge as above. Then simply slide your sticker rolls onto the cardboard tube. Consider adding a label on one edge of this project; then you can create multiple boxes, stack them, and still keep track of each box’s contents.

The existing serrated box edge makes a great dispensing tool for stickers, but it is not safe for small hands. If a child will be using this sticker holder, please carefully remove the sharp edge beforehand.

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