Keepin’ on my storage kick with today’s DIY! (Did you make your ring dishes yet!?) We were shopping for a wreath storage container when I saw these simple acrylic boxes and bought them without a plan in mind. Just felt like they could use a DIY makeover!
I don’t know about you but I have a couple boxes like these storing cotton balls and q-tips in my bathroom, and a few in the studio too storing things like paper clips and washi tape. I wanted to keep them clear, so you could see what was in them, so we gave the lid a makeover and turned them into DIY pom pom storage boxes!! Gotta love a pop of color!!
DIY Pom Pom Storage Boxes
Total Time: 1 Hour (Plus Dry Time)
Acrylic Storage Boxes
Pom Poms (Or yarn to make pom poms! We bought our pom poms pre-made, but I like to use this pom pom maker to make mine at home!)
White Craft Paint
Super Gloss Mod Podge
1. Paint the top and sides of the lid with a coat of white paint. Let dry. Repeat with two (or more) additional coats, until the paint is completely opaque and you can't see through it or see streaks. Let dry completely.
2. Paint with a coat of the super gloss mod podge. Be sure to be thorough with this coat, as this is what holds the paint on. Without it, it could chip off! Let dry and then repeat with a second coat. Let dry completely.
3. If making your pom poms yourself, follow the directions that came with your pom pom maker to do so.
4. Use E6000 glue to glue the pom pom to the center of the box lid. Be sure to press the pom pom down firmly and hold it for about 30-60 seconds before removing your hand and letting it dry completely.
Photos by Jeff Mindell
Props Pictured: Balloon Dog | Banana Tumbler | Notebook | Unicorn Brushes | FUN Bracelet | Nail Polish
Look at how cute they are!!! I love how sleek the white is in contrast with the colorful pom poms!
The pom poms are adorable.
Antonella | White House Crafts says
Very cute! I still do it the old fashioned way and make pom poms with a fork. I think it’s almost time I spring for a pom pom maker!
I’ve never tried it with a fork!! The pom pom maker is addictive though. I wanted to pom pom everything when I first got one!
super cute! I was just looking around my desk because I don’t have any boxes of stuff– what I do have is a paper organizer (for horizontal stacking, not cute) and a bunch of potted plants! If you’re looking for desk DIY inspo, there’s mine
Oooh good CALL! We could def do a fun paper organizer and I’ve been dying to do some vase DIYs. ON IT!
They’re so adorable! I really like that they are transparent!
Thanks Michelle!! I do too, makes it easy to find things and forces you to keep them looking pretty! Haha!
Kristina B says
SO CUTE! I want a pom pom maker even more now!!
Pom Pom are amazing!
This is such an awesome idea! Those transparent storage boxes are just lovely (though I’m not sure I could keep them tidy enough)!
isoscella | www.isoscella.co.uk
Great idea, thanks so much for the share!!