Oh my goodness, it’s been a crazy few months for me. I’ve missed you! I hope you all are safe and well.
I’m super excited to get back into crafting. It’s my escape from the mess of the world, but the crafting sessions have been few and far between.
Lately, I’ve been spending time planting and organizing a garden. This is a strange new hobby for me because I’m not great at planting anything. A few years ago, I started growing herbs and it took me a while to get the hang of that. I even made cute planters for each herb as well as these garden markers for a handful of herbs I planted a few years later.
I’m getting to the storage container, I promise. Throughout my gardening journey, I learned that strawberry containers work as great mini-greenhouses for my plants. Thus, I have many strawberry containers laying around. This year, there was excess. I thought, what am I going to do with these!
You all know how I love organization and storage containers. I’ve made so many, and today there will be more! Save your strawberry containers because you can make this cute farmhouse style storage box with them.
They’re the perfect size for pens and pencils and I love throwing in odds and ends to keep the organized but fashionably, of course.
If you want to make your own, grab the supplies and follow the steps below!
Storage container supplies
- strawberry container
- hot melt glue and gun
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Step 1: Glue the jute to the container
Flip your strawberry container over so you’re looking at the bottom.
Along one of the corners, glue the end of your rope to the plastic. Don’t add too much glue or the container will begin to melt!
Step 2: Wrap the rope around the container
You’ll want to add a drop of glue to the rope every inch or so and hold it tightly against the container. Every inch or so keeps you from wasting glue but is enough to make the rope stick to the container.
Step 3: Cut the rope and fasten it
Now that you’ve reach the lip of the bottom of the container, you can cut the rope at an angle and glue it in place.
You can stop there if you want. I don’t prefer the plastic sticking out, so I also like to wrap the rope around the lip of the strawberry container. Move on to step 4 if you’d like to do the same.
Step 4: Continue around the top
At this point, I cut the top off of the container and start the wrapping process again.
However, this time we’re going to start around the projection. You know, the little round pieces that the container lid connects to the hold the lid on. Glue your rope to the outside of that piece and continue gluing (just like you did in on the bottom section). Make sure you stay on the outer edges so the rope aligns with the projections.
You’ll probably need about 3 layers (depending on the size of your rope) to completely hide the plastic.
That’s it! When you’re finished, you’ll have an adorable farmhouse style storage container that you can feel good about because you upcycled it. I hope you’re as excited as I was to use this.
I’d love to get your feedback so leave your thoughts in the comments.
2 thoughts on “DIY Upcycled Storage from a Strawberry Container”
This is such a cute idea! I always have strawberry containers and end up throwing them away. I’ll be saving them from now on.
Thanks, Michelle! Yes, they’re a great option for office storage. I also love that they can be a uniform design. I hate when storage boxes don’t match. 🙃 I’d love to see yours when you’re done!