DIY School Supplies Boxes

It's Back to School Time!!
Isn't this the best time of the year? Even though I'm no longer in school, I still run to Target every August to check out the new notebooks and folders! I decided to make some of my own school (AKA office) supplies this year!
To give you an idea of who I am, I pretty much never throw anything away. This usually works against me but occasionally I come up with a fun project using supplies I already own! My BFF (who lives in LA) sends me the best birthday presents every year and for my birthday this year she sent me a Sugarfina bento box full of my favorite candy! I finished the candy in 2 days (impressive, I know) but the empty boxes have been sitting in my craft closet for 6 months (yikes)!!
Check out the tutorial below to see how I revamped these boxes into the perfect storage for the tiny supplies that end up taking over your desk!

  • Sugarfina bento box
  • Wooden Letters - Bought these at Michaels
  • Acrylic Paint - I recommend Craft Smart neon colors (also from Michaels)
  • Paint Brush - I also like to use a paper plate and paper towels for easy clean up!
  • Hot Glue Gun

Step One: Decide what you are going to say! I only had 3 boxes to work with so I chose one of my favorite expressions, YAY! Other 3 word ideas are: 
After you decide what you are going to say, purchase your supplies and choose color-coordinating paint! Set up your painting station and flip your letters onto the back side. Paint a coat onto the back of each letter. Let dry for 5 minutes.

Step Two: Once the back of each letter is dry, turn to the side and paint all the way around. Let dry for 5 minutes. 
You may decide to add another coat to the back of each letter - now is your chance to do so!

Step Three: Flip each letter over start painting! I gave the front of each letter at least 4 coats since this would be the side facing out. Let the paint dry for 10 minutes before continuing onto the next step.

Step Four: Rinse out and thoroughly dry each box before you start gluing. Find the middle of the first lid and draw a thick line with your hot glue. Stick the bottom of your letter onto the glue and hold for 10 seconds.
Repeat this step with all 3 (or more) containers!

YAY!! You're done!
Wasn't that a fun and easy project?

P.S. In case you're wondering, my favorite Sugarfina candies are the kiss me sugar lips, beach buddies, and green apple frogs!

Comment below with your favorite back to school supplies to shop for!!

XOXO, Karly

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