These 21 budget-friendly DIY storage boxes will help you get organized for cheap!
I’m always looking for inexpensive storage ideas for my home. No matter how much I declutter, my kids toys are always trying to take over!
I love using simple storage boxes to organize everything from toys to books to paperwork. But buying matching storage containers is not cheap, so I’ve learned that DIY is definitely the way to go.
I’ve gathered a collection of amazing DIY storage box ideas that you can easily make for you own home. There are wood, cardboard, and fabric boxes in all shapes and sizes so hopefully, you will find the perfect inspiration for your next organizing project!
DIY Storage Boxes
You can never have enough storage, but buying storage boxes can get pricey fast! Thankfully, you can make your own DIY storage boxes for a fraction of the cost. I've gathered 21 easy-to-make storage boxes of all kinds to inspire you!
See how easy it is to make DIY wood boxes in any size you need with my simple tutorial. Plus get my free woodworking plans with instructions for making boxes in five popular sizes. These DIY boxes have been a lifesaver for keeping toys out of the floor.
DIY Weathered Wood Pantry Crates for Cheap
Make these pretty DIY weathered wood pantry crates with just a few inexpensive supplies (no wood needed!)
DIY Fabric Boxes
Update Ikea Expedit shelves with DIY fabric covered storage boxes. The bold and bright fabric colors really make this storage unit fun and unique. This is a great storage option for a craft room, home office, or kids room.
You can use any cardboard box, in any size, to make beautiful storage boxes with this easy DIY tutorial.
Organization Boxes from Diaper Boxes
Update empty diaper boxes into really useful DIY storage boxes. What a great way to repurpose something heading for the trash!
Make your own Under Bed Storage Crates | Small Space Storage
Create your own DIY under bed rolling storage boxes with this simple tutorial. It's a great way to store items and keep them within reach, but not out in the open.
Easy Drop Cloth Storage Boxes
Upcycle old cardboard boxes into pretty DIY storage boxes using drop cloth. The rope handles are such a great idea!
These DIY wood storage cubes look so expensive, but they are surprisingly affordable to make. And, super simple too!
Upcycled Denim Storage Bins
Make these DIY homemade storage bins for a practical and easy to make storage solution.
DIY Rope Basket Out of Cardboard Box
Don't throw out those empty cardboards! Turn them into handy storage boxes and baskets. It's a budget-friendly storage option.
These DIY fabric storage cubes are such a simple project and really great for organizing all kinds of items. You can use leftover fabric to keep costs down.
How to Upcycle a Cutie Crate into Vintage Trunk
You will never believe the before and after of this DIY project. You have to see how a fruit crate was upcycled into a gorgeous vintage trunk.
How To Sew Fabric Storage Buckets
These DIY fabric storage buckets are great for kids toys, crayons and bathroom storage. Wouldn't these look great in a buffalo check fabric too?
Make A Sewing Storage Box
See how to turn an old worn-out jewelry box into a beautiful DIY sewing storage box. The paint finish is so pretty. This would also be great for office supplies, craft supplies and more.
DIY Storage Baskets
Use scrap wood to make these super cute DIY storage baskets. They are a great way to get organized, and if you have a higher mattress, you can fit them under the bed to save even more space.
DIY LEGO Storage Box Craft
This DIY LEGO storage box craft is so adorable! But, it's also functional and can be used in so many different ways. Store LEGO's and small toys, use it as a gift box or as party favors for a LEGO themed party.
DIY Vintage Apothecary Inspired Storage Boxes
These DIY vintage apothecary inspired boxes are absolutely gorgeous! They look great on shelves, and you would never know they are brand new. They really do look vintage.
Easy DIY Fabric Storage Boxes
This creative DIY storage box is not only budget-friendly, but it's super simple to make.
Give simple dollar store bins an upgrade with paint to make vintage-inspired storage for cheap.
Cheap and Easy Decorative Storage Box
Turn an outdated storage box into a vintage looking box that will look right at home on a book shelf, or in a living room. It's hard to believe this is the same box as the before picture!
How to Make Pretty Storage Boxes for Organization
These DIY boxes are a fun and easy storage solution that’s so pretty! And they are budget-friendly too!
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