9 DIY Paper Mache Storage Boxes You’ll Love

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Paper mache is a composite material consisting of paper pieces or pulp, sometimes reinforced with textiles, bound with an adhesive, such as glue, starch, or wallpaper paste. Paper mache boxes are great for storage and for giving gifts – you can fully DIY them or just decorate some that you have at hand to match your space or occasion. Let’s take a look at some tutorials!

DIY mini trinket boxes use paint to add pretty brush strokes to paper mache boxes and glass knobs for pulls. These boxes are so very simple to make and would even be a fun craft for kids. All you need are a few inexpensive materials to create your own custom trinket boxes. You can use them for storage or to give gifts or even give it as a gift itself – as a cute trinket box. Get inspired!

DIY colorful mini trinket boxes with a terrazzo pattern (via www.purelykatie.com)

DIY colorful mini trinket boxes with a terrazzo pattern (via www.purelykatie.com)

Here’s a fun and simple DIY project for you! The tutorial will tell you how to cover paper mache boxes with fabric. It’s a great way to use some of your favorite fabric and gain cute storage containers at the same time. This project is very easy and you can complete it in an afternoon. It’s a great “quick fix DIY” project that will give you that “hey I accomplished something today” feeling.

DIY fabric covered paper mache storage boxes (via www.polkadotchair.com)

DIY fabric covered paper mache storage boxes (via www.polkadotchair.com)

If you love to make your own personal decorative pieces, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s an inexpensive way to add some of your own personal style — and a little extra DIY storage space — to your home with these decorative paper mache DIY storage boxes. These boxes are perfect for a knitter or a great place to hide toys, TV remotes, etc! Imagine the possibilities with these decorative DIY storage boxes. You can paint them in any color and decorate them to match your decor perfectly.

DIY vintage-inspired paper mache storage boxes (via blog.consumercrafts.com)

DIY vintage-inspired paper mache storage boxes (via blog.consumercrafts.com)

Here’s a DIY to create a simple place to hold your magazines! Unlike most magazine holders, this one will be made out of paper mache box because they come in different sizes, they are fairly inexpensive, and they can be easily customized to fit your design taste. If you have a bunch of magazines that you are trying to organize, then I would suggest using the name of the magazine to label each holder.

DIY paper mache magazine storage box (via www.homedit.com)

DIY paper mache magazine storage box (via www.homedit.com)

This DIY is very simple and needs no special skill neither rolling nor shaping – this is a stylish and cool trinket box. This is a very cute, girlish and modern piece, which can be also gifted to your gals. One of the best thing about this box is that little surprise element that it has, outside it is white with a pink tassel only to open it wide bright pink.

DIY girlish and modern trinket box of paper mache (via enthrallinggumption.com)

DIY girlish and modern trinket box of paper mache (via enthrallinggumption.com)

Decorating boxes is fun and this tutorial will tell you how to refresh a round paper mache box with decoupage paper and painted the lid with metallic gold paint. This is a pretty boho-inspired box with a blue lace base and a gold lid with a fake deer head – so unusual and so bold!

DIY decoupage paper mache storage box  (via craftandcreativity.com)

DIY decoupage paper mache storage box (via craftandcreativity.com)

How to make usual paper mache boxes look like wooden ones? Take adhesive wood grain veneer sheets to decorate them! This DIY will tell you how to make some pretty wood grain boxes for any accessories or small stuff of some cheap hex paper mache ones. Enjoy!

DIY fake wood paper mache boxes  (via akailochiclife.com)

DIY fake wood paper mache boxes (via akailochiclife.com)

Here is a great way to repurpose old paper mache boxes that might be designed on top with a store name or logo! All you need to do that is a paper mache box and some masking tape of a desired color and pattern. Read the tutorial and go!

DIY washi tape paper mache box (via www.alyssaandcarla.com)

DIY washi tape paper mache box (via www.alyssaandcarla.com)

Terrazzo is a very trendy material for outdoor and indoor decor, it’s ideal for creating very durable surfaces but of course you won’t make a box of it. This tutorial will tell you how to make an edgy storage box with a terrazzo print easily and fast. You’ll also find some Christmas gift boxes in this tutorial, get inspired!

DIY terrazzo inspired paper mache box (via www.designimprovised.com)

DIY terrazzo inspired paper mache box (via www.designimprovised.com)