Craft & DIY

Wallpapered DVD or CD Storage Boxes

Ever since I lived on my own I have been buying DVDs. Some I have passed on and some I’ve kept. It’s crazy how much space DVD boxes take, I’ve kept a blue cupboard in my snug and a storage rack in the basement just to store DVDs. Nowadays I buy my films on iTunes or I watch them on Netflix, I couldn’t be more happier. Digital storage is so much more organized. But to throw all my DVDs out ….? I can’t. So I did some good housekeeping instead.

I went from this, 200+ DVDs ….

To those 3 boxes on the top shelf. And the blue cupboard is now up in a guest room.

I’ve made boxes out of grey board and covered them with wallpaper. I bought a whole bunch of paper DVD and CD sleeves and recycled all the plastic DVD boxes and paper. I have downsized from a cupboard and storage rack in the basement to 3 boxes.

The top measurements are for the box and the bottom for the lid. Cut out of 2 mm thick A3 sized grey board. Lay a piece of wallpaper under the cut out box and lid, trace and cut out allowing an extra 2 cm for folding. Score all the folding lines of the box and lid, fold and hold together with cello tape. Paste the box and lid with wallpaper or bookbinding glue and glue the wallpaper all around the box and lid. That’s it! You can make insert cards out of the left over grey board. I used alphabet stamps for the letters.

Have a fun weekend, see you Monday x

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  • Tineke
    10/07/2015 at 17:19

    Goed idee zeg, ga ik ook doen! misschien een idee voor een volgend boek…. Schoonmaken en opruimen! Het ziet er bij jou altijd uit alsof je alles onder controle hebt in je huis!

    • Yvonne Eijkenduijn
      10/07/2015 at 22:45

      Ik hou van opruimen!!! En ja een heel leuk idee voor een boek. Of misschien moet ik wel gaan vloggen.

  • Lisanne
    10/07/2015 at 19:14

    Super mooi!!! Liefs Lisanne

  • Claire Robinson
    10/07/2015 at 20:13

    That is some impressive housekeeping! Oh my I wish I had a friend close by with such an impressive DVD collection for a friendly lending service. And lovely that the beautiful blue cupboard has a new life!

  • Eefje
    10/07/2015 at 21:49

    Ik twijfel al een hele tijd om dit ook is te doen. Ik heb er niet zo veel, maar erger mij aan de plaats die ze innemen. Maar inderdaad, wegdoen kan ik niet. Waar koop je die papieren hoesjes? Groetjes.

    • Yvonne Eijkenduijn
      10/07/2015 at 22:44

      Het ruimt zo lekker op!! Ik heb de hoesjes bij Stapels gekocht maar ook te koop bij Ava voor als je in Belgie woont of bij iedere boekhandel.

  • Heidi
    11/07/2015 at 08:20

    Oh wauw! Dat is een gewéldig idee! Dankjewel voor het bedenken, uitvoeren en (vooral 😉) het delen ervan!

  • ihanna
    11/07/2015 at 09:19

    That is one great DVD collection, but I agree with you, the covers are not very pretty to display in your home. Love your solution, it’s awesome!

  • Margaret
    11/07/2015 at 10:13

    These boxes are so much better looking then the DVD’s en CD’s. Great idea and thinks for the tutorial.

    Have a great weekend, Margaret

  • Frances
    16/07/2015 at 23:14

    Can you imagine that I have never purchased a DVD? Even my CD collection is quite skimpy. And yet, I continue to hold on to my treasured vinyl lp albums from the 1960s and 70s…even a few from the 80s. I cannot listen to them, but just like knowing they are with me.

    All the same, I thank you so much for the templates and instructions on how to construct such elegant storage boxes! I am making a note of this info and expect to be making use of it…perhaps to store art materials or sewing/knitting/crochet ephemera.

    One more thing…I still treasure the Riess enamelware that I won from your long ago giveaway drawing. That porridge pot has been part of many, many breakfasts around here.

    Happy summer! xo

  • Anna
    25/07/2015 at 05:56

    A big thank you for this one. Am currently post Achilles tendon op so lots of immobility and am spending time on projects. Organising all the CDs and DVDs and getting rid of all the plastic into the recycling has been the best one!

    • Yvonne Eijkenduijn
      25/07/2015 at 11:54

      You are very welcome!! And ouch on the Achilles tendon, I know exactly how you feel. I suffer from it for years now, it comes and it goes but I never really get it fully recovered. Get well soon and enjoy the downtime 😉

  • Hayley Nation-Smith
    17/08/2015 at 13:17

    oh my gosh, what a fantastic dvd storage solution! I am currently arguing with my husband about the storage of dvds. We are re-decorating the living room and I dont want them on show on our tall dvd shelves anymore. You have solved the problem! amazing!

    Thank you
    http://www.homemadebyhail.blogspot.com

  • mary
    19/08/2015 at 19:24

    May I share this post and a photo onto my Pinterest board for making things???
    I am not sure if you like Pinterest and i appreciate your view .

    With Kindness,
    Mary

  • Holly Becker
    21/08/2015 at 12:02

    You have wayyyy more than 200 here, it’s at least 300 or more. And honest to god I am so freaking INSPIRED that I just talked my husband into doing this too. So he is ordering 1,000 sleeves right now on Amazon and this will be our project the moment they arrive. I can’t wait!!!! Thank you Yvonne for this inspiration. I really wish so bad that you offered home organization services. I would pay you so handsomely to come to my home, all expenses paid plus your fee, to just work with me for 3-4 days to organize my home. It’s such a mess behind the doors and in the pantry in the kitchen – it’s so embarrassing. I’m the queen of decorating but I am Sir Sucks Alot when it comes to organization. xo

  • Holly Becker
    21/08/2015 at 12:06

    P.S. I think a lot of the problem I have with organization is that I have a hard time getting rid of stuff and no yard to have sales and we don’t have a good Craigslist type of service where I live for selling online and I have zero time/patience for ebay.de – but mostly it comes down to having a hard time getting rid of stuff. I keep jeans that I know I’ll never fit into because they are nice and the tags are still on, pillows because they are pretty but piled high in the basement, Aidan’s clothes because they mean a lot to me but they are never something he will wear again and I’m not having any more kids, the list goes on for the excuses I make. Did you read that new organization book by the Japanese author, I think her name is Marie?? It was amazing and liberating but I did none of it because at the end of the day, I hate getting rid of stuff. But if I had YOU by my side, I’d be absolutely 100% into it and I’d throw it ALL out. See what I mean? It goes beyond just knowing what to do when it comes to organization, it has to do with having the emotional support too, at least for me. So come to Hannover fast! LOL 🙂

    • Yvonne Eijkenduijn
      21/08/2015 at 20:10

      I would love to help you out organising as you have pretty stuff!! I so often get the question to do that but those people have really ugly stuff. Organising and the fun of it comes all down to pretty storage, lovely boxes and baskets 🙂 So maybe we should meet up this winter, huddle and get stuff in place x