Friday, January 6, 2012

Cereal Box Repurposed

I found this awesome idea in a series called 31 Days to Cheaply Organize Your Home by Organizing Made Fun!  She has so many awesome ideas and I'm always trying to organize something.  You'd think someone with only a 3 bdr 2 bth home, and only 1 child wouldn't have that much organizing to do.  But seriously it seems like that is ALL I do.  I guess it's my personality and even after I've organized a room, a month later I have a different idea or the organizing that I did is no longer working?  Anyways....I have been looking for cheap ways to organize my computer paper, you know keep regular paper, card stock paper, colored printing paper....separated!  Okay, to be honest I'm still looking for a way to keep my paper separated but I love that she used cereal boxes to do this!  So I decided to try it myself...

I pulled out my Scrapbook paper tote, an  empty cereal box, ruler for straight edges, scissors, Mod Podge and a paint brush to apply the Mod Podge with.

I cut my cereal box

I then started applying the Mod Podge and putting the paper on my cereal box

This is my end doesn't take much time at all to do but I then let is try over was kind of messy but I guess that is to be expected! I said "I'm still looking for ways to organize my paper"....why?  Because my cereal box was not big enough to hold paper.  So it sits on a cabinet where I sort my mail!  I continue to search for cereal boxes that are big enough for my paper though!!

Inspired by Organizing Made Fun

Parties I'm Attending:

Homemaker on a Dime: Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop

Make the Scene Monday

The Bunny Hop

The Creative Spark

Beyond the Picket Fence

Gluesticks: Get Your Brag On


  1. Great job!! TFS!! Stopping by from Homemaker on a Dime. Here is what I shared this week:

  2. Neat idea! Great way to organize for cheap! Do you ever get the jumbo size cereal, maybe that would help for larger organizing tasks? :)

  3. Girl cereal is so super ridiculously expensive that no I don't buy the jumbo size box :-) I usually buy bagged, or whatever is on sale. Plus...I am trying not to eat much cereal and sticking to my eggs...but Mike eats it.

  4. I so need to do this! Great idea!

  5. I understand, the off-brand/bagged stuff is the way to go! I've cut back quite a bit on cereal...used to eat the stuff daily for 1-2 meals a day...easy, cheap meal for 1! :)