Are you tired of boxes yet?
I’m sorry. I never get tired of them. It might be a problem.
Well, I am still cleaning and organizing ~ I know, I know, super exciting! ~ and I happened to come across this box I just had to show everyone. Recently, I bought a new pair of sneakers. Am I the only one who still calls them sneakers? Well, I bought them, Inkkas, which I was lucky enough to find on sale for $30. They’re white, wtih silver stars, and very comfortable for walking, which is what I needed. They came in this box:
Wow. Scintillating, I know. I often save a shoe box, or two, just in case the kids have a project to do that involves a shoe box. I know, I know, my kids are in high school and college, but two of them actually needed shoe boxes just last school year. It’s not as crazy as it sounds. So, I opened this box to take out the paper and this is what I found:
Hmmm…intriguing… Upon further investigation, I discovered that the entire box could be very easily disassembled, turned over and reassembled. Like this:
Here’s how it looks reassembled, from several angles:
Not bad-looking, right? (Elvis says, “Thank ya…thank ya verra much.”)
It happens to be exactly what I needed for this shelf in our bedroom, and too nice to turn into a box project, anyway. So, thanks to Inkkas for the great sale, which is the only way I could possibly have afforded to buy the comfy shoes, and the great reusable box with the striking, attractive graphic. If you get your own pair of Inkkas (did I mention that they’re comfy? Definitely worth keeping an eye out for sales, in my opinion), maybe you can find other ways to repurpose your box. I think it would make a cute gift box. You could get creative and add colour, cover the top (perhaps with fabric or paper). I might cover the lid of mine later. For now, I think it looks kind of cute up there as is.
What a nice little surprise this was, and an easy way to reuse something instead of just throwing it into the recycling bin.
I promise I will write about something other than boxes soon.