Thursday, 12 January 2012

Re-using GlossyBox-es

Hey everyone!~

Hope everyone is well. So I have subscribed to GlossyBox since July 2011 now and have been collecting the boxes. I don't really use them because I already have a organisation system. But I recently just moved back to my parents house and I realised that the make up that I daily use has just been scattering around. I didn't like the idea of just putting my daily make up in the box and leave it in like that. I mean, don't get me wrong, the box is pretty, but I wanted something that I can dig into. So I was playing around the boxes and had an idea...why don't I make a drawer! So...making this at 4/5am in the morning wasn't random enough...but I also asked the lovely boyfriend to head to the 24 hours Tesco to get me superglue!! Haha...and he had to go the second time round too to get more. Anyway, this is my first DIY...and I'm quite proud of the results!
You will need:

1. 4x Glossybox-es or any Gift Box

2. 2x Superglue

3. Scissors that can cut through hard cardboard

4. Decorations (I used the Ribbons that came with the GlossyBox-es)

**You may want to rearrange it first before cutting anything up!**

So...the drawer consists of a lid which is the open top part, 3 boxes which are the drawers (which means your left with 3 more lids and a box), 2 of the lids will be the sides of the drawer. I used the last box as the base of the drawer and the last lid the back of the drawer. Hope that makes sense!

Anyway...let's start with the base of the drawer. Cut up the seams inside the box which will be laid out as the actual cardboard cut-out, then cut out the flaps leaving the rectangle in the middle. The rectangle bit is the base.
Now...moving on to the sides of the drawer - you will need 2 lids for this. You only need to cut out 2 seams...not all four!!! and make sure it's the longer side that you cut out..so basically, you cut out the long strip at the side and that enables you to insert all 3 drawers at the end. Also make sure that the other lid is the same but opposite.
Put the lids up opposite each other leaving a gap in the middle where the base should be and the long strip that has been cut off should be facing towards you. Then glue the bottom side of one the lids first and stick the base onto it.
Then using the last lid (which is the back of the drawer). Cut all the seams off which lays into the cut-out. Next step is to cut out ONLY the shorts flaps. Then make sure that the cut out fits into the sides & base of the drawers. Cut off excess - I just cut out the pink part of the other 2 flaps. Then glue the cut-out for the back of the drawer onto the first lid and then glue onto the second lid along with the base.
It now should look something like this. Then glue the 2 parts that is sticking out on the top and stick the lid onto it. This is the open top part of the drawer.
It's coming together now!!
Make sure the drawers fit in properly.
I just decorated the drawer by using the ribbons that GlossyBox provided. So any holes or any cardboard that has been cut where is visible; I just cover it by sticking ribbon along that side. I stuck a bow to make it look pretty, but you can also personalise it with rhinestones of even stencil your name on to it. Creativity is endless here!!
I used excess ribbons to make it into a loop so that i can open the drawers.
And TA-DA...finished product!!! :D
I placed all my regular skin-care products on the open top part of the drawer...the rest of the drawers is just make up that I daily use :) But of course, you can put anything into the drawers!!

I hope you like this and hope you can understand my explanation on this DIY. LOL I'm really bad at explaining things >.<

Let me know if your making your own drawer because I want to see the finished results!! Also let me know if you have any other ideas on how you re-use your GlossyBox-es!!

Love

JanBan x

66 comments:

  1. Woo this is so cool !!! That's amazing!
    Xx

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  2. omg Jan!! I want to do this but I only have 3 boxes lol! I guess I could make a 2 tier one, but what's the fun in that xP

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  3. You're so creative! It looks awesome and cute, and it's totally functional :)

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  4. How amazing! So creative :)

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  5. Love this, so creative. Well done you : ) x

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  6. Beautiful! I want to make my own!
    This month i'm receiving my second glossybox, so I have to wait before I can start making my own drawer.

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  7. wowwwwwww that's amaizing idea and creative. I don't have subcrition of gloxyboss but is a good a idea.

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  8. w0w! I like it!

    www.elmundodelaia.blogspot.com

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  9. wow super creative ^^!! you've put a lot in it o_o" i'm surprised that it stays ='D

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  10. I LOVE IT!!! I just have one Glossybox now but I'll do it when I have more!!! Well done!!!

    Vicky
    lamaletadeolivia.blogspot.com

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  11. Awesome! I will be doing this!
    I am going to stick all my FeelUnique boxes together too to make draws x

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  12. This is an amazing idea, love it! I might be doing the same thing when I move back to my parents house
    Kirstie x

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  13. Just came across this from Glossybox's tweet! An amazing idea!! Great job! :)

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  14. Oh wow! Very cute!

    Love your blog: followed!

    www.bdpworld.blogspot.com

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  15. Amazing! Will definitely be giving this a go!

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  16. This is such a good idea! wish i was more creative! xoxo

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  17. OMG! What a fantastic idea!!

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  18. Now that really is a good idea. They are such lovely boxes it would be a shame to not use them somehow!

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  19. that is fantastic! love it x

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  20. Wow...Thank you everyone for all the positive comments!!! :D xx

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  21. xD! +3.000 visits in like 3h! :D! Glossybox made you popular! xD! (I am here because of Glossybox's Spanish Facebook page! hehe)

    Great idea! Definitely I will check your blog often! ;-)
    xx

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  22. WoW...love the idea!! Well done!!!!

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  23. This is great!! I need one more pink box and I can make this! x

    Secrets Of A Trolley Dolly.

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  24. This looks great!!! Good idea.

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  25. Great idea! I'm so making one of these when I have enough boxes.

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  26. hey, just one question: how do the drawers stay in place? I mean, if you pull out the second drawer, doesnt the first one falls down or slips back or something? otherwise i will totally try this!!

    Thanks alot

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    1. Well If I was to use the middle draw then I wouldn't pull it all out anyway so everything stays in place. But when I do my make up then I normally pull out the top and middle draw out anyway so i can jus dig in and throw what I've used back in so I can stay organised. But you can stick 2 inserts if you don't like any draws falling in :) Please let me know if your doing this and sorry for the late reply!

      JanBan x

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  27. O this is awesome! Such a great idea.

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  28. Cool idea, I love it :DD!

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  29. I'm not a glossybox subscriber, but I'd like to just to create this stuff. Love it!

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  30. Beautiful! I tried it and it looks great! Thank you very much.

    xo
    Sandra

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  31. http://same-same-unique.blogspot.com/2012/01/glossybox-weiterverwertung.html

    My personal re-using :)

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  32. Hey, this looks very creative and it's so cool how you used those boxes, and I like the result! I've just found your blog, think it's nice. If you want it, we can follow each other(of course if you like my blog too). kisses from Lena

    http://lenalifestylebeautyandstuff.blogspot.com/

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  33. thats a great Idea :)
    really cool, I'm inspired ^.^

    I join your site, cause its really nice :)
    would be very happy, if you have a look on my blog.
    (I'm a german Blogger, sorry if my Englisch is not that good)

    lovely Greats, Franszi :)

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  34. thank you very much you, for your creativity! a greeting from Spain = ^ _ ^ =

    pansinsal *_*

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  35. I made my own drawers, hope you don;t mind me posting about it :)
    http://peachfizzz.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-make-up-storage.html

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  36. thats an amazing and creative idea! I can't believe how amazing this looks!

    x

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  37. Hey!
    I'm from Germany and just did this. I was really impressed as I saw it. I wrote about it on my Blog, if wanna take a look. My Boxes are in different colors. :)
    http://farnbeauty.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-re-using-glossybox-es.html

    Thank you so much for the great idea!

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  38. Amazing idea, I have a few of them so I'll try this out soon.

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  39. oh really great idea!! your blog is awesome! I'm following now <3

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  40. wow! ill probably recyle them as well thats awesome! i also have 4 boxes right now perfect ;)

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    1. i did it! have a look guys :)

      http://shotsoffaith.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-glossybox-schubladenelement.html

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  41. So wunderful! I will done it to! <3

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  42. wow, great idea!!:)

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  43. Oh my goodness, I really want to try this!! I have tonnes of Glossy boxes I could use!!

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  44. I love this idea, it looks amazing! :)

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  45. Oh I just love this.

    Really like your blog, hope you don't mind me following.

    Thanks,
    Bina.

    www.twobulletsfivezombies.co.uk

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  46. WOOOOW WOOOOW WOOOOOOOOOOOOW! LOVE THE IDEA!!!! SO CUTEEE!!!

    http://maunimauni.blogspot.com/

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  47. wow you are amazingly creative! I've been putting off on buying a storage for the last year or so because they can be expensive and not chic. Then BAM this post! My new project to do next weekend. Can not thank you enough :)

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  48. Thanks for this. I've made some myself for craft items and I've covered them as I used 4 different colour boxes.

    http://saraleighuk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/craft-stash-storage-using-old.html

    Sara x

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  49. I have just posted about my go at re-creating this :D
    http://elliesrandommusings.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/re-using-glossyboxes.html xx

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  50. Really clever! Much cheaper than going to buy all those muji draws now! x

    http://lifethroughanumberoflenses.blogspot.co.uk/

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  51. This is such a great idea! Been meaning to buy a storage box, but this is so much cheaper, as I have these boxes just sat in my room anyways! Thank you for posting this! Looks gorgeous, too! Could always use favourite wrapping paper or similar to change the look of it, if you wanted a different colour! Deffo need to do this! :)

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  52. I love this! I'm gonna make my own drawer with the boxes! I wanted to buy one but this is so much cheaper when you already have the boxes, and I always save them. Thanks!

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  53. I love it!!! I Hnow glossybox for this blog, and a like so much!!

    http://jelenthings.blogspot.com.es/2012/12/glossybos-edicion-especial-de-navidad.html

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  54. Well Done & thank you...my pile of Glossy Boxes were just about to topple over!

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  55. Thank you for this tutorial, i just finished my glossy-drawer :)

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