Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Red Loop. Today we are sharing Disney inspired back to school ideas.
New school supplies are the best part of back to school, right? The smell of new crayons, the feel of a newly sharpened pencil across the paper and all those crisp, lined notebooks! I love it all. And there’s nothing like adding a bit of Disney magic into your school routine. This DIY will show you how to take an ordinary cardboard box and turn it into a personalized Disney-style storage box that’s perfect for safekeeping all your back to school supplies!
Totally easy and you just need a few craft supplies that you probably already have on hand! Read on for the how-to!
- Cardboard box with a lid. I used one with a hinged lid.
- Scrapbook paper or wrapping paper
- Glue or glue stick
- Ribbons, Washi tape, scrapbooking die-cuts, stickers, etc.
- Clear packing tape
If your box is being recycled, remove all stickers or excess tape from the box until the surfaces are smooth.
Lay each side of the box on the wrong side of the paper and outline the shape.
Cut the paper on the line. Add a light amount of glue to the wrong side and place the paper to the box, smoothing out any bumps or creases.
Decorate the top of your box with photographs, strips of ribbon or decorative Washi tape and stickers until you have a design you’re happy with. When decorating the lid, it’s okay to wrap things like ribbon and tape around the edges to the inside of the lid. I had a smooth black washi tape and a white Sharpie so I could personalize my box.
Carefully apply clear packing tape in strips across the top of your box, going horizontally. I made my tape about a half inch longer on each side so I could wrap around the edges. Try not to overlap the pieces of tape too much, butting them against each other for a smooth finish. Work carefully because once you stick the tape you won’t be able to remove it. I had 3-D stickers so I applied them after this last step.
Hot-diggety-dog! You have a perfect Disney-inspired back to school box for storing all your school supplies. Of course, this would also make a great place to store Disney mementos like maps, tickets and souvenir buttons, as well! My kids don’t start school for another few weeks so we haven’t bought our school supplies yet!
Now that Dillon has his own box, I need to make one for each of my other kids! What theme will you use to make your Disney box?
check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Red | Back to School | Disney Inspired Ideas Loop:
- 1st Stop – Adventurer Mom | Disney Back to School Printables
- 2nd Stop – Home is Where the Mouse Is | Put Some Character in Your Back to School Lunches
- 3rd Stop – The Delightful Life | 50+ Disney-Themed Printable Lunch Notes
- 4th Stop – Saving Up for Disney | *YOU ARE HERE!* Back-To-School DIY – Disney-Style Pencil Box
- 5th Stop – The Disney Chef | While The Kids Are Away The Adults Will Play