Ephemera storage from trash

I needed something to store tiny ephemera in. So I made a chest of drawers from the boxes that our single serve dog food comes in. Easily made ephemera storage from trash cardboard saved from landfill!

The twelve pack cartons have two six pack cartons inside. Each of these has a drawer that slides out. The little dog food tins sit in these.

Making the chest of drawers

for odds and ends storage from junk

Side view of the drawers
Side view of the drawers

First, I cut off the fronts of the boxes. Then I glued two small cartons inside a large one, and put two drawers in each side. Next I glued two drawers side by side on the top.

Afterwards, I glued a flat box with a plastic tray under the whole thing. It once held tiny jam tarts in it. This I used for small flower cut outs.

ephemera storage from trash - chest of drawers open
Chest of drawers open

The odds and ends storage from junk was so successful, I made another. The new one holds my Christmas die-cuts.

Here’s another crafter’s solution:

Using ready made storage boxes

Ephemera storage from trash saves the environment, while it saves me from mess.

See other ways I store stuff in this article.

I have had many careers in my 70+ years, but always creativity was at the forefront. I am passionate about using less and wasting less. I love design, painting, decorating, and now I am combining all that into making junk journals. Creating is like breathing for me!

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