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A great use for those Styrofoam boxes!
I work at a vet office, and we get supplies in every few weeks and we always have a ton of these Styrofoam boxes, usually before I came along they would just throw them away. Upon this realization I thought "What a waste!?" And started to bring them home, after accumulating several of them, for what I thought would be good packing boxes, and then not moving I had to find uses for them. Well I live with a large group of guys, and being the only girl it gets to be a bit messy for my taste. So I started placing them into shelves I had as 'cubby' boxes and then I started think "Couldn't I make a modern looking book shelf?" So I started playing around with stacking arrangements and here is where it landed me. I placed stick on Velcro between the boxes to keep them together. But now I am wondering if there is a way to mount them on the wall and make them look like they are floating.
Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.
As for the lids I use them for paints, and cork boards. :]
If you wanted to you could cover them with fabric, or paint them. I would suggest spray paint.
Happy Crafting!

Posted by Emera N. from Bremerton, Washington, United States • Published
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Emera N.
Emera N. · Bremerton, Washington, US · 1 project
You can actually use old metal book ends like you might of seen in your elementry school library the gap in the middle makes for a perfect place to screw it into the wall and the styrofoam is thick enough to be punctured without destroying it.
I got these boxes from the vet clinic I was working for. If you know someone who works at a medical office ask them if they can get you some! Thanks for the comments! I hope to have new projects up soon!
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Emera N.
Emera N. · Bremerton, Washington, US · 1 project
You can actually use old metal book ends like you might of seen in your elementry school library the gap in the middle makes for a perfect place to screw it into the wall and the styrofoam is thick enough to be punctured without destroying it.
I got these boxes from the vet clinic I was working for. If you know someone who works at a medical office ask them if they can get you some! Thanks for the comments! I hope to have new projects up soon!
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nhothman89
nhothman89 · 11 projects
I love it! (◡‿◡✿) I wish I had these boxes too!
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Scarlet Draven
Scarlet Draven · Greeneville, Tennessee, US · 9 projects
omg, this is such a great idea for dorm room shelves! I so am going to have to do this... thanks for the idea!
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David S.
David S. · South Bend, Indiana, US · 1 project
Thats awesome! But I'd be afraid of trying to mount them unless they were super strong.
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