Have you ever fell in love with a particular retailer for a very specific reason. For example, I love the candles at Anthropologie. I can not walk into an Anthropologie store without buying a Capri Blue candle. If Tori Spelling’s mom had a gift wrap room, I can defend a candle cabinet. I fell in love with Bath & Body Works because the retailer used pretty shipping boxes.
Sometimes I order online just for the heavy cardboard boxes. I have talked at length about my favorite Bath & Body Works shipping boxes here. The familiar blue plaid interior sided boxes deserve a repurposed life. But you know what I don’t understand is why more retailers have not jumped on the pretty shipping boxes like Bath & Body Works.
I shared my first Bath & Body boxes upcycle idea for my home office here. But I had a stack of boxes from my online purchases of three wick candles and hand foaming soaps from last fall.
After I converted our entry hall closet to a storage closet I had a lot of white space to fill. My overhaul was designed to accommodate more light bulbs than coats. With of stack of blue gingham print boxes, it was a no brainer to upcycle these pretty boxes rather than buy plastic bins.
I love the pretty boxes against the freshly painted white shelves and interior closet walls. Upcycling the boxes to store the essentials made so much sense for an under-achieving entry coat closet.
I made no frill labels in a word document and attached with clear packing tape. That’s it! Remember, do not overthink an upcycle project.
I might make cuter tags, but at my house clearly marked, no frill boxes reduce confusion.
How cute would it be if Chewy used pretty shipping boxes with paw prints on the inside of the box? What do you think of a new trend to produce patterned shipping boxes? Would you repurpose a pretty shipping box?