Duck Shelf Paper Makes for Stylish Storage

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I have a paper problem. Honestly. Between mail and my daughter’s constant stream of schoolwork and letters from school, we just have nowhere to put it all. And while I SAY I’ll go through it often enough not to let it pile up. The truth is, it doesn’t work out that way. So we end up with piles and piles of paper that look like this:

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When Walmart challenged me to use Duck brand shelf liners for a project in my home, I decided to make some fancy storage boxes to help corral all that paper, along with the random small stuff my daughter likes to leave all over the desk in her room.

What You’ll Need

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This project is incredibly easy, but it does require some patience.

Roll out your shelf paper with the back side showing. Put the bottom of your shoe box on top of it and measure how much you will need. You can also use measuring tape or a ruler for this part to be more precise.

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The back of the paper has a grid to help you keep your cuts straight. Cut a piece of paper to size.

Of course, you have to consider the corners. What you’ll need to do is cut a slit at the corner so you can overlap the sides, like this:

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Peel the paper backing and cover the entire box, being careful to keep the shelf paper straight to avoid bubbles. There will be some paper overlap, but if your paper pattern is as busy as mine was, the seams won’t be obvious at all.

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On my daughter’s box, I actually liked the cover, so I decided to do just one strip of patterned paper down the center to cover the brand name on the box.

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Her box was needed to turn this mess…

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…into a much neater presentation.

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And my mess of paper in my office looks a lot better now:

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I have a ton of empty shoe boxes, so before I buy another storage box, I’ll be using the rest of my shelf paper to turn them into stylish storage boxes, and I plan to use the Duck Smooth Top shelf liner we also received to reorganize my cabinet full of mugs and glasses so they won’t clink against the bottom of the shelves.

DISCLOSURE: As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I’ve received product and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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  • Kim Slaughter April 13, 2013, 8:08 am

    Great idea!

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