I don’t know why that night was any different from any other pre-recyclables pick-up, but I stole back his empty beer box. I was in the middle of trying to get my craft corner organized so I’d stop buying unnecessary packs of popsicle sticks and glue, so maybe I had craft organization on the brain.
At first, I thought, maybe we could use empty beer boxes for Christmas ornament storage? That was always a problem and those inserts can be hard to find and pricey.
But, then I remembered that we had some scrapbook paper we hadn’t touched in awhile.
And our mason jar/drink holder centerpiece had been used for about 3 months now and it was time to go back through the drive-through for a new drink holder.So, we just cleaned up the box and taped the paper to the sides to pretty it up a bit.
And, then we filled it with mason jars and craft supplies that can be rotated out to keep things interesting.
Here, from the top left corner, we have:
- colored pencils
- origami paper
- popsicle sticks
- pipe cleaners
- Starbucks drink sleeves (to decorate as bracelets or some other creation)
- toilet paper rolls
- felt stickers
- glitter glue pens
And, it tucks away nicely in a corner of our kitchen.
From now on, we’re not recycling another beer box with inserts.
Anytime I run a post that references beer, I think of my friend, Alissa, who runs the Creative With Kids Blog. She got a kick out of this post and our innovative solution to keeping a beer warm. That’s how I found out that her family runs Mother Road Brewing Company out of Flagstaff, Arizona on the classic Route 66! Alissa, save me some of those boxes!
I think this beer box organizer will work for cleaning supplies, ornaments, knick knacks, office supplies, barbie dolls, super hero action figures, napkins and silver ware, condiments, mason jar storage.
Maybe, one day, we’ll even buy a beer brewing kit, and we will actually store our own beer in one.
If we do, I’ll bypass the gold and silver butterfly heart scrapbook paper.
What else do you think we can use these to store?