DIY Decorative Storage Bins

Why is it that I get this insane itch to declutter and organize my home around this time of the year?  Isn’t that what pregnant women do when they are near their due date?  But wait, don’t stop reading, I am NOT pregnant, but I do have the “cleaning itch.”



Plastic storage bins are so useful but definitely not easy on the eyes.  After I share this cute solution, you’re going to want to organize all of your drawers and cabinets!

What you will need:

  • Scrapbook paper or fabric
  • Modge Podge or make your own
  • scissors
  • Plastic bin
  • twine or ribbon
  1. Cut the paper to fit the side of the bin you want to cover.
  2. Glue to bin and let it dry.
  3. Use sturdy crafters glue to secure twine around the top.

Go on now, I know you want to try it!

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40 Responses to “DIY Decorative Storage Bins”

  1. Anonymous
    January 1, 2012 at 8:37 pm #

    Hey Mari! What a great idea and I think I actually have that piece of scrapbook paper. How funny is that! I’m loving your site. Love, Paula

    • January 2, 2012 at 8:43 am #

      Hi Paula, Thanks for stopping by! How funny I don’t even remember where I bought that. It was one of my faves so I have been keeping it waiting for the perfect project.

  2. January 2, 2012 at 8:04 am #

    Found you on Thrifty Decor chick and I’m now a follower-stop by for a visit!

  3. January 2, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    love this idea!!!

    Natasha xx

    Check out my link party!

    • January 2, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

      Hi Natasha,
      Thanks for the invite, I will try to remember to stop by. Thanks for the sweet comment!

  4. January 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    Great idea to dress up a plastic bin. 🙂

    I’d love for you to link up and share:

    • January 2, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

      Now to figure out what to do with my lime green plastic bins.
      I will try to remember to stop by.

  5. January 2, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

    Good idea! I have several areas that I need to organize!

  6. January 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    Such a great idea! (Stopping by from Everything Under the Moon’s Link Party).

    Happy New Year!

  7. January 4, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    It does make it look so much cuter – great idea. I’m stopping by via Blue Cricket!

  8. January 4, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    LOVE this!! And hoping you can link it up at my turquoise lovin’ party!

  9. January 4, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    CUTE! I’m the same way about getting thing organized and decluttered this time of year. I

    • January 5, 2012 at 9:36 am #

      I think it’s b/c my house looks pretty bare after I put away all of our Christmas decor.

  10. January 5, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    Pretty paper! I love that pattern!

    • January 5, 2012 at 9:37 am #

      Lisa, Yes, I have been saving that paper for a special project and now I got to use it!

  11. January 5, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    What a great way to make ordinary bins decorative. Nice work!

  12. January 5, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    This is a great idea. I’m definitely not pregnant but so need to declutter. This a great simple idea to bring a little pretty to those ugly containers. I also checked out your Lemon Blueberry cinnamon rolls, OMG they look amazing. Thanks so much for sharing with Sunday’s Best.

  13. January 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    I love it 🙂 Thanks for linking up at the Bloggers’ Party & Hop 🙂

  14. January 6, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    I do this all the time to make my bins cuter! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing!

  15. January 8, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    Cute – what a fun way to give toy bings a facelift or make them match their rooms! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =-)

  16. January 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    Great idea. New follower.

  17. January 9, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    Very Nice!

  18. January 9, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

    This is such a good idea to make those plain storage bins cute! Thanks for linking up at So Very Creative. I featured this, make sure to stop by and grab a button!

  19. January 10, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    How simply … simple! Thanks so much. I will definitely have to follow you.


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