Sunday, April 22, 2012

Cuties Desktop Sorter

How to make this Cuties Desktop Sorter

This is how it will look when you are finished, this one is made my Kasey@ Life on the DIVIDE
I love cuties!  They are always so good, but some times you get that extra good box.  When you get that extra good box they are amazing.  That extra good box of amazing cuties is what keeps me buying them, over and over My house ends up with tons of empty cuties boxes because I never want to put the box in the recycle bin.  The box just looks so cute! Not to mention its way too sturdy to just toss out.  So I have been finding useful things to do with the empty cuties boxes for years now. Mostly I store half finished craft projects in them.  All the cuties boxes laying around with half finished projects in them is how I came up this great project!  A better solutions to reuse my cuties boxes. A cuties box desk shelf.

This is one of the things you can do with it. I am going to show you how you can make one for your self.


Step 1
Get the supplys
The best part of the project is you get to eat 3 boxes of cuties!

You need
3 empty boxes of Cuties,
wire cutters
14 Gage solid copper wire (you need 2 strips that are each 46 in long)

Cut the wire
Cut the wire, in to two strips that are each 46in long.

Step 3
Cut the box!
You need to cut away the cuties logo on 1 side of two boxes.  Leaving one box alone.

Step 4
Now you have 2 boxes like this

Step 5
Thread the wire! 
When one side is threaded this is how it will look

In order to thread the wire.  Select the box that will be on the bottom.  Then thread the wire down one side, across the bottom and back up the other side.  When finished it should look like the photo above and below!

See how the long wire sticks out evenly on both sides?  Look below and make sure you make the wire look like that.

Step 7
Next step other side
See both sides should look the same

Stack the second box.
Make sure the second box you add is the one with the logo cut out.
Too add the the second box just line the wires up with the hols in the box. Then slide the box down

Step 9
The top box will be the one with both logos still on.

The 4 wires will still be sticking out the top.

Step 10
Finish the top

To finish the top off, fold the wire in, pinch the wire very tight, then cut away the excess with your wire cutters.

TA-DA! Your finished with my Cuties Desktop Sorter! You can use it for what ever you like.

Wanna see how I use mine?  Well I have mine full of random things that were just piled up on my sewing desk, homeless.  Well now they all have a home.

That was my grandmas sewing machine.

I tried to get you some great pictures

So what do you think?  I love it just like this.  With the Cuties Logo showing and all the little scuffs and scraps the box has accumulated. However if you like a more finished look that can be done too!  Maybe I will do that next week after I eat three more boxes.

I hope you will make one too!  If you do give it a try I would love to see a picture of how your cuties Desktop shelf turns out.  If you leave it like this or if you embellish it, what ever you choose, I would love to know. So if you send me a picture of how yours turns out then I will publish it on my blog for everyone to see.

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  1. Hey Kasey, I think that's great! I love it, it would even be cool if you mod podged some cute scrapbook paper on it too. The possibilities are kind of endless, right? I love when you come by my blog, and hope you've been getting my comments back to you? Your new blog design is great. You did a great job on it!

    1. Hi Jennifer, I love your blog, you give me such inspiration in life. I read your about section. It felt a lot like me, how I felt. Why I started my blog. It was like reading my first post

      I guess that is how I fell in love with your blog and your heartfelt sincere comments made me fall in love with you! Now I always look forward to your posts <3

      Glad you like my make over, I had Emily over at design my blog. She did a great job. Its starting to feel like a real blog now!

  2. Freakin brilliant! I am going to run over to the grocery and see if they have extra cutie boxes! Great tutorial, lady!
    I would be super excited if you linked up over at my Anything Goes Link Party going on from 6 MST Friday till midnight Monday.
    xxx, Kim

  3. Clever idea! Great way to reuse the boxes.

  4. Thank you everyone. I know not everyone loves the "look" of an old box so I am going to work on a embellished version.