Burlap Bins {Kitchen Storage}

I’m sure a lot of you have seen the great Canvas Bins made out of diaper boxes that Amy @ Positively Splendid made. When I saw them it got my gears turning. I have a space in between my kitchen cabinets and the ceiling that is basically useless. I figured bins like those would be great for that little space!
I started out with some boxes leftover from our move and cut them down to the height of the space. They were pretty sad boxes! It goes to show you, just about anything can be turned into something cute and functional with a little bit of elbow grease!
I painted them black so that you couldn’t see the writing on the boxes through the burlap. Then I basically used the same technique that Amy did to cover the boxes. I decided to use a roll of burlap because I knew I had a big gob of it in my stash and I just love the stuff (Who doesn’t right?).
I glued some polka dot ribbons with bows to the tops to add some cuteness (and hide any unevenness to the tops of the boxes). Some painted wood numbers glued to the fronts finish things off!
I’m using the boxes to store some “party” supplies: paper plates, napkins, plastic wear, and cups.
A little shot of the top of my fridge. I’m playing around with my new SLR camera, my first SLR camera! Huge learning curve! Huge! Sorry, I just had a little Pretty Woman there.
Thanks to Amy for the inspiration!!! Hopefully these inspire someone else! Don’t forget to link up over at Time to Shine! The party’s open ’til midnight on Sunday!

Linking up to these great link parties!

The DIY Show Off

Entering to win at Domestically Speaking.


  1. such a cute idea!

  2. Looks fabulous, but now I want to see more of your kitchen… I LOVE the black & yellow! 🙂

  3. I just made a couple of these this week thanks to Amy! Isn’t she awesome? I love the look of yours! The black and yellow is stunning!

  4. I love these…what a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing!


  5. Love this idea! Hope you don’t mind if I borrow it for my kitchen! 🙂 Thanks for sharing. Chris

  6. What a great idea. Looks so pretty with the ribbon and numbers you added. Wonderful!!

  7. Such a cute idea and they look wonderful!

  8. I love love love these. I am planning my kitchen for our new house and I was thinking I wanted cupboards that went to the ceiling, but these are so cute that I may rather the gap! Adorable as always 🙂

  9. Those are SO cute! I love your creativity!

    I’m here from the DIY Show Off Party. It’s a pleasure to find your blog! I’ll be following you from now on. 🙂

    Have a great day.

  10. I love the way that you have used these! I need to make some as well. I have a sneak peak feature linking back to you scheduled for this afternoon!

    Extreme Personal Measures

  11. These are so pretty! I absolutely love them and they would go anywhere. [{love it}}

    Tip Junkie

  12. What a clever idea! I clicked on your post from Tip Junkie’s linky party wondering what you could possibly store in your kitchen that could be put high and out of site (so beatifully.)

    I love that you put the party and paper stuff in there. Having a party blog, I have alot of that stuff and have it all stuffed in a drawer where I can never find it. I love this idea. I think I will try making some today!

    Thanks for sharing your idea.

  13. Great idea. They look amazing.

  14. Those are really cute. Crafty gal!!


  15. Such a great idea, they look awsome put there!

  16. They look fab, love the yellow and black on the burlap!

  17. What a fabulous idea. Love that you used moving boxes. I nominated you for an award…come visit my blog to accept it 🙂 I am also your newest follower

    Christine @ krazycraftylady.blogspot.com

  18. Omg how cute are those…I saw these on the Weekend Wrap Up Party and would never have guessed that you made them with plain cardboard boxes! Too cute! I’m your newest follower…can’t wait to see all of your awesome ideas!

    Mrs. H

  19. I love this idea! I have an itty-bitty craft/storage/hockey equipment room that these would be perfect in. Gotta get to work!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Found you over at the Weekend Wrap-Up Party.

  20. Wow, I love these. What a great idea!

  21. I love this idea. It looks fantastic. It’s a great idea for all those things you don’t have anywhere else to put.


  22. What a great idea!! Not only do they look fantastic and the price was sure right…but look at all that out of the way storage space you gained. 🙂

  23. Im totally putting this on my todo list I have been looking for ideas for above my cabinets!!!!!

    Blog Designs

  24. What a great idea. I’ll have to make some of these for my sewing area.

  25. So cute! I really want to do this for the kitchen and my daughter’s nursery. Thanks for sharing! (and I love the “Pretty Woman” reference, lol!)

  26. Awesome!!! They look great! I saw those too and immediately started saving my diaper boxes! 🙂 Stopping by from the Be Diff. Act Normal linky party!

  27. I love the numbers you added!

  28. This is exactly what I need!!! Thank you for being so clever!!!


  29. I love burlap and I have a space in my kitchen just like this that needs some love. Thanks for the great idea.

  30. That’s a great idea, and yours are so cute! Great way to use that sometimes tricky space above the cabinets.
    Thanks for joining my party!

  31. Very cute! I may just have to make these for every empty spot in my home!

    Love your little scale vignette too 🙂

  32. These are absolutely adorable! Such a great way to snazzy up the boring stuff around the house!

  33. They look adorable!

  34. Those look FANTASTIC! Great job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie last week! I can’t wait to see what you have for this week!

  35. Oh if only I’d seen these in my last house! I don’t have any space over my cabinets in my new house. This is a FANTASTIC project. Great idea! I would be delighted if you would link this to my VIP party today! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-6.html


  36. These are SO cute! I’d love for you to link them up at Sundae Scoop!

  37. I’ve put together a round up of crafts using burlap on Craft Gossip today and included your project. 🙂 You can see it here

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  38. Great idea. I have that same kitchen scale!

  39. Fantastic idea! I have that same useless space above my cabinets and WILL be making these to go there.

  40. I LOVE YOU! FinallY! Something I can do to fill that USELESS space on top of my cabinets in my kitchen, that my vertically challenged self cannot even reach without a ladder anyway! Thanks so much. Yours are adorable!

    lauren @ warmfuzzypurpleandgold.blogspot.com

  41. Great idea!!! I love the extra storage.

  42. They turned out so cute! I love the chunky numbers and the polka dot ribbon!

  43. Found you through the CSI Project and I. LOVE. THIS. IDEA!!!!!! Thanks so much for posting!!! Can’t wait to finally get something in my awkward above the cabinet space. 🙂
    Anna http://pinkadotsgirl.blogspot.com

  44. These are fantastic. I need some for my kitchen. I too love the chunky numbers. They’re cute and they would force my family to keep them in order.

  45. Really like those on top of your cabinets, and like your “pretty” moment, too. Especially like the cost of your project 🙂 Thanks for sharing over at CSI Project.

  46. such a cute idea!! i love it!

  47. Hi, friend! I’m admiring all the creativity in your blog so can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? You can find us here: http://www.homemakeronadime.com/2011/05/creative-bloggers-party-hop-050111.html.

  48. Very cute idea! I would have never known they were cardboard boxes.

    CSI Project Guest Judge

  49. Anonymous says:

    Thanks sooo much for the clever idea!! I am going to use office paper boxes and organize my master bedroom closet!!

  50. Anonymous says:

    These are so CUTE! I voted For Your Bins on the Contest,Good Luck!
    Carol Pool

  51. Hi Courtney,
    I have been traveling, so this is the first chance I have had to let you know that I featured you in my Friday Favorite Blog Links last Friday. I hope you win. I voted for you.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  52. I could just tell by looking at your cabinets that you were living in military housing! After looking at your about me section, it was confirmed. Thank you for giving me, an army wife, a cheap but beautiful way to organize!

  53. Thanks so much for this great idea! I found this on Pinterest and made burlap boxes for extra storage in my kitchen. I blogged about it at http://www.mylittlesomethingsweet.com/2014/03/14/burlap-diaper-boxes/ and linked back to this page. Thanks again!


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