Don’t throw that empty packing tape roll away until you’ve seen how easy it is to turn it into this gorgeous boho storage box. And if you don’t need more storage it’s the perfect size to use as a gift box too.

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I love this project because it’s super easy to do and uses things we would normally throw away.

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Plus, you can customize your repurposed packing roll any way you want to. I went for vibrant colors and added a small beaded rock as a knob. If soft, muted colors are more your style, you can use strips of drop cloth instead, or you can repurpose a pair of old denims.

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And as luck would have it, the repurposed packing tape roll storage fits right in with this month IBC Rock and Roll challenge.

What’s the IBC all about

The IBC, or International Blogger’s Club, is a group of bloggers from all over the world who challenge each other to make something using a common theme.  Last month’s challenge was toilet paper 😀 and we had so much fun making this adorable miniature storage crate complete with teeny, tiny toilet rolls. It’s the middle of Summer up North at the moment, so only us ladies from the Southern Hemisphere who are taking part in this month’s “Rock ‘n Roll” challenge.  

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What you need

  • Fabric scraps
  • Large bead (optional)
  • Empty packing tape roll
  • Glue gun
  • Thick cardboard
  • Small rock

Well, technically it’s not a rock but a pebble. But it must have been a rock once upon a time right ?

What you need to make a gorgeous boho storage container.

How to repurpose a packing tape roll into gorgeous boho storage

Start by tracing the outer edge of the packing tape roll on sturdy cardboard and cut out. You’ll need two circles for this repurposed storage idea.

Trace around the outer edge of the duct tape roll and cut out two circles

Tear or cut your fabric into long strips about a 1” wide. I had a whole bunch of beautifully frayed silk fabric leftover from when we made our “Peace Dreamcatcher” so I used that. Place one of the strips on the roll and wind the strip up and over the roll.

Place the fabric scraps against the duct tape roll and start winding them around.

My gypsy soul loves crazy, bright colors so I used different colors on my roll. If you prefer something a little calmer, you can stick with the same color. Continue winding the fabric around the packing tape roll until it’s completely covered. Add a little glue to the end piece and tuck it neatly behind the wound strips.

Cover the whole duct tape roll with fabric scraps.

Right, that’s the body of the boho storage done. To make the lid, make a hole in one of the circles you cut earlier. The size of the hole will depend on the thickness of the fabric you use. Wind the fabric strips through the center hole and around the circle, just like you would if you were making pompoms in the old-fashioned way.

For the lid, wind the fabric scraps through the hole in the centre and around the outside of the circle

Cover the entire lid and finish off by adding a drop of glue to the end piece and tucking it underneath the wrapped pieces. And finally, make a small little knob for the boho storage using a pebble and a few beads.

The little knob on top of the lid is made from a small pebble and two pretty wooden beads

Glue the pebble, erhhmm I mean small rock on the lid to hide the hole. You can also glue on a large bead or bauble.

Glue the wooden beads onto the pebble

For the bottom, simply paint the other circle in a coordinating color and glue it on.

Paint the bottom circle and glue it onto the fabric covered duct tape roll

And that’s it. The rock and duct tape roll storage box is all done.

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Who would have thought that an empty roll of packing tape could look so gorgeous 😀

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And it fits right in with our colorful and slightly wacky decor style.

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I used the repourposed boho storage for my bead necklaces.

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And they make great gift boxes too.

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If you like the idea of repurposing an empty roll of packing tape into boho storage, don’t forget to pin it for later.

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Or, if you prefer to buy rather than DIY, then perhaps these beauties will appeal.

Bhagyoday Fashions Ethnic Decorative Pillow Decor, Indian Pouffe, Round Pouf,Boho Foot Stool, Bohemian Floor Ottoman,Comfortable Floor Cotton Cushion
Ambielly Drinks Coasters,Vintage Ethnic Floral Fabric Coasters Bar Coasters Cup Coasters for Friends,Housewarming,Party,Living Room Decor, 10pcs/Set, 5.12'/13cm (Mixed Colors)
George S. Chen Imports Mosaic Crescent Moon & Sun Wall Plaque Decoration (Large, 63070)

Don’t forget to go have a look at what Anita from Unique Creations by Anita did with her Rock ‘n Roll challenge.

IBC Rock 'n Roll Challenge - Anita

And as always, wishing you a wonderful, crafty week filled with lots of love. Thank you for popping in for a visit. Stay safe.

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