22 Genius Ways to Repurpose Shoebox!

In every house there are shoeboxes. And you find them in all the different sizes - daddy size, mommy size, brother size, sister size and baby size! As a DIYer, we know these shoe boxes are great for different DIY projects to de-clutter home (and not just for making school supplies caddy and charging station).

So here I have collected 22 all new and fresh ways to repurpose shoebox. And as I always promise, they are easy-to-make and on-budget. For your convenience, the DIYs are divided into five different groups:

  • Gift Packing
  • Organizers
  • Kid's Play
  • Home Decor
  • Wall Decor

And a very special part tackling the big question of - perfectly covering the shoebox!


Note : To view complete tutorial click the photo or the link above it.


1. Olga designed a beautiful gift box from a shoebox which stood out among all other gift bags! Find it on her blog Vintage Pretty Pearl.

Related post: Easy Gift Bag Tutorial



2. A convenient seed organizer is must have for any garden lover. Ananda shares it on her blog A Piece of Rainbow.


3. Shannon of Stich Craft Create blog revamped a shoebox to organize all her receipts! Clutter-free and compact.


4. Jen of 100 Directions blog designed this beautiful picnic bag from a shoebox!


5. How about a bracelet / bangle organizer from shoebox? Parvathi shares it on her blog Alternate Creations.

Related post : DIY Ring Organizer


6. For all tea lovers here is a tea bag organizer on Por Cuatro Cuartos blog by Pilar.


7. Smart way to hide and organize your phone chargers and cables! On Dark Room and Dearly blog by Brittany.


8. Chiara & Irene of One-O blog shares a DIY pin board from shoebox!

Related post : DIY Ombre Bulletin Board


9. Nina of Mur Mur blog organized her thread spools just like that!


10. Decorative storage box by Sara of Sincerely Sara D.


11. For CD lovers here is a beautiful CD organizer by Pooja of Craft Color and Creativity blog.


12. Buzzfeed shared the simple tutorial to create versatile organizer from a shoe box.


13. I Creative Ideas blog created a smart organizer for beads and buttons using the depth of shoebox.

Related post : Get All Your Ribbons Organized



14. How about a hanging aquarium for your kiddo? From Made By Joel blog by Joel.


15. Your little girl will love to own this dollhouse shared by Michelle on Molly Moo blog.


16. An eye pleaser DIY shoebox theater for kids. By Natalie of Handmade Charlotte.

Related post : 10 Kid's Animal Art & Craft Ideas



17. Try this innovative suitcase as a home decor piece and a storage box. From DIY Ready by Ama of OhOh blog


18. Eva from Handmade Charlotte blog turns shoebox lid into a hanging shelf!


19. M.J includes this easy DIY project from shoeboxes in her Endless Summer Projects series on her blog Pars Caeli.



20. An all time favorite chevron pattern looks pretty on this shoebox wall decor. Shared by Sarah & Nick of The Surznick Common Room blog.


21. Lauren from Brit.co shows three different ways to create decorative wall frame from shoebox lids.

Related post : Canvas Board String Art


22. Dinah tries and shares an easy way to make this beautiful wall art, on DIY Inspired blog.



Here are five different tutorials to perfectly cover the shoebox for your DIY projects. All of them share different techniques so go through all of them and find your perfect fit!


Source : In My Own Style by Diane

Source : Cape Twenty Seven blog by Jessie


Source : My Dear Irene by Angelica

Source : Karen Kaye by Karen


Source : My Love of Style by Jessica

Is any creative idea jumping in your mind? Great! Then this list has served its purpose to feed your mind with new ideas for repurposing all those shoeboxes lying around.

And if you have any other idea to repurpose shoebox, toss it in the comment below and inspire others too!

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Is Your Color Coding Method Working for You?

In the last post about color coding, we saw many ways to color code and also discussed different ideas to implement them. In this post, we will organize a bit more. So if you have not yet read - the perfect color coding system for your planner, then read it. (Before this post or after reading this post, your choice!)

These beautiful colors create a mess if overdone and can sometimes get overwhelming. So, how to feel less overwhelmed? Exactly this is what we will see today. Plus, there are bonus tips to customize your color coding style in planner or bullet journal!


The Perfect Color Coding System for your Planner

Color coding in planner has no rules! Really, there is no right or wrong way to do it. But yes there are ways you can start with. So, here are 3*2 ideas for color coding your planner, plus 3 ways to do it. Take them and find what works best for you!

Once you choose your preferred color coding system, you can further customize it as per your style. More on it in next post. Before we go into details, here's a tip to keep you sane in the process.

Color coding will only make finding tasks easier. You have to do the tasks after finding one!


Get All Your Ribbons Organized

So, you have unorganized or poorly organized ribbons somewhere in your creative corner? You must have found several organizing ideas around the internet. But do they really serve YOUR purpose of ribbon organization?

When I decided to make one, I wanted four things from the organizer. It should be,

  1. Holder-cum-dispenser
  2. Easy to take out and easy to put in the ribbons
  3. Have enough space to rotate each ribbon for winding
  4. Movable


My New Setup for Bullet Journal

I have been using bullet journal for seven months now. And every day, I am learning new things. I have tried many ideas found on the internet. Sometimes they worked very well but sometimes they were a mess. So while trying and testing these ideas, I came up with new ideas myself.

In previous posts, I have shared my weekly spread evolution, on how I started with a very basic weekly layout and kept on evolving it. Today, I am sharing how I mix and match different ideas to plan my days, weeks, and months in my bullet journal. Also how I try new things without getting overwhelmed.


Yarn Art - An Empty Bottle Recycle Project

I can spend hours browsing one recycling DIY topic - the wine bottle decor. There are so many ideas in this topic that range from very easy to very hard. In all these diverse ways of decorating a wine bottle, I have found a common pattern. The majority of these ideas revolve around tying something around the empty bottle. Now this can be yarn, strings, pattern papers, decorative tapes, laces, etc. You will also see the combination of, patterned papers with strings, yarn with lace, and much more. Even I had made that DIY!

This time, I thought of using yarn with the usual wrapping method, but with a twist. The outcome is very artistic and not so hard to make. Everything you see is done using yarn. Yes, the design also! Trust me, this is very easy. It is just a step forward of wrapping the yarn around the empty bottle.


I Don't Want To Bullet Journal. Why?

Bullet Journal has been getting popular day by day. It has got lots of appreciation for being a flexible and cost effective planner. If you are a bullet journalist I am sure you are agreeing with me. But lately bullet journal has been attracting some wrong impressions.

The wrong impressions that it has pre-determined "right way" to start!


This is what Maria and Maya thinks. Maria and Maya represent those people who are stuck in some myths regarding bullet journal. They want to start or continue planning with their bullet journal but sadly they have fallen for some traps they see everywhere.

Let us see why Maria and Maya want to discontinue their bullet journal.


How To DIY Ombre Bulletin Board

While setting up my creative corner I was sure (and excited) to have a bulletin board in front of my table. I never had it till now. So like a child in candy store I want to make all those lovely DIY bulletin boards from Pinterest.

Controlling all the feelings of excitement I decided to test how much I need a bulletin board first. The testing started using a simple piece of cork board as bulletin board and this longed for a month. This short test helped me to realize what actually I like (and need) to see in front of me while working and writing. And then emerged an idea of simple(st) and minimalist bulletin board!


10 Kid's Animal Art &Craft Ideas!

While browsing internet for some craft inspirations I often stumbled upon kid's crafts. There are so many fantastic creative moms out there in blogging world. And having a creative blogger mom means lots of different activities for kids every time!

So today I thought to compile some easy, fun and cost efficient kid's art and craft ideas for your kiddos. Shortlisting 10 from so many cute crafts was tough and so I decided to create themes. And today's theme is Animals - wild, farm, water and many!


BULLET JOURNAL : Monthly Layout Ideas (Part 2)

Planning a month in advance might feel less flexible for many. But it isn't. Before I started planning myself I also thought the same way. But now when I have started planning my days, week and month well ahead of time I feel less stressed and get a sense of accomplishment to have done things that really matters!

A monthly plan is always a rough plan on what can be done during the month. So surely planning or just jotting down things-to-do this month on a single page can make a lot of difference. Here is the second part of Bullet Journal Monthly Layout Ideas to help you make your own personalized monthly calendar!



May 2016 marks completion of one year for My Indian Version. It was 20th May 2015 when My Indian Version's first post went live. And all the research, planning and work already started in first week of May. It all seems like yesterday!


My Indian Version (MIV) is my creative energy ventilation. This has now become my best friend. A friend who happily shares my passion for arts, crafts, organization and planning with whole world. (You can frequently find me talking to my blog as if it a person sharing all my creative stuff!)

DIY Quick and Easy MOUSE PAD

It is sometimes fun to make little things at home rather than buying them from store. Not only we can personalize it but also create a stunning piece from materials right at home.

As I'm setting up my creative corner, I'm going to need some beautiful decor piece and organizational stuff. And I see myself making most of them at home. One of it is DIY mouse pad!

One of the overlooked things on the working table is a mouse pad. Yes! It is ignored so terribly that the idea of making few cute, colorful mouse pads does not even cross our mind! But let me tell you this little mouse pad can actually spice up your table just like other cute decor items!

So just treat your mouse pad as one of the decor item and start making it beautiful!


BULLET JOURNAL – Monthly Layout Ideas (Part 1)

In my four months of bullet journaling I have planned my days using weekly spreads alone. At start of each week and month I would refer to weekly and monthly task checklist and copy them to the current week. But lately I needed a method that will help me put together all monthly tasks, reminders and expenses. So I visited back to the bullet journal site and I found my answer in Monthly log. 

Ryder Carroll, the man behind this flexible planning system, perfectly describes the month calendar as birds-eye view of the month. The two-page spread with the Calendar on left page and the Tasks on the right gives a complete overview on the month. But often while creating custom monthly log many users try to fit in more details in an overview plan!

But what if the traditional monthly log doesn't suit's your current lifestyle?


BULLET JOURNAL - Weekly & Monthly Task Tracker

There is always a simple solution for every difficult question! Don't you agree?

This is also true of coming up with customized bullet journal layouts. While using a Bullet Journal, one of the problems I came up with was to manage recurring tasks. Whether they occur weekly or monthly, I tend to miss them sometimes. So here is my solution for writing, remembering, and tracking repeated tasks of every week and month.


IndiBlogger Meet and My Dream Come True Moment!

Do you remember your memorable Sunday? Well, I had experienced one of the most memorable Sunday till now on 10th April 2016.

It was all during Quaker Bowl IndiBlogger Meet at Mumbai. IndiBlogger is one of the biggest Indian blogger communities where you can interact with all kinds of bloggers on a single platform.

This was my 1st IndiBlogger Meet where I met bloggers from different spheres for very 1st time! I left home feeling excited, nervous, happy, curious and so many emotions at the same time. Little knowing that one of my dreams to meet my inspirational person was going to come true.