Quick and dirty box restyle
I turn my boxes inside out all the time. If you need to store an item in it’s original box, turn the box inside out. You can decorate it to match your decor and store it out in the open without it creating more visual noise.
1. Open and flatten the box.
2. Using an X-acto knife, roughen the flap that was glued by making cross-hatched scores along the entire surface. You can also sand it lightly with sandpaper. Apply glue to the flap.
Design secret – Slick cardboard and paper is often coated to protect from smudging and moisture. This makes it difficult to glue on as well. Roughening the surface makes it possible to glue onto.
3. Reassemble the box inside out. For extra credit, cut a strip of Tempaper, removing the backing before wrapping it around the box.