I spent a few trips to the store looking for shelf organizers for our many product bottles in the bathroom. When I couldn't find any that fit my needs or that would hold tall bottles securely upright, I decided to make my own! I took two shoe boxes out of the trash pile and covered them with some left over shelf liner to create chic organizational boxes!
It can be challenging to keep bottles upright on those wire bathroom closet shelves. Every time I open the closet door, something seems to fall over. I decided I needed an organizer but I couldn't find a deep enough tray that didn't have slanted sides. Drawer organizers proved to be too small. So I made my own out of recycled shoe boxes, and I actually like them better than the plastic bins I had envisioned.
To recreate this project you'll need a shoe box, scissors, and printed contact shelf paper. Cut a piece of shelf paper large enough to wrap the sides of the box. I wrapped my boxes using the same technique as wrapping a present, except I left the top of the box open.
Contact paper or shelf paper is easy to work with because it has one adhesive side. I used minimal tape to seal the edges of the paper inside the box. Smooth out any air bubbles by running your hands along the sides of the box, and peeling the paper up and smoothing it down until all the bubbles are ironed out.
The shelf paper gives these boxes a pretty modern feel. I rolled the paper over the edges of the box and taped it down inside the box for added security.
These boxes have my bathroom shelves looking pretty already! I even loosely organized the products by "lotions" and "hair products", so if I pull down one box to get a product out, relatively similar products are available in that same box.
This is a very simple organizing idea and took me a total of about 15 minutes to complete. It sure beats all that time I spent looking for shelf organizers at the store, I didn't spend any money, I used up some leftover shelf paper, and I salvaged some shoe boxes from the recycling bin. A win all around!