As we were cleaning my son’s room, we noticed that he definitely needed some new storage boxes for his bedroom. Most of them were very plain, so I started looking around the Internet for some ideas. I found some Minecraft storage cubes that were from an IKEA hack according to Pinterest but had no directions or source of information. So I decided to create some of my own and use Google images to help me out with some of the drawing.
First, to create the storage boxes, I bought 2 fabric drawers from Wal-Mart, for $4.44 for each. They weren’t anything fancy but they definitely did the trick.
I then added a pack of felt to my purchases that was also under $5.00. It contained both the white and the black sheet that I needed and was Peel N’Stick. This made drawing, cutting, and decorating a breeze!
To make the TNT box… (feel free to make any modifications that you like. I’m just going to list what I did.)
- Cut a 4 inch wide piece of white felt.
- Using my ruler, I drew on the back of the black felt since it was easy to see and cut out 2 letter T’s, about 3 3/4 inch long & 2 1/2 inches wide.
- I made one N using two long rectangles- about 1 inch wide and 3 1/2 inches long and 2 1 inch x 1 inch square.
- I stuck the white piece on the red fabric drawer and stuck the black letters on top. The result is below.
To make the Creeper, I used the rest of my black felt sheet to make 2 (2 in x 2 in) blocks for the eyes, 1 (2 in x 3 in) block for the middle piece and 2 (1 in x 3 in) pieces for the side of the mouth. Started the eyes about an inch from each side of the box. Result below.
Now, his room has a couple extra storage containers, not girly, and perfect for a 10 year old boy who loves Minecraft.