DIY Mothers Day Gift: Decorated Acrylic Boxes

By craft contributor Lauren

One lesson I learned from my mom (and I’m sure many of you have as well) is how to stay organized. When I lived at home, as soon as the door shut after arriving home from school or work, your things did not stand a chance being set on the table or counter. They were immediately whisked away and either put on a hook, in a basket or in their respective rooms. That was one way that my mom kept our house spotless, at least all but the kids rooms.

Pretty little boxes always make putting things away a little bit easier; and filling them up with collections of things can actually turn them into decor. So whip up a few of these for mom, they will be perfect for her bedroom, bathroom and even the office.


Supplies: acrylic boxes in varying sizes (purchased from Michaels), decorative pulls (purchased from cost plus), spray paint, a drill and hacksaw (not shown)


1. Spray all of the tops of the boxes in color of your choice.acrylic_box_diy_5

2. After they have dried, find the center and drill a hole with a drill bit in the same size as the ends of your pulls. Be very careful when drilling through the plastic. You barely have to put any pressure and when it breaks through, be sure to let off so you don’t crack the plastic.


3. Use a hacksaw to cut down the end of the pull so that it is only long enough to go through the plastic and have the bolt applied to keep it in place.


4. Insert the pulls through the tops and attach bolts to secure (bolts should come w/ each pull).



Now pack them up for mom on Sunday!


Any suggestions for other places to find clear acrylic boxes? The Michaels I went to did not carry them.

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