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Don’t Throw Away Those Empty Shoe Boxes — Here Are 20 Awesome Ways To Reuse Them

It never fails that whenever I buy a new pair of shoes, my mother is quick to snatch up the box for “something important.”

That being said, they usually just end up collecting dust around the house. The key to avoiding this issue is knowing exactly how to repurpose them. To help get you started, here are 20 great ways to recycle something you’d normally just throw away.

1. Turn your children into weaving masters with this DIY loom.

Turn your children into weaving masters with this DIY loom.

100 Things 2 Do

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2. Organize your yarn and ribbon with this epic dispenser box.

Organize your yarn and ribbon with this epic dispenser box.

Honestly WTF

3. Take your special someone on a cute date with this picnic basket for two.

Take your special someone on a cute date with this picnic basket for two.

Jen Goode’s 100 Directions

4. Transform a shoebox into an awesome see-through display.

Transform a shoebox into an awesome see-through display.

IKEA Hacker

5. This DIY foosball table is perfect for a rainy day.

This DIY foosball table is perfect for a rainy day.

Frugal Fun For Boys And Girls

6. Craft your own chalkboards for any occasion.

Craft your own chalkboards for any occasion.

Stow and Tell U

7. Turn your favorite starry constellation into a nightlight.

Turn your favorite starry constellation into a nightlight.

Instructables / Paulbacca

8. Repurpose your shoebox lid into a simple jewelry board.

Repurpose your shoebox lid into a simple jewelry board.

Home Awaits

9. Organize your dresser drawers with these easy dividers.

Organize your dresser drawers with these easy dividers.

Real Simple / Levi Brown

10. Prevent a tangled mess by keeping your chargers neat and organized.

Prevent a tangled mess by keeping your chargers neat and organized.

Darkroom and Dearly

11. Put your daughter’s dollies to bed right with this simple doll bed.

Put your daughter's dollies to bed right with this simple doll bed.

Red Ted Art

12. Hide that ugly power strip with an adorable DIY recharging station.

Hide that ugly power strip with an adorable DIY recharging station.

Tasha Chawner

13. A fresh coat of paint and a swatch of fabric will get you these decorative shoebox shelves.

A fresh coat of paint and a swatch of fabric will get you these decorative shoebox shelves.

Creme De La Craft

14. Use scrapbooking paper to decorate these storage containers.

Use scrapbooking paper to decorate these storage containers.

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15. Wrap your boxes in your favorite designs for a simple wall art project.

Wrap your boxes in your favorite designs for a simple wall art project.

Spunky Junky

16. Count your blessings with this DIY Abacus.

Count your blessings with this DIY Abacus.

TSJ Photography

17. With just some twine, you can create a basket perfect for any room in the house.

With just some twine, you can create a basket perfect for any room in the house.

Southern Flair Crafts

18. With this DIY shoebox suitcase, you can pack up all your favorite trinkets.

With this DIY shoebox suitcase, you can pack up all your favorite trinkets.

The Idea King

19. Entertain your kids for hours with this straw marble maze.

Entertain your kids for hours with this straw marble maze.

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20. It’s movie night, so why not project your favorite home videos from your smartphone to the big screen?

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Pretty soon my mother won’t be the only one hoarding shoeboxes in this house. Which of these shoebox uses are you most excited to try out?

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