5 Creative Ways to Reuse Shoe Boxes


If you are like most people, you probably have empty shoe boxes in your home. We keep them after buying a good pair of shoes, hoping that we’ll be able to use them for something in the future. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. Instead of being able to reuse them, the boxes sit somewhere in the house, collecting dust and dirt.

With that, allow us to share with you some really useful tips on how you can reuse your empty shoe boxes.

Create storage for keeping important stuff

Shoe boxes are ideal to use as a storage box. You can store various items in them, like ribbon, buttons, pencils, nail polishes, and even your savings. The only thing that you have to do is to modify and renovate them.

For example, if you want to use a shoe box for your savings, then seal the whole box by using scotch tape. Make a small hole on the top of the box and place your currency inside.

Similarly, if you want to store other items, you can cover the entire box with a colored paper. You can also embellish it with beads, stones, and seashells. That will hide the box and give it a finer look.

Create partitions in drawers

In every house, we have drawers in our side tables, cupboards, and in walls. Enlarge them using shoe boxes. They will allow you to store small items like kids shoes, socks, undergarments, and other household items. That idea can also be implemented in kitchen cupboards where there is more need for space.

Create cable box

If you have kids in the house, then it is ideal to use shoe boxes as a cable box. It will hold all the wires and keep them away from children.

The main thing that you need to do is to place your wires and extension boards in the box, then seal the box with tape. After that, make a small hole at one side of the box. Pass the wires through this hole.

Hold stationery items

You can convert your shoe boxes into a stationery box.

Use empty tissue rolls for partitioning the shoe boxes. After that, you can place your pencils, pens, scissors, and gum sticks there. The tissue rolls can be made attractive by coloring them. Paint the walls of the box and place your stationery items there.

Similarly, you can also use the box to keep paint brushes, colors, rulers, and other materials for art.

Stylish flower pots

Shoe boxes can also be converted in flower pots. You can use them to grow indoor plants.

At the beginning of the spring, you can grow the small seedlings. After that, you can grow them in your garden.

The ideal thing that you can do is to spread a plastic sheet inside the box and then put some soil in the box. Then, you can sow the seeds in the soil.

If you are not interested in growing the plants, then you can use the artificial plants. They are ideal for decorative purposes.


So, from now onwards, reuse shoe boxes using the above-mentioned ways instead of throwing them away.