Custom Box Top Organization (The Easy Way)

Hey all, it’s Rachel from Architecture of a Mom with a easy, quick, and inexpensive decor and organization item for you this month! As the Christmas season comes to a close, I find myself looking for simple ways to organize. I don’t really think it has to do with New Years resolutions…rather, it has to do with the sudden influx of stuff that occurs! However, it is very easy to become overwhelmed, at least for me. If you saw my craft room, you would understand. So I decided to start somewhere small…box tops.

box tops

If you have school age children, or are related to some, you probably have been asked to collect these little slips of paper to raise money for their school. The problem: how to collect all these and remember where you have placed them! And an even bigger problem: how to make it beautiful! I wanted to share an easy project that will quickly create a spot to put your box tops at your finger tips.


First, you need a regular sized altoids tin. This is what I was keeping these box tops in, but I wanted to dress the tin up and get it off the counter.

altoid tin

And now, drum roll, please, here’s the really easy part: you decorate the front of the tin with Duck fabric sheets.

Duck Fabric Sheet

Yes, this is the same company that makes Duck Tape. This product is fabric with Duck Tape adhesive on the back. I selected a pattern  that coordinated with the colors already on the tin. The liner paper has a grid on the back, so it’s easy to figure out how much to cut out.



And then all that’s left is to trim the corners to fit the curves.



All of this makes my storage pretty, but it doesn’t get the tin off my counter. I took a Velcro bulletin board that uses hook and loop clips to attach items to the board and placed it on the end of a cabinet in my kitchen.


I used one of those clips and hot glued it to the back of the tin so it is easy to place it up on the bulletin board, but it is still easy and convenient to access when we have box tops, and it’s right by the door where we leave to go to school.



What easy organization tips do you have?

Rachel Joyce (9 Posts)

Hi! I'm Rachel! I work full time as an architect outside the home, and full time as a wife and mom to 3 girls (including twin preschoolers!) inside the home. I love design in all forms, and I regularly cook, craft, and DIY my way to sanity at Architecture of a Mom. If you love inexpensive creativity then you need to check out the architecture of this mom! Blog/Facebook/Pinterest/Twitter


  1. Cute and easy craft!

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