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DIY Wall Decor from Repurposed Shoebox Lid

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After the holidays my home was a little over run with boxes and packaging that I just couldn’t throw away. I also had a lot of left over wrapping paper and craft supplies and I began making DIY Wall Decor from a Re purposed Shoe box Lid.This easy tutorial shows step by step on how she created a beautiful piece of wall art from a repurposed shoe box lid.

This is not only the perfect time to craft due to the large amount of boxes around my home but I love being able to display those family photos that we took throughout the holiday season.

Another great reason to get started on this DIY Wall Art project right now is because if you Download the Shutterfly app (iPhone, iPad and Android) now, you can get free unlimited 4×6 and 4×4 prints for a limited time only.

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That means all of those beautiful artistic shots you took of everyone on Christmas Day will actually come off of your phone this year. Another great idea is to print out your favorite shots from Instagram and Facebook and create a fun collage from a re purposed shoe box lid which would make a fun gift to give to friends and family. Download the Shutterfly App and get started.

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DIY Wall Decor from a Re purposed Shoe box Lid

DIY Wall Art Repurposed Shoe Box Lid


  • prints from Shutterfly
  • shoe box lid
  • peel and stick chalkboard
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • chalk markers
  • a pen or marker
  • craft knife
  • wrapping paper

Grab your shoe box lid and your photo. Measure the space in the center where you want your photo to be and make a mark around it making sure to leave a space around it for cutting. Don’t worry about leaving a mark as you will be covering that with wrapping paper and chalkboard paper anyway so feel free to be messy.

DIY Wall Art Repurposed Shoe Box Lid

Lay the chalkboard paper on the outside of the shoe box lid and cut out the center. Leave a little bit of overhand because the sticky parts will hold your photo in place.

Place your favorite photo inside and add a couple pieces of tape if necessary to hold it in place. Smooth out the edges.

Wrap the entire shoe box lid with wrapping paper and cut out the middle part that you would like exposed. I left a border of chalkboard exposed for decorating with chalk markers, there is no wrong or right way to do this part, use your creativity.

DIY Wall Art Repurposed Shoe Box Lid

Use tape to secure the ends and basically wrap the shoe box lid like you would a present, it’s that simple. Add your own special touches to the chalkboard and change it up from time to time because the best part about using a chalkboard is that it is erasable!

DIY Wall Art Repurposed Shoe Box Lid

Download the Shutterfly app and get started creating your DIY Wall Decor from a Repurposed Shoebox Lid now. Do you have a bunch of photos on your phone that need to be printed or will you be using the free Shutterfly prints to get photos from Instagram and Facebook?


Thursday 28th of January 2016

Super cute what you did with the dog photo and frame. Shutterfly is such an easy and simple way to print pics!

Shannon Gurnee

Wednesday 27th of January 2016

I love Shutterfly! I love how quick and easy it is to get my pictures, as well as to create projects.


Sunday 24th of January 2016

Cute upcycle idea for a photo frame! I love it sometimes we have to get crafty with how we display our photos!

michele d

Saturday 23rd of January 2016

What a super cute idea! I would love to do this with my kids. So creative!


Saturday 23rd of January 2016

I enjoyed doing shoe box projects when I was younger, but never thought of this. I may have to try this project with my son!