Milk Carton Storage Boxes to Get You Organized

Straighten Up and Get Organized

What started out as one junk drawer turned into many around my house. So, I decided to repurpose my Hiland Dairy cartons into these adorable storage boxes. My drawers are now organized, and I’m a happier diva!

Milk Carton Storage Boxes

Milk Carton Storage Boxes

What You’ll Need:

Milk Carton Storage Boxes Supplies

  • Hiland Dairy cartons, various sizes
  • Fabric, various colors and patterns
  • Adhesive spray
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Craft knife


  • Rinse cartons with warm, soapy water. Allow to dry completely.
  • Open the top of each carton completely.
  • Using scissors and/or a craft knife, cut off the pouring spouts.

Milk Carton Storage Boxes Step 1

  • Using scissors, cut down each seam just to the top of the main body of the carton.

Milk Carton Storage Boxes Step 2

  • Fold in the flaps of each carton to close the side opening and glue shut using a glue gun.
  • Using scissors, completely cut out one side to create a top opening of the storage box.

Milk Carton Storage Boxes Step 3

  • Using the adhesive spray, glue fabric to the outside of each carton.

Milk Carton Storage Boxes Step 4

  • Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to make a handle for each box.
  • Using a craft knife, slice two holes on one side of the carton, long enough for your ribbon to be inserted and glued to the inside.

Milk Carton Storage Boxes Step 5

  • Line the inside of the carton with more fabric, gluing in place using the adhesive spray. Let dry completely.
    • Tip: I searched online for a tutorial on how to easily cut fabric to fit the inside of a box.

Milk Carton Storage Boxes Step 6

  • Use the storage boxes to organize junk drawers.


Before Organization


After Organization

Diva’s Tip

If you’re going to use these for a specific drawer, measure its height so you know how much to cut off the top of the carton.

The Dairy Diva

~The Dairy Diva