Cracker Box Lid Holder




By Noreen Doll.

Like many people, we use lots of plastic containers that also have lots of lids. These lids are stacked in a messy pile in the cupboard, and we can never seem to find the one we need.

This cracker box lid holder solves the problem perfectly.  And if you put the lids in with largest at the back and smallest in the front, it’s pretty quick and easy to find the exact size you need.

Crafty Journal - Cracker Box Lid Holder

The box can easily be covered with pretty paper, and that would make it a little sturdier, too. But since this box is inside the cupboard, it will never be seen by anyone but us.

It’s amazing how many lids I could fit in the finished holder.

Materials.

Cracker box or large cereal box

Ruler

Scoring Tool

Pencil

Scissors

Glue

Clamps or clothespins to hold the flaps while drying.

How to Make a Cracker Box Lid Holder.

I am using a different box to illustrate how the lid holder is made because I lost all the photos of the procedure using the graham cracker box, and only have finished photos of it to show you.

The procedure is the same – only the box is different.

This is the side of the graham cracker box I used.

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1. Cut the top flaps off 3 sides of the box, leaving the flap on that will be the back of the holder.

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See the red arrow on the left.

Apply glue to the inside of the flap and glue it down to the inside of the box back. Let dry.

I used clothespins for clamps to hold the flap down while it was drying.

2. On the end of the box opposite where you glued the flap down, mark 2 1/2 inches up from the bottom and draw a line across.

Crafty Journal - Cracker Box Lid Holder

Score on the line you drew.

Cut down at both corners to this line.

4. Make another line 2 1/4 inches above the score line.

Cut the top part off at this line.

5. Fold this flap on the score line to the inside of the box and crease the fold sharply.

Glue the flap down to the inside.

Crafty Journal - Cracker Box Lid Holder

See how the front flap is folded to the inside.

6. On one side, draw a diagonal line from the upper corner to the top of the box front.

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7. Score on this line. Fold to the inside and crease the fold sharply.

Adjust the fit of the flap with scissors if the flap is too large in any direction to fit snuggly against the box side.

Crafty Journal - Cracker Box Lid Holder

I needed to cut the tip off the side flap of the graham cracker box to make it fit. See the red arrow on the right.

Glue this flap to the inside.

8. Repeat with the other side.

The cracker box lid holder is finished and ready for use.

Tips

The next lid holder I make will be 3 1/2 inches to 4 inches high at the front instead of 2 1/2 inches, as I think it will work better with the larger lids.

You can cut off the flaps instead of gluing them down, but since the box will get a lot of use, I like to make it sturdier by gluing the flaps.

© Noreen Doll

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  1. such a great idea!!

  2. Great idea! One of those, “duh!” tips!

    Julia

  3. This is a wonderful way to recycle. I appreciate the directions and will be trying to put one together for my lids. I can’t wait to read your post on the cereal box magazine holder!

  4. Love this simple idea for organisation Noreen!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  5. Love it! I did something similar with a cereal box and use it for cookbooks

  6. Ok why did I not think of this. WOW thank you I was fighting with my lids today! I have to try this! Thanks!I am stopping by from the marvelous Monday blog hop! Visit me soon!!!

  7. This is such a simple and great idea. All those lids in my cabinet drive me NUTS. Sometimes I feel like I’m fighting for my life every time I have to get one lid that’s on the bottom because all the others come toppling down. This is going to save me a lot of aggravation haha.

  8. Brilliant!

  9. Love it! So simple.

  10. Great idea! Pinned!!

  11. So so so so smart! I just got new containers and I was at a loss as to how to store them! Yay, I am totally doing this. Although, it will most likely be a cereal box :)

  12. Great idea and tutorial to make an organizer for lids.

  13. Great recycle idea. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Congratulations, an original idea, simple and useful! Kisses from Italy. Paola from
    http://ilpaeseincantato.blogspot.it/

  15. Hi, I love this for organizing plastic lids. I pinned this and I will make this soon. I saw it on Kathe with an E.
    Julie from juliesifestyle.blogspot.com

  16. Thanks so much for sharing at my Twirl & Take a Bow Party. So creative! Have a great week.
    Leslie

  17. This is super idea. I empties a cereal box today and I am soooo doing it :D
    Thank you so much for sharing.

  18. What a great idea. I need to make this asap!

  19. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Such a great thrifty idea!! My lids have taken over our cupboard. Thanks for this great solution!

  21. I love this idea for all of my lids!! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing on Crystal & Co!

    I have featured you on Facebook and I am also going to pin it to my Mommy Solution board!

  22. That is a great idea. I always get frustrated digging through the bottom corners of our Tupperware drawer looking for a lid that fits.

  23. I hate looking for those lids! This is a great idea and thanks for sharing at TTF.

  24. Too funny, I love this idea. I’ve done something similar for magazines, and now I see this and think how did I not figure this one out? I am having a lot of fun checking out your projects.
    Hugs, antonella :-)

  25. Smart idea … I really need a better system for my lids and this would be so easy! Thanks for linking up at Project Inspire{d}!

  26. Great idea! This would work perfectly in our cabinet.

  27. I hopped over from Creative Friday Frenzy and love this lid storage idea.
    I’m doing this one!

  28. Brilliant idea. Pinning now. And I did something similar with a repurposed tuna box. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  29. I have to say, I use cereal boxes for all sorts of organizing, but I have never thought to use it for this. Genius! Thank you for sharing!

  30. I love being able to solve simple problems with things I would normally throw away. Thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot.

  31. A great way to reuse a box, and can be used to store all sorts of things. I’m visiting from Show Your Stuff.

  32. This is a great idea. I always have lids all over and never can find them. I need to start doing this. Thanks for sharing on Fluster Buster Creative Muster.
    co-host Marlys @ This and That

  33. Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Funday! I featured YOU today! Please stop over and grab a button! xo Cheryl

    http://www.thatswhatchesaid.net/2013/10-organizing-ideas/

  34. Great idea! Don’t forget to link up to The DIY’ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-diyers-27.html

  35. I always had scattered lids until I corralled them into a small box. Love your idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist!

  36. My readers loved this. It was one of the most viewed ideas on my linky party last week!

    Check out your feature here: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2013/09/best-mom-advice-9313/

  37. This is a great idea! Thanks for posting on Craft Frenzy Friday!

  38. Simply. Brilliant. I will be emptying some sort of box today to make this!

    Happy blogging!
    Ashley

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