This Pantry Hack Will Make Back-to-School Lunch Packing a Breeze
It’s back-to-school time! ‘Tis the season to get back in the swing of things — and hopefully tackle all of those to-dos :) Today, with the help of NABISCO, we have a simple hack to streamline packing your little ones’ lunches: labeled pantry boxes made out of NABISCO Multipack boxes, available at Target. Check it out!
This super simple pantry hack will make all the difference for Mom on those busy, bustling mornings. Keep scrolling for the step-by-step tutorial.
Materials and Tools: (for grown-up use only! ;)
- NABISCO Multipack boxes
- colorful cardstock paper
- dry erase contact paper
- cutting device
- clear craft glue (we use Mod Podge)
Psst: Most of these materials and tools are available at Target. One-stop shopping FTW!
- Use the cutting device to remove the top of the Multipack box.
- Measure box dimensions, then cut out panels of colorful cardstock to cover the inside and outside of the box. Apply craft glue to the box and edges of paper and attach all panels.
- Measure two-inch squares, then cut them in half to create triangles.
- Affix them to the outside of the box using craft glue and a paintbrush. Cover the entire outside of the box with a thin coat of craft glue, then let dry.
- Use a circle stencil to draw a circle on the dry erase contact paper, then attach it to the front of the box. Label away!
Use the cutting device to remove the top of the Multipack box.
Measure box dimensions, then cut out panels of colorful cardstock to cover the inside and outside of the box. Apply craft glue to the box and edges of paper and attach all panels.
Measure two-inch squares, then cut them in half to create triangles.
Affix them to the outside of the box using craft glue and a paintbrush. Cover the entire outside of the box with a thin coat of craft glue, then let dry.
Use a circle stencil to draw a circle on the dry erase contact paper, then attach it to the front of the box.
Line ‘em up, fill your lunchbox and be on your way. Easy as that!
What are your go-to hacks for back-to-school season? Share with us on Twitter @BritandCo!
Video: Alonna Morrison, Katie Booker + Justin Gallagher
Photography: Cody Towner
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)