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DIY Disney Memento Storage Box

DIY Disney Memento Storage Box


Seems that after each of our Disney vacations we come home with small mementos of our trip that I just don’t know what to do with! I love to save things like celebration buttons, paper Disneyland tickets, MagicBands from Disney World and maps. My kids enjoy going through these things and remembering our tips. I don’t want to toss them out but I just didn’t have a dedicated place to keep them. Enter this quick and inexpensive DIY Disney memento box that kids can help you create!

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Back-To-School DIY Disney-Style Storage Box is Perfect for Storing School Supplies or Disney mementos!

DIY Disney Memento Box

This DIY will show you  how to take an ordinary cardboard box and turn it into a personalized Disney-style storage box that’s perfect for safekeeping all your small Disney vacation treasures! I personally have Disneyland tickets from when I was a little girl and wanted to make sure that my kids have their own Disney treasures kept safe as well.

Back-To-School DIY Disney-Style Storage Box is Perfect for Storing School Supplies or Disney mementos!

Totally easy and you just need a few craft supplies that you probably already have on hand! Read on for the how-to!


  • Cardboard box with a lid. I used one with a hinged lid.
  • Scrapbook paper or wrapping paper
  • Glue or glue stick
  • Photographs
  • Ribbons, Washi tape, scrapbooking die-cuts, stickers, etc.
  • Clear packing tape
  • Scissors

Back-To-School DIY Disney-Style Storage Box is Perfect for Storing School Supplies or Disney mementos!

Making Your DIY Disney Memento Box

  1. If your box is being recycled, remove all stickers or excess tape from the box until the surfaces are smooth.

2. Lay each side of the box on the wrong side of the paper and outline the shape.

Back-To-School DIY Disney-Style Storage Box is Perfect for Storing School Supplies or Disney mementos!

3. Cut the paper on the line. Add a light amount of glue to the wrong side and place the paper to the box, smoothing out any bumps or creases.

4. Decorate the top of your box with photographs, strips of ribbon or decorative Washi tape and stickers until you have a design you’re happy with. When decorating the lid, it’s okay to wrap things like ribbon and tape around the edges to the inside of the lid. I had a smooth black washi tape and a white Sharpie so I could personalize my box.

Back-To-School DIY Disney-Style Storage Box

5. Carefully apply clear packing tape in strips across the top of your box, going horizontally. I made my tape about a half inch longer on each side so I could wrap around the edges. Try not to overlap the pieces of tape too much, butting them against each other for a smooth finish. Work carefully because once you stick the tape you won’t be able to remove it. I had 3-D stickers so I applied them after this last step.Back-To-School DIY Disney-Style Storage Box is Perfect for Storing School Supplies or Disney mementos!

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Filling Up Your DIY Disney Souvenir Box

Hot-diggety-dog! You have a perfect Disney-inspired box for storing all your magical mementos. Your box is now a great place to store Disney mementos like maps, tickets and souvenir buttons.

Back-To-School DIY Disney-Style Storage Box

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Friday 12th of August 2016

My mother keeps bringing my kids cigar boxes from the store (even though no one in our family smokes cigars). Those boxes would be perfect for this project and it would let me cover up the smoking references at the same time. I say that is a win-win.

Lori Ketcherside

Thursday 4th of August 2016

Such a good idea! We did something like this as time capsules for the kids but I got the idea from back in the day when we used to have a decorated cardboard box in a closet called "The Disney Box." Basically anything that was going with us on vacation got put into the box over the months ahead of our vacation. So fun!

Lisa Cameron

Thursday 4th of August 2016

Since both my kids will be doing homework this year, this would be a good craft to keep all of their supplies in. Plus it's a great end of summer craft.


Thursday 4th of August 2016

I love this idea. I have a neat hinged box that one of my Bibles came in years ago. I store stickers in it for school rewards, etc. I think I will pull out some of my Disney scrapbook paper (I have the same stuff you have!) and cover it. That will make it a lot more fun! (Why didn't I think of that?!)


Wednesday 3rd of August 2016

This is such a great idea! I may use it for myself for all the park mementos you always seem to pick up! Thanks for the idea!

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