Sunday, May 1, 2011

Car Organizer

Now I'll be the first to say this is certainly not the cutest thing I've ever made but its functional and will make my super messy car so much cleaner.

My Car Organizer-It even has dividers to keep things separate and easy to find.
I started with a diaper box.  Make sure find a box that will fit your car.  I wanted mine to go between the two front seats.  I checked and thought it would fit until I was all finished and then realized there was a bar right where it is suppose to slide.  I may cut a hole in mine or just leave it in the back.  I was sad but it still works.
Secure the bottom and cut off the top flaps.  Save them, you will use them later.
 Cut fabric to fit the sides of your boxes.  I did one for each size but you could wrap it like a present.
 Apply Mod Podge to the top of your box. 
Add your fabric and apply Mod Podge to the top of your fabric.  Make sure its smooth.

 Hot glue ribbon around the top edge to give it a nice clean look.
 Use your top flaps to create dividers.  I glued the two long ones together (pattern sides facing each other) to make it more sturdy.  Hot glue the edges and the bottom.  It should hold unless you have really heavy items pushing against it.
 Fill It up!
 I added a giant rosette to the front because I thought it needed a little beautifying (is that a word?)

Slip in in your car and you're ready to go on a long 10 hour trip like we often do or running errands.
P.S. I know I need to vacuum.
 Here's a glimpse at our box.  Books, coloring books, and crayons, clip boards, car pillows, dvd player and movies,  diapers, wipes, Aubrey's glasses case, my sun glasses, small notepad and pen.  I still need to add a baggie with extra ponytail holders, snacks, and empty sippy cups.  There will still be room for a few extra little toys and my crochet project. Can you think of anything I'm forgetting?


  1. Grocery bags or a couple of plastic bags to hold soiled anything? Those are a must in our car...and maybe travel tissues and hand satitizer. Oh and sunblock, but my baby is about as pale as they come! Love this! I will have to make one tomorrow!

  2. I LOVE this! As soon as I get my van back I am definitely going to be doing this too. :) Great idea!

  3. This is a great project. I love that is just a diaper box but when it's done it doesn't. I am making one of these for our up coming car trip.