So maybe it's not much, but just a couple days ago I made an organizer thing out of an old cereal box and some pretty duct tape lol I got the idea after looking at the one I bought for DS sitting on top of the fridge with all our cereal boxes. ;)
All I did was cut part of one of the narrow ends out so you can see what's in it--then put colored duct tape of choice all over it--extra reinforcement and prettier to look at than an old box.
I've only done one so far but I have enough left on that roll of duct tape to do at least 2 more. The roll of tape is about the same price as one store-bought plastic "magazine file" I think they called it. (it's a thing that holds DS's religion book, some school folders, that kind of thing.) The one I made is holding our computer paper. :)
I bought tie-dye duct tape for the one that will hold my wallet, keys and other stuff I'm constantly losing.
I really love this idea and plan to make tons of them LOL i think the best though was 4 yr old DD "Mommy, I want to cover the ugly box!"