Today's post is going to be so much fun! Because I am going to be showing you how you can make your very own, one of a kind, storage box/decorative box (whatever suits your fancy) like these one's:
|Does this fabric look familiar? It's the same one I used here to reupholster some chairs.|
As you all know, I love me some organization, and lately I've been re-working the organization in my home; buying bins and trays from the dollar store to house items, moving things around, trashing things that I didn't even know I still had, and such...
But I don't want everything to be so plasticky (I know that's not a real word but I like it..) and store- like looking. I like to bring a touch of personal style, even to the things that hold my random
So I decided to make more of these DIY Storage Boxes (I made the 3 boxes shown above when inspired by this post) and today you will want to make some too!
I've used this technique for cardboard boxes and shoe boxes (and their lids).
All you need is: A cardboard box in whatever size your little heart desires, some fabric (a canvas drop-cloth would make a nice neutral choice), and some permanent adhesive (I used fabric glue). A glue gun would work as well.
|Here is my choice of fabric (an old curtain) and my box (the biggest one I've ever used!)|
- Make sure your fabric is well ironed
-Cut the flaps of the box with a box cutter or scissors *please be very careful*
|-Choose a side of your storage box to begin with and apply glue to the edge of your fabric|
-Apply a strip of glue to the fabric that is directly below the corners of your storage box (from blue dot to blue dot)
|-Now that you have two opposite sides glued you will have extra fabric on your other two opposite sides|
-This red line marks the excess fabric.
-The picture below shows what to do with this excess.
|-Glue excess fabric inward to create a seamless edge like shown here|
-Repeat on all corners
|-This is what your edge will look like; as you can see there is a small opening. Feel free to add a little glue in there and press until it adheres.|
|This is how my storage box looked at this point but I wanted the inside all covered as well so I just measured the piece that was still revealing the cardboard and cut a piece of fabric to glue in there.|
|Oh, and just for fun...this is how you cover your box with fabric according to my sweet daughter..haha! But she recommends using a glue stick!|
And what did my new stylish storage box end up holding? Bath towels, of course!
You can use these DIY boxes for storage or to decorate your home with. I've used them for both purposes and have been very pleased with them!
How much did this project cost me? $0- I already had all the supplies needed! And I still have more of these curtains and boxes! So for $0 I will have a nice collection of storage boxes! How cool is that? (Answer: very cool!)
Thanks so much for reading! I know what you are going to do now....find some boxes and buy some fabric! Go ahead, because I'm off to go finish mine! Happy gluing!
What is your favorite crafty way to get organized?
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