Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Storage Box

I'm trying to get things organized in my craft room.  I've been looking at storage containers, and totes and baskets just seem so pricey.  So I remembered this tutorial from Make It and Love It where she made boxes and covered them with fabric.

I didn't make the box, just used one that I already had.

I folded the sides in and stapled them down.

SUPPLIES:
box
scraps of fabric (in my case a scrap from the chair cushions and an old t-shirt)
Mod Podge or Elmer's Glue
scissors to trim

1. Slab a layer of glue on one side.
Drape your fabric over, and rub it smooth.
Trim off the excess fabric.
Repeat on the other side.

3. I trimmed the scrap for the front the width of the box so it would have nice edges.
Then just painted the layer of glue and added the fabric, folding it under and up over the edge.


I am storing my ribbon in the box.  So the outside looks nice, and inside it's white trash.
So the box was covered, and needed a little something, so I added a simple label.
So pretty easy way to make a plain box look nice for storage, and in this case it actually matches the chair.

Some other ideas:
screwing on an actual drawer handle through the cardboard
cutting the handle like Ashley at Make It and Love It

3 comments:

Sarah said...

What a great idea! I am loving all your ideas. Totally excited to use some in our next place.

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Love it!! I love being able to re purpose things that are basically free. Looks fabulous!

erin said...

just found your blog today and am loving it! i love this idea. i use old boxes all the time for storage since the real deals are so expensive ($15 for a tote, really? and makes me giddy going to costco and getting more boxes for storage) i LOVE this idea of covering the box to make it look pretty in a room. definitely will be doing this soon!

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