Monday, February 28, 2011

Fabric Covered Box

Today I'll be sharing my fabric covered box. I didn't really know what I was doing. Instead, I just made it up as I went along, which is evident from these photos. I'll try to explain as I go, but I apologize in advance for the lack of photos.

I started with a cardboard box that reams of paper comes in.

I bought some cheap, but cute fabric from Wal-mart. The patterned fabric was even on clearance!

I took the box apart and measured an appropriate amount of fabric to cover the entire thing. (Ignore the glue in this picture...not really sure why it is there.)

Then, I mod podged a thin layer on the INSIDE, unprinted side of the box. I used the inside so that none of the printing would show through.

Then I started to glue the edges down with Elmer's glue. It wasn't very effective so I got out the glue gun. Now I don't have very much experience with glue gun, so needless to say I know have my first glue gun burn. :)

The photos above were all of the lid. I did the exact same for the box, just used different fabric. No pics of that because I was racing against time before my mod podge dried and busy burning my fingers with a glue gun.

Now, I did well mod podging the box, but I over podged the lid. Here is the result.
No bueno!

So, I covered it up but cutting shapes out of the extra fabric.
Actually I had that planned all along ;)


  1. This is really cute. It makes for a nice looking storage box that you don't mind showing off. :)

  2. That is so cute. I love the fabric you used on the box! You did a great job :-)

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