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Fabric Covered Storage Boxes

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I needed some storage containers for my new craft room but I didn't want to buy more plastic bins so I decided to up-cycle some cardboard boxes to make decorative storage containers instead.
  • fabric covered storage boxes, storage ideas, reupholster
To start I already had a stash of these great boxes that I receive our dog's BarkBox monthly subscription items in. I cut off the tops of each box and used Waverly Fat Quarters Fabric Squares to wrap each box in fabric.
  • fabric covered storage boxes, storage ideas, reupholster
  • fabric covered storage boxes, storage ideas, reupholster
The fat quarters were already the perfect size for the size boxes I had so I just placed the box in the middle of the fabric and cut four slits towards the side of the box to create four sides of fabric.
  • fabric covered storage boxes, storage ideas, reupholster
I used spray adhesive on the outside of the box and folded in the cut sections to cover the box as shown. You can either fold over the excess length of fabric to the inside of the box but I trimmed the excess fabric off because I wanted to create an fold on the outside of the box in the different colored fabric I planned to put on the inside of the box.
  • fabric covered storage boxes, storage ideas, reupholster
  • fabric covered storage boxes, storage ideas, reupholster
To cover the inside of the box I first cut a piece of fabric to the size of the bottom of the box and attached it with the spray adhesive. I measured all four sides of the inside of the box, added those measurements together and cut a long strip of cloth the length of all the sides and a little longer than the height of the sides. It is very easy to attach the fabric in the inside of the box if you roll up the fabric first.
  • fabric covered storage boxes, storage ideas, reupholster
It was very easy to just roll the length of fabric around the inside edges, securing with spray adhesive and folding the excess length over the top of the box to create a cuff around the top edge. I secured the cuff edges with hot glue.

The final steps were to add some decorative trim to hide any seams and then to fill my new pretty storage boxes with craft supplies.
  • fabric covered storage boxes, storage ideas, reupholster
To see even more of this tutorial on how I finished off the decorative accents, visit my full blog post below.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Waverly Fat Quarter Fabric Squares   (Walmart)
  • Decorate trim and accessories   (Craft stash)

To see more: http://modernonmonticello.com/2017/02/27/fabric-covered-storage-boxes/

Got a question about this project?

  • Jeannie Carle
    Jeannie Carle Parnell, MO

    Yesssssssss - now I can "make them pretty" instead of just a bunch of cardboard boxes! Great idea!

  • Cynthiagozdek
    Cynthiagozdek Saint Petersburg, FL

    Great Idea. Some of the prettiest storage I have ever seen. Really makes a difference

  • Cynthiagozdek
    Cynthiagozdek Saint Petersburg, FL

    Very pretty. Some of the nicest storage I have seen.

  • Debbie
    Debbie Ashland, MA

    Great tutorial. Environmentally friendly too!

  • Arleen
    Arleen Wilton, NH

    Love it. I have done something similar with bankers boxes (found in office supply stores) and fabric. If I have a large baby shower gift I cover the box and lid with fabric to match the nursery to hold baby moments later. Have done something similar

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