"Quilted" Styrofoam Box- Fall Centerpiece or a Storage Box ( Tutorial)

3 Hours
Easy

If you guys are familiar with my previous posts you would know that I am crazy about fabric:) I also like to do crazy crafts that involve using not very typical objects. In this case I used a Styrofoam box my husband brought from work saying " look, you can do something cool with it!". So I had it for a few months and I finally decided to do something "cool" with it :) You can basically use any Styrofoam like shape to create this "no- sew quilt" looking decorations. In the past, I just worked with a rectangular or square pieces. I also would like to do it to the Styrofoam balls or rings. So here is how I made my little box.... I am still looking for a perfect use for it and a good spot in a house:)
quilted styrofoam box fall centerpiece or a storage box tutorial, crafts
the box
the box
the tools I used
the tools I used
draw your borders first ( use a marker)
draw your borders first ( use a marker)
borders all over the box
borders all over the box
draw your design- make sure it is not tiny or detailed ( owl legs in this case- they were too small)
draw your design- make sure it is not tiny or detailed ( owl legs in this case- they were too small)
cut along the lines ( be careful not to cat thru)
cut along the lines ( be careful not to cat thru)
put the box on the piece of fabric and push the fabric in using and tool with a flat end ( ex. screw driver, wood curving tool, etc.)
put the box on the piece of fabric and push the fabric in using and tool with a flat end ( ex. screw driver, wood curving tool, etc.)
push the fabric in until it is tide
push the fabric in until it is tide
the bottom
the bottom
all tacked in:)
all tacked in:)
done with the borders
done with the borders
Pick any fabric you want but make sure that the pieces you cut are bigger than the shape you drew
Pick any fabric you want but make sure that the pieces you cut are bigger than the shape you drew
finished :)
finished :)
quilted styrofoam box fall centerpiece or a storage box tutorial, crafts
the back side :)
the back side :)
Playing around and figuring out what works :)
Playing around and figuring out what works :)

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1 question
  • Karen Reilly
    on Dec 1, 2015

    Do you have more details how does the material stay in the polystyrene?

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  • Leah M
    on Dec 30, 2013

    So much cheaper and 3-D version of those quilt things you see in craft catalogs!

  • Symea
    on Sep 12, 2014

    genius!!

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