Saturday, March 26, 2011

I'm the biggest slacker....

Alright alright - it's been almost a year since I have posted. I apologize greatly. I could go on and on about the excuses I have but I won't. There are more important things to do!
Below is my first "Martha Effing Stewart" project. I plan to do more in the future!
I stole this from HERE

Supplies Needed:
  • Cardboard box that is the size you want to make your box (I used left over diaper boxes that have been used as our previous toy boxes)
  • Fabric (enough to cover the box- I used 1 yard and 4 inches of material)
  • Box cutter or exacto knife
  • Spray Adhesive (the original tutorial suggested Mod Podge, which I purchased first. However it was NOT adhesive at all, maybe I grabbed the wrong one, I don't know)
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pen
  • Scissors
1. Decide which side will be the top of your box. Using the box cutter, cut off the top of the box, leaving the sides in tact. See picture below of what to cut off.

2. Take the remaining box apart, carefully. Place your fabric design side down, and lay your box flat on top of it.

3. Trace around the parts that will be exposed when the box is reassembled. (See below, the flaps that have arrows, those will not be shown, therefore put them up and don't trace them)

4. Once you have traced the box onto the fabric, draw a second line 1-2 inches outside of the existing line (this will be where you will cut). See below.

5. Reassemble the box, inside out (this way the color from the box doesn't show through). Glue it back together with the spray adhesive.

6. Once the box is assembled, you can now apply the fabric. Apply the fabric to the sides of the box first. Spray the adhesive first and smooth the fabric over the box.

7. Wrap the loose edges around into the box for a smooth finish. You can fill the inside with the extra fabric.

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