Covering a Recycled Box With Fabric

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Covering a Recycled Box With Fabric - finished box covered with sunflower fabricI do a lot of morning planning from my table, sitting down with coffee, paper and pen, phone, etc. I was always searching for the perfect trash can.


Under the table didn't work as I kept kicking it. Getting up every few minutes didn't work either.

So today, I found the perfect box and decided to spend a bit of time making it uniquely my sunflower kitchen colors!!

Total Time: 90 minutes

Yield: 1


Covering a Recycled Box With Fabric


  1. When you choose your box, you have a choice to make on how much you wrap around. I didn't do both sides as I knew I wouldn't have enough fabric. So I just did the front and sides. I did wrap all of the way around the top.
  2. Covering a Recycled Box With Fabric - glue first strip in place
    Covering a Recycled Box With Fabric - lay out your fabric and begin glueing every 6 inches and corners
  3. Once you glue the first strip, wrap and glue every 6" or so, and especially on the corners. Once the fabric stretches, it will sag once the glue has cooled. Also make sure the inside is covered at least 1".
  4. Covering a Recycled Box With Fabric
    Covering a Recycled Box With Fabric - fold fabric into the box about an inch and glue in place

  5. Once the strips are on, you can cover with some mod podge. I make my own with 1 c. of glue and 1/3 c. of water. Shake each time before you use it or you will get water first and glue last. Remember this is a paper box. Plastic would be more durable and you can be a little less "particular".
  6. Covering a Recycled Box With Fabric
    Covering a Recycled Box With Fabric
  7. Once the glue has dried, you can then put the box to good use. I eat where I work, so sometimes I have something to toss that might not be suitable for a paper box. For that, I put in a plastic coffee tub and used the rest for paper and recycling things. It's now the best of both worlds. N-JOY!!
  8. Covering a Recycled Box With Fabric

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