Fabric and Jute Covered Recycled Box

May 3, 2017

Fabric Covered Recycled Box - bottles of nail polish in boxThis project is easy to make and can be done with things from your house. All you need are a few simple things and it doesn't take long to make this up for a quickly organized space.



  • cardboard box of any size
  • fabric
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun
  • jute cord


  1. First glue the box completely shut.
  2. Fabric Covered Recycled Box - glue empty box shut
  3. Cut one side of the box out.
  4. Fabric Covered Recycled Box -cut out one side of the box
  5. Put a dot of glue on the box and attach the jute cord. Begin wrapping.
  6. Fabric Covered Recycled Box - attach the jute cord with a dot of glue, begin wrapping
  7. Continue wrapping the cord to the top.
  8. Fabric Covered Recycled Box - continue wrapping to the top
  9. Fit the fabric in the box and roughly cut it to size.
  10. Fabric Covered Recycled Box - fit your fabric into the box and roughly cut to size

  11. Fold the edges over and glue them down.
  12. Fabric Covered Recycled Box - fold the edges over and glue down
  13. First glue the corners of the fabric to the corners of the box then glue the middle and then glue the rest down
  14. Fabric Covered Recycled Box - glue corners first
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August 13, 20170 found this helpful

Is the jute necessary to strengthen the boxes? Or is it just for looks? I'm not into "natural" materials for decorating, but I'm thinking I could cover the outside of the box with fabric, and then put in a liner as you describe.

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