Covered Cardboard Boxes for Craft Storage

A great way to make storage for scrapbook paper and magazines is to reuse shipping boxes and boxes from kitty litter etc. to make storage containers. While searching the internet, I came across a blog where someone had step-by-step instructions for making a fabric covered box.


Instead of hot glue, I mixed some Elmer's glue with a little water (per the tip from another ThriftyFun member) and painted the box with it and attached the fabric. After drying, it was ready to use.

I changed the covering on the last ones I made; I covered them with used calendars from the previous year. Great way to recycle and saves my fabric for other projects. I used ModPodge to attach the calendar paper, but I assume glue would work also.

One word of caution; thin calendar pages do not work well; needs to be a little thicker, or it will wrinkle and pooch out in spots. Here is a link to the blog this kind person posted on the web. I am so appreciative to her for posting this. I am going to try using the spray-on adhesive to see if this works better for the thinner calendar pages.



By Chris from USA

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June 17, 20130 found this helpful

Your idea of using spray adhesive is great. I use it quite a bit and keep an empty cardboard box in my craft room to put paper in it to spray. That way the spray doesn't get on other things. I have covered boxes with calendar pages, leftover wallpaper, scrapbook paper, wrapping paper and brown paper bags - depending on the use and decor of where I'm putting it. I agree thicker paper is easier to make smooth, but thin paper can work also with care and patience, which is usually in short supply. lol

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