Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Nursery: DIY Storage Bins - Upcycled Beverage Boxes

Earlier this week, I showed you how I recovered a Finish Dishwasher Detergent tub, using a hot glue gun and some extra fabric. Today, we're going to go step-by-step through the process for recovering a cardboard beverage box. 


I cut my fabric big enough so that I could pull the edges up and over the sides of the box. I sat my box squarely in the middle of the fabric, and made two cuts on the long side from the edge of the fabric to where the box corners started. 



I folded the middle segment up and over the long edge of the box, using hot glue to secure it along the way.


I glued the excess fabric to the inside bottom of the box.


I repeated this process on the other side of the box.


I glued the remaining flap  of fabric to the outside only of the short edge of the box.


I made two cuts from the edge of the fabric just to the box...


...leaving me with three segments.


I folded the middle segment into the box and glue it down. I, then, trimmed down the remain two flaps, so that I could later fold them over without having excess fabric poking out of the bottom. 


I folded the outer segments in half...


...and then folded the edge over, securing it with hot glue.


I, then, glued that folded edge against the corner of the box.


I repeated this process on all four corners.


I cut a piece of fabric to be slightly larger than the inside of the bottom of the box. I placed it in the box upside down, and folded the edges over (securing with hot glue as I went) so that the result was a piece of fabric that fit the bottom of the box perfectly.


I flipped the fabric right-side up, and glued it to the bottom of my box. Ta da!!


For now, I've stacked up my DIY storage in my changing table, but you may see these items move throughout the room as I continue to bring all of the elements together.



Cheers!!

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2 comments:

  1. Awesome idea. It's one of those things that I immediately say "why didn't I think of that?" Kudos to you. I will be doing that ASAP.

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  2. Amazing! The style was very classic. I want this style to organized my things.

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