Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fabric and Mod Podge Storage Box

My sister and I both love finding items to re-purpose. At least a couple of times a week we text and send pictures of our new projects to each other. Recently, I discovered a medium sized cardboard hat box in my craft closet. I was so excited and knew right away the project for the box, I wanted to use it for the headphones and remote control in my vehicle. The kiddos love to watch movies when we're traveling but the space we usually store the headphones in is not convenient when we're actually on the road. So I covered the box with fabric and now we store it between the back seats. It was super simple and quick to do, my favorite kind of project! Your helpers can even help with this project!

Mod Podge
Sponge brush or any paint brush
Cardboard box

  • I started with the lid, laid it upside down on wrong side of the fabric.
  • Cut the fabric 2 inches larger than the lid.
  • Using a sponge paint brush, brush the Mod Podge over the wrong side of the fabric.
  • Carefully lay the fabric over the top of the lid and start to smooth it over the lid with your fingers.
  • Fold the edges over the sides of the lid and press them onto the inside of the lid.
  • I put mine on a baking cooling rack to dry.
  • Then measure around the outside of the box, then measure from the bottom of the box to the top of the box.
  • Add one inch to both measurements, except the bottom. I didn't fold the material under the bottom because I wanted the box to be flat.
  • Repeat the Mod Podge steps by brushing the Mod Podge over the wrong side of the fabric.
  • Press the material around the outside of the box, then fold the extra material over the top of the box. I gathered my material a little around the top.
  • I used cotton material so it was not very thick, which is perfect for this project.
  • I also used bright colors. The Mod Podge will darken your fabric so keep this in mind before you choose it.
  • Let the box dry thoroughly before you place the lid on it. I let mine dry overnight.
Have fun re-purposing with fabric and Mod Podge!

Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi

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