Friday, April 13, 2012

Upcycled fabric covered box

I know I have not posted in a while but with Spring Cleaning and Easter break for the kids,I've been pretty busy.So to make up for this lapse,here is a tutorial I created today to show you how I recycled a mailing box.
Here is what you need:
  • a sturdy box
  • scissors
  • fabric
  • glue gun
  • spray adhesive (or any fabric glue you desire)
  • cardstock paper
  • embellishments
  • measuring tape or ruler
First cut the flaps out. Measure your box and cut your fabric for each side.Since my box was a square,I  cut 4 pieces that were 7-1/2 inches.I added an extra inch so that it can lap over. I did not use fabric for the bottom of the box.

Next, using spray adhesive, glue the fabric pieces to each side. Center the fabric so that there is a little extra on all sides.Fold over each piece to form a seam before adhering. Whenever you are folding over,make it triangled so that it looks a bit neat-sort of like when you are gift wrapping.
Note:Whenever you are using spray adhesive, do it outside or a well-ventilated area.You do not need to be breathing in any of those fumes.

Next, you fold the top excess of fabric on the inside of the box.Do the same for the bottom of the box.

Measure the bottom of the box and cut out a piece of cardstock and glue.I used hot glue because I was using paper and fabric but you can use fabric glue or the spray adhesive.
 Next, measure the inside of your box and cut 4 pieces.I measured my height and added an inch extra so that I can have a folded hem.Glue the pieces and crease the folded hem that is overlapping.Glue the hem.

After I glued the hem, I then added a piece of lace trim and rosette as embellishment.
There you have it!I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

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