Remember THIS post about needing to decorate our back living area? Well, I've been working on it!
My first goal was to fill these cubes with storage boxes and I didn't want to spend a ton of money, but I also wanted it to look cute. So we bought wicker storage boxes from Lowe's and I made cute fabric covered boxes for the top row!
Using Jen's tutorial at IHeart Organizing, I created my own custom covered storage boxes that I LOVE! I might have spent about 2 hours staring at fabric at Joann Fabric Store and about went crazy, but I finally decided on this pretty deep blue polka dot pattern and a dark orange pattern.
Here is what I used:
About 1.5 yards of each fabric
First, I cut the lids off of my old shoeboxes and taped down any parts of the box that stuck out.
by the last box, I decided to put duct tape over the little half circle cut-outs as well
Then I measured the amount of fabric that I would need for the inside of the box.
I cut a rectangle piece for the bottom, making it just a tad larger so it would come up slightly on the sides. Then I cut two long pieces to cover the sides of the inside. I carefully positioned the fabric exactly where I wanted it and rolled the fabric on after spraying the adhesive all over the surface.
once the adhesive dried, it didn't look white and chalky like that
Next, I did the same thing with the outside pieces. I cut pieces for each end and then one large piece that would cover the other sides as well as the bottom.
Make sure to measure out a little extra to come over the tops into the box.
Then it was done! I repeated those steps 3 more times for the other boxes and alternated fabrics.
A few tips:
Outdoor fabric probably works better than normal fabric. I'd imagine it lays flatter and the edges probably fray less. Jen used outdoor fabric on her bins.
Keep a damp paper towel or towel nearby because the adhesive gets all over your hands.
Use your hands to roll out bubbles that form in the fabric.
I just love how they look in the cubes and it cost me a fraction of what it would have cost to buy fabric bins from a store. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial!
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