Make : Grow : Thrift

Today I covered a cardboard box with fabric.
This really only took about 10 - 15 mins to do.

Most tutorials will tell you to place the box on tops of the fabric and draw up the sides.  To me this is a waste of fabric.  No-one sees the bottom so I measure the height of the box and the total width.
Add 4 cm each side of the height for tucking over & under. Add an extra 5cm to width for overlapping.

Cut your fabric to the right measurement and then add a light iron on interfacing.  This absorbs some of the glue and helps to prevent it showing through, it also adds a stiffness to the fabric, making it easier to apply.

Add a cover to your surface for glue overspray.  I have used a clear PVC plastic.
Spray box and fabric lightly.
Roll box on fabric until all four sides are covered.
Fold under the overlap like you are wrapping a gift.  Staple and secure.
Depending on your cardboard box thickness you may not be able to staple the top so give it an extra spray of glue and fold over the same as bottom.
Left dry and then fill with your crafting goodies.
Each Monday you can link to a post on your blog sharing with us something that is handmade, homegrown, homemade (such as a recipe) or recycled/thrifted.

This does not need to be craft or sewing based. This is all about making our lives a little greener week by week.
 Did you have something that was Made : Grown : Thrifted this week? 
Please share below, we would love to hear about it. 

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Maria said...

Love the fabric covered box Jodie.Sorry I mucked up my first attempt to share my link but can't delete it. So No3 is the correct one :-)

Calico Child said...

Hi Josie I didn't think you were doing the link any more looked out for it all day yesterday so glad you are still doing it :) Sorry mine is a bit late.

Love the fabric covered box idea :)