15 January 2010

I'm going to try this--fabric covered boxes

I found this while cruising blogs, looking for freebies. These boxes look gorgeous, and they don't look that hard to make. Couldn't you see making one of these, mounting a piece of stitching on top, and then having a lovely box to store things in? Wouldn't it be cute to store Halloween ornaments in, then leave out on display for the fall? Or a box for storing mittens and gloves in the off-season? Or WIPs? Or UFOs? We even have a special set of boxes that we use at Christmas that we reuse. This would be a good way to do those--once you get over the initial embarrassment of asking people to please return the box their gift is coming in, it's not so bad, LOL. Or you could give it to the recipient and let them start the proud, cheap tradition of hoarding gift boxes.

I have a paper box to use for the box. I ordered bookbinding glue to put on the fabric. I now have to choose a design to mount on top, and then pick fabric.


Annie said...

Looking forward to seeing your projects. I'm such a messy gluer... it's all I can do to cover the Altoid box with stitching and ribbon. And even then I have a lot of areas that I'm not proud of. But I'd love to be able to do these boxes.

LoneStar said...

So you ordered the glue, too! After I found it, I went ahead and ordered some. I'm going to make a couple of those boxes - it looks like fun! Enabling is so much fun!

The Paper Source website was cool. I think I could get interested in bookbinding - like I need another hobby.

Lisa (Texan)

Elaine said...

Can;t wait to see your finished box, a real neat idea.

Lizy said...

What a neat idea.

Siobhan said...

I can't wait to see how you do with these! I'd love to try my hand at 'em, too--but have to wait till my next US trip to get the supplies. I love the idea of having boxes around to throw the junk in--it's still there but a bit more tidy.

Suzanne said...

Now that is just too cool! I could do one to keep my stitching supplies (scissors, etc) in on my table! Or you could do me one to keep my stitching supplies in on my table! LOL

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls