Storage Boxes

Storage boxes are quite costly to buy and white plastic storage can be a bit dull so I decided to cover some boxes to store some of the Blanket Stitch trimmings.

I have been saving various boxes that I thought would be interesting to cover and a little out of the ordinary. For my first project I decided to use a clementine fruit box. It was of a cardboard construction and sturdy enough to be used regularly. It also had an interesting top , in each of the corners there was a little ledge interesting to look at but also maybe a challenge to cover!

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Firstly, I selected some scrapbook papers to cover the outside and the inside , I wanted complete coverage. Armed with scissors and some glue I was ready.

Firstly I  measured the box to get the exact size when I was cutting the paper.The paper I chose I used both inside and out of the box a pretty pink small all over print. Once the outside was covered I cut a piece of plain pink paper to stick on the inside base and two of the 4 in  sides.

I then  stuck a circular glued sticker to the base to take away the plainness and to make it more interesting to look at.

Although I had been careful to get straight edges when I cut the paper I wanted the box to have a more professional finish so I added  a circular glued trim around the bottom of the base to totally hide the joins. On the top corners that I thought would add interest but could be fidley ( and they were but I got there in the end!)  I added corner style stickers as a feature.

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Loving anything with hearts on I had recently bought some  stickers on sale at Hobby craft and I added three to the front of the box and two on each side and on a the back a circular sticker similar  to the one i has stuck to the inside base of the box.

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The finished vintage look  box is now sitting proudly on the shelf holding bits and bobs and looks so much better than a plastic storage box.

Carol

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