DIY FABRIC-COVERED UPCYCLE CARDBOARD BOXES

Hello Lovely,

I haven't completed a DIY Project in FOREVER!!! There just wasn't anything I wanted to do. And if there was something I would want to do, either the supplies were too expensive, I didn't know how to do it or there wasn't any space in my house for it. Space has become a HUGE issue for me lately. I'm going to share in another post how hard it is has been for me to get organised and what steps I'm currently taking to fix that.

One of the steps I took was organising the bathroom. The bathroom vanity was a huge project I took on in 2012. I was inspired by a photo on Pinterest but it didn't exactly turn out like the photo. Ever since then I've been trying to find the best solution for keeping it organised and aesthetically appealing.  That's why when I saw this idea from The Crazy Craft Lady I just had to try it! 

DSC_0088 (1).jpg

HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE THESE DIY FABRIC-COVERED UPCYCLE CARDBOARD BOXES:

  • empty cardboard boxes
  • scissors
  • fabric
  • hot glue and gun

TUTORIAL: DIY UPCYCLE CARDBOARD BOXES

Select your cardboard boxes. I got the boxes from work and bought two yards of fabric from Home Fabrics. Cardboard boxes only get thrown out anyway so you might as well put them to good use. They were the perfect size for my shelves.

DSC_0077.jpg

Identify the “short sides” and the “long sides” of the cardboard boxes. Apply the glue to the long sides and smooth the fabric up those two sides.

DSC_0079 (1).jpg

Cut out a “square” of fabric from the short ends. Trust me, this is a lot harder than it sounds. Fold over the edges to make seams. Apply glue to the sides, and smooth the fabric up each side of the box.

DSC_0081.jpg
DSC_0083.jpg

Hopefully, your project will look a little something like this:

DSC_0085.jpg

I covered two more boxes. The first two boxes were for holding towels and the second box now houses all of my haircare products. I will still need one more box to hold other toiletries but I absolutely love it! It's made a huge difference in how my vanity looks and I'm proud of myself for getting organised while recycling materials.

How did you celebrate Earth Day? It's not too late to do something. Check out my post from last week if you're looking for some crafty ways to reuse materials like cardboard boxes, tin cans and more!