Create DIY storage boxes with a few simple ideas, a little time, and a whole lot less money than you would spend at the store!
There are many creative ways of reusing cardboard, toys, cat’s cubbies, photo backgrounds and more, but this time I will show you how to make a storage box with just a piece of fabric and some glue (not only it’ll look awesome but also be stiffer and more resistant).
You would have probably said: because it lasts longer, and it is easier to clean, and you’d be right. Even though it is so, I personally prefer using as many recycled stuff as I can. The more natural something is the happier I am. Actually there are some pros of cardboard boxes being so fragile and easy to break, namely you can have newly designed storage box each and every month!
What you need are a pair of Scissors, Buttons, Brushes, Glue, Sewing pins, paper cutting knife, Needle and thread or a sewing machine. Get a cardboard box of an average size and a piece fabric that you’d like to cover your box with if you want to.
Make two holes in the lid for the loop. Use a revolving punch, a hand punch or make the holes with a thick needle or awl. Thread elastic cord through the holes and tie a knot on the inside. Make the loop an inch or so, depending on how far down on the box you intend to place your button.
Measure where you want the button to be and make two holes in the front of your box. Sew the button in place with a piece of elastic cord (or thread). Tie a knot on the inside of the box to attach the button. Put the lid on top of the box, thread the loop over the button and “lock” the box. Mix and match patterned papers and buttons as you wish. My boxes kept a theme – graphic patterns in black and white.