A lot of the things I ne dup making are out of a combination of necessity to make my life easier and my lack of motivation to go buy it. some people might think that it’s a lot easier to just head to the store and buy what you need, but I rather make it myself if I can. That is the case with this fabric covered box. I needed a small container to place Q-tips for easy access in a drawer. Instead of heading to the store, I made one myself! It’s easy to make it to any size you want and you can decorate it to your liking.
First, you need to set up your template. Cotton swabs are about 3” long, so I wanted the bottom of the box to be 3.5”x3” and 1.5” high. With a ruler and a pencil, I made my layout. In the picture below, you can see the end result and the dimensions. The black lines are my cut lines and the red lines are my fold lines.
First cut the box shape out following the black guides with an Xacto knife.
On the red lines, just cut halfway through the cardboard and fold away from the cut.
Fold and use some tape to keep the shape while adhering the fabric.
For the following steps, keep you ModPodge and applicator at hand.
Center and adhere your box to the fabric with a dab of ModPodge.
Cut slits in the fabric from each corner of the box in opposite sides.
Fold over and adhere. Do the same on both sides.
Next fold up one of the other sides, cut a slit from the corner of the box out. Once you adhere, you’ll have to extra flaps of fabric on each side. Do the same on the other side.
To finish, fold one of the flaps over forming a triangle and covering the exposed corner. Glue in place.
Cut off excess fabric on the top and side.
Fold over the second side making the triangle fold over the opposite corner. Glue in place.
Fold over the fabric and mark where it touches the sides and bottom of the box on the inside. Cut along these lines.
Glue in place and your done. You can also go back and add some more sealer over any cuts of fabrics that might be a bit fringed.
Let the box dry completely, and done!
Fill with whatever you desire.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!