As a first time mother, I am slightly overwhelmed by the amount of "things" babies seem to need. I am also not the most organized person. My goal is to make it easier on myself by having boxes to grab some things out of instead of having to dig in a drawer.
To make these you need:
- cardboard boxes
- 2 types of fabric
- white glue
I used regular white glue diluted with a bit of water instead of Modge Podge. It is so much cheaper and works just as well. I don't have a specific formula for glue and water, I just mix until the consistency is right for painting. For the printed fabric the ratio seemed to be about 60-70% glue. I used the glue straight for the brown fabric as it was a lot thicker.
I did not paint a layer of glue on top of the fabric as I wanted to keep as much of the soft fabric look and feel as possible.
I then glued the bottom cardboard pieces in place.
A metal ruler really helps tuck the fabric in at the corners!
Overall this is a very simple project that anyone can do. The measuring and cutting can be a bit time consuming but, thankfully, there is no sewing required.
These boxes also double as great cat traps!