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I made these cute fabric covered storage boxes to go in my baby's nursery. 

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
- scissors
- brushes

Step 1:

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I used three matching boxes that I had on hand.   (These happen to be from Swanson Vitamins where I regularly order my supplements from.) I cut out the handles, cut off the top flaps, and cut three pieces of cardboard from a separate box to glue on the bottom (inside).
 
HarleyMaiden5 months ago

I would open the handles on the sides for easy carrying, plus these would be awesome in walk in closets!

May i use you idea for my project.Im making a craft book and i think this would look really good in it. But i have to have your permission to do it first since it is you idea.

linlind252 years ago
I been wanting to do this. I want to make some for under the coffee table to hide all my junk lol
DeanAshby2 years ago
These storage boxes are really pretty and look like they are easy to make too. That is what I like about things that you DIY. You are able to customize them according to your needs and preferences. Whenever you think you need a change of color, you simply change it instead of having to purchase an entirely new one. These little storage boxes are perfect for the knicks knacks you find lying all around the house like keys, remote control, coins and many others.
angelfoley2 years ago
Love it--especially with the cat!--Looks just like mine. I have boxes that held 10 reams of paper--will give it a try!
DeanAshby2 years ago
I love how simple cardboard boxes can be turn into storage boxes of art! You certainly have a flair for the handicraft. The best thing about this idea is how cheap and eco-friendly it is! You have given me a great idea to decorate my home office. I have loads of files that definitely need some good storage and I hate the idea of generic (and ugly) plastic boxes. Thank you so much!
DeanAshby2 years ago
Thank you for the tips and for showing us how to do it step by step. I have used colorful fabric to match the rooms where these storage boxes would go. I have also used some slip-resistant material at the bottom to keep the boxes from slipping, since some of these are used for storage of delicate items. I don’t want someone to push it accidentally, and the items inside get scratches or broken. Great job for teaching us this in just easy and simple steps.
kirnex2 years ago
They turned out great! The fabric is awesome, too. Thanks for sharing.
ellajane2 years ago
This is incredible! How creative! I think this idea would make a great gift for my sister. There are some fabric stores in Philadelphia that I have been meaning to look at for another project I'm working on but I will definitely look for some matching fabric for this project. Is there a specific fabric you have found that works the best? Thanks for the instructions!
laxcatcreations (author)  ellajane2 years ago
Thank you! Mine have proven to be very useful, I'm sure they would make a great gift. I found that the thinner material works best. The felt/ fleece type thing that I used on the inside worked but I had to use straight glue and I had to use quite a bit.
rwntylr3 years ago
I can't wait to do this! I will make an extra for a cat trap, too. :)
dmccomb3 years ago
Gorgeous boxes! (and gorgeous cat!)

I just happen to be accumulating some good sized boxes, and was wondering what to do with them. I think I see a trip to the fabric store in my future.