Pretty good right? A little wrappin' rap to get you started this fine Tuesday morning!
As I was working on the studio, I was trying to "shop" my home first, for storage, to avoid the expense of purchasing a bunch of new items. Plus, it is baseball season which means a whole new list of expenses that are far more important than a pretty box.
So, I turned those boxes from the boy's new baseball cleats into my storage. Win win win.
The goal was to have them look as seamless as possible, so the whole thing was done with a single sheet of paper.
This process can be done many different ways, just as wrapping a gift could. Here are some tips that worked well to pull off a darling storage box:
- The supplies used were: tape, double sided tape, scissors, Washi Tape and Mod Podge
- The paper was wrapped around the shoe box with plenty of overlap on all sides and cut to length
- Start wrapping the box on the front face opposite the lid and wrap back around
- As you make your cuts, cut the paper at an angle at the corners of the box to allow the paper to wrap around and cover the corners rather than having an open seam showing the box
- Double sided tape was used on the underside of the paper whenever possible to provide a cleaner look
- A thin coat of Mod Podge was applied over the top of the edges and seams to "glue and seal" and also assist in the seamless look
- On the front upper edge I added a piece of pretty Washi tape to prevent future wearing and tearing of the paper
The process was repeated with the second box with a different color and pattern of paper. Since the second box was going to be on display, I wanted to jazz it up even more and add decorative buttons.
To affix the buttons I poked two holes in the box and threaded the buttons on with twine.
The boxes will be used in the cabinets to hold random craft items for projects.
I am really excited about how these boxes turned out, using supplies I already had at home. The process was fairly simple, and the end result is something that is sure to make me smile every time I use my space!
And now you get to have a sneak peek at the shelves getting all filled up with crafty goodness! It's coming right along!
I looked at my studio and it was finally there, the storage of my dreams which started out bare.
OK, so maybe I should stick to wrapping boxes instead of rapping about boxes.