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KonichiwaKay
« on: June 14, 2008 10:06:28 PM »

In order to keep track and organize all my craft supplies and projects, I tend to keep everything in shoe boxes. However, all the random shoe box colors seemed to make the area look cluttered so I came up with a way to try and make them blend in with everything and look a little more aesthetically pleasing!

I found some cute 1$/yard material at Walmart so I bought about 1/2 to 3/4 of a yard of each material and some Fabri-tac (originally I was going to use Liquid starch but I wasn't quite sure how I'd manage to get the damp material to stay formed around the boxes). Once I got home I used newspaper to create a pattern from the boxes so that I would know how to cut the material, once I did that I wrapped the material around the boxes and VOILA! ^^


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It occurred to me while I was working on the boxes that it probably would have been a little easier to use wrapping paper instead of fabric Tongue, but at the same time, I  think the fabric adds just a little more interest.
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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2008 10:19:45 PM »

Cute! I like fabric instead of wrapping paper anyway. It just adds a little something something  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2008 10:23:05 PM »

Cute fabric! I know what you mean by all those different boxes making it look cluttered. This is a good idea.
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2008 10:28:29 PM »

Well aren't you smart!  I need to stop spending money on plastic bins.  Smiley  They look great!
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2008 11:34:48 PM »

So funny, I have boxes exactly like those (pre-craft) sitting here and I hadn't thrown them away yet because I was sure they'd have some use! Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2008 02:52:39 AM »

The fabric looks great and will make them last longer than the paper would've.
Great Job.
 When my kids were still in diapers I use to reuse the plastic boxes that the wipes came in for craft stuff. They stacked nicely and the lids were hinged. I've also seen people cover laundry detergent boxes (the big ones with a handle) with paper or fabric those would be nice for bigger items.
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2008 06:14:11 AM »

I like em, and I bet the fabric will hold up longer than wrapping paper would, good job Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2008 08:42:57 AM »

What a great idea... I keep all of my dress shoes in their original boxes to keep them dust free and prevent them from getting crushed in my closet - I'm definitely going to check the fabric clearance rack and my mom's scrap bin to cover all of my ugly shoe boxes. I'd love it if they all matched.
(My closet is organized by color. This would make me so happy to have all of the boxes color coordinated too! Yeah... I'm OCD) Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2008 01:19:23 PM »

Cute fabrics, carpet tape works great to for securing the fabric, and you don't have to wait for it to dry.
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2008 06:09:05 PM »

The fabric definitely will last longer than wrapping paper. I tried the paper at my last place, and it tore horribly and got really bulky at the corners. When we moved, I used the boxes to hold stuff at our yard sale instead of bringing them with us. Your version looks much, much better - I love the fabric Wink
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